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A Whirlwind Tour of the Latin American Imagination–From Mexico to Argentina

The following guest post is a Q&A conducted by Marie Arana, co-director of the Library of Congress National Book Festival. Mystery! Drama! Romance! The 2015 National Book Festival will enjoy a rich infusion of all these in the Latin American authors program slated for the new International Pavilion. Among the many celebrated writers who will […]

Festival 15-year History on Display

The following is a guest post by John Y. Cole, Director, Library of Congress Center for the Book. The double anniversary of the Library’s most popular public event and most important historical acquisition is celebrated in a three-case display opening today and on view through September 14 in the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building.

Channeling the Real Richard Nixon

Evan Thomas is one of the most successful nonfiction authors publishing today. He is the author of nine books, among them a great assortment of bestsellers. We are delighted that he’ll join us at the National Book Festival to talk about “Being Nixon: A Man Divided,” published this month.

Want to Bring a Little More Romance to Your Life?

The following is a guest post by Guy Lamolinara, co-director of the Library of Congress National Book Festival. For the first time in its 15-year history, the Library of Congress National Book Festival is bringing romance to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, Sept. 5. The festival runs 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. […]

Read, Write, Enter, Win!

Calling all students in the Mid-Atlantic area entering 5th or 6th grade this fall! Tell the Library of Congress what book shaped you, and you could win a trip to the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., this Labor Day weekend. The “A Book That Shaped Me” annual summer writing contest which asks students to […]

#tbt Festival Posters in Review

As we prepare to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the National Book Festival, what better way to take a look back then with our own #ThrowbackThursday posts? And, since our 2015 festival poster designed by Peter de Sève was just announced, let’s start with a look back in the poster gallery at the festival posters and the many illustrators who’ve designed them over the years.

Inspired Design: Peter de Sève on His 2015 Festival Poster

Peter de Sève, the award-winning illustrator and character designer behind animated features like Ice Age and countless New Yorker covers, shares some thoughts about illustrating, books and his design for this year’s National Book Festival Poster. You’ve been doing illustration and character designs over three decades. What was your first really big project – the […]