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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 […]

Podcast: Diane Rehm

A special treat today — we’ve added a special extra podcast to our National Book Festival author series for the three-day weekend, featuring public radio legend Diane Rehm. The Library’s Sheryl Cannady talks to the radio host, who was also featured in the July-August issue of our Library of Congress Magazine on radio. Listen to […]

Podcast: Meg Medina

Today’s National Book Festival author podcast  features Meg Medina. The Library’s Karen Jaffee talks to the author of “Burn Baby Burn,” who says she “loves the Library of Congress!” The feeling is mutual, Meg. Listen to the podcast here. Every Tuesday and Thursday we’ll share conversations with authors who will be presenting at this year’s […]

Podcast: Kristin Hannah

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 […]

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 […]