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.
Check out our preview Q&A with historian Simon Schama ahead of his "Live! at the Library" event—a conversation with Dr. Atul Gawande about Schama's book "Foreign Bodies: Pandemics, Vaccines, and the Health of Nations"—this Thursday night.
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 coming week the Library of Congress features a wealth of literary programming, including Ann Patchett and Kate DiCamillo in conversation tonight, "Family Mystery Day" on Saturday the 21st, and "Pick Your Poison: Mystery Night" on Thursday the 26th.
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 …