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Texas State Capitol in Austin at dusk
The Texas State Capitol will once again play host to the 2017 Texas Book Festival. Photo by Stuart Seeger/Wikipedia
Dan Rather
Dan Rather will be interview by Texas Tribune editor Evan Smith. Wiki Commons
Barbara Bush, Laura Bush, Jenna Bush Hager, Unite Forever Gala
The Bush twins will make an appearance. Their mother, Laura Bush, founded the festival during her tenure as First Lady of Texas. Photos by Jonathan Zizzo, Daniel Driensky, Dana Driensky and Missy Sprouse
Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks will be interviewed by Austin's own (and New Yorker staff writer) Lawrence Wright. Hope you snagged tickets, this event is already sold out. Texas Book Festival
Gail Simmons
Enjoy brunch with Gail Simmons at Olamaie. Photo by Guerin Blask