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Book It! with Reza Aslan, Ada Calhoun, or Dean King

April 14, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Book It! with Reza Aslan, Ada Calhoun, or Dean King - San Antonio Book Festival
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Book It! lunches are back!

Book It! lunches are an opportunity to sit down to an intimate lunch with a Festival author and a few companions. While the Book It! lunches took a three-year hiatus, we are proud to bring them back for the 2023 Book Festival.

For the 11th annual SABF, we are offering three opportunities to Book It! with an author: Reza Aslan, Ada Calhoun, or Dean King. All funds raised from Book It! lunches will benefit the San Antonio Book Festival.

Event Details

Book It! individual seat $150
Book It! table $1,500 (maximum 10 guests*)

Friday, April 14 or Sunday, April 16
Noon – 1:00 PM
Private venues will be disclosed after ticket purchase.

*SABF reserves the right to seat Festival sponsors and a moderator at Book It! tables.

Read about our Book It! authors; purchase seats below.

Reza Aslan

Reza Aslan is a leading expert in world religions, a renowned writer, professor, and an Emmy- and Peabody-nominated producer. A recipient of the prestigious James Joyce Award, Aslan is the author of three internationally bestselling books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. His producing credits include the acclaimed HBO series The Leftovers. Aslan is the host and executive producer of two other original television programs: Rough Draft with Reza Aslan on Topic, and CNN’s documentary series, Believer. His latest book is An American Martyr in Persia: The Epic Life and Tragic Death of Howard Baskerville.

Photo credit: Peter Konerko

Ada Calhoun

Ada Calhoun is the New York Times-bestselling author of Also a Poet: Frank O’Hara, My Father, and Me; Why We Can’t Sleep; Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give; and St. Marks Is Dead. She has written for The New York Times, New Republic, and Washington Post.



Photo credit: Kathleen Hanna


Dean King

Dean King is an award-winning author of 10 nonfiction books. His writing has appeared in Granta, Garden & Gun, National Geographic Adventure, Outside, Travel & Leisure, New York Magazine, and The New York Times. He is the chief storyteller in two History Channel documentaries and is a producer of its nonfiction series Hatfields & McCoys: White Lightning. A world traveler and an internationally known speaker, King has also appeared on National Public Radio’s Talk of the Nation, ABC World News Tonight, PBS American Experience, BBC Radio, and TEDx. He is a partner of Gum Street Productions, which is currently developing a feature documentary for Netflix. His latest book, Guardians of the Valley, explores the life of legendary environmentalist John Muir and the eventual creation of Yosemite National Park.

Photo credit: Jessica King


April 14, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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