ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
In 1995, the Highland Park Literary Festival was born from a collaboration between interested parents and the English Department of Highland Park High School in Dallas. The HP LitFest is categorized as a 501(c)3 organization and your tax-deductible contributions are greatly appreciated.
At the heart of the festival are workshops between students and novelists, journalists, poets, songwriters, and playwrights and a keynote by an accomplished author (free and open to the public). Additional special events occur at other HPISD campuses. 

HP LitFest Mission Statement
The goal of the HP LitFest is to inspire and encourage students, teachers, and the community to celebrate language in its artfully written, spoken, and sung forms. We believe that literary writing, distinct from other written forms, offers unique insight into the articulation of human experience and has its value not only in the story that it tells, but also in how the story is told. Consequently, the festival showcases and provides access to professional writers who offer substantive artistic content through either fiction or nonfiction, and who can offer guidance or inspiration with respect to the craft and the appreciation of literary writing.

HP LitFest Family Day will be in person at Interabang Books on February 21, 2021. More books will be listed here soon.

New York Times bestseller and multiple award-winning author Téa Obreht will be the keynote speaker for the 25th annual HP LitFest on February 25 at 7:00 p.m. (virtual) – sign up at hplitfest.com. This event is free and open to the public.


            

Inland: A Novel

By Téa Obreht 

Inland: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812982756
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - May 26th, 2020

A virtual Parent Book Club to discuss Inland is scheduled for February 3rd at 7:00 p.m. 

Obreht became the youngest-ever recipient of the Orange Prize for Fiction for her debut novel The Tiger’s Wife in 2011. Named by The New Yorker as one of the twenty best American fiction writers under forty, Obreht has wowed critics and readers with richly-developed characters, subtle plot, and evocative sense of place. With her second novel, Inland, named by President Barack Obama as one of his favorite books of 2019, Obreht graduates from talented newcomer to one of the finest fiction writers of her generation. The story unfolds in the drought-ridden Arizona Territory in 1893 and recreates the myth of the American West.


Inland: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812982756
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - May 26th, 2020

A virtual Parent Book Club to discuss Inland is scheduled for February 3rd at 7:00 p.m. 

Obreht became the youngest-ever recipient of the Orange Prize for Fiction for her debut novel The Tiger’s Wife in 2011. Named by The New Yorker as one of the twenty best American fiction writers under forty, Obreht has wowed critics and readers with richly-developed characters, subtle plot, and evocative sense of place. With her second novel, Inland, named by President Barack Obama as one of his favorite books of 2019, Obreht graduates from talented newcomer to one of the finest fiction writers of her generation. The story unfolds in the drought-ridden Arizona Territory in 1893 and recreates the myth of the American West.


A virtual Parent Book Club to discuss Inland is scheduled for February 3rd at 7:00 p.m. 

Obreht became the youngest-ever recipient of the Orange Prize for Fiction for her debut novel The Tiger’s Wife in 2011. Named by The New Yorker as one of the twenty best American fiction writers under forty, Obreht has wowed critics and readers with richly-developed characters, subtle plot, and evocative sense of place. With her second novel, Inland, named by President Barack Obama as one of his favorite books of 2019, Obreht graduates from talented newcomer to one of the finest fiction writers of her generation. The story unfolds in the drought-ridden Arizona Territory in 1893 and recreates the myth of the American West.


            

The Tiger's Wife: A Novel

By Téa Obreht 

The Tiger's Wife: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385343848
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - November 1st, 2011

The Tiger's Wife: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385343848
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - November 1st, 2011


            

Flipped

By Wendelin Van Draanen

Flipped Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780375825446
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Ember - May 13th, 2003

Flipped Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780375825446
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Ember - May 13th, 2003


            

The Running Dream

By Wendelin Van Draanen

The Running Dream Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780375866289
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ember - January 10th, 2012

The Running Dream Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780375866289
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ember - January 10th, 2012


            

Hope in the Mail: Reflections on Writing and Life

By Wendelin Van Draanen

Hope in the Mail: Reflections on Writing and Life Cover Image
$19.79
Out of Stock Indefinitely
ISBN: 9781984894663
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - January 14th, 2020

Hope in the Mail: Reflections on Writing and Life Cover Image
$19.79
Out of Stock Indefinitely
ISBN: 9781984894663
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - January 14th, 2020


            

Wild Bird

By Wendelin Van Draanen

Wild Bird Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781101940471
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Ember - January 22nd, 2019

Wild Bird Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781101940471
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Ember - January 22nd, 2019


            

Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief

By Wendelin Van Draanen

Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief Cover Image
$7.99
Out of Stock Indefinitely
ISBN: 9780679892649
Published: Yearling - August 18th, 1998


2021 Presenters & Books


Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief Cover Image
$7.99
Out of Stock Indefinitely
ISBN: 9780679892649
Published: Yearling - August 18th, 1998


2021 Presenters & Books



2021 Presenters & Books


            

The Trouble with Lexie: A Novel

By Jessica Anya Blau

The Trouble with Lexie: A Novel Cover Image
$20.39
ISBN: 9780062416452
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
(Non-returnable)
Published: Harper Perennial - June 28th, 2016

The Trouble with Lexie: A Novel Cover Image
$20.39
ISBN: 9780062416452
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
(Non-returnable)
Published: Harper Perennial - June 28th, 2016


            

The Wonder Bread Summer: A Novel

By Jessica Anya Blau

The Wonder Bread Summer: A Novel Cover Image
$20.39
ISBN: 9780062199553
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
(Non-returnable)
Published: Harper Perennial - May 28th, 2013

The Wonder Bread Summer: A Novel Cover Image
$20.39
ISBN: 9780062199553
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
(Non-returnable)
Published: Harper Perennial - May 28th, 2013


            

Drinking Closer to Home: A Novel

By Jessica Anya Blau

Drinking Closer to Home: A Novel Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780061984020
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - January 18th, 2011

Drinking Closer to Home: A Novel Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780061984020
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - January 18th, 2011


            

The Summer of Naked Swim Parties: A Novel

By Jessica Anya Blau

The Summer of Naked Swim Parties: A Novel Cover Image
$18.69
ISBN: 9780061452024
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Harper Perennial - May 27th, 2008

The Summer of Naked Swim Parties: A Novel Cover Image
$18.69
ISBN: 9780061452024
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Harper Perennial - May 27th, 2008


            

Minml Poems

By Mag Gabbert

Minml Poems Cover Image
$9.00
ISBN: 9781943899111
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
(Non-returnable)
Published: Cooper Dillon Books - October 27th, 2020

Minml Poems Cover Image
$9.00
ISBN: 9781943899111
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
(Non-returnable)
Published: Cooper Dillon Books - October 27th, 2020


            

The Shape of Family: A Novel

By Shilpi Somaya Gowda

The Shape of Family: A Novel Cover Image
$18.69
ISBN: 9780062933232
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Custom House - February 2nd, 2021

The Shape of Family: A Novel Cover Image
$18.69
ISBN: 9780062933232
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Custom House - February 2nd, 2021


            

The Shape of Family: A Novel

By Shilpi Somaya Gowda

The Shape of Family: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062933225
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow - March 17th, 2020

The Shape of Family: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062933225
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow - March 17th, 2020


            

A Shot in the Moonlight: How a Freed Slave and a Confederate Soldier Fought for Justice in the Jim Crow South

By Ben Montgomery

A Shot in the Moonlight: How a Freed Slave and a Confederate Soldier Fought for Justice in the Jim Crow South Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316535540
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Little, Brown Spark - January 26th, 2021

A Shot in the Moonlight: How a Freed Slave and a Confederate Soldier Fought for Justice in the Jim Crow South Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316535540
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Little, Brown Spark - January 26th, 2021


            

Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail

By Ben Montgomery

Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781613734995
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
(Non-returnable)
Published: Chicago Review Press - April 1st, 2016

Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781613734995
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
(Non-returnable)
Published: Chicago Review Press - April 1st, 2016


            

Never Ran, Never Will: Boyhood and Football in a Changing American Inner City

By Albert Samaha

Never Ran, Never Will: Boyhood and Football in a Changing American Inner City Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781610398688
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: PublicAffairs - September 4th, 2018

Never Ran, Never Will: Boyhood and Football in a Changing American Inner City Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781610398688
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: PublicAffairs - September 4th, 2018


            

The Unexpected Spy: From the CIA to the FBI, My Secret Life Taking Down Some of the World's Most Notorious Terrorists

By Tracy Walder, Jessica Anya Blau

The Unexpected Spy: From the CIA to the FBI, My Secret Life Taking Down Some of the World's Most Notorious Terrorists Cover Image
$27.99
Out of Stock Indefinitely
ISBN: 9781250230980
Published: St. Martin's Press - February 25th, 2020

The Unexpected Spy: From the CIA to the FBI, My Secret Life Taking Down Some of the World's Most Notorious Terrorists Cover Image
$27.99
Out of Stock Indefinitely
ISBN: 9781250230980
Published: St. Martin's Press - February 25th, 2020