2017 Dallas Book Festival

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Eric Litwin
Eric Litwin Photo courtesy of Dallas Book Festival

National Book Award Winner Andrew Solomon and acclaimed authors Greg Iles, Paulette Jiles, Eric Litwin and Kristen Radke headline the 2017 Dallas Book Festival, a daylong celebration of literature, arts and culture.

For the first time, the annual Book Festival is being held in conjunction with the Dallas Festival of Ideas, a series of forums, seminars and discussions about the city’s future, for a unique, unprecedented event in downtown Dallas. The two festivals will combine for the closing session, featuring a conversation with novelist Yaa Gyasi, with complementary programming throughout the day.

Other highlights include storytelling for children, craft projects, and discussions ranging from sportswriting and Shakespeare to quilting and ferreting out truth in an era of fake news.

Event Details



J. Erik Jonsson Central Library
1515 Young St.
Dallas, TX 75201

Ticket Info

Admission is free.