In Conversation: Katie Gutierrez and Rubén Degollado


Wed Jun 21 2023 at 07:00 pm to 08:00 pm


Austin Central Library, Austin Public Library | Austin, TX

Join The Library Foundation and Texas Book Festival for a night of conversation between two of Texas's newest literary stars.
About this Event

Join us in Austin Central Library's Gallery for a conversation with two of Texas's newest literary stars, Katie Gutierrez and Rubén Degollado. Gutierrez's debut, More Than You'll Ever Know, follows a woman caught leading a double life after one husband murders the other, and the true-crime writer who becomes obsessed with telling her story. Degollado's debut, The Family Izquierdo, weaves together the lives of three generations of a Mexican American family bound by love, and a curse. Together, these stories examine family bonds as they encounter curses, double lives, and the passage of time.

Gutierrez and Degollado will read from and discuss their books, and then sign books following the program. Books will be available for purchase thanks to Black Pearl Books.

This event is presented in partnership with the Texas Book Festival.


ABOUT KATIE GUTIERREZ: Katie Gutierrez is the author of the national bestselling debut novel More Than You'll Ever Know (Morrow/Michael Joseph), which is also a Good Morning America Book Club pick for June 2022. She is a National Magazine Award finalist whose writing has appeared in TIME, Harper's Bazaar, the Washington Post, Longreads, and more. She has an MFA from Texas State University and lives in San Antonio, Texas, with her husband and their two kids.

ABOUT RUBÉN DEGOLLADO: Rubén Degollado's work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Lit Hub, Texas Highways, The Common, and the anthologies Living Beyond Borders and Nepantla Familias. His YA novel, Throw, was published in 2019 and won the Texas Institute of Letters 2020 Award for Best Young Adult Book, was included on the Texas Library Association 2020 TAYSHAS list of best books for teen readers, and was a Christianity Today 2020 Book of Merit. Rubén’s debut literary novel, The Family Izquierdo, published in 2022 by W.W. Norton, was longlisted for the PEN/Faulkner Award, is a Texas Institute of Letters Best Fiction Award finalist, a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice, and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2022.


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Austin Central Library, Austin Public Library, 710 West Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, United States

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