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News! Schedule of Programs for 2021 National Book Festival

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.”

LeVar Burton to Host 2021 National Book Festival Broadcast on PBS

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.

Joy Williams Wins 2021 Prize for American Fiction

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 […]

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

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.