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2004_DC_NBF_Quindlen_0410092Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Anna Quindlen
2004_DC_NBF_Frommer_0410093Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Arthur Frommer
2004_DC_NBF_Nafisi_0410092Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Azar Nafisi
Best-selling author ...
2004_DC_NBF_Bova_0410091Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Ben Bova
Award-winning author ...
2004_DC_NBF_Roberts_0410094Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Cokie Roberts
2004_DC_NBF_Willis_0410092Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Connie Willis
2004_DC_NBF_Stabenow_0410092Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Dana Stabenow
2004_DC_NBF_Silva_0410092Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Daniel Silva
2004_DC_NBF_Lehman_0410091Natl Book Festival 2004 -- David Lehman
2004_DC_NBF_Brinkley_0410094Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Douglas Brinkley
Historian ...
2004_DC_NBF_Jones_0410091Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Edward P. Jones
2004_DC_NBF_Cooper_0410093Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Floyd Cooper
2004_DC_NBF_Pohl_0410095Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Frederik Pohl
Best-selling, award-winning science fiction author ...
2004_DC_NBF_Heloise_0410092Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Heloise
2004_DC_NBF_Black_0410091Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Holly Black
2004_DC_NBF_Caldwell_0410092Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason
2004_DC_NBF_Lehrer_0410092Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Jim and Kate Lehrer
Born in Wichita, Kan., ...
2004_DC_NBF_Lewis_0410092Natl Book Festival 2004 -- John Lewis
2004_DC_NBF_Oates_0410094Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Joyce Carol Oates
2004_DC_NBF_Abdul_Jabbar_0410093Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
2004_DC_NBF_OConnor_0410092Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Kevin O’Connor and Tom Silva
2004_DC_NBF_Block_0410093Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Lawrence Block
2004_DC_NBF_Keno_0410092Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Leigh and Leslie Keno
2004_DC_NBF_Pastan_0410092Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Linda Pastan
2004_DC_NBF_Brown_0410094Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Marc Brown
Author and illustrator ...
2004_DC_NBF_Misc_0410099Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Miscellaneous
2004_DC_NBF_Trethewey_0410091Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Natasha Trethewey and Tony DiTerlizzi
2004_DC_NBF_Stephenson_0410091Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Neal Stephenson
2004_DC_NBF_Gaiman_0410097Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Neil Gaiman
For more than 20 years, ...
2004_DC_NBF_OConnell_0410092Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Patrick O'Connell
2004_DC_NBF_Straub_0410092Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Peter Straub
2004_DC_NBF_Chernow_0410093Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Ron Chernow
Biographer ...
2004_DC_NBF_Stine_0410092Natl Book Festival 2004 -- R. L. Stine
2004_DC_NBF_Kooser_0410091Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Ted Kooser
2005_DC_NBF_Mitchell_0509245Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Andrea Mitchell
2005_DC_NBF_Carroll_0509244Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Andrew Carroll
2005_DC_NBF_Madden_05092410Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Chris Madden
2005_DC_NBF_Brooks_0509243Natl Book Festival 2005 -- David Brooks
2005_DC_NBF_McCullough_0509249Natl Book Festival 2005 -- David McCullough
2005_DC_NBF_Gabaldon_0509246Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Diana Gabaldon
2005_DC_NBF_Doctorow_0509241Natl Book Festival 2005 -- E. L. Doctorow
2005_DC_NBF_Martin_0509246Natl Book Festival 2005 -- George R.R. Martin
2005_DC_NBF_Deaver_0509242Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Jeffery Deaver
2005_DC_NBF_Irving_0509243Natl Book Festival 2005 -- John Irving
2005_DC_NBF_Sandford_0509242Natl Book Festival 2005 -- John Sandford
2005_DC_NBF_Foer_0509243Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Jonathan Safran Foer
2005_DC_NBF_Ellis_0509246Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Joseph J. Ellis
2005_DC_NBF_Slaughter_0509242Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Karin Slaughter
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2005_DC_NBF_Gibbons_0509242Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Leeza Gibbons
2005_DC_NBF_Muller_0509243Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Marcia Muller
2005_DC_NBF_Cabot_0509242Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Meg Cabot
b>Meg Cabot...
2005_DC_NBF_Misc_0509249Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Miscellaneous
2005_DC_NBF_Gaiman_0509243Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Neil Gaiman
2005_DC_NBF_Carter_0509241Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Robert L. Carter
2005_DC_NBF_MacNeil_0509244Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Robert MacNeil
2005_DC_NBF_Menache_0509241Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Samuel Menashe
2005_DC_NBF_Roberts_0509242Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Steve Roberts
2005_DC_NBF_Kidd_0509245Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Sue Monk Kidd
2005_DC_NBF_Wolfe_0509248Natl Book Festival 2005 -- Tom Wolfe
2006_DC_NBF_Stoddard_0609303Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Alexandra Stoddard
Alexandra Stoddard is a philosopher of contemporary living, an interior designer and an author of many best-selling books, including Choosing Happiness: Key to a Joyful Life (2002), which is in its fourth printing; Things I Want My Daughters to Know (2004), now in its ninth printing; and her most recent...
2006_DC_NBF_Woodward_06093011Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Bob Woodward, a reporter and editor at The Washington Post since 1971, has authored or co-authored 10 No. 1 national nonfiction best-sellers, including two on the George W. Bush presidency, Bush at War (2002) and Plan of Attack (2004). His first best-seller,...
2006_DC_NBF_Meltzer_0609302Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Brad Meltzer
Brad Meltzer: Each of Brad Meltzer’s five novels has been a New York Times best-seller. He earned credit from Columbia Law School for writing his first book, which became The Tenth Justice (1997), an instant best-seller. His new novel is a thriller, The Book of Fate (Warner Books, 2006). His books have...
2006_DC_NBF_Collier_0609302Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Bryan Collier
Bryan Collier, who began creating artwork in his signature style at the age of 15, has illustrated numerous award-winning children’s books. He is the recipient of two Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards, for Uptown and Rosa, as well as Coretta Scott King Honors for Freedom River, Martin’s Big Words:...
2006_DC_NBF_Hoffman_0609302Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Daniel Hoffman
Daniel Hoffman: An award-winning poet, translator, and literary critic, Daniel Hoffman has published more than ten books of poetry. His first collection, An Armada of Thirty Whales (1954), was chosen by W. H. Auden for the Yale Series of Younger Poets. His most recent book is Makes You Stop and Think:...
2006_DC_NBF_Goodwin_06093034Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Doris Kearns Goodwin
Doris Kearns Goodwin, a former Harvard professor and Woodrow Wilson Fellow, is the author of several New York Times best-sellers, including No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt which was awarded the 1995 Pulitzer Prize in History and her latest book, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of...
2006_DC_NBF_Brinkley_0609309Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Douglas Brinkley
Douglas Brinkley is professor of history and director of the Roosevelt Center at Tulane University. Four of his books were selected as New York Times Notable Books of the Year. His last three historical narratives, Tour of Duty, The Boys of Pointe du Hoc and Parish Priest, were all New York Times...
2006_DC_NBF_Hill_0609302Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Ezra Hill
Veterans History event with Ezra Hill, a veteran who served as a Tuskegee airman.
2006_DC_NBF_Spirin_0609305Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Gennady Spirin
Gennady Spirin: The artist for this year's festival is award-winning Russian-born illustrator Gennady Spirin, whose lush contemporary technique brings a rich, imaginative depiction to the 2006 National Book Festival's poster. Mr. Spirin combines a modern aesthetic with the great traditions of the...
2006_DC_NBF_Pelacanos_0609303Natl Book Festival 2006 -- George P. Pelecanos
George P. Pelecanos, the author of more than a dozen crime-noir novels, spent years developing his writing talent and gathering his material from his life experiences in Washington, D.C. He was employed as a line cook, dishwasher, bartender, shoe salesman, electronics salesman and unskilled laborer --...
2006_DC_NBF_Coben_0609301Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Harlan Coben
Harlan Coben: International best-selling author Harlan Coben’s novels, including his most recent, Promise Me (Dutton, 2006), become national best-sellers almost as soon as they are published. He has won the Edgar Award, Shamus Award and Anthony Award -- the first writer to win all three -- for his...
2006_DC_NBF_Franklin_0609304Natl Book Festival 2006 -- John Hope Franklin
John Hope Franklin, Duke University professor of history emeritus, is the author and editor of 17 books, including the best-selling From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans. As the first distinguished visiting scholar at the Library of Congress under the John W. Kluge Endowment, he...
2006_DC_NBF_McCutcheon_0609304Natl Book Festival 2006 -- John McCutcheon
John McCutcheon: Author, storyteller, singer and songwriter John McCutcheon is the recipient of several awards and honors. His 29 recordings have garnered five consecutive Grammy nominations, and he has produced more than twenty albums by other artists, from traditional fiddlers to contemporary...
2006_DC_NBF_Nelson_0609303Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Kadir Nelson
Kadir Nelson began his career in illustration by creating the storyboards for Steven Spielberg's film "Amistad." Since that time he has become a much-sought-after artist, illustrating many celebrated picture books, including the Coretta Scott King Honor Book Thunder Rose, the best-seller Salt in His...
2006_DC_NBF_Bird_06093011Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Kai Bird
Kai Bird is the author of The Chairman: John J. McCloy, The Making of the American Establishment and The Color of Truth: McGeorge Bundy and William Bundy, Brothers in Arms. He co-edited with Lawrence Lifschultz, Hiroshima’s Shadow: Writings on the Denial of History and the Smithsonian Controversy. His...
2006_DC_NBF_Hutchison_06093015Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Kay Bailey Hutchison
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) became the first woman elected to the U. S. Senate from the state of Texas. She is a graduate of the University of Texas and the University of Texas Law School and was twice elected to the Texas House of Representatives. She has also received numerous awards and...
2006_DC_NBF_Hosseini_0609302Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Khaled Hosseini
: As a fourth grader, Khaled Hosseini was already reading Persian poetry as well as Farsi translations of novels ranging from Alice in Wonderland to Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer series. His debut novel, The Kite Runner (Penguin, 2003), has stayed on best-seller, book club and community-wide reading...
2006_DC_NBF_Sachar_0609303Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Louis Sachar
Louis Sachar is an award-winning author of more than 20 fiction and educational books for children. His book Holes won the prestigious National Book Award and the Newbery Medal. It was also an American Library Association (ALA) Best Book for Young Adults and an ALA Notable Book, and it was made into a...
2006_DC_NBF_Misc_06093022Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Miscellaneous
2006_DC_NBF_Meyer_0609303Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Stephenie Meyer
Stephenie Meyer graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English literature. Her debut novel, Twilight (2005), was released to critical acclaim and became a New York Times Editor’s Choice, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, one of American Library Association’s Ten Best Books for...
2006_DC_NBF_Branch_06093012Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Taylor Branch
Taylor Branch: Pulitzer Prize winner Taylor Branch is the author of Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-63, Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years 1963-65, and At Canaan’s Edge: America in the King Years 1965-68 (Simon & Schuster, 2006), his three-volume account of the civil rights...
2006_DC_NBF_Miller_06093012Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Veteran's History Project panel w/Donald Miller, Rick Newman, Don Shepperd, and Daun Van Ee
Veteran's History Project panel discussion:
Donald Miller, Rick Newman, Don Shepperd, and Daun Van Ee. Donald Miller, author of "Masters of the Air: America's Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany," and Rick Newman and Don Shepperd, authors of "Bury Us Upside Down: The Misty Pilots...
2006_DC_NBF_Hymel_0609304Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Veteran's History Project panel w/Kevin Hymel and Bob Patrick
Veteran's History Project panel discussion:
Kevin Hymel and Bob Patrick: Bob Patrick, director of the Veterans History Project, will interview Kevin Hymel, author of "Patton's Photographs: War As He Saw It." Mr. Hymel will focus on General George S. Patton's personal photography of his service in...
