Diane Guerrero, Ethan Hawke, Carl Hiassen and Marcus Samuelsson headline the Texas Book Festival gala

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.”

51O7J4PFXYL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_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.

51RPmghsxHLAward-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.


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