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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!

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 […]

Travel Tips: Street Closures

Drivers to the National Book Festival, be aware! It’s going to be a  busy day in Washington, due to  tight security surrounding the opening of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall. We’re excited to be sharing the big day with that event, as well as many others […]

Stage Spotlight: International

The following is a guest post by Marie Arana, literary director for the Library of Congress National Book Festival. There’s nothing as convincing as success! So when the National Book Festival opened the International Stage last year, featured some of the Spanish-speaking world’s most prominent writers, and found the hall packed for every session, we […]

Podcast: Gene Luen Yang

In the closing National Book Festival author podcast for 2016, Korey Freeman talks to Gene Luen Yang, our National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and a writer of both graphic novels and comics. Listen to the podcast here. Every Tuesday and Thursday we’ve shared conversations with authors who will appear at this Saturday’s National Book […]

Podcast: Eric Weiner

Today in our series of National Book Festival author podcasts, George Thuronyi talks to author Eric Weiner, author of “The Geography of Bliss” and his newest work “The Geography of Genius.” Listen to the podcast here. Every Tuesday and Thursday we’ve been sharing conversations with authors who will be appearing at this year’s National Book […]