Chat With An Author

2007 National Book Festival PosterThe 2007 National Book Festival is drawing closer and closer (Sept. 29 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.)

People come to the Book Festival for a lot of reasons, but the big draws, of course, are the authors and the opportunity for their readers to interact directly with them.

For those who can?t make the trip to Washington, however, we?re trying to do more to reach out and make this a truly national book festival. For instance, this year there are more author podcasts than ever before., as in the past, will also host online chats with authors. (The Washington Post is a charter sponsor of the NBF.) The first chat will be Monday, Sept. 24, at noon EDT with Judith Martin, AKA ?Miss Manners.? The second will be Thursday, Sept. 27 at 11 a.m. EDT with author and CNN?s chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta. (You can also listen to a podcast with Dr. Gupta here.)

Because there are two things the world can never have enough of: good manners and good health!


  1. Sarah Moffett
    September 23, 2007 at 9:48 am

    Podcasts, online chats…God bless American technology. Now if only they could do live feeds, I wouldn’t even have to face the masses on the Mall…

  2. D. Ziner
    September 24, 2007 at 5:28 pm

    You really need to optimize the smaller image of the festival poster that accompanies this entry. The permanent blur it currently shows does nothing to market the festival or to enhance the LOC.

  3. Matt Raymond
    September 25, 2007 at 1:25 pm

    Point well taken, D. The techies here promise me an upgrade very soon that will fix a number of issues including thumbnails.

  4. Daniel
    October 3, 2007 at 5:31 am

    Thank you very much for the Podcast.

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