Dallas Book Festival will feature award winning national and local authors

Dallas Book Festival will feature award winning national and local authors

Hillary Jordan, author of the award-winning novel, Mudbound; bestselling Christian fiction writer Lisa Wingate; and Canadian artist and writer Mariko Tamaki are among the authors appearing at the 13th Annual Dallas Book Festival, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 7 at the Dallas Central Library, 1515 Young St.

Hillary Jordan grew up in Dallas and Muskogee, OK and was an advertising copywriter before turning to fiction writing. The 2017 film adaptation of her first novel, Mudbound received four Academy Award nominations.

Former journalist, inspirational speaker and New York times bestselling author Lisa Wingate has won numerous awards, including the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize. Her latest book, Before We Were Yours, won the 2017 Goodreads Choice Award for historical fiction.

Mariko Tamaki is known for her graphic novels, Skim, Emiko Superstar and This One Summer, and for several fiction and nonfiction works. In 2016, she began working for Marvel and DC Comics.

Events and activities happening throughout the downtown library on April 7 will include lectures and panel discussions with the DFW Writers Workshop; Dallas Area Romance Writers; the UNT Mayborn School of Journalism and The Dock Bookshop; book sales and signings; readings, art and writing workshops; dance and music performances; and children’s activities presented by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

For a complete list of Book Festival authors, activities and events visit: www.dallasbookfestival.org.

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