Next year at this time, Chilean miners will have books published and shall probably be keynote speakers. In the meantime, I'm tempted by P.J. O'Rourke (the man is funny), a humor writer for The Onion should heighten snarkiness, a panel entitled 110 in the Shade caught my eye - writing in the Southwest, plus the gentleman who created Dexter (my new fave NetFlix rentals) provides insight on character creation. Also, Laura Bush, Meg Cabot, and Justin Cronin (The Passage), to name three out of over one hundred authors, are featured.
Austin shall buzz and the crowds should demonstrate that the written word is not dead, there are multitudes of readers, and literary hope prevails.