- Part 1 by Roxane Gay
- Part 2 by M.J. Fievre
- Part 3 by Ibi Aanu Zoboi
- Part 4 by Katia D. Ulysse
- Part 5 by Josaphat-Robert Large
And read Roxane’s final piece here.
SXSW Books! No, it’s not a real thing, and no, we’re not an official SXSW venue or anything like that. But we do happen to have a few awesome events happening during the madness and we’d love to see you here.
All authors will speak about and sign their books at these events. The speaking portion of each event is free and open to the public. If you would like a book signed, you must purchase a copy of the event book from BookPeople, no exceptions. BookPeople wristbands or tickets are required for the signings and are only available with the purchase of a copy of the event book. Your SXSW wristbands, badges, etc. will not get you anything at these events.
Sunday, March 9 5pm – The Minimalists, Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus
What if everything you ever wanted isn’t what you actually want? Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, the duo behind the incredibly popular TheMinimalists.com, will be here today to talk about living a more substantial life by living with less. Join us as they share their new book, Everything That Remains, the story of what happened when one young man decided to let go of everything and begin living more deliberately.
Monday, March 10 7pm – danah boyd: It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens
Is it possible that facebook, twitter, instagram and all of our new social media outlets AREN’T ruining teenagers? Yes! Join us today as youth culture and tech expert danah boyd explores tropes about identity, privacy, safety, danger, and bullying. boyd is Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, Research Assistant Professor at New York University, and Fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society.
Wednesday, March 12 7pm – B. J. NOVAK: One More Thing
Tickets are required for the signing portion of this event. Please visit bookpeople.com for ticketing information. B. J. Novak, Emmy Award-Winning actor of The Office and Inglorious Basterds, is here tonight with his brand new collection of short fiction. From a boy who wins a $100,000 prize in a box of Frosted Flakes to the meaning of the word February, Novak’s creativity is on fire. Join us tonight as he reads from and signs his new book.
Friday, March 14 7pm – Jesus Lizard with The Jesus Lizard Book
Tickets are required for the signing portion of this event. Please visit bookpeople.com for ticketing information. Join us tonight when members of the legendary indie rock group the Jesus Lizard present an idiosyncratic, impassioned book document of their rock and roll conquests. The Jesus Lizard Book is a coffee table affair of exclusive photography, art, and other imagery with written pieces by all four members of the seminal indie rock band the Jesus Lizard.
We hope to see you here! We’re located directly across the street from Waterloo Records, an independent record store whose day shows you absolutely should not miss during SXSW. Our bathrooms are on the second floor. We have a cafe serving coffee, sandwiches, tamales, empanadas and a wide variety of snacks to keep you fueled. Don’t forget to buy an extra bottle of water. Stay hydrated, kids, and don’t forget to buy a book to read on the plane ride home.SXSW at BookPeople SXSW Books! No, it’s not a real thing, and no, we’re not an official SXSW venue or anything like that.
Go go go!
Congratulations to Robert Antoni, whose As Flies to Whatless Boys has been longlisted for the 2014 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature in Fiction!
The finalists for the prize in fiction are:
- As Flies to Whatless Boys by Robert Antoni
- Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat
- Gloria by Kerry Young
Congratulations to all the nominees! You can see the full list of finalists here.