Two-time Newbery Medal winner Kate DiCamillo ("Stella Endicott and the Anything-Is-Possible Poem") and Pulitzer Prize finalist for adult fiction Ann Patchett ("The Dutch House") talk about their literary friendship and the ways they feed each other's creativity.
One of America’s most respected and eloquent historians is Jon Meacham. In “His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope," Meacham writes about the civil rights icon and longtime member of the U.S. House of Representatives, and about Lewis's lifelong quest for racial justice.
A poet, essayist, novelist and Chicana activist, Sandra Cisneros speaks about the importance of empathy, a writer’s need to have an open heart and the many ways that difficult times have spurred her work and imagination. Her recent book is “A House of My Own: Stories from My Life."
Welcome to our ongoing celebration of the 2020 Library of Congress National Book Festival! We begin here with Madeleine Albright — Secretary of State under President Bill Clinton — who discloses in a candid conversation with her friend, festival Co-chairman David Rubenstein, that the title of her latest book, “Hell and Other Destinations,” comes from nothing so much as a pet peeve.