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News! Full Author Lineup for 2020 Festival

We’ve just announced the full lineup of more than 100 authors, poets and illustrators for the 20th anniversary Library of Congress National Book Festival! This year’s festival, to be held during the weekend of Sept. 25-27 with the theme of celebrating American ingenuity, will be all-virtual, offering on-demand videos, live author chats and discussions, options to personalize your own journey through the festival with particular themes and more.

Get all of the details here, and mark your calendars now! And don’t forget to subscribe to this blog for the latest news and updates on the 2020 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

Also, here’s the poster for the 2020 festival. Click on the image below to visit and download a gallery of all 20 National Book Festival posters through the years. See you in September!

2020 Library of Congress National Book Festival Poster

The 2020 Library of Congress National Book Festival will celebrate its 20th birthday this year. You can get up-to-the-minute news, schedule updates and other important festival information by subscribing to this blog. The festival is made possible by the generosity of sponsors. You too can support the festival by making a gift now.

Best of the National Book Festival: Kadir Nelson, 2011

Our ongoing celebration of the Library of Congress National Book Festival continues with writer and illustrator Kadir Nelson discussing his young-adult book “Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans” on the Teens stage at the 2011 Festival. This post includes prompts for writing and thinking that young readers, families and teachers can use to explore the author and the author’s work—recommended for ages 8-12.

Best of the National Book Festival: Graphic Novels, 2018

Our ongoing celebration of the Library of Congress National Book Festival continues with graphic novelists Patrick McDonnell (“The Mutts: Spring Diaries”), Pénélope Bagieu (“Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World”), Tillie Walden (“Spinning”) and Ed Piskor (“X-Men: Grand Design”) discussing their work on the Genre Fiction stage at the 2018 Festival.