Obsessed with Texas - San Antonio Book Festival
May 21, 2022

Obsessed with Texas

  • 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
  •    |   Location of Session: Texas Monthly Terrace
  • Adult Sessions
  • Start of Signing: 1:30 PM
  •    |   Signing Location: Festival Marketplace

About the Event

Join the Writers’ League of Texas for a conversation with Fernando Flores (Valleyesque), Tomás Q. Morín (Let Me Count the Ways), and Stacey Swann (Olympus, Texas) about the enduring draw of the Lone Star State and why writing about its unique landscape, complex history, and compelling people never gets old.

This session will be live streamed on Texas Monthly‘s Facebook page.


About the Authors

Fernando Flores - The San Antonio Book Festival Photo Credit: Eric Morales

Fernando Flores

Fernando A. Flores was born in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico, and grew up in South Texas. He is the author of the collection Death to the Bullshit Artists of South Texas and the novel Tears of the Trufflepig, which was long-listed for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and named a best book of 2019 by Tor.com. His fiction has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly, American Short Fiction, Ploughshares, Frieze, Porter House Review, and elsewhere. He lives in Austin, Texas. Valleyesque: Stories is Fernando’s latest book.

Tomás Q. Morín - The San Antonio Book Festival Photo Credit: Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon

Tomás Q. Morín

Tomás Q. Morín is the author of the memoir Let Me Count the Ways, forthcoming from University of Nebraska Press, as well as the poetry collections Patient Zero and A Larger Country. He is co-editor with Mari L’Esperance of the anthology, Coming Close: Forty Essays on Philip Levine, and translator of The Heights of Macchu Picchu by Pablo Neruda. He teaches at Rice University and Vermont College of Fine Arts. Let Me Count the Ways is his latest book.

Stacey Swann - The San Antonio Book Festival Photo Credit: Paige Wilks

Stacey Swann

Stacey Swann holds an M.F.A. from Texas State University and was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. Her fiction has appeared in Epoch, Memorious, Versal, and other journals, and she is a contributing editor of American Short Fiction. She is the author of Olympus, Texas. She is a native Texan.


Stacey Swann - The San Antonio Book Festival

Becka Oliver

Becka Oliver is the Executive Director of the Writers’ League of Texas (WLT), the largest literary arts organization in Texas with year round programs and services that offer support to writers at all stages of their writing careers. Becka joined the WLT in 2013 after more than 16 years of experience working in book publishing both inside major publishing houses (Macmillan Publishers, Hachette Book Group) and as a literary agent (William Morris Endeavor).

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