2006_DC_NBF_Yeutushenko_0609302Natl Book Festival 2006 -- Yevgeny Yevtushenko
Yevgeny Yevtushenko: Born in Siberia near Lake Baikal, Yevgeny Yevtushenko is Russia's best-known living poet. He published his first poem in 1949, and his famous poem "Babi Yar," which inspired Dimitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 13, was published in 1961. Besides his poetry, Yevtushenko has also...
2007_DC_NBF_Rampersad_0709296Natl Book Festival 2007 -- Arnold Rampersad
2007_DC_NBF_Smith_0709291Natl Book Festival 2007 -- Cynthia Leitich Smith
Cynthia Leitich Smith, author of several acclaimed books for young readers, developed an interest in writing children's literature at a young age. She was "Dear Gabby" for her sixth grade newspaper, and she edited her junior high and high school newspapers. Following graduation from journalism school at...
2007_DC_NBF_Kennedy_0709299Natl Book Festival 2007 -- David M. Kennedy
2007_DC_NBF_Ackerman_0709295Natl Book Festival 2007 -- Diane Ackerman
2007_DC_NBF_Wilson_0709297Natl Book Festival 2007 -- Douglas L. Wilson
2007_DC_NBF_Turtledove_0709296Natl Book Festival 2007 -- Harry Turtledove
2007_DC_NBF_Swanson_07092922Natl Book Festival 2007 -- James L. Swanson
2007_DC_NBF_Greenburg_07092911Natl Book Festival 2007 -- Jan Crawford Greenburg
2007_DC_NBF_Oates_0709293Natl Book Festival 2007 -- Joyce Carol Oates
2007_DC_NBF_Schachner_0709292Natl Book Festival 2007 -- Judy Schachner
2007_DC_NBF_Burns_07092935Natl Book Festival 2007 -- Ken Burns and Geoffrey C. Ward
2007_DC_NBF_Mayer_0709292Natl Book Festival 2007 -- Mercer Mayer
2007_DC_NBF_Secrest_0709297Natl Book Festival 2007 -- Meryle Secrest
2007_DC_NBF_Beschloss_0709293Natl Book Festival 2007 -- Michael Beschloss
Historian ...
2007_DC_NBF_Misc_07092924Natl Book Festival 2007 -- Miscellaneous
2007_DC_NBF_Carter_0709292Natl Book Festival 2007 -- Stephen L. Carter
Stephen L. Carter is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale, where he has taught since 1982. He has published seven critically acclaimed nonfiction books on topics ranging from affirmative action to religion and politics. His first novel, The Emperor of Ocean Park (2002), was an immediate...
2007_DC_NBF_Raichlen_0709292Natl Book Festival 2007 -- Steven Raichlen
Steven Raichlen is a multiple award-winning author, journalist, cooking teacher, and TV host. His 27 best-selling books include "Barbecue Bible!" and "Raichlen on Ribs and How to Grill - all from Workman". He is the recipient of five James Beard Awards and three awards from the International Culinary...
2008_DC_NBF_Schieffer_08092711Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Bob Schieffer
Bob Schieffer
Bob Schieffer, who has been with CBS News since 1969, is one of very few correspondents to have covered all four major Washington beats: the White House, the Pentagon, the State Department and Capitol Hill. He is CBS’s chief Washington correspondent and since May 1991 has anchored the...
2008_DC_NBF_Roberts_0809277Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Cokie Roberts
Cokie Roberts
Cokie Roberts, a New York Times best-selling author, is a political commentator for ABC News and serves as a senior news analyst for National Public Radio. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including two Emmy Awards, induction into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame...
2008_DC_NBF_Schorr_08092723Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Daniel Schorr
Daniel Schorr
Daniel Schorr, currently a senior news analyst for National Public Radio, has won three Emmys, a Peabody award for “a lifetime of uncompromising reporting of the highest integrity,” awards from civil liberties groups and the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Golden Baton for...
2008_DC_NBF_Maraniss_0809277Natl Book Festival 2008 -- David Maraniss
David Maraniss
David Maraniss, an associate editor of The Washington Post, has won several awards for writing, including the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 1993. His critically acclaimed and best-selling books include They Marched Into Sunlight: War and Peace in Vietnam and America, October...
2008_DC_NBF_Brooks_0809275Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Geraldine Brooks
Geraldine Brooks
Pulitzer Prize winner and best-selling author Geraldine Brooks wrote for The Wall Street Journal, where her beats included Bosnia, Somalia and the Middle East. Her fiction debut, Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague, was a 2001 Notable Book of the Year for The New York Times, The...
2008_DC_NBF_Wood_0809272Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Gordon S. Wood
Gordon S. Wood
Gordon S. Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor and professor of history at Brown University. He is the author of many award-winning works, including The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787, which won the Bancroft and John H. Dunning prizes and was nominated for the...
2008_DC_NBF_Hutchison_08092710Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Kay Bailey Hutchison
Kay Bailey Hutchison
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate from the state of Texas. She is a graduate of the University of Texas and the University of Texas Law School and was twice elected to the Texas House of Representatives. She has also received...
2008_DC_NBF_Dozier_08092720Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Kimberly Dozier
Kimberly Dozier
Award-winning CBS News correspondent Kimberly Dozier reported primarily on the war in Iraq from 2003 until she was seriously injured by a car bomb in 2006, as recounted in her book, Breathing the Fire (Meredith, 2008). She is the recipient of a 2008 Peabody Award and four Gracie Awards...
2008_DC_NBF_Bush_0809276Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Laura and Jenna Bush
Laura Bush
Laura Bush has always been passionate about reading. An Honorary Ambassador for the U.N. Literary Decade, she hosted the first-ever White House Conference on Global Literacy in 2006 to encourage international cooperation and build free societies through literacy. In 2001 she joined with the...
2008_DC_NBF_Dobbs_0809276Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Michael Dobbs
Michael Dobbs
Michael Dobbs is a reporter for The Washington Post and at present responsible for "The Fact Checker" column. He has spent much of his career as a foreign correspondent covering the collapse of communism and has served as the Post’s bureau chief in Warsaw, Paris and Moscow. He has won...
2008_DC_NBF_Singletary_0809275Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Michelle Singletary
Michelle Singletary
Michelle Singletary is a nationally syndicated columnist for The Washington Post with her award-winning column, “The Color of Money,” now carried in about 120 newspapers across the country. The Pulitzer nominated-column won a prestigious award from the Society of American Business...
2008_DC_NBF_Misc_08092721Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Miscellaneous
2008_DC_NBF_Theroux_0809279Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Paul Theroux
Paul Theroux
Paul Theroux initially pursued a career in medicine, but the allure of travel and his gift for writing led him in a different direction. He virtually reinvented the travel writing genre, beginning with The Great Railway Bazaar: By Train Through Asia (1975) to his latest travel epic, Ghost...
2008_DC_NBF_Atkinson_0809272Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Rick Atkinson
Rick Atkinson
Rick Atkinson, staff writer and senior editor at The Washington Post, is a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, for national reporting, public service and history. He is the author of The New York Times best-seller The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 (Holt paperbacks,...
2008_DC_NBF_Stine_0809279Natl Book Festival 2008 -- R.L. Stine
R.L. Stine
R.L. Stine's writing career began at the age of 9 when he wrote stories and jokes on an old typewriter and handed them out at school. He is now the author of more than 100 books and has sold more than 400 million copies, making him one of the best-selling children’s book authors in history....
2008_DC_NBF_Brown_0809273Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Sandra Brown
Sandra Brown
Sandra Brown is the author of nearly 70 published novels, including 55 New York Times best-sellers. Before embarking on a writing career, she worked in television -- including weather-casting and feature reporting on the nationally syndicated program “PM Magazine.” She is the recipient of...
2008_DC_NBF_Horwitz_08092713Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Tony Horwitz
Tony Horwitz
Before becoming a full-time author, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tony Horwitz was a foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and a staff writer for The New Yorker. He is the author of Blue Latitudes, Confederates in the Attic and Baghdad Without a Map -- all national...
2008_DC_NBF_Isaacson_0809278Natl Book Festival 2008 -- Walter Isaacson
Walter Isaacson
Veteran journalist Walter Isaacson's career has taken him from a newspaper reporter and city hall columnist in New Orleans to managing editor of Time magazine. He has been chairman of CNN and currently is president of the Aspen Institute. He is the author of Benjamin Franklin: An...
2011_DC_NBF_Goodheart_11092514Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Adam Goodheart
Adam Goodheart
Adam Goodheart is a historian, journalist and critic whose new book is the New York Times best-selling and critically praised "1861: The Civil War Awakening" (Knopf). He has contributed frequent essays and reviews to The New York Times (where he also served as deputy editor of the Op-Ed...
2011_DC_NBF_Say_11092521Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Allen Say
Allen Say
Allen Say was born in Yokohama, Japan, and he dreamed of becoming a cartoonist from the age of 6. When he was 12, he apprenticed for his favorite cartoonist, Noro Shinpei. In 1972, Say illustrated his first children's book, and until 1987 was a part-time illustrator. That year, while...
2011_DC_NBF_Chua_11092418Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Amy Chua
Amy Chua
"Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" (Penguin) has created a sensation with its depiction of the strict, traditional child-rearing of the author's children. Her two daughters were never allowed to watch television or play computer games, be in a school play, have a play date, get any grade less...
2011_DC_NBF_Watkins_1109253Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Angela Farris Watkins
Angela Farris Watkins
Angela Farris Watkins, Ph.D., is an associate professor of psychology at Spelman College. She is Martin Luther King Jr.'s niece, and her new book is "My Uncle Martin's Words for America: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Niece Tells How He Made a Difference."
2011_DC_NBF_Selznick_11092417Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Brian Selznick
Brian Selznick
“The Invention of Hugo Cabret" won a Caldecott Medal for its author and illustrator, Brian Selznick. It was also a finalist for a National Book Award, and Martin Scorsese has directed the film version, which will be released this November. His other books have received many awards and...
2011_DC_NBF_Millard_11092410Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Candice Millard
Candice Millard
Candice Millard is a former writer and editor for National Geographic magazine. Her first book, "The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey," was a New York Times best-seller and was named one of the best books of the year by, among others, The New York Times, The...
2011_DC_NBF_Peterson_1109254Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Carla L. Peterson
Carla L. Peterson
Carla L. Peterson is an English professor and affiliate faculty member of the American Studies, African-American Studies and Women's Studies departments at the University of Maryland at College Park. Her works include "African-American Women Orators in the Antebellum North,"...
2011_DC_NBF_McCutcheon_1109258Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Carmen Agra Deedy and John McCutcheon
Carmen Agra Deedy
Children's book author and storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy has won more than a dozen awards for her work. She was born in Havana, Cuba, and emigrated to the United States with her family in 1963 during the aftermath of the Cuban Revolution. Her most recent books are "The Cheshire Cheese...
2011_DC_NBF_VanDusen_11092417Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Chris Van Dusen
Chris Van Dusen
Chris Van Dusen writes: “As a child, my brothers and I would spend hours drawing pictures. We didn’t have video games or computers to entertain us, so we drew instead. … I had no idea back then that I’d end up writing and illustrating children’s books when I grew up.” Since then, Van...
2011_DC_NBF_Emerson_1109241Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Claudia Emerson
Claudia Emerson
All of Claudia Emerson's books, "Pharaoh, Pharaoh," "Pinion: An Elegy," "Late Wife" and her latest work, "Figure Studies," were published as part of Louisiana State University Press's signature series, Southern Messenger Poets, edited by Dave Smith. "Late Wife" won the 2006 Pulitzer...
