Margaret Atwood will appear at SMU this month to discuss her long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid's Tale.

Books

10 Great Book Events in Dallas This September

Authors including Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood, Jim Mattis, and Bobby Flay are coming to town.

Modern literary icon Salman Rushdie appears at Moody Performance Hall for the Dallas Museum of Art’s Arts and Letters Live series on Thursday, September 5. He’ll be discussing his latest novel, Quichotte, a strange reimagination of Don Quixote, with author and SMU professor, Dr. Jaina Sanga. Tickets are $60.

Roxane Gay, cultural commentator, author of New York Times best-selling essay collection Bad Feminist, and the first black woman to ever write for Marvel Comics, is coming to the University of North Texas for a reading and book signing on Thursday, September 5 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.

The Taschen Library is hosting rock ‘n roll photographer Mick Rock on Thursday, September 12 for a book signing and talk about The Rise of David Bowie, an intimate look at the superstar during his Ziggy Stardust World Tour. Mick Rock served as the artist’s longtime official photographer and creative partner. The event is happening in conjunction with the opening of the photographer’s solo exhibition, Mick Rock: Icons, at The Public Trust. Email [email protected] to reserve a copy of the book. 

New York Times bestselling author Andrew Gross weaves another suspenseful tale in his new novel, The Fifth Column, a thriller set in New York City during World War II. The author will be talking about the novel and signing copies at Interabang Books on Thursday, September 12 at 6 p.m. The event is open to the public. 

Tracy Chevalier, New York Times bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring, celebrates the release of her tenth novel, A Single Thread, at Horchow Auditorium on Tuesday, September 17. The book follows Violet Speedwell as she starts a new life in Winchester, England following the loss of her brother and fiancé at the dawn of the Second World War. The event is part of the DMA’s Arts and Letters Series. Tickets are $40. 

Austin-based poet Esteban Rodriguez introduces his debut collection, Dusk & Dust, at Interabang Books on Tuesday, September 17 at 6 p.m. Set along the U.S.-Mexico border, the poems trace generations of people who have lived there from the perspective of a young man discovering his own identity amidst cultural and familial expectations. 

Jim Mattis, retired Marine general and 26th United States Secretary of Defense, shares his wealth of experience in leadership in a new book Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead. Mattis, in conversation with Jim Falk of World Affairs Council, will talk about his four-decade career climbing the ranks from Marine recruit to four-star general. They’ll be at Dallas Baptist University for the DMA’s Arts and Letters series on September 20. Tickets are $40-80. 

Margaret Atwood, acclaimed author of The Handmaid’s Tale, is finally giving readers the answers they’ve been yearning for. The novel’s long-awaited sequel, The Testaments, is out this month, picking up the story fifteen years after Offred said her mysterious farewell. Atwood will appear at McFarlin Memorial Auditorium at SMU for the DMA’s Arts and Letters series on Monday, September 23. The author will be in conversation with Krys Boyd of KERA. Find tickets here

Dallas resident and SMU alumni Heather Harper Ellett makes a memorable debut with her first novel, Ain’t Nobody Nobody, a story following a disgraced policeman who decides to take an investigation into his own hands–despite being kicked off the squad. Ellett will be at Interabang Books on Tuesday, September 24 at 6 p.m. Grab a copy here

If there’s one thing that the Food Network has taught us, it’s that few chefs can Beat Bobby Flay. The restaurateur, James Beard Award winner, Iron Chef, and TV personality is, like, really good at making food. His new book, Bobby at Home, shares some of Flay’s favorite recipes and cooking tips. He’ll be signing the book and meeting fans at Williams Sonoma NorthPark Center on Sunday, September 29. Tickets are $35.

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