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Podcast: Kristin Hannah

Author Kristin Hannah. Photo by Charles Bush

Author Kristin Hannah. Photo by Charles Bush

Next up in our National Book Festival author podcast series is Kristin Hannah. Sheryl Cannady of the Library talks to Hannah about her latest book, “The Nightingale,” which she says is “about ordinary women showing extraordinary courage in very dark times.”

Listen to the podcast here.

Every Tuesday and Thursday we’ll share conversations with authors who will be presenting at this year’s National Book Festival on Sept. 24. Kristin Hannah will appear on the Fiction I Stage, sponsored by AARP. Make sure to visit this site, then download and listen to a new conversation with a terrific author twice a week until the festival.

Stage Spotlight: The Main Stage

This year marks the 16th anniversary of the Library of Congress National Book Festival. The event has experienced tremendous growth over the years and we pride ourselves on flexibility and adaptability to continually change and improve upon the festival’s successes. One exciting change for this year is the addition of the Main Stage. The festival’s […]

Podcast: Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Today in our National Book Festival author podcast series is Spanish author Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Catalina Gomez of the Library talks to Zafón about his work over the years and revisiting his popular classic, “Marina.” Says Zafón, “I write mostly for people who love to read.” Listen to the Spanish language podcast here. Listen to the […]

Keeping Scout Troops In The Loop

We can’t believe we are already a month out from the big event! The children are headed back to school and troop leaders are planning fall fun, right? Well, if you need some help finding a festive field trip, consider bringing your troop to the Library of Congress National Book Festival to hear from popular authors and illustrators, get books signed and partake in fun activities.

Podcast: Joyce Carol Oates

Next up in our National Book Festival author podcast series is the incomparable Joyce Carol Oates. Book Festival co-director Susan Manus talks to Oates about childhood, chickens and a divided America. Listen to the podcast here. Every Tuesday and Thursday we’ll be sharing conversations with authors who will be presenting at this year’s National Book […]

Podcast: Kwame Alexander

Our 2016 National Book Festival podcast series launches today with a bang! Poet, novelist and children’s book author Kwame Alexander sings, recites and has a conversation with the Library’s Sheryl Cannady. Listen to the podcast here. This is the first in a series of conversations we’re sharing with authors who will be presenting at this […]