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2017 Main Stage Authors Announced!

Earlier this week Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, made an exciting video announcement detailing the stellar authors who will headline this year’s Library of Congress National Book Festival. She was joined in front of a live audience by The Washington Post’s book editor, Ron Charles, to reveal and discuss the Main Stage authors, their current books, and what we can expect to hear from them when the 17th annual book festival rolls around on Sept. 2, 2017.

So without further ado, click play on the video to relive the announcement. It features other exciting details about the 2017 National Book Festival including the fact that the entire Main Stage program will be shown live on Facebook the day of the event! (Spoiler alert, you can also scroll down for the list of Main Stage authors.)

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2017 Main Stage Lineup

  • David McCullough
  • Diana Gabaldon
  • J.D. Vance
  • Thomas L. Friedman
  • Condoleezza Rice
  • David Baldacci

Check out the video announcement to learn more about each of these authors and show up to the festival to see them present live on the Main Stage!

Children’s Guide to the 2016 National Book Festival

Hot off the press, the Children’s Guide to the 2016 National Book Festival is now available! This guide, developed with festival sponsor the Mensa Education and Research Foundation, is the definitive guide for kids and families to plan their day and maximize the fun at tomorrow’s event. Get insider tips and plan your festival schedule Learn […]

Stage Spotlight: History & Biography

The following is a guest post by Guy Lamolinara, co-director of the Library of Congress National Book Festival. The National Book Festival is just a few days away! Our 16th annual event offers one of the best lineups of authors, poets and illustrators in the festival’s history. Speaking of history, our History & Biography stage […]

Twitter Party Today! Festival Fun Saturday!

Can you believe it? The 16th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival is only days away! We are busily preparing for the big day on Saturday but will be taking time out this afternoon for a pre-party on Twitter to get everyone in the festival mood. Our festival Twitter Pre-Party will take place today, […]