2011_DC_NBF_Eggers_1109249Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Dave Eggers
Dave Eggers
The author of the best-selling memoir "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius" is also the founder of the literacy project called 826 Valencia, named after its address in San Francisco. "A Heartbreaking Work" is the story of the author's struggle to raise his younger brother in San...
2011_DC_NBF_McCullough_11092530Natl Book Festival 2011 -- David McCullough
David McCullough
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has called David McCullough the "citizen chronicler" for his meticulously researched and beautifully written historical books, such as the Pulitzer Prize winners "Truman" and "John Adams," the latter of which became an Emmy Award-winning...
2011_DC_NBF_Kendrick_1109251Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Dolores Kendrick
Dolores Kendrick
Dolores Kendrick is poet laureate of the District of Columbia. She is the author of the award-winning "The Women of Plums: Poems in the Voices of Slave Women," as well as "Why the Woman Is Singing on the Corner: A Verse Narrative" (Peter E. Randall Publisher), a collection of poems on...
2011_DC_NBF_Lawson_1109248Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Dorie McCullough Lawson
Dorie McCullough Lawson
Dorie McCullough Lawson is the author of the novel “Along Comes a Stranger.” Her first book was “Posterity: Letters of Great Americans to Their Children,” which was an anthology of the words and wisdom of 68 Americans, including Ansel Adams, Thomas Edison, Sam Houston, Mary Todd...
2011_DC_NBF_Waller_1109257Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Douglas Waller
Douglas Waller
Douglas Waller, a former veteran correspondent for Newsweek and Time, has reported on the CIA for six years. Waller also covered the Pentagon, State Department, White House and Congress. He is the author of the best-sellers "The Commandos: The Inside Story of America's Secret Soldiers,"...
2011_DC_NBF_Morris_1109244Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Edmund Morris
Edmund Morris
"The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt," the first in a trilogy about the 26th U.S. president, won both the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for its author, Edmund Morris. The second in the series was the award winning "Theodore Rex," and the final volume is 2010's "Colonel Roosevelt"...
2011_DC_NBF_Robinson_1109245Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Eugene Robinson
Eugene Robinson
Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2009 for his "eloquent columns on the 2008 presidential campaign that focus[ed] on the election of the first African-American president, showcasing graceful writing and grasp of the larger historic...
2011_DC_NBF_Exquisite_1109245Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Exquisite Corpse Adventure
Exquisite Corpse Adventure
Join emcee Mary Brigid Barrett and authors and illustrators Calef Brown, Susan Cooper, Jack Gantos, Gregory Maguire, Patricia McKissack, Katherine Paterson and Chris Van Dusen for a session of fun and surprises as they bring you excerpts from the episodic story "The Exquisite...
2011_DC_NBF_Keillor_1109258Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Garrison Keillor
Garrison Keillor
The place "where all the women are strong, all the men are good looking and all the children are above average" is the creation of Lake Wobegon's founder, Garrison Keillor. The show began as a morning radio program on Minnesota Public Radio in 1969, called "A Prairie Home Companion"...
2011_DC_NBF_Wilkerson_1109244Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Isabel Wilkerson
Isabel Wilkerson
Isabel Wilkerson, who spent most of her career as a national correspondent and bureau chief at The New York Times, is the first African American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize in the history of American journalism and the first black American to win for individual reporting. Inspired by...
2011_DC_NBF_Billington_11092429Natl Book Festival 2011 -- James H. Billington
James H. Billington
James Hadley Billington was sworn in as the Librarian of Congress on September 14, 1987. He is the 13th person to hold the position since the Library was established in 1800.
2011_DC_NBF_Swanson_11092421Natl Book Festival 2011 -- James L. Swanson
James L. Swanson
James Swanson, who shares Abraham Lincoln's Feb. 12 birthday, is the author of the New York Times best-seller "Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer," upon which the young people's version, "Chasing Lincoln's Killer," is based. Swanson has written for The Wall Street Journal,...
2011_DC_NBF_Egan_1109245Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Jennifer Egan
Jennifer Egan
Jennifer Egan is the author of "The Invisible Circus," a novel that became a feature film starring Cameron Diaz in 2001; "Look at Me," a finalist for the National Book Award in fiction; and "The Keep," which was a national best-seller. Her nonfiction articles appear frequently in The New...
2011_DC_NBF_Lehrer_1109245Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Jim Lehrer
Jim Lehrer
In October 1975, the half-hour "Robert MacNeil Report," with Jim Lehrer as the Washington correspondent, premiered on Thirteen/WNET New York. Over the next seven years, "The MacNeil/Lehrer Report" (as it was renamed in 1976) won more than 30 awards. In September 1983, Lehrer and MacNeil...
2011_DC_NBF_Achenbach_1109251Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Joel Achenbach
Joel Achenbach
Washington Post science and politics writer Joel Achenbach was the newspaper's first online columnist with "Rough Draft" in 1999. His latest and seventh book is "A Hole at the Bottom of the Sea: The Race to Kill the BP Oil Gusher" (Simon & Schuster). Achenbach's other books include "The...
2011_DC_NBF_Marciano_1109254Natl Book Festival 2011 -- John Bemelmans Marciano
John Bemelmans Marciano
John Bemelmans Marciano says that “it really, really helped that my grandfather, Ludwig Bemelmans, had created the Madeline books and left a story unfinished for me to work on.” And that Marciano has done. “Madeline at the White House” (Viking Juvenile) is the latest book...
2011_DC_NBF_Muth_1109255Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Jon J Muth
Jon J Muth
Artist Jon J Muth is the creator of this year's art for the National Book Festival poster. He studied stone sculpture and calligraphy in Japan, and the Japanese influence is readily apparent in his "Zen" series of illustrated books. The first in the series, "Zen Shorts," won the prestigious...
2011_DC_NBF_Foer_11092525Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Joshua Foer
Joshua Foer
Joshua Foer's writing has appeared in National Geographic, Esquire, Slate, Outside, The New York Times and other publications. He is the co-founder of the Atlas Obscura, an online guide to the world's wonders and curiosities. He is also the co-founder of the design competition Sukkah City....
2011_DC_NBF_JMoore_11092420Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore is a four-time Academy Award-nominated actress and the New York Times best-selling author of three books about Freckleface Strawberry, a character inspired by her own childhood experiences. She is also an avid reader, a literacy advocate and the mother of two young...
2011_DC_NBF_Martin_1109247Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Justin Martin
Justin Martin
Justin Martin is the author of the widely acclaimed biographies "Greenspan: The Man Behind the Money," about the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, and "Nader: Crusader, Spoiler, Icon," about the consumer advocate and failed presidential candidate. His new book, "Genius of Place: The...
2011_DC_NBF_Nelson_11092511Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Kadir Nelson
Kadir Nelson
Writer and illustrator Kadir Nelson, who began drawing at age 3 and painting at age 10, says, "I have always been an artist. It's part of my DNA." He began collaborating with writers in 1999, including choreographer Debbie Allen ("Dancing in the Wings") and Ntozake Shange ("Ellington Was...
2011_DC_NBF_Kibuishi_11092513Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Kazu Kibuishi
Kazu Kibuishi
Kazu Kibuishi is the founder and editor of the "Flight Anthologies,"a critically acclaimed comics series, as well as the creator of "Daisy Kutter: The Last Train," a winner of the YALSA Best Books for Young Adults Award. Born in Tokyo, Kibuishi moved to the U.S. with his mother and...
2011_DC_NBF_Miller_1109255Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Kristie Miller
Kristie Miller
Kristie Miller is a research associate at the Southwest Center of the University of Arizona and author of "Isabella Greenway: An Enterprising Woman" and "Ruth Hanna McCormick: A Life in Politics, 1880-1944." She is also co-editor of "A Volume of Friendship: The Letters of Eleanor...
2011_DC_NBF_Fleisher_1109243Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Leon Fleisher
Leon Fleisher
In what The New York Times calls "a candid and lively memoir," world-renowned pianist Leon Fleisher frankly discusses how his thoughts turned to suicide when, in 1965, his left hand became crippled by a disease that was not diagnosed until 1991. During that interval, unwilling to concede...
2011_DC_NBF_Kaufman_1109256Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Marc Kaufman
Marc Kaufman
Are we alone in the universe? In “First Contact: Scientific Breakthroughs in the Hunt for Life Beyond Earth” (Simon & Schuster), Washington Post science writer Marc Kaufman suggests that, as never before, we now have the knowledge and technology to answer that question, and will likely...
2011_DC_NBF_Reinhart_1109246Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Matthew Reinhart
Matthew Reinhart
Matthew Reinhart is the co-creator of the "Encyclopedia Prehistorica" and "Encyclopedia Mythologica" series. He has also created many other award-winning pop-up books, including "Mommy?" by Maurice Sendak and Arthur Yorinks and "Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy."
2011_DC_NBF_Jasonoff_1109244Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Maya Jasanoff
Maya Jasanoff
Maya Jasanoff is currently an associate professor of history at Harvard University. Her first book, "Edge of Empire: Lives, Culture and Conquest in the East, 1750–1850," was awarded the 2005 Duff Cooper Prize and was a book of the year selection in numerous publications, including The...
2011_DC_NBF_Misc28Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Miscellaneous
2011_DC_NBF_Moona_1109247Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Moona Luna
Moona Luna
Moona Luna is the passionate second project of New York-based songwriter Sandra Velasquez and her critically acclaimed Latin band, Pistolera. With her daughter as inspiration, Velasquez wrote an album's worth of songs geared for families. After writing exclusively in Spanish for Pistolera,...
2011_DC_NBF_Stephenson_1109253Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Neal Stephenson
Neal Stephenson
Neal Stephenson is the author of the three-volume historical epic "The Baroque Cycle" ("Quicksilver," "The Confusion" and "The System of the World") and the novels "Cryptonomicon," "The Diamond Age," "Snow Crash," "Zodiac" and "Anathem." Last year, Stephenson introduced "The...
2011_DC_NBF_Thompson_11092543Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Richard Thompson
Richard Thompson
The most recent Reuben Award, cartooning's equivalent of the Oscar, went to Richard Thompson, creator of "Cul de Sac," a strip born in The Washington Post seven years ago featuring the Otterloop family. Thompson also draws the "Richard's Poor Almanac" cartoon, and his new book is...
2011_DC_NBF_Dove_1109248Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Rita Dove
Rita Dove
In 1993 Rita Dove was appointed Poet Laureate of the United States by the Library of Congress, making her the youngest person -- and the first African-American -- to receive this honor; she held the position for two years. She was reappointed Special Consultant in Poetry for 2000, the Library...
2011_DC_NBF_WmsGarcia_1109242Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Rita Williams-Garcia
Rita Williams-Garcia
In "One Crazy Summer" (Amistad) winner of the 2011 Coretta Scott King and Newbery Honor awards, Rita Williams-Garcia places her main character, Delphine, in Oakland, Calif., in 1968--a tumultuous period in American history. Nevertheless, Delphine triumphs over the adversity of...
2011_DC_NBF_Banks_11092411Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Russell Banks
Russell Banks
The author of more than a dozen works of fiction, Russell Banks' newest novel is "Lost Memory of Skin" (Ecco). His work has been translated into more than 20 languages, and two of his novels have been adapted into award-winning films: "The Sweet Hereafter" and "Affliction." His novel...
2011_DC_NBF_McBratney_1109255Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Sam McBratney
Sam McBratney
A native of Northern Ireland, Sam McBratney was a teacher in his 30s when he started writing children's books. He wanted to help children with reading problems. Now, with the 57th book of his career, "Guess How Much I Love You" has been issued in a pop-up version by Candlewick Press. All...
