The 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.
Washingtonpost.com, 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!