The 2020 National Book Festival, all online, opens today and continues through the weekdend.
Colson Whitehead is the recipient of the 2020 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction.
The third major topic thread at the Library’s 20th National Book Festival is “Democracy in the 21st Century,” and will be explored by 21 authors in 13 programs.
The Library’s Rare Book and Special Collections Division holds a dazzling array of 15th-century woodcuts. Taken together, they display the experimentation of artistry and design in the years following the invention of the printing press.
“Hearing Black Voices” is one of the major threads at the 2020 National Book Festival, featuring an array of prominent Black authors.
The William Howard Taft papers are the largest of the Manuscript Division’s 23 presidential collections, comprising approximately 676,000 documents covering his personal life and public career. Among them lies the heartbreaking tale of the death of Maj. Archie Butt, his beloved friend and aide, in the sinking of the Titanic.
The 2020 National Book Festival will feature three major threads — “Fearless Women, “Hearing Black Voices” and “Democracy in the 21st Century” — that will anchor the Library’s 20th festival and its first virtual one. This post focuses on “Fearless Women.”
An overview of what users can expect at the 20th Library of Congress National Book Festival, all-virtual for the first time in 2020.
The Library invites you to contribute photographic and graphic art images to the Flickr group called “COVID-19 American Experiences.” Library curators will review submissions and select images to add to the group and to preserve in our permanent collections.
Jason Reynolds, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, writes about the Library’s 20th annual National Book Festival in his September newsletter.