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Washington Post Coverage of the National Book Festival

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The Washington Post had some nice coverage of Saturday’s National Book Festival, including a video asking authors what they would do if they were “literature czar” and what their favorite books are.  Also featured was a brief interview with the always delightful poet laureate (a position appointed by the Library of Congress), Kay Ryan.

By the way, if you took any photos of the NBF and put them on Flickr, you might want to consider using the tag 2009nbf to help everyone get a fuller picture of the day’s festivities.  As I said on Saturday, the ground might have been dampened, but not people’s spirits.

Despite the weather, the 2009 National Book Festival still mustered up record attendance of 130,000, likely because of the prominence and star power of this year’s authors.

I hope to post a good selection of photos later today.

Comments (2)

  1. Would be VERY interesting to know how many of those great books have being traslated to Spanish, taking count that about 400.000.000 people are USA closest neighbors (from Mexico to Argentina) and at least 150.000.000 are eager to know de American history and culture better. (beyond the Hollywood tale American dream)
    Personally, I think would be nice to distribute as many books as possible along shchool libraries in Mexico, Central America, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina to be readen in our own language, Spanish and Portugues.
    I am a Colombian immigrant.

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