Merchandise related to the 2021 National Book Festival, including apparel, books and the 2021 poster, are available.
NPR and the Library of Congress announce a collaboration between the National Book Festival and several of NPR’s most popular podcasts.
We’ve just announced the author lineup and schedule of programs for the 2021 Library of Congress National Book Festival! The 10-day festival, taking place Sept. 17-26, features more than 100 authors, poets and writers in a range of formats — all celebrating the festival theme, “Open a Book, Open the World.”
On Aug. 25, at 4 p.m. ET, join the Library’s education specialists for a one-hour webinar to help teachers prepare for the 2021 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
The television broadcast program “Open a Book, Open the World: The Library of Congress National Book Festival,” hosted by LeVar Burton, will premiere Sunday, Sept. 12 on PBS. Television viewers can see an inspiring introduction to the 2021 Library of Congress National Book Festival and its exciting lineup of authors, poets and writers in this one-hour special.
The poster for the 2021 Library of Congress National Book Festival was designed by artist Dana Tanamachi, who discusses her background and inspiration.
This post was co-written by Neely Tucker in the Office of Communications. Novelist, short-story and non-fiction author Joy Williams, known for works such as “State of Grace” and “The Quick and the Dead,” is the winner of the 2021 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, Librarian Carla Hayden announced today. The award, made annually […]
Launch details for the 2021 Library of Congress National Book Festival–a 10-day, multi-format event–have been announced. The festival will take place Sept. 17-26 and be available online through 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.
Tonight at 7 p.m. ET, poet Cathy Park Hong (“Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning”) and novelist Wayétu Moore (“The Dragons, the Giant, the Women”) discuss how their memoirs give voice to history and speak to the present moment.
On Thursday, May 20, at 7 p.m. ET, author Walter Isaacson discusses his new book (“The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race”) with journalist Katherine Eban.