Texans Talk: A Conversation with Stephen Harrigan and David Liss - San Antonio Book Festival
May 21, 2022

Texans Talk: A Conversation with Stephen Harrigan and David Liss

  • 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
  •    |   Location of Session: The Russell Hill Rogers Tent
  • Adult Sessions
  • Start of Signing: 1:30 PM
  •    |   Signing Location: Festival Marketplace

About the Event

Stephen Harrigan (The Leopard is Loose) and David Liss (The Peculiarities) transport readers to 1950s Oklahoma and Victorian London in their latest books. Through evocative prose and unexpected magic, both readers and the characters in these novels alike confront some of their greatest fears.

This session will be live streamed on the San Antonio Book Festival’s YouTube channel. Unable to join us?



About the Authors

Stephen Harrigan - The San Antonio Book Festival Photo Credit: Kenny Braun

Stephen Harrigan

Stephen Harrigan is the author of the New York Times best-selling The Gates of the Alamo, Remember Ben Clayton (which, among other awards, won the James Fenimore Cooper Prize from the Society of American Historians for best historical novel), Challenger Park, A Friend of Mr. Lincoln, and Big Wonderful Thing: A History of Texas. He is a writer-at-large for Texas Monthly, as well as a screenwriter who has written many movies for television. He lives in Austin, Texas. The Leopard Is Loose: A Novel is his latest book.

David Liss - The San Antonio Book Festival Photo Credit: Chantel Nasits

David Liss

David Liss is the author of 14 novels, as well as numerous novellas, short stories, and comics. His previous books include A Conspiracy of Paper, which was named a New York Times Notable Book and won the 2001 Barry, Macavity and Edgar Awards. The Coffee Trader (2003) was also named a New York Times Notable Book and was selected by the New York Public Library as one of the year’s 25 Books to Remember. He is also the author of the middle-grade Randoms series. Many of Liss’s novels are currently being developed for television or film. He has worked on numerous comics projects, including Black Panther and Mystery Men for Marvel, The Spider and Green Hornet for Dynamite, and Angelica Tomorrow. Liss lives in San Antonio with his wife and children. The Peculiarities is his latest book.


David Liss - The San Antonio Book Festival

Josh Alvarez

Josh Alvarez is the Arts & Entertainment editor at Texas Monthly. Before joining TM in 2021, he served as an op-ed editor at the Washington Post and 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.

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