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Mindy Kaling is an award-winning actress, comedian, director, and author. She is most famous for creating/starring in the sitcom The Mindy Project, and is also known for producing, directing and starring in NBC’s The Office.

Mindy graduated from Dartmouth College. During her time there, she was part of a improv comedy troupe aneveryone-hanging-out-without-med interned on Late Night Show with Conan O’Brien. Sparking her career, she played Ben Affleck in the off-Broadway show Matt and Ben, and she joined The Office when producer Greg Daniels noticed her talent for witty, comical writing.

After her incredible success as a television actress and comedian, Mindy wrote Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me in 2011, a comedic memoir that is still on the bestseller lists. Late 2015 Mindy came out with her second memoir, Why Not Me? which quickly rose to #1 on the New York Times Best-seller’s list. Both books talk about her unique childhood and incredible career accompanied by her mind-blowing sense of humor.

We are so lucky and unbelievably excited to welcome Mindy Kaling to Texas Teen Book Festival this year! The keynote speech is sure to be full of laughs- just one more reason to come and check out the Texas Teen Book Fest. With the stellar line-up this year; Mindy will be one of the many authors who will be speaking at the fest- happening on October 1st, 2016  at St. Edwards University.  

Check out the Texas Teen Book Festivals Website for more information about Mindy Kaling and the fest!!