The Washington Post had some nice coverage of Saturday’s National Book Festival, including a video asking authors what they would do if they were “literature czar” and what their favorite books are. Also featured was a brief interview with the always delightful poet laureate (a position appointed by the Library of Congress), Kay Ryan.
By the way, if you took any photos of the NBF and put them on Flickr, you might want to consider using the tag 2009nbf to help everyone get a fuller picture of the day’s festivities. As I said on Saturday, the ground might have been dampened, but not people’s spirits.
Despite the weather, the 2009 National Book Festival still mustered up record attendance of 130,000, likely because of the prominence and star power of this year’s authors.
I hope to post a good selection of photos later today.