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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 […]

Tips to Make the Most of Your Day

So you’ve followed our advice and planned your trip to the National Book Festival on Sept. 24. Once you’ve arrived, the combined effect of the gigantic Washington Convention Center, a schedule of more than 120 authors and dozens of festival activities can all be a little overwhelming. Here, then, are some important tips on navigating […]

Learn About the Library of Congress at the National Book Festival

The following is a guest post by George Thuronyi, program manager in the Copyright Office and member of the Library of Congress National Book Festival team. Ever wonder what goes on at the Library of Congress? The National Book Festival is your chance to take a virtual journey through the Library’s rich treasure-trove of collections […]

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 […]

Stage Spotlight: Food & Home

The following is a guest post by Susan Manus, co-director of the Library of Congress National Book Festival. Food, the universally loved subject, will be on great display at this year’s National Book Festival. (Who doesn’t love to eat, right?) Some of the country’s top food authors will provide a glimpse into their special culinary […]

Stephen King Tickets Available Tomorrow

REMINDER: Popular author Stephen King will open the Main Stage of the 2016 Library of Congress National Book Festival on Sept. 24 with a presentation and recognition of his lifelong work promoting literacy. Tickets will be required for the King presentation. Tickets will be free and will be issued electronically beginning at 9 a.m. EDT […]

Podcast: Katherine Paterson

Former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Katherine Paterson is the newest in our series of National Book Festival author podcasts. Karen Jaffee talks to Paterson about the author’s new memoir, “Stories of My Life.” Listen to the podcast here. Every Tuesday and Thursday we’ve been sharing conversations with authors who will be appearing at […]

“A Book That Shaped Me” Contest Winners in Their Own Words

The winners of the festival’s youth writing contest, “A Book That Shaped Me,” were announced yesterday! When we started this program five years ago, our goals were to encourage young readers to reflect on the importance of books in their lives and to foster connections between area youth and the National Book Festival, the Library […]

Stage Spotlight: Books to Movies

The following is a guest post by Guy Lamolinara, co-director of the Library of Congress National Book Festival. If you want to see some exclusive footage of two films soon to be released, the National Book Festival is for you. Movies at a book festival? Yes, there is a place for film at the National […]