April 13, 2024


  • 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
  •    |   Location of Session: Latino Collection Resource Center
  • Adult Sessions
  • Start of Signing: 2:00 pm
  •    |   Signing Location: Festival Marketplace

About the Event

A captive killer whale in Miami’s Seaquarium. Jesus Christ (yes, that one) working at a Starbucks. Impersonator of the rapper Pitbull returning to his dreams of becoming Tony Montana from the movie Scarface. Time travel over breakfast. A blend of the ordinary and the extraordinary, humor and humanity: Jennine Capó Crucet (Say Hello to My Little Friend) and Daniel Chacón (The Last Philosopher in Texas: Fictions and Superstitions) discuss their humor and magic in their new books, and balancing teaching and their own writing.

About the Authors

Daniel Chacón - The San Antonio Book Festival Photo Credit: Courtesy of Daniel Chacón

Daniel Chacón

Daniel Chacón is the author of The Cholo TreeHotel Juárez: Stories, Rooms and LoopsUnending Rooms, winner of the Hudson Prize; and the shadows took him; and Chicano Chicanery. A professor at the University of Texas at El Paso, he is co-editor of The Last Supper of Chicano Heroes: The Selected Works of José Antonio Burciaga. His latest book is The Last Philosopher in Texas: Fictions and Superstitions.

Jennine Capó Crucet - The San Antonio Book Festival Photo Credit: Carolyn De Berry

Jennine Capó Crucet

Jennine Capó Crucet is a novelist, essayist, and screenwriter. A recipient of a PEN/O. Henry Prize and a former Contributing Opinion Writer for The New York Times, she is the author of: the novel Make Your Home Among Strangers, which won the International Latino Book Award; the multiple award-winning story collection How to Leave Hialeah; and the essay collection My Time Among the Whites: Notes from an Unfinished Education, longlisted for the PEN Open Book Award. Her writing has appeared on PBS NewsHour, National Public Radio, and in publications such as The AtlanticCondé Nast Traveler, and others. She was born and raised in Miami to Cuban parents. Her new novel is Say Hello to My Little Friend.


Jennine Capó Crucet - The San Antonio Book Festival

Josh Alvarez

Josh Alvarez is a staff writer at Texas Monthly. 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 Austin.

Share Event

Sign Up For Our Newsletter

Get the latest updates delivered straight to your inbox.
© 2024 The San Antonio Book Festival. All Rights Reserved.
San Antonio Website Design & Development - Backyard Studios
Send this to a friend