It's been 150 years since Willa Cather was born, but conversations about her novels such as "My Ántonia" and "One of Ours" and her unconventional life continue and thrive in 2023. Read on about her life, her work and a statue dedicated to her memory.
Native American Heritage Month: both a great time for the vast histories of Native nations, and also the time to celebrate the contemporary lives, arts and cultures of Indigenous people in the 21st century. Check out these 6 authors and their recorded talks from past National Book Festivals.
Check out the new collection of personal papers from Wyandot poet and folklorist Bertrand N. O. Walker (Hen-Toh), now available at the Library's Manuscript Division reading room. Click for a preview of his drafts, typed-up poems and other writings.
Halloween may be behind us, but we read horror and thrillers deep into the colder months too. Check out these talks from authors who have been featured at the Library's National Book Festivals throughout the years. Get a glimpse into the minds of those who write horror.
This post was written by Katya Soto, an intern in the Center for the Book of the Library of Congress under the mentorship of Guy Lamolinara, researched by Sasha Dowdy. For the end of Hispanic Heritage Month, we are featuring Isabel Allende, the 2010 Library of Congress Creative Achievement Award for Fiction. Isabel Allende is …
Meg Medina, the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, shares her favorite moments connecting with the voices captured by the Library's PALABRA archive, a collection of Hispanic and Latino poets and writers reading from their works.
In honor of a display and talk tomorrow at the Library about the diversity of the Library's collections through textiles, a blog on how an ancient Persian poetic form made its way to Urdu--and to beautiful illuminated manuscripts in the Library's Asian Division.