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.
A CONVERSATION WITH ADA CALHOUN and ELIZABETH MCCRACKEN
- 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
- | Location of Session: Texas Monthly Tent
- Adult Sessions
- Start of Signing: 3:45 pm
- | Signing Location: Festival Marketplace
About the Event
Award-winning Elizabeth McCracken plays with genre in The Hero of This Book, her new novel about a writer ruminating on, and grieving, her recently deceased mother. New York Times bestselling author Ada Calhoun traces her life, her complicated relationship with her father, and their shared love of the poet Frank O’Hara in her new memoir Also A Poet: Frank O’Hara, My Father, and Me. These two dynamic authors will talk about art, memory, and larger-than-life parents.
This session will be live streamed on Facebook.
About the Authors
Josh Alvarez is a senior editor at Texas Monthly, where he oversees the magazine’s arts and entertainment section. Before joining TM in 2021, he served as an op-ed editor at the Washington Post and as an associate editor at Washington Monthly. He is a graduate of Stanford University and New York University and grew up in the Chicago suburbs. He lives in Georgetown.