2011_DC_NBF_Paretsky_1109247Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Sara Paretsky
Sara Paretsky
When detective V.I. Warshawski debuted in 1982 in "Indemnity Only," its author, Sara Paretsky, created a sensation by creating a female investigator who uses her wits as well as her fists. Paretsky challenged a genre in which women typically were either vamps or victims. "Body Work"...
2011_DC_NBF_Dessen_1109244Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Sarah Dessen
Sarah Dessen
Sarah Dessen grew up in Chapel Hill, N.C., and attended UNC-Chapel Hill, graduating with highest honors in creative writing. She is the author of several novels, including "Someone Like You," "Just Listen" and "Along for the Ride." A motion picture based on her first two books, called "How...
2011_DC_NBF_Alexie_1109254Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Sherman Alexie
Sherman Alexie
"The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" was both a critical and commercial success for author Sherman Alexie. The multitalented Alexie is also a poet, filmmaker and occasional comedian who often draws on his experiences as a Native American for his work. The 1998 independent...
2011_DC_NBF_Mukherjee_1109258Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Siddhartha Mukherjee
Siddhartha Mukherjee
"The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer" (Scribner), which won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction, is Siddhartha Mukherjee's story of this dreaded disease -- from its origins to the global battle to cure, control and conquer it. Mukherjee is a cancer...
2011_DC_NBF_Plumly_1109254Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Stanley Plumly
Stanley Plumly
Stanley Plumly is poet laureate of Maryland. His most recent poetry collection, "Old Heart" (W.W. Norton), was a National Book Award finalist. His work has been honored with eight Pushcart prizes, a Rockefeller Foundation fellowship and many other awards. He is a Maryland Distinguished...
2011_DC_NBF_Cooper_1109252Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Susan Cooper
Susan Cooper
Susan Cooper has been writing for over 30 years. In this time she has written numerous newspaper articles, books for children and adults, screenplays for TV and the cinema and a Broadway play. She is best known for her five-book series, "The Dark Is Rising," which includes the Newbery...
2011_DC_NBF_dePaola_1109242Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Tomie dePaola
Tomie dePaola
More than 250 books feature the name Tomie dePaola as the illustrator, writer or both. He has been published for more than 40 years and has sold more than 15 million books worldwide. He was also the United States nominee in 1990 for the Hans Christian Andersen Award in illustration. The...
2011_DC_NBF_Morrison_1109248Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison
The work of Toni Morrison has gained worldwide acclaim. The 1993 Nobel Prize in literature was awarded to Morrison, "who in novels characterized by visionary force and poetic import, gives life to an essential aspect of American reality." Her novel "Beloved" won the Pulitzer Prize for...
2011_DC_NBF_Krishnaswami_1109244Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Uma Krishnaswami
Uma Krishnaswami
Uma Krishnaswami, who was born in New Delhi, was an only child who moved often for her father's career. She says she befriended books and made up stories in her head to compensate for her loneliness. She published her first story when she was 13, in Children's World, a magazine...
2011_DC_NBF_Amos_11092514Natl Book Festival 2011 -- Wally Amos
Wally Amos
Today, his name is a household word. Wally founded the Read It Loud! Foundation in 2005, urging parents and caregivers to read aloud to children for at least 10 minutes each day from birth to 6 years old. Read It Loud! is partnered with MARSYS, the Center for the Book in the Library of...
2014_DC_NBF_Collins_14083038Natl Book Festival 2014 -- Billy Collins and Karen Romagna
Billy Collins:
Former Poet Laureate (2001-2003) Billy Collins has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Bruce Weber of The New York Times has called Collins “the most popular poet in America.” While he was Poet...
2014_DC_NBF_OMalley_14083027Natl Book Festival 2014 -- Bryan Lee O'Malley
Award-winning cartoonist, writer and artist Bryan Lee O’Malley is best known for his New York Times best-selling Scott Pilgrim series. O’Malley first captivated readers with the story of Scott Pilgrim, a 23- year-old slacker-sometimes-musician on a mission to defeat the seven evil exes of his love...
2014_DC_NBF_Sibley_1408307Natl Book Festival 2014 -- David Sibley
Ornithologist, author and illustrator David Sibley first published “The Sibley Guide to Birds” in 2000, a book that quickly became known as the nation’s supreme and most comprehensive guide to birds. Sibley has received the Roger Tory Peterson Award from the American Birding Association for lifetime...
2014_DC_NBF_Marciuliano_14083020Natl Book Festival 2014 -- Francesco Marciuliano
Francesco Marciuliano has, since 1997, been the writer of the “Sally Forth” comic strip. One of his early best-sellers is “I Could Pee on This and Other Poems by Cats.” It was on both the New York Times and Los Angeles Times best-seller lists and, according to IndieBound, was the No. 2 best-selling book...
2014_DC_NBF_Yang_14083083Natl Book Festival 2014 -- Gene Luen Yang
Two separate events with Gene. Once on his own and once with Mike Cavna.
Gene Luen Yang is a writer of both graphic novels and comics. His work “American Born Chinese” is a creative text that chronicles the Asian-American experience in a way that resonates with teen readers. It was the first graphic...
2014_DC_NBF_Books2Movies_14083015Natl Book Festival 2014 -- Great Books to Great Movies
Great Books to Great Movies:
Why are we drawn to movies based on the books we love? Is seeing believing or is reading enough? In this dynamic multimedia presentation and panel discussion, four great American novelists discuss and present film clips from movies that were based on their books. They...
2014_DC_NBF_Shabazz_14083015Natl Book Festival 2014 -- Ilyasah Shabazz
Iyasah Shabazz is the third daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz. She is a community organizer, activist, motivational speaker and author of the critically acclaimed “Growing Up X.” Shabazz is co-editor with Herb Boyd of “The Diary of Malcolm X” and worked with illustrator A.G. Ford on her new book,...
2014_DC_NBF_Smith_14083078Natl Book Festival 2014 -- Jeff Smith
Cartoonist Jeff Smith is best known for creating the comic book and graphic novel series “Bone,” a publication characterized by both light-hearted comedy and dark fantasy. The idea for the Bone cousins, lead characters in the series, began to formulate when Smith was just a kid, inspired by the cartoons...
2014_DC_NBF_JBrown_14083050Natl Book Festival 2014 -- Jeffrey Brown
Ignatz Award winner Jeffrey Brown began his career with the self-published “Clumsy.” He earned an MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago School as a painter, but he soon found his niche in drawing comics. He is the author-illustrator of “Star Wars: Jedi Academy No. 2: Return of the Padawan” (Scholastic),...
2014_DC_NBF_Lewis_14083017Natl Book Festival 2014 -- John Lewis and Andrew Aydin
Andrew Aydin:
Andrew Aydin is an aide to Rep. John Lewis and co-author of the first book of the Congressman's graphic novel memoir trilogy, “March” (Top Shelf Productions).

Rep. John Lewis:
John Lewis has served as the U.S. States representative for Georgia’s 5th Congressional District since 1987....
2014_DC_NBF_Blake_1408309Natl Book Festival 2014 -- Kendare Blake
Adopted from South Korea when she was 7 months, Kendare Blake was raised in the United States. She arrived with the following advice: “Feed her lots of chocolate.” Blake’s debut novel focused on four friends who came of age after 9/11. Her young adult horror novels have received wide acclaim, including...
2014_DC_NBF_Literacy_14083093Natl Book Festival 2014 -- Literacy Awards Presentation
Library of Congress Literacy Awards Presentation:
Winners of the second annual Library of Congress Literacy Awards will be announced. Through the generosity of David M. Rubenstein, the Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program honors organizations that have made outstanding contributions to...
2014_DC_NBF_Donnelly_14083038Natl Book Festival 2014 -- Liza Donnelly
Author and cartoonist Liza Donnelly is best known for her career with The New Yorker, where she has been drawing cartoons on culture and politics for more than 30 years. Her work has been featured in several notable publications, such as The New York Times, The Harvard Business Review and The Nation,...
2014_DC_NBF_Misc_14083060Natl Book Festival 2014 -- Miscellaneous
Folks here include Richard Moe, Joe Sutliff and his family, Maryland writer Elizabeth Dahl ("Genie Wishes"), and James Billington
2014_DC_NBF_Kotz_1408305Natl Book Festival 2014 -- Nick Kotz
As an acclaimed journalist and author, Nick Kotz has conveyed important stories to the American people on topics such as government corruption, national defense, civil rights and social justice. For his work as a journalist for The Des Moines Register and The Washington Post, Kotz has been honored with...
2014_DC_NBF_Telgemeier_14083051Natl Book Festival 2014 -- Raina Telgemeier
Raina Telgemeier is an author, illustrator and cartoonist. Her graphic novels “Smile” and “Drama” are both No. 1 New York Times best-sellers. “Smile,” Telgemeier’s autobiographical account of her childhood dental drama, is a Boston Globe-Horn Award Honor title and an Eisner award winner for Best...
2014_DC_NBF_5thBeatle_14083038Natl Book Festival 2014 -- Vivek Tiwary and Kyle Baker ("Fifth Beatle")
Vivek Tiwary:
Vivek Tiwary is an author, Broadway theater producer and founder of Tiwary Entertainment Group. Tiwary’s debut graphic novel, “The Fifth Beatle” (Dark Horse), tells the true story of Brian Epstein, the visionary manager behind the spotlight who led the Beatles to stardom. Despite his...
2015_DC_NBF_Gordon_Reed_1509057Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Annette Gordon-Reed
Annette Gordon-Reed, a professor of law and history at Harvard University, is one of the country's most distinguished presidential scholars. She received the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in history for her book "The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family" (Norton). Her first book was the acclaimed "Thomas...
2015_DC_NBF_Nafisi_1509054Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Azar Nafisi
Azar Nafisi is best known as the author of the national best-seller "Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books," a vivid portrait of the Islamic revolution in Iran and how it affected one university professor and her students. She is the executive director of Cultural Conversations at the Foreign...
2015_DC_NBF_Aldrin_15090533Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Buzz Aldrin
Buzz Aldrin, selected by NASA as one of the early astronauts, made the historic Apollo XI moon walk with Neil Armstrong in 1969. Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, he lectures and travels throughout the world to pursue and discuss the latest concepts and ideas for exploring the universe....
2015_DC_NBF_Bell_1509052Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Cece Bell
A Virginia-born author and illustrator, Cece Bell enjoys limeade and lives in an old church. She majored in art at the College of William and Mary, where she met her author-illustrator husband, Tom Angleberger. Her works include “Bee-wigged,” “Itty Bitty,” “Food Friends,” “Busy Buddies” and the Sock...
2015_DC_NBF_Appy_1509056Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Christian G. Appy
Christian G. Appy is a professor of history at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is the author of three books on the Vietnam War, including “Working-Class War: American Combat Soldiers and Vietnam” and “Patriots: The Vietnam War Remembered from All Sides,” which won the Massachusetts Book...
2015_DC_NBF_Leo_Ghost_1509057Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Christian Robinson and Mac Barnett ("Leo: A Ghost Story")
Christian Robinson is an illustrator and animator. He has worked with Pixar Animation Studios and The Sesame Street Workshop. Robinson is the illustrator of several best-selling and acclaimed picture books, including “Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker,” “Gaston,” “Last Stop on Market...
2015_DC_NBF_Baldacci_15090513Natl Book Festival 2015 -- David Baldacci
David Baldacci is the best-selling author of more than 25 novels, of which several have been adapted for film and television. His books have been published and sold in over 45 languages and 80 countries, and have more than 110 million copies in print worldwide. A tireless advocate for literacy and the...
2015_DC_NBF_Maraniss_15090521Natl Book Festival 2015 -- David Maraniss
David Maraniss is an associate editor at The Washington Post who has recently published “Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story” (Simon & Schuster). Maraniss is a three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and won the Pulitzer for national reporting in 1993 for his newspaper coverage of then presidential...
