The following guest post is a Q&A conducted by Marie Arana, co-director of the Library of Congress National Book Festival. Mystery! Drama! Romance! The 2015 National Book Festival will enjoy a rich infusion of all these in the Latin American authors program slated for the new International Pavilion. Among the many celebrated writers who will […]
The following is a guest post by John Y. Cole, Director, Library of Congress Center for the Book. The double anniversary of the Library’s most popular public event and most important historical acquisition is celebrated in a three-case display opening today and on view through September 14 in the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building.
Evan Thomas is one of the most successful nonfiction authors publishing today. He is the author of nine books, among them a great assortment of bestsellers. We are delighted that he’ll join us at the National Book Festival to talk about “Being Nixon: A Man Divided,” published this month.
For the first time in its 15-year history, the Library of Congress National Book Festival is bringing romance to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, Sept. 5. The festival runs 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. (doors open at 9) with pavilion presentations in Children, Teens and Picture Books; Fiction; Mysteries, Thrillers & Science […]
On June 10th, the Library of Congress announced the appointment of the 21st Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry, Juan Felipe Herrera. Herrera will begin his term as Laureate on September 1st, and his first official event as Poet Laureate will be at the National Book Festival.
Calling all students in the Mid-Atlantic area entering 5th or 6th grade this fall! Tell the Library of Congress what book shaped you, and you could win a trip to the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., this Labor Day weekend. The “A Book That Shaped Me” annual summer writing contest which asks students to […]
As we prepare to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the National Book Festival, what better way to take a look back then with our own #ThrowbackThursday posts? And, since our 2015 festival poster designed by Peter de Sève was just announced, let’s start with a look back in the poster gallery at the festival posters and the many illustrators who’ve designed them over the years.
Peter de Sève, the award-winning illustrator and character designer behind animated features like Ice Age and countless New Yorker covers, shares some thoughts about illustrating, books and his design for this year’s National Book Festival Poster. You’ve been doing illustration and character designs over three decades. What was your first really big project – the […]
Hello and welcome to the first installment of the Library of Congress National Book Festival blog! This September will mark the 15th anniversary of the nation’s premier celebration of books and reading, and the launch of this blog is just one of the many ways we’ll be marking the occasion. This year’s festival will take […]