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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 […]

Podcast: Newt Gingrich

Today in our series of National Book Festival author podcasts, Colleen Shogan speaks with Newt Gingrich. The former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives talks about his new novel, “Duplicity.” Listen to the podcast here. Every Tuesday and Thursday we’ll share conversations with authors who will be appearing at this year’s National Book Festival […]

Podcast: Candice Millard

Time for another in our series of National Book Festival author podcasts. Today’s episode features Candice Millard, a former writer and editor for National Geographic magazine. The Library’s Jeff Flannery talks to Millard about James Garfield, Teddy Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. Listen to the podcast here. Every Tuesday and Thursday we’ll share conversations with authors who […]