2015_DC_NBF_McCullough_15090536Natl Book Festival 2015 -- David McCullough
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has called David McCullough the "citizen chronicler" for his meticulously researched and beautifully written historical books, such as the Pulitzer Prize winners "Truman" and "John Adams," the latter of which became an Emmy Award-winning miniseries on HBO. He is...
2015_DC_NBF_Larson_1509054Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Edward J. Larson
Historian and author Edward J. Larson is a professor of history and holds the Hugh & Hazel Darling Chair in Law at Pepperdine University. He received the Pulitzer Prize in History for his book “Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion.” His other...
2015_DC_NBF_Fenn_1509057Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Elizabeth A. Fenn
Pulitzer Prize-winning Elizabeth A. Fenn is an associate professor of history at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is a distinguished scholar whose studies focus on the early American west, epidemic disease, Native American history and environmental history. Her dissertation was published in...
2015_DC_NBF_Osnos_1509056Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Evan Osnos
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Evan Osnos is a staff writer for The New Yorker and covers foreign affairs and politics. He is also a contributor to “This American Life,” “Frontline” and PBS. During his career, Osnos has reported from the Middle East and China and worked as the Beijing bureau chief at...
2015_DC_NBF_Thomas_15090520Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Evan Thomas w/David Rubenstein
Noted journalist and best-selling author Evan Thomas is well-known to viewers of the Washington public affairs show “Inside Washington,” which ceased production in 2013. He has worked for Time magazine, and has been editor-at-large at Newsweek since 2006. His book “The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge,...
2015_DC_NBF_Anderson_1509053Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Gerald Anderson and Susan Orlins
Still Standing: How an ex-con found salvation in the floodwaters of Katrina
2015_DC_NBF_Graphic1_150905184Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Graphic Novels Part 1: Knight, Alcaraz, Stantis w/Michael Cavna
Keith Knight is a musician and cartoonist. His works include The K Chronicles, (Th)ink and The Knight Life series. He has received the Comic-Con Inkpot Award for career achievement, multiple Glyph Awards for best comic strip and the Harvey Kurtzman Award for best syndicated comic strip. His art has...
2015_DC_NBF_Graphic2_15090576Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Graphic Novels Part 2: Noomin, Lasko-Gorss, Robbins
Diane Noomin is a comics artist best known as the creator of Didi Glitz. She is one of the original contributors to Wimmen's Comix and is the editor of the anthology series Twisted Sisters. Her work has appeared in many books, magazines and underground comic publications, including Weirdo, Young Lust,...
2015_DC_NBF_Geronimo_15090510Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Harlyn Geronimo
Harlyn Geronimo is a Mescalero and Chiricahua Apache medicine man and the great-grandson of legendary Chiricahua Apache Chief Geronimo. He belongs to the Eastern Chiricahua Apaches known as Shá'i'ánde whose homelands are the Gila wilderness. The book “In Geronimo’s Footsteps: A Journey Beyond Legend”...
2015_DC_NBF_Wiencek_1509052Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Henry Wiencek
Henry Wiencek is a journalist, historian, editor and author of “Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux). His other books include “The Hairstons: An American Family in Black and White,” which won the National Book Critics’ Circle Award in biography, and “An...
2015_DC_NBF_Reed_1509054Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Ishmael Reed
Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and a finalist for two National Book Awards, Ishmael Reed is a novelist, poet, playwright, editor, lyricist and essayist with more than 25 published books. His works include “Yellow Black Radio Broke-Down,” “The Last Days of Louisiana Red,” “Mixing It Up: Taking on the...
2015_DC_NBF_Winik_1509055Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Jay Winik
Best-selling author Jay Winik is a senior scholar of history and public policy at the University of Maryland who is best known for his book “April 1864: The Month That Saved America.” He is a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal and his work is often published in The New York Times and The...
2015_DC_NBF_Theoharis_1509052Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Jeanne Theoharis
A professor of political science at the City University of New York’s Brooklyn College, Jeanne Theoharis is also an author of literature on civil rights struggles and political issues surrounding race in the U.S. Her latest work, “The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks” (Beacon Press), is a 2014 NAACP...
2015_DC_NBF_Holm_1509058Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Jennifer L. Holm
Jennifer L. Holm is a New York Times best-selling children’s author inspired by her own childhood. She has written the Newbery Honor-receiving novels “Turtle in Paradise,” “Penny from Heaven” and “Our Only May Amelia,” as well as the “Boston Jane” series. Instead of fighting with him for the comics...
2015_DC_NBF_Scieszka_1509052Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Jon Scieszka
Jon Scieszka was the first National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, a program sponsored by the Library of Congress Center for the Book and the Children’s Book Council. His zany, somewhat subversive sense of humor is evident in such best-sellers as “The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid...
2015_DC_NBF_Ellis_15090536Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Joseph Ellis w/David Rubenstein
Joseph Ellis, a professor teaching in the Leadership Studies program at Williams College, is a nationally recognized historian whose work focuses on the founders of the United States. The author of nine books, he has received the National Book Award in Nonfiction for "American Sphinx: The Character of...
2015_DC_NBF_Herrera_15090510Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Juan Felipe Herrera
Juan Felipe Herrera is the 2015-2016 Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress. In 2012, he was named poet laureate of California. Herrera is a winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for “Half the World in Light” and has received fellowships from the National Endowment for...
2015_DC_NBF_Bray_1509052Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Libba Bray
Libba Bray is the author of the Gemma Doyle trilogy, “Beauty Queens,” and the young adult novel “Going Bovine,” a winner of the Michael L. Printz Award. She has also written the Diviners series, whose latest addition is “Lair of Dreams: A Diviners Novel” (Hachette). In her spare time she sings and plays...
2015_DC_NBF_James_1509051Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Marlon James
Teacher and author Marlon James was born in Jamaica in 1970. He has written the novels “The Book of Night Women” and “John Crow’s Devil.” His most recent work is “A Brief History of Seven Killings” (Riverhead), which explores the political turmoil of late 1900s Jamaica through multiple perspectives....
2015_DC_NBF_Hope_1509057Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan ("Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland")
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mary Jordan is an author and a national correspondent at The Washington Post, where she has covered a wide range of subjects including style, education and politics. For several years Jordan was the founding editor and moderator for Washington Post Live. She has hosted...
2015_DC_NBF_Misc_15090562Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Miscellaneous
2015_DC_NBF_Sis_1509054Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Peter Sis
Peter Sis is a critically acclaimed children’s author, illustrator and filmmaker. He is a MacArthur Fellow and has received three Caldecott Honors, a Robert Silbert Medal, four Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards and the Hans Christian Andersen Award for illustration. His books include “The Wall: Growing up...
2015_DC_NBF_Suarez_1509053Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Ray Suarez
Ray Suarez is a broadcast journalist and currently the host of the daily program “Inside Story” on Al Jazeera America. He has been a senior correspondent for PBS “NewsHour,” host of the international news program “America Abroad,” host of the NPR program “Talk of the Nation” and a correspondent for CNN....
2015_DC_NBF_Atkinson_15090512Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Rick Atkinson
A three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, Rick Atkinson has received acclaim for both his contemporary journalism as well as his historical writing. Atkinson has been a reporter for The Kansas City Times and The Washington Post. His first book was “The Long Gray Line: The American Journey of West Point’s...
2015_DC_NBF_Tahir_1509053Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Sabaa Tahir
Best-selling author Sabaa Tahir spent her childhood reading and listening to the radio in the Mojave Desert and dreaming of growing up as a pirate or bear. After graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles, she became an editor for the Washington Post. Her wildly popular debut novel, “An...
2015_DC_NBF_Moses_1509056Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Shelia P. Moses
Poet, author, playwright and producer Shelia P. Moses was raised the ninth of 10 children. She is the co-author of Dick Gregory's memoir, "Callus on My Soul," as well as the award-winning author of several books for young readers: "The Legend of Buddy Bush," "The Return of Buddy Bush," "Joseph's Grace,"...
2015_DC_NBF_Manzano_1509057Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Sonia Manzano
Sonia Manzano has touched the lives of millions since the early 1970s as the actress who defined the role of Maria on the acclaimed television series “Sesame Street.” She has won 15 Emmy Awards for her television writing and is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Arts and...
2015_DC_NBF_Pastis_15090597Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Stephan Pastis w/Michael Cavna
Stephan Pastis used to be a lawyer. Now, he is the award-winning cartoonist who creates “Pearls Before Swine,” a syndicated daily comic strip that runs in 750 newspapers around the world. The humorous comic strip’s host of friends—Rat, Pig, Goat and Zebra—deliver a smart, witty and painfully honest...
2015_DC_NBF_Isaacson_1509052Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Walter Isaacson
Walter Isaacson is the president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies organization based in the District of Columbia. He has been the chairman and CEO of CNN and editor of Time magazine. His biography of the visionary former head of Apple Inc., “Steve Jobs,” is a...
2015_DC_NBF_Mosley_1509054Natl Book Festival 2015 -- Walter Mosley
Walter Mosley is the author of more than 40 books, including the critically acclaimed Easy Rawlins mystery series. His work has been translated into more than 20 languages and spans genres including literary fiction, science fiction, mystery and young adult novels. His first Easy Rawlins novel, “Devil...
2016_DC_NBF_Shaped_16092438Natl Book Festival 2016 -- A Book That Shaped Me Contest / Letters About Literature
A Book That Shaped Me Contest
"A Book That Shaped Me” is a summer writing contest that encourages rising fifth and sixth graders to reflect on a book that has had a personal impact on their lives. The contest is administered through local public library systems in the Mid-Atlantic region. Top winners...
2016_DC_NBF_Becker_1609247Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Aaron Becker
Aaron Becker
Illustrator Aaron Becker attended Pomona College and performed his first illustration job designing t-shirts for the water polo team. He is best known for his wordless children’s book, “Journey,” which received a Caldecott Honor in 2014. “Journey” is followed by “Quest” and the latest book...
2016_DC_NBF_Beaty_1609243Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Andrea Beaty
Andrea Beaty
Andrea Beaty is a best-selling author of children’s books. Her published works include “Rosie Revere, Engineer,” “Iggy Peck, Architect,” “Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies,” “Hide and Sheep” and “Artist Ted.” Beaty has received the Friends of American Writers Award, Parents Choice Silver and...
2016_DC_NBF_TJefferson_16092419Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter S. Onuf
Annette Gordon-Reed
Annette Gordon-Reed, a professor of law and history at Harvard University, is one of the country's most distinguished presidential scholars. She received the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in history for her book "The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family." Her first book was the...
2016_DC_NBF_Breathed_16092471Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Berkeley Breathed
Berkeley Breathed
Berkeley Breathed is a Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, children’s book author and illustrator, director and screenwriter best known for the comic strip Bloom County. His children’s books include “Pete and Pickles,” “Flawed Dogs: The Shocking Raid on Westminster” and “Mars Needs...
2016_DC_NBF_Woodward_16092423Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward has worked for The Washington Post since 1971. He has won nearly every American journalism award, and the Post won the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for his work with Carl Bernstein on the Watergate scandal. In addition, Woodward was the main reporter for the Post’s articles on the...
2016_DC_NBF_Gingrich_1609249Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Callista Gingrich
Callista Gingrich
Callista Gingrich is the best-selling author of the Ellis the Elephant children’s book series. She is the president of Gingrich Productions and produces historical and public policy documentaries with her husband, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Previously, she worked for...
2016_DC_NBF_Trillin_1609245Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Calvin Trillin
Calvin Trillin
Calvin Trillin is a journalist, humorist, food writer, poet, memoirist and novelist. He is best known for his humorous work on food and eating, but he also writes serious journalism, comic verse and fiction books. After a stint in the U.S. Army, Trillin worked as a reporter for Time...
