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The 2022 Festival Schedule is Live!

Big news! The full schedule of author presentations and book signings for the 2022 National Book Festival on Saturday, Sept. 3 is live! You can check out the complete schedule on the National Book Festival website: loc.gov/bookfest. With more than 120 authors, writers and poets, this year’s festival has something for every reader. Plus, we’ve […]

Mississippi Author Jesmyn Ward: Winner of the 2022 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today that the 2022 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction will be awarded to Jesmyn Ward. The 45-year-old Mississippian is the two-time winner of the National Book Award for the novels “Salvage the Bones” and “Sing, Unburied, Sing” among other major literary awards.