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Podcast: Joyce Carol Oates

Next up in our National Book Festival author podcast series is the incomparable Joyce Carol Oates. Book Festival co-director Susan Manus talks to Oates about childhood, chickens and a divided America. Listen to the podcast here. Every Tuesday and Thursday we’ll be sharing conversations with authors who will be presenting at this year’s National Book […]

Podcast: Kwame Alexander

Our 2016 National Book Festival podcast series launches today with a bang! Poet, novelist and children’s book author Kwame Alexander sings, recites and has a conversation with the Library’s Sheryl Cannady. Listen to the podcast here. This is the first in a series of conversations we’re sharing with authors who will be presenting at this […]

Announcing Shonda Rhimes and More Authors Who Have Said “Yes” to the 2016 National Book Festival

I am feeling inspired after having just read Shonda Rhimes’ book “Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun and Be your Own Person.” Rhimes is the popular writer and producer behind such huge television hits as “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal.” In her book she chronicles her recent commitment to saying […]

#TBT A Look at the 15th Anniversary Library of Congress National Book Festival

Wow! It’s hard to believe the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival has come and gone. The fifteenth anniversary of the festival was a huge success and boasted capacity crowds and more than 170 authors at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Festivalgoers, volunteers and authors turned out in full force […]