April, 15 2023


  • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  •    |   Location of Session: Latino Collection Resource Center
  • Adult Sessions
  • Start of Signing: 1:45 pm
  •    |   Signing Location: Festival Marketplace

About the Event

New York Times bestselling Stephen Graham Jones joins us with Don’t Fear the Reaper, the sequel to his bestselling My Heart Is a Chainsaw. Jade returns to Proofrock the same day that convicted serial killer Dark Mill South escapes into town to complete his revenge killings. In Gabino Iglesias’s The Devil Takes You Home, Mario is buried in debt due to his young daughter’s illness and his marriage at the brink. He reluctantly takes a job as a hitman, surprising himself with his proclivity for violence. A conversation that will keep you on the edge of your seat with two veteran thriller writers.

About the Authors

Gabino Iglesias - The San Antonio Book Festival Photo Credit: Mulholland Books

Gabino Iglesias

Gabino Iglesias is a writer, journalist, professor, and literary critic living in Austin, TX. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed and award-winning novels Zero Saints and Coyote Songs. Iglesias’s nonfiction has appeared in The New York TimesLos Angeles TimesElectric Literature, and LitReactor, and his reviews appear regularly in places like NPR, Publishers WeeklySan Francisco ChronicleBoston GlobeCriminal ElementMystery TribuneVol. 1 Brooklyn, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. He’s been a juror for the Shirley Jackson Awards twice and the Millions Tournament of Books, and is a member of the Horror Writers Association, the Mystery Writers of America, and the National Book Critics Circle. His latest work of fiction is The Devil Takes You Home.

Stephen Graham Jones - The San Antonio Book Festival Photo Credit: Gary Isaacs

Stephen Graham Jones

Stephen Graham Jones is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Only Good Indians. He has received an National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and several awards, including the Ray Bradbury Award from the Los Angeles Times, the Bram Stoker Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, the Jesse Jones Award for Best Work of Fiction from the Texas Institute of Letters, the Independent Publishers Award for Multicultural Fiction, and the Alex Award from the American Library Association. He is the Ivena Baldwin Professor of English at the University of Colorado Boulder. Don’t Fear the Reaper is his latest novel.


Ito Romo

Ito Romo was born and raised on the border in Laredo, Texas. His recent work, dubbed “Chicano Gothic” and “Chicano Noir,” shows the dark and gritty life along Interstate 35 through South Texas, where his family has lived since 1750. He lives in San Antonio and is Professor of English Language and Literature at St. Mary’s University. He is the author of The Border is Burning (2013) and El Puente / The Bridge (2001), both published by University of New Mexico Press. El Puente / The Bridge was also published in German by Europa Verlag, Munich.

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