First Lady Laura Bush announced the lineup for the 2012 Texas Book Festival this morning. This year’s festival will feature Cheryl Strayed, Tony Danza, Robert Caro, Junot Díaz, Jewel, Jeffrey Toobin, Zane, Tim O’Brien, Justin Cronin, and David Maraniss, among others. The full lineup of 250 authors across all literary genres can be found online at texasbookfestival.org.
The festival will take place on October 27-28 in and around the Texas State Capitol. Festival events include book signings, panel discussions with authors as well as live music and cooking demonstrations.
Organizers anticipate a turnout of over 40,000 attendees. The festival is free and aims to support Texas public libraries and literacy programs.