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Just Announced! A 10-Day National Book Festival for 2021

Library of Congress National Book Festival logo with featured authors

The 2021 Library of Congress National Book Festival will include appearances by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Roxane Gay, Michael J. Fox, Kazuo Ishiguro and more.

We’re excited to share the launch details for this year’s Library of Congress National Book Festival! Mark your calendar for Sept. 17-26—our 2021 event will be bigger and better than ever, a 10-day multi-format event where you can create your own festival experience with videos on demand, author conversations in real time and live question-and-answer sessions, as well as a new podcast series, a national television special and some in-person, ticketed events at the Library in Washington, D.C.

Here’s the full launch announcement, and here is the newly-updated 2021 Library of Congress National Book Festival website.

Are you excited? We are! Subscribe to this blog and stay tuned in the weeks to come for more details, a comprehensive schedule, and more ways you can participate in your National Book Festival this September 17-26.

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On Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. ET, Peniel E. Joseph (“The Sword and the Shield”) and Tamara Payne (“The Dead Are Arising”) will discuss their books on Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. in a National Book Festival Presents virtual program with Eric Deggans, NPR’s TV critic and media analyst-contributor for MSNBC and NBC News.