Texas Teen Book Festival have named best-selling young adult author James Dashner (The Maze Runner) as the headliner of this year’s event. The Texas Teen Book Festival is part of the Texas Book Festival, an annual gathering of authors and readers from across America. This year, the festival will be held at St. Edward’s University on October 18th.
“I was lucky enough to attend the Austin Teen Book Festival right after The Maze Runner first came out, and to now return as the headliner for the Texas Teen Book Festival is exciting and surreal. I’m very honored, and I plan to enjoy every single second of my time there,” said Dashner.
Dashner is the author of several young adult novels, including the successful Maze Runner series. His latest novel, The Eye of Minds, is the first in a new science fiction series, which takes place in a future virtual reality. After a string of virtual deaths leave their victims comatose in reality, teenage hacker Michael and his friends are called to investigate.
Also confirmed to be in attendance are young adult authors Scott Westerfeld (Afterworlds), Marie Lu (Legend), A.S. King (Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future), and Andrew Smith (Winger).
For more, visit the Texas Teen Book Festival website.