2016_DC_NBF_Millard_16092410Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Candice Millard
Candice Millard
Candice Millard is a former writer and editor for National Geographic magazine. Her first book, "The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey," was a New York Times best-seller and was named one of the best books of the year by, among others, The New York Times, The...
2016_DC_NBF_BR_16092479Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Darrin Bell and Michael Ramirez
Darrin Bell
Darrin Bell is an award-winning comics artist and writer best known for his work on nationally syndicated comic strip “Candorville” and “Rudy Park.” He is also a syndicated editorial cartoonist for the Washington Post Writers Group and a storyboard artist. Bell’s work challenges social,...
2016_DC_NBF_CL_1609246Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin
Doreen Cronin
Doreen Cronin majored in journalism in college and after graduation spent years in publishing before deciding to go to law school. She practiced law in New York before turning to writing children's books full time. Her best-selling, award-winning books include "Click, Clack, Moo: Cows...
2016_DC_NBF_Brinkley_16092420Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Douglas Brinkley
Douglas Brinkley
Douglas Brinkley is a professor of history at Rice University and a contributing editor for Vanity Fair and American Heritage. He is the author of more than 20 books and the Chicago Tribune has dubbed him “America's new past master.” Seven of Brinkley’s books have been selected as New...
2016_DC_NBF_Piskor_16092462Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Ed Piskor
Ed Piskor
Ed Piskor is the researcher, writer and artist of Hip Hop Family Tree, the New York Times best-selling series that won the 2015 Eisner Award for best reality-based work. Hip Hop Family Tree is a thoroughly researched, richly detailed history that channels the music, style and language of the...
2016_DC_NBF_HP_16092418Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Elizabeth Hand and Hannah Pittard
Elizabeth Hand
Elizabeth Hand is a best-selling author known for her Cass Neary crime novel series. She has received many honors, including a Mythopoeic Award, a Tiptree Award, four World Fantasy Awards, two Nebula Awards, two Shirley Jackson Awards and three International Horror Guild Awards. Hand is...
2016_DC_NBF_Yang_16092468Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Gene Luen Yang
Gene Luen Yang
National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang is a writer of both graphic novels and comics. His first graphic novel “American Born Chinese” is about a teenager struggling with his identity – a theme that is common in much of Yang’s work, which emphasizes the...
2016_DC_NBF_Brooks_1609242Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Geraldine Brooks
Geraldine Brooks
Geraldine Brooks grew up in the western suburbs of Sydney, Australia. She worked as a reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald for three years as a feature writer with a special interest in environmental issues. She also worked for The Wall Street Journal, where she covered crises in the...
2016_DC_NBF_Tullet_1609241Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Hervé Tullet
Hervé Tullet
Hervé Tullet is the award-winning author-illustrator of more than 20 children’s books. He is considered one of the most innovative children’s authors and his works have been translated into 25 languages worldwide. Tullet’s titles include “The Big Book of Art,” “The Giant Game of...
2016_DC_NBF_Meacham_16092411Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Jon Meacham
Jon Meacham
Jon Meacham is the executive editor and executive vice president at Random House. During his career, he has been editor-in-chief of Newsweek, a contributing editor to Time Magazine, editor-at-large of WNET and a commentator on politics, history, and religious faith in America. Meacham’s...
2016_DC_NBF_Medina_16092410Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Juana Medina
Juana Medina
Juana Medina is an illustrator and author of children’s books, as well as a teacher at George Washington University. She grew up in Bogotá, Colombia and studied at the Rhode Island School of Design. Medina was the first winner of the Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship, an award given yearly...
2016_DC_NBF_Abdul_Jabbar_16092415Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Best-selling author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a six-time National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player, the NBA's all-time leading scorer with 38,387 points and a Basketball Hall of Fame inductee. His published works include “Mycroft Holmes,” “Giant Steps,” “Kareem,” “Black...
2016_DC_NBF_Beaton_16092413Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Kate Beaton
Kate Beaton
Cartoonist Kate Beaton is well-known for her online work “Hark! A Vagrant!” and her first published book of the same name was a best-seller. Her illustrations have appeared in the New Yorker, Harper's and Marvel's Strange Tales anthology. Beaton has received several Harvey awards, an Ignatz...
2016_DC_NBF_Paterson_16092411Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Katherine Paterson
Katherine Paterson
Katherine Paterson is a former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, an honor co-sponsored by the Library of Congress Center for the Book and the Children’s Book Council. Her international fame rests not only on her widely acclaimed novels but also on her efforts to...
2016_DC_NBF_Taylor_1609242Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is an assistant professor in Princeton University's Center for African American Studies. Her research often examines race and public policy, including American housing policies. Taylor’s articles have been published in Souls: A Critical Journal of Black...
2016_DC_NBF_Burns_16092425Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Ken Burns
Ken Burns
Ken Burns may be best known for his monumental documentary "The Civil War," which was viewed by more than 40 million people when it premiered in 1990, but he has been producing groundbreaking documentaries for more than 30 years, including "Baseball," "Jazz" and "The Brooklyn Bridge." He has...
2016_DC_NBF_Alexander_16092411Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Kwame Alexander
Kwame Alexander
Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator and best-selling author of 21 books, including “The Crossover,” which received the 2015 John Newbery Medal for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children, the Coretta Scott King Author Award Honor, the NCTE Charlotte Huck...
2016_DC_NBF_MJefferson_1609248Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Margo Jefferson
Margo Jefferson
The winner of a Pulitzer Prize for criticism, Margo Jefferson is a former theater and book critic for Newsweek and The New York Times. Her writing has appeared in various publications including Vogue, New York magazine and The New Republic. Jefferson’s first published book was “On...
2016_DC_NBF_MRobinson_16092429Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Marilynne Robinson
Marilynne Robinson
The winner of the 2016 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, Marilynne Robinson is the acclaimed author of “Housekeeping” (Picador) and Pulitzer Prize-winning “Gilead.” Robinson has also received the 2012 National Humanities Medal and published numerous essays, book reviews...
2016_DC_NBF_Roach_1609244Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Mary Roach
Mary Roach
Mary Roach is a best-selling author and writer known for her popular science and humor work. Her articles have appeared in many publications including Discover, Outside, National Geographic, New Scientist, Reader’s Digest, Wired and The New York Times Magazine. Roach has received an...
2016_DC_NBF_Sweet_1609243Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Melissa Sweet
Melissa Sweet
Melissa Sweet has illustrated nearly 100 children’s books ranging from board books to nonfiction titles. Her artwork has also appeared in the New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Madison Park Greetings and Smilebox. Sweet has received various honors including a Sibert Medal, two...
2016_DC_NBF_Misc_16092472Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Miscellaneous
Several less-renowned authors were autographing books. Alton Carter was signing "The Boy Who Carried Bricks" at the Oklahoma booth. C.L. Pullella was signing "Finley's Fall" at the Politics and Prose book sale section. Also seen here were David S. Mao from the Library of Congress, Gareth Hinds and...
2016_DC_NBF_GI_1609249Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Newt Gingrich and Steven Israel
Newt Gingrich
Newt Gingrich is a former U.S. Speaker of the House and the best-selling author of more than 25 books. Currently, he is a contributor to Fox News, a senior advisor for Dentons law firm and a senior scientist at Gallup. Gingrich’s nonfiction books include “Breakout: Pioneers of the Future,...
2016_DC_NBF_Stevenson_16092441Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Noelle Stevenson
Noelle Stevenson
Cartoonist and writer Noelle Stevenson is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her debut graphic novel “Nimona” won the Slate Cartoonist’s Studio Prize, was nominated for a Harvey Award, was a New York Times Notable Book, and was a finalist for the National Book Award,...
2016_DC_NBF_Telgemeier_16092439Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Raina Telgemeier
Raina Telgemeier
Raina Telgemeier is an author, illustrator and cartoonist. Her graphic novels “Smile” and “Drama” are both No. 1 New York Times best-sellers. “Smile,” Telgemeier’s autobiographical account of her childhood dental drama, is a Boston Globe-Horn Award Honor title and an Eisner award...
2016_DC_NBF_Arroyo_1609242Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Raymond Arroyo
Raymond Arroyo
Best-selling author Raymond Arroyo is an internationally-acclaimed and award-winning journalist and producer. He is the news director and lead anchor of EWTN News, the news division of Eternal World Television Network—Global Catholic Network, as well as the creator and host of The World...
2016_DC_NBF_March3_16092434Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Rep. John Lewis and Andrew Aydin
Rep. John Lewis
John Lewis has served as the U.S. States representative for Georgia’s 5th Congressional District since 1987. He is senior chief deputy whip for the Democratic Party. Rep. Lewis had been serving America long before his congressional career began, as he is revered as a major civil rights...
2016_DC_NBF_Rushdie_16092411Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Salman Rushdie
Salman Rushdie
Salman Rushdie is an Indian-British novelist and essayist. His novels include "Midnight's Children," "The Satanic Verses," "The Ground Beneath Her Feet," "The Enchantress of Florence" and his latest, " Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights” (Random House). For his writing, he...
2016_DC_NBF_Hale_1609246Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Shannon Hale
Shannon Hale
New York Times best-selling author Shannon Hale started writing books at age 10 and never stopped, eventually earning an MFA in creative writing. After 19 years of writing and dozens of rejections, she published "The Goose Girl," the first book in her award-winning Books of Bayern series,...
2016_DC_NBF_SRobinson_16092410Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Sharon Robinson
Sharon Robinson
Sharon Robinson, daughter of legendary baseball hero and civil rights pioneer Jackie Robinson, is the author of several books for young readers, including the acclaimed "Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America" and the fiction novels "Safe at Home" and "Slam Dunk." As an...
2016_DC_NBF_Rhimes_16092425Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Shonda Rhimes
Shonda Rhimes
Shonda Rhimes is an award-winning television producer and writer well-known for her groundbreaking series “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal.” She is also the executive producer of the acclaimed series “How to Get Away with Murder.” Rhimes has received numerous awards, including a Golden...
2016_DC_NBF_Blackall_16092414Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Sophie Blackall
Sophie Blackall
Sophie Blackall is an Australian illustrator and creator of best-selling children’s books. Her editorial illustrations have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Time, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Town & Country and many other publications. Blackall...
2016_DC_NBF_King_16092411Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Stephen King
Stephen King
Stephen King is the international best-selling author of more than 50 books and almost 200 short stories. Many of his works have been adapted for film or other media and his books have sold more than 350 million copies worldwide. His recent books include “Mr. Mercedes,” “Finders Keepers”...
2017_DC_NBF_Stavridis_17090210Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Adm. James Stavridis
Adm. James Stavridis
A retired Navy admiral, James Stavridis is dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, a senior fellow at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and chairman of the board of the U.S. Naval Institute. He retired from the Navy after 37 years...
2017_DC_NBF_McDermott_17090211Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Alice McDermott
Alice McDermott
Writer and university professor Alice McDermott won the National Book Award for her 1998 novel, “Charming Billy.” McDermott is the Johns Hopkins Richard A. Mackery Professor of the Humanities. Her 2006 novel, “After This,” was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her novel “Someone” was a...
2017_DC_NBF_King_1709024Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Amy Sarig King
Amy Sarig King
Amy Sarig King is an award-winning young adult novelist from Pennsylvania and a faculty member at the Vermont College of Fine Arts writing for children and young adults program. Her recently published young adult novels include “Still Life with Tornado,” which follows a teenaged artist...
2017_DC_NBF_Berg_17090218Natl Book Festival 2017 -- A. Scott Berg
A. Scott Berg
With the publication of his first book, “Max Perkins: Editor of Genius,” in 1978, A. Scott Berg won a National Book Award. His third book, “Lindbergh,” about the famous aviator Charles Lindbergh, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1998. Just 12 days after Katharine Hepburn died in 2003, Berg...
