Actress Diane Guerrero, actor Ethan Hawke, crime writer Carl Hiassen, and chef Marcus Samuelsson will join master of ceremonies Jon Scieszka Nov. 4 at the Texas Book Festival First Edition Literary Gala.
Diane Guerrero is an actress on the hit shows “Orange is the New Black” and “Jane the Virgin.” Guerrero is a featured Festival author with her book “In The Country We Love: My Family Divided.”
Actor and Austin native Ethan Hawke, whom you can soon see in “The Magnificent Seven,” is here with his graphic novel “Indeh: A Story of the Apache Wars,”written by Hawke and illustrated by Greg Ruth.
In his crime novels, Carl Hiaasen has written about the misdeeds of many a Florida Man. He is the author of 13 best-sellers, including “Bad Monkey,” “Star Island,” “Nature Girl” and “Lucky You.” Hiassen is a featured Festival author with his novel Razor Girl.
Award-winning chef and cookbook author Marcus Samuelsson was the youngest chef to ever receive two three-star ratings from The New York Times. He won Top Chef Masters Season 2 and is here with his cookbook “The Red Rooster Cookbook: The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem,” out in October.
Jon Scieszka is the author of the New York Times bestselling “Frank Einstein” series; his books have sold more than 11 million copies. “The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales” is a terrific book and he is a very funny guy.
Proceeds from the First Edition Literary Gala fund the TBF’s providing grants to Texas libraries. Tickets can be purchased here.