Tim Z. Hernandez Speaks at Texas Book Festival

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2023

Time: 3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. CST

Where: Leamos Tent, 11th Street, Austin, TX

American Book Award recipient Tim Z. Hernandez and  Sebastián H. Páramo invite you to meet them at the borderlands. The spiritual and personal convene in their two poetry collections, both painting portraits of a new American dream while questioning the merits of that pursuit. Hernandez will read from his new book, Some of the Light: New and Selected Poems.  Tim Z. Hernandez is also author of All They Will Call You, and the forthcoming book, They Call You Back (to be published in Fall 2024 by UA Press). The Festival is free and open to the public. After the discussion there will be a book signing at 4:15 p.m. located at the Main Signing Tent.

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About All They Will Call You: 

All They Will Call You is the harrowing account of “the worst airplane disaster in California’s history,” which claimed the lives of thirty-two passengers, including twenty-eight Mexican citizens—farmworkers who were being deported by the U.S. government. Outraged that media reports omitted only the names of the Mexican passengers, American folk icon Woody Guthrie penned a poem that went on to become one of the most important protest songs of the twentieth century, “Plane Wreck at Los Gatos (Deportee).” Combining years of painstaking investigative research and masterful storytelling, award-winning author Tim Z. Hernandez weaves a captivating narrative from testimony, historical records, and eyewitness accounts, reconstructing the incident and the lives behind the legendary song.

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