Meet Our Lit Crawl Authors

We’d like to thank our friends Steph Opitz at The Texas Book Festival and Jill Meyers at A Strange Object for including us among the hosts for this year’s Lit Crawl festivities. We are amazed and humbled by the stellar lineup of authors they’ve arranged for our event on October 25th at 8:30pm at The Volstead in East Austin: The Austin Review IRL.

Please RSVP at our Facebook event page: and learn more about the other events and schedule at the official Lit Crawl website:

Below is additional information about the four authors who will read at The Austin Review IRL. Please support their work and come out on Saturday night to meet them IRL!

Photo from Austin's website.

Photo from Austin's website.

Austin Kleon

Austin Kleon is the New York Times bestselling author of three illustrated books: Steal Like An Artist (Workman, 2012) is a manifesto for creativity in the digital age; Show Your Work! (Workman, 2014) is a guide to sharing creativity and getting discovered; and Newspaper Blackout (Harper Perennial, 2010) is a collection of poetry made by redacting words from newspaper articles with a permanent marker.

His work has been translated into over a dozen languages and featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, PBS Newshour, and in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. New York Magazine called his work “brilliant,” The Atlantic called him “positively one of the most interesting people on the Internet,” and The New Yorker said his poems “resurrect the newspaper when everybody else is declaring it dead.”

Austin's Texas Book Festival Page:

Photo by Bader Hower

Photo by Bader Hower

Edan Lepucki

Edan Lepucki is the author of the novella If You’re Not Yet Like Me, originally published by Flatmancrooked, and recently re-released by Nouvella Press.  The Los Angeles Times named her a Face to Watch for 2014.

Her debut novel, California, was published by Little, Brown on July 8, 2014.  California debuted at #3 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and has been the #1 bestseller on the Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle bestsellers lists.  It’s also been on the IndieBound and Publishers Weekly Bestsellers Lists.

California is a fall 2014 selection of Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writers program.  Edan and Stephen Colbert are now besties.

Edan's Texas Book Festival Page:

Photo from Maxwell's website.

Photo from Maxwell's website.

Maxwell Neely-Cohen

Maxwell Neely-Cohen was born and raised in Washington, DC, where he spent his teenage years skateboarding and DJing. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, he lives in New York City. Echo of the Boom is his first novel.

Maxwell's Texas Book Festival Page:

Ursula Villarreal-Moura

Ursula Villarreal-Moura's writing has appeared in New South, CutBank, The Weekly Rumpus, The Austin Review, DOGZPLOT, and other journals. She holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College, and is at work on a novel-in-stories.