2017_DC_NBF_Van_Dusen_1709026Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Chris Van Dusen
Chris Van Dusen
Chris Van Dusen is an author and illustrator of children’s picture books. He began his career as an illustrator at a magazine for teenagers and as a freelance illustrator, until he wrote his first children’s book, “Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee.” He has been writing and illustrating...
2017_DC_NBF_Toibin_17090212Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Colm Toíbín
Colm Toíbín
Colm Tóibín is the author of seven novels, including “The Master,” winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and “Brooklyn,” winner of the Costa Book Award and now a major motion picture. He is also the author of best-selling “Nora Webster” and “The Testament of Mary.” Tóibín is currently...
2017_DC_NBF_Rice_17090214Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Condoleezza Rice (w/David Rubenstein)
Condoleezza Rice
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is the second woman and the second African American to hold the office. She was secretary of state in 2005-2009 and national security adviser in 2001-2005 for President George W. Bush. She has been on the faculty of Stanford University since...
2017_DC_NBF_Chaon_17090214Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Dan Chaon
Dan Chaon
Dan Chaon is a novelist and short story writer. Chaon completed his undergraduate studies at Northwestern and received his M.A. from Syracuse. His work “Among the Missing” was a 2001 finalist for the National Book Award. Currently, he is the Pauline Delaney Professor of Creative Writing and...
2017_DC_NBF_Baldacci_17090213Natl Book Festival 2017 -- David Baldacci
David Baldacci
David Baldacci is the best-selling author of more than 30 novels, several of which have been adapted for film and television. His books have been published and sold in over 45 languages and 80 countries, and have more than 110 million copies in print worldwide. A tireless advocate for...
2017_DC_NBF_McCullough_17090244Natl Book Festival 2017 -- David McCullough (w/David Rubenstein)
David McCullough
Former Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has called David McCullough the "citizen chronicler" for his meticulously researched and beautifully written historical books, such as the Pulitzer Prize winners "Truman" and "John Adams," the latter of which became an Emmy Award-winning...
2017_DC_NBF_Gabaldon_17090214Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Diana Gabaldon
Diana Gabaldon
The best-selling author of the wildly popular Outlander series, Diana Gabaldon has written eight Outlander novels, which have sold more than 28 million copies. Her new book, “Seven Stones to Stand or Fall: A Collection of Outlander Fiction” (Delacorte) comprises seven novellas of...
2017_DC_NBF_EO_MM_1709025Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Ellen Oh and Meg Medina
Ellen Oh
A former lawyer who taught academic research and writing, Ellen Oh has a curiosity for ancient Asian history which has inspired her work on the young adult Prophecy series. When she found a lack of material on Korean history in local bookstores, her father assisted her research by translating...
2017_DC_NBF_Yang_17090250Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Gene Luen Yang (w/Michael Cavna, then Mike Lester and Ann Telnaes)
Gene Luen Yang
National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang is a writer of both graphic novels and comics. His first graphic novel, “American Born Chinese,” is about a teenager struggling with his identity – a theme that is common in much of Yang’s work, which emphasizes the...
2017_DC_NBF_HK_KK_1709026Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Hari Kunzru and Katie Kitamura (Conversation: A Literary Power Couple)
Hari Kunzru
London-born Hari Kunzru is the author of five novels. His work has been translated into 21 languages, and his short stories and journalism have appeared in many publications, including The New York Times, The Guardian and The New Yorker. He is the recipient of fellowships from the...
2017_DC_NBF_Cooper_17090212Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Helene Cooper
Helene Cooper
A frequent commentator on Washington public affairs television shows, Helene Cooper is a Pentagon reporter for The New York Times. She was previously the newspaper’s assistant editorial page editor, a diplomatic correspondent and White House correspondent. In 2015, the newspaper won a...
2017_DC_NBF_Rogneby_1709025Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Jenny Rogneby
Jenny Rogneby
Jenny Rogneby is a Swedish crime and thriller author who currently lives in Malta and Barcelona. She studied criminology, sociology, law and psychology at Stockholm University and later was a criminal investigator in the Stockholm City Police Department for seven years. Her work inspired...
2017_DC_NBF_Scalzi_17090211Natl Book Festival 2017 -- John Scalzi
John Scalzi
John Scalzi is an award-winning author of science fiction and a popular blog writer. His debut novel, “Old Man's War,” won him science fiction's John W. Campbell Award for best new writer. His novel “Redshirts” won the 2013 Hugo Award for best novel. Material from his blog, The Whatever,...
2017_DC_NBF_Vasquez_17090213Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Juan Gabriel Vásquez (w/Scott Simon)
Juan Gabriel Vásquez
Juan Gabriel Vásquez is the author of the best-selling “The Sound of Things Falling” as well as the award-winning “The Informers” and “The Secret History of Costaguana.” His books have been published in 26 languages worldwide. Vásquez has received an International IMPAC Dublin...
2017_DC_NBF_Vance_17090214Natl Book Festival 2017 -- J.D. Vance (w/David Rubenstein)
J.D. Vance
The author of the New York Times No. 1 best-selling “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis” (HarperCollins), J.D. Vance was raised in the southwestern Ohio city of Middletown and the Appalachian town of Jackson, Kentucky. His book has struck a chord in the national...
2017_DC_NBF_DiCamillo_1709023Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Kate DiCamillo
Kate DiCamillo
Kate DiCamillo is a former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature of the Library of Congress and the Children’s Book Council (2014-2015). Her novel “Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures” won the 2014 Newbery Medal. DiCamillo also won the Newbery for “The Tale of...
2017_DC_NBF_Glasgow_1709028Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Kathleen Glasgow
Kathleen Glasgow
Being a writer was Kathleen Glasgow’s childhood aspiration. While she was always good at making her own stories, she never considered herself a writer until she started getting poems and stories published in literary journals. Her debut novel, “Girl in Pieces” (Delacorte), was an...
2017_DC_NBF_KM_TO_SL_17090211Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Kathy McKeon, Thomas Oliphant, and Steven Levingston
Kathy McKeon
Kathy McKeon spent 13 years as Jacqueline Kennedy’s personal assistant and occasional nanny. McKeon was hired as Kennedy’s assistant in 1964, when McKeon was just 20 years old and recently arrived from Ireland. Rose Kennedy, Jacqueline’s mother-in-law, referred to McKeon as “Jackie’s girl”...
2017_DC_NBF_Melvin_1709023Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Leland Melvin
Leland Melvin
Leland Melvin is an engineer, NASA astronaut and former wide receiver for the Detroit Lions. He served on the space shuttle Atlantis as a mission specialist and was named the NASA associate administrator for education in October 2010. He also served as the co-chair of the White House’s...
2017_DC_NBF_Peirce_17090261Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Lincoln Peirce (w/Michael Cavna and Roz Chast)
Lincoln Peirce
Lincoln Peirce is a cartoonist and writer from Portland, Maine. His comic strip, “Big Nate,” was syndicated in 1991 and currently appears in over 400 newspapers, including The Washington Post, the Minneapolis Star Tribune and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He is also the author and...
2017_DC_NBF_Shetterly_17090220Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Margot Lee Shetterly
Margot Lee Shetterly
While growing up in Hampton, Virigina, Margot Lee Shetterly came to know many of the women who worked there with her father, who was a research assistant. These women included those who would later become the subject of her best-selling debut book, “Hidden Figures: The American...
2017_DC_NBF_Lu_1709027Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Marie Lu
Marie Lu
Marie Lu is the author of the best-selling “Legend” and “The Young Elites” series. She graduated from the University of Southern California and jumped into the video game industry as an artist. Now a full-time writer, she spends her spare time reading, drawing, playing games and getting stuck...
2017_DC_NBF_Lewis_17090214Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Michael Lewis (w/Mitch Albom)
Michael Lewis
Most of the books of Michael Lewis have been New York Times best-sellers. He is well-known for his nonfiction accounts of the global financial crisis such as “The Big Short,” “Flash Boys” and “Boomerang.” His book about an African-American who was adopted by white evangelical Christians,...
2017_DC_NBF_Curato_1709027Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Mike Curato
Mike Curato
A polka-dotted elephant was the subject of Mike Curato’s first book, “Little Elliot, Big City," which has been translated into more than 10 languages. There are now four books in the series. Curato has also provided illustrations for other writers’ books, such as J.J. Austrian’s “Worm Loves...
2017_DC_NBF_ML_AT_17090279Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Mike Lester and Ann Telnaes (w/Michael Cavna, Gene Yang, then Roz Chast)
Mike Lester
Mike Lester is an award-winning editorial cartoonist and illustrator whose work is syndicated by The Washington Post Writers Group. His children’s book “A Is for Salad” (Puffin) was a New York Times best-seller in 2000. In 2012, he created and launched the comic strip “Mike du Jour.” He has...
2017_DC_NBF_Misc_17090272Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous things. The Politics and Prose book sale area, the Pavilion of States, the Library of Congress Town Square, etc. Folks include authors Bruce White and William Seale at the White House Historical Association, Gareth Hinds and Alison Morris, Peter Slen (the C-Span interviewer), Megan...
2017_DC_NBF_Hill_1709026Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Nathan Hill
Nathan Hill
Nathan Hill’s short fiction has appeared in many literary journals, including The Iowa Review, AGNI, The Gettysburg Review and Fiction, which awarded him its annual Fiction Prize. His best-selling debut book, “The Nix” (Vintage), was named one of the best books of 2016 by The New York...
2017_DC_NBF_Russell_17090220Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Nikki Russell and Rachel Renee Russell
Nikki Russell
Daughter of the best-selling author Rachel Renee Russell, Nikki Russell has been a member of the writing world for years as the namesake of the main character of the Dork Diaries series. For many years she has done the illustrations for the Dork Diaries books. Her most recent work, done...
2017_DC_NBF_Cozzens_17090217Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Peter Cozzens
Peter Cozzens
Peter Cozzens recently retired as a Foreign Service officer at the State Department after 30 years. While at State, he wrote 17 books on the Civil War and the American West. His new book is “The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West” (Knopf). A starred...
2017_DC_NBF_Saujani_1709029Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Reshma Saujani
Reshma Saujani
Reshma Saujani is a lawyer, politician and founder of the tech organization Girls Who Code, a nonprofit that works to close the gender gap in technology. In 2015, she was named to Fortune Magazine’s 40 under 40 list. Saujani has also been named one of Forbes’ Most Powerful Women Changing...
2017_DC_NBF_White_17090217Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Ronald C. White
Ronald C. White
The New York Times said of Ronald C. White’s latest book, “American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant” (Random House): “White delineates Grant’s virtues better than any author before.” White has also written three book on the 16th president, including “A. Lincoln: A Biography,” which...
2017_DC_NBF_Chast_17090251Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Roz Chast (w/Michael Cavna, Ann Telnaes, Mike Lester, then Lincoln Pierce)
Roz Chast
Roz Chast is an award-winning cartoonist whose work has been published in The New Yorker, Scientific American, the Harvard Business Review, Redbook and Mother Jones, among other publications. She studied painting at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she received her Bachelor of Fine...
2017_DC_NBF_Palacio_1709028Natl Book Festival 2017 -- R. J. Palacio
R. J. Palacio
R. J. Palacio is a children’s book author, illustrator and graphic designer of book covers who lives in New York City. Her first novel, “Wonder,” was a No. 1 New York Times best-seller and award-winner. It follows a 10-year-old boy with a facial disfigurement and the difficulties of being...
2017_DC_NBF_Turow_17090211Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Scott Turow
Scott Turow
The author of many best-selling works, including the No. 1 New York Times best-selling novel “Innocent,” Scott Turow is one of the legal thriller genre’s most successful writers. His works have been translated into more than 40 languages and have sold over 30 million copies worldwide. When...
2017_DC_NBF_Moses_1709028Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Shelia P. Moses
Shelia P. Moses
Poet, author, playwright and producer Shelia P. Moses was raised the ninth of 10 children. She is the co-author of Dick Gregory's memoir, "Callus on My Soul," as well as the award-winning author of several books for young readers: "The Legend of Buddy Bush," "The Return of Buddy Bush,"...
2017_DC_NBF_SR_JR_1709023Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Sherri Duskey Rinker and John Rocco
Sherri Duskey Rinker
Sherri Duskey Rinker is a children’s book author and graphic designer whose first book, “Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site,” was a No. 1 New York Times best-seller. Her first book was inspired by her young son’s fascination with trucks and their bedtime ritual of imagining...
2017_DC_NBF_Blumenthal_17090222Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Sidney Blumenthal
Sidney Blumenthal
Journalist Sidney Blumenthal has been an aide to President Bill Clinton and was an adviser to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. He has also been on the staff of the Clinton Foundation. He has worked for The New Yorker, The Washington Post and The New Republic, and he...
2017_DC_NBF_Stone_17090210Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Tanya Lee Stone
Tanya Lee Stone
Tanya Lee Stone is an award-winning author of picture books, nonfiction and young adult books who teaches writing at Champlain College. Awards for her children’s nonfiction work include the NAACP Image Award for “Courage Has No Color,” the Robert F. Silbert Medal for “Almost Astronauts:...
2017_DC_NBF_Friedman_17090213Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Thomas L. Friedman
Thomas L. Friedman
New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman is a three-time recipient of the Pulitzer Prize—two for his reportage and one for commentary. He is internationally recognized for his writing on the Middle East, foreign affairs and the environment. Friedman is also the author of the...
2017_DC_NBF_TF_EL_1709022Natl Book Festival 2017 -- Travis Foster and Ethan Long
Travis Foster
Travis Foster graduated from the Ringling College of Art & Design in 1989 (illustration) and has worked full time as a freelance illustrator for more than 25 years. In 2015 Foster started to offer his services as an agent to other artists. His previous books include “What’s New at the...
2018_DC_NBF_Corchado_1809015Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Alfredo Corchado
Alfredo Corchado
Alfredo Corchado is the Mexico border correspondent for The Dallas Morning News and author of “Midnight in Mexico.” He is a Nieman, Lannan, USMEX, Woodrow Wilson and Rockefeller fellow and the winner of the Maria Moors Cabot and Elijah Parish Lovejoy awards for courage in journalism....
2018_DC_NBF_Tan_18090110Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Amy Tan w/Marie Arana
Amy Tan
Amy Tan is the author of “The Valley of Amazement,” “The Joy Luck Club,” “The Kitchen God’s Wife,” “The Hundred Secret Senses,” “The Bonesetter’s Daughter” and “The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life.” She has also penned two children’s books: “The Moon Lady” and “Sagwa,” which has...
2018_DC_NBF_Proulx_18090137Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Annie Proulx w/Carla Hayden and Marie Arana
Annie Proulx
Annie Proulx is the 2018 recipient of the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction. Her novel “The Shipping News” won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and was adapted into a major motion picture. Her short story “Brokeback Mountain” (from the story collection...
2018_DC_NBF_Meltzer_18090113Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Brad Meltzer
Brad Meltzer
Brad Meltzer is the No. 1 New York Times best-selling author of “The Inner Circle,” “The Book of Fate” and nine other best-selling thrillers, including “The Tenth Justice,” “The First Counsel,” “The Millionaires” and “The President’s Shadow.” His newest book is “The Escape Artist” (Grand...
2018_DC_NBF_Kilmeade_1809019Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Brian Kilmeade
Brian Kilmeade
One of the co-hosts of “Fox & Friends,” Brian Kilemeade is also an author of history books such as “George Washington’s Secret Six” and “Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates.” His new work, “Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America’s Destiny”...
2018_DC_NBF_Selznick_18090118Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Brian Selznick w/Barrie Hardymon
Brian Selznick
Brian Selznick’s books have garnered countless accolades worldwide and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He is the Caldecott Medal-winning creator of the No. 1 New York Times best-sellers “The Invention of Hugo Cabret,” adapted into Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning movie...
2018_DC_NBF_Grabenstein_1809013Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Chris Grabenstein
Chris Grabenstein
Chris Grabenstein is the No, 1 New York Times best-selling author of “Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library,” “Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics,” “Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race” and “The Island of Dr. Libris.” He has co-written numerous bestselling books with James Patterson....
2018_DC_NBF_CK_EAD_18090129Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Conversation: Founders and Their Slaves w/Catherine Kerrison and Erica Armstrong Dunbar w/Eric Deggans
Catherine Kerrison
Catherine Kerrison is an associate professor of history at Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania, where she teaches courses in colonial and revolutionary America and women's and gender history. She holds a Ph.D. in American history from the College of William and Mary. Her...
2018_DC_NBF_Ignatius_1809016Natl Book Festival 2018 -- David Ignatius w/Stephanie Merry
David Ignatius
David Ignatius is an associate editor for The Washington Post. Since 2003, he has been the author of a twice-weekly, globally distributed column on global politics, economics and international affairs. He has held important positions at the International Herald Tribune and The Wasll...
2018_DC_NBF_Goodwin_18090142Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Doris Kearns Goodwin w/David Rubenstein
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Doris Kearns Goodwin’s interest in leadership began more than half a century ago as a teacher at Harvard. Her experiences working for LBJ in the White House and later assisting him on his memoirs led to “Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream.” She followed up with the Pulitzer...
2018_DC_NBF_Wood_18090111Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Gordon S. Wood w/David Rubenstein
Gordon S. Wood
An emeritus professor of history at Brown University, Gordon S. Wood is the author of “Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787,” which won the Bancroft Prize and the John H. Dunning Prize in 1970, and “The Radicalism of the American Revolution,” which won the Pulitzer Prize for...
2018_DC_NBF_McDonnell_18090154Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Graphic Novels 1 of 4: Patrick McDonnell w/Michael Cavna
Patrick McDonnell is the creator of the comic strip “Mutts,” which is syndicated in more than 700 newspapers in 20 countries. He is also the author of the children’s books “The Gift of Nothing” and a Caldecott Honor book “Me . . . Jane,” among others.
2018_DC_NBF_PB_TW_18090179Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Graphic Novels 2 of 4: Pénélope Bagieu and Tillie Walden w/Michael Cavna
Pénélope Bagieu
Pénélope Bagieu was born in Paris in 1982 to Corsican and Basque parents. She is a best-selling graphic novel author, and her editorial illustrations have appeared all over the French media. In America, her graphic novels include “Exquisite Corpse,” “California Dreamin’” and, most...
2018_DC_NBF_Piskor_18090153Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Graphic Novels 3 of 4: Ed Piskor w/Michael Cavna
Ed Piskor
Ed Piskor is the writer and artist behind “X-Men: Grand Design” (Marvel). This deeply personal and heavily researched reimagining of the origins of the world famous X-Men incorporates the past 40 years of the title’s history and has been met with critical acclaim from all corners of the...
2018_DC_NBF_Gay_18090115Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Graphic Novels 4 of 4: Roxane Gay w/Michael Cavna
Roxane Gay
Roxane Gay’s writing appears in “Best American Mystery Stories 20140,” “Best American Short Stories 2012,” “Best Sex Writing 2012,” and the magazines Harper’s Bazaar, A Public Space, McSweeney’s, Tin House, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, Virginia Quarterly Review and many others....
2018_DC_NBF_Swanson_1809018Natl Book Festival 2018 -- James L. Swanson
James L. Swanson
James L. Swanson is the award-winning author of the best-seller “Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer.” His other books include his newest: “Chasing King’s Killer: The Hunt for Martin Luther King Jr.’s Assassin” (Scholastic). Swanson has also written “Chasing Lincoln's...
2018_DC_NBF_Meacham_18090117Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Jon Meacham
Jon Meacham
Jon Meacham is a Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian. A contributing writer for The New York Times Book Review and a contributing editor of Time magazine, he is the author of the New York Times best-sellers “Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush,”...
2018_DC_NBF_KD_HB_18090110Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Kate DiCamillo and Harry Bliss
Kate DiCamillo
Kate DiCamillo is the beloved author of many books for children, including “Flora & Ulysses” and “The Tale of Despereaux,” both of which received Newbery Medals. Her most recent middle-grade novel, “Raymie Nightingale,” was an instant No. 1 New York Times best-seller and a National Book...
2018_DC_NBF_Albright_18090112Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Madeleine Albright w/David Rubenstein
Madeleine Albright
Madeleine Albright served from 1997 until 2001 as the first woman secretary of state. She was born in the former Czechoslovakia, and her family immigrated to the United States in 1948. She followed in her father’s footsteps by also becoming a diplomat. Prior to being secretary of...
2018_DC_NBF_Misc_18090138Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous things. The Poltics and prose book sale area, the Pavilion of States, the Library of Congress Town Square, etc.
Folks include Carla Hayden, Michelle Krowl, Martha Kennedy, Joe Wos, Robert Pohl, Stephanie Stebich, Peter Slen (the C-Span interviewer), and Carlos Lozada.
2018_DC_NBF_Monumental_18090117Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Panel: Monumental Decisions w/Kirk Savage, Kristin Ann Hass, Brent D. Glass, and James Reston Jr.
Kirk Savage
Kirk Savage has been writing about public monuments and collective memory for over 30 years. He is the author of “Standing Soldiers, Kneeling Slaves: Race, War, and Monument in Nineteenth-Century America” (Princeton University), now available in a new edition, and “Monument Wars: Washington...
2018_DC_NBF_Chernow_18090115Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Ron Chernow w/Colleen Shogan
Ron Chernow
Ron Chernow is the prize-winning author of six previous books and the recipient of the 2015 National Humanities Medal. His first book, “The House of Morgan,” won the National Book Award. “Washington: A Life” won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography, and “Alexander Hamilton”—the inspiration for...
2018_DC_NBF_Sotomayor_18090144Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Sonia Sotomayor w/Carla Hayden
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor
Sonia Sotomayor, an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, was born in the Bronx, New York. She earned a B.A. from Princeton University and a J.D. from Yale Law School. She served as assistant district attorney in New York County and then as a litigator...
2018_DC_NBF_Coll_18090113Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Steve Coll
Steve Coll
Steve Coll was appointed Dean of Columbia Journalism School in 2013 after serving as president of New America Foundation (2007-2012). He joined the New Yorker as a staff writer in 2005 and continues to write for the publication on politics, national security and the media. Coll is also the...
2018_DC_NBF_Eizenstat_18090117Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Stuart E. Eizenstat w/David Rubenstein
Stuart E. Eizenstat
Stuart E. Eizenstat is a diplomat and an attorney. His work as a lawyer focuses on resolving international trade problems and business disputes between the United States and other governments. Eizenstat was the U.S. ambassador to the European Union in 1993-1996 and deputy secretary...
2019_DC_NBF_Roberts_19083119Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Andrew Roberts (w/David M. Rubenstein)
Andrew Roberts
Andrew Roberts discusses "Churchill: Walking with Destiny" (Viking) with David M. Rubenstein.
2019_DC_NBF_Floca_1908316Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Brian Floca
Brian Floca
Brian Floca discusses "Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11" (Atheneum/Richard Jackson).
2019_DC_NBF_Gerald_19083111Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Casey Gerald
Casey Gerald
Casey Gerald discusses "There Will Be No Miracles Here: A Memoir" (Riverhead) with Colleen Shogan.
2019_DC_NBF_Bell_1908318Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