San Antonio Book Festival

Tag: memoir

Tim O’Brien

  • February 5, 2020
Tim OBriens acclaimed novels include The Things They Carried (an NEA Big Read, which The New York Times said belongs on the short list of essential fiction about Vietnam), If I Die in a Combat Zone, In the Lake of the Woods, and Going After Cacciato (which won the 1979 National Book Award in fiction),...
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Saeed Jones

  • February 5, 2020
Saeed Jones is the author of the poetry collection Prelude to Bruise, winner of the 2015 PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry and the 2015 Stonewall Book Award/Barbara Gittings Literature Award. Prelude was also a finalist for the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award, as well as awards from Lambda Literary and the Publishing Triangle in...
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Sarah Menkedick

  • February 5, 2020
Sarah Menkedick is a writer and editor, mother, and traveler. Her debut essay collection, Homing Instincts, was longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. Sarah’s writing has appeared in Harper’s Magazine, Pacific Standard, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, the Guardian, the Paris Review Daily, Aeon, Guernica,...
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Lorenzo Gomez III

  • February 5, 2020
Lorenzo Gomez III overcame his mental health obstacles to become a proud participant in the transformation of the city he lovesSan Antonio. Hes the chairman of Geekdom, Texass largest coworking space, the cofounder of the 80/20 Foundation and Tech Bloc, and has served on the board of several nonprofits, including SA2020 and City Education Partners....
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Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

  • February 5, 2020
Marcelo Hernandez Castillo is the author of Cenzontle, winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. prize, winner of the 2019 Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award in poetry, a finalist for the Norther California Book Award, and named a best book of 2018 by NPR and the New York Public Library. As one of the...
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Kathy Valentine

  • February 5, 2020
Kathy Valentine is a working musician and songwriter known for being part of the all-female band the Go-Gos. She wrote or cowrote many of the bands most renowned songs, including Vacation and Head Over Heels. In addition to playing music and writing songs, Valentine has worked as an actor, public speaker and spokesperson, and producer....
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Jaquira Díaz

  • February 5, 2020
Jaquira Díaz was born in Puerto Rico. Her work has been published in Rolling Stone, the Guardian, Longreads, the Fader, and T: the New York Times Style Magazine, and included in The Best American Essays 2016. She is the recipient of two Pushcart Prizes, an Elizabeth George Foundation grant, and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony,...
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Claudia D. Hernández

  • February 5, 2020
Claudia D. Hernández is a poet, editor, translator, and bilingual educator, born and raised in Guatemala. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Antioch University Los Angeles. Hernández is the editor of the anthology Women, Mujeres, Ixoq: Revolution Visions (Conocimientos Press 2017), and the founder of the ongoing photography project Today’s Revolutionary Women of...
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Adrienne Brodeur

  • February 5, 2020
Adrienne Brodeur began her career in publishing as the cofounder, with filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, of the National Magazine Awardwinning Zoetrope: All-Story. She has worked as a book editor and is currently the executive director of Aspen Words. She’ll be talking about her memoir, Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me, at this year’s...
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Ada Calhoun

  • January 30, 2020
Ada Calhoun is the author of the memoir Wedding Toasts Ill Never Give, named an Amazon Book of the Month and one of the top ten memoirs of 2017 by W Magazine; and the history St. Marks Is Dead, one of the best books of 2015, according to Kirkus Reviews and the Boston Globe. She...
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