The 2022 Texas Book Festival is happening this weekend, November 5th and 6th. The 27th annual festival is FREE to the public and highlights near 300 authors. As a preview for this year we reached out to two of those near 300 folks. Here are our Texas Book Festival pre-fest interviews with infamous author Jerry Stahl and animator/illustrator on the rise Noor Sofi.
The Texas Book Festival (TBF) began with a simple purpose: to bring authors and readers together in a celebration of literature and literacy. Founded in 1995 by Laura Bush (a former librarian and then First Lady of Texas), Mary Margaret Farabee, and a dedicated group of volunteers, the TBF set out to honor Texas authors, promote the joys of reading, and benefit the state’s public libraries. The first Festival took place in November 1996 and is now one of the nation’s premier annual literary events, featuring 300 authors of the year’s best books and drawing 50,000 book lovers.
To kick off our coverage of this year’s festival we share with you our chats with Author Jerry Stahl and Illustrator/Animator Noor Sofi.
Jerry Stahl is a prolific author/writer who’s memoirs, novel, screenplays, and episodic teleplays have gifted us bold, wild and shocking work. Noor Sofi is an young animator recently turned illustrator who’s carving out a place in both worlds through her visual artwork. Enjoy our chats with Jerry and Noor and make sure to see them in person at this year’s festival!
Interview with Author/Screenplay and Teleplay Writer Jerry Stahl:
For more info about Jerry Stahl
Interview with Animator/Illustrator Noor Sofi:
For more info about Noor Sofi.
Don’t miss out on another wonderful Texas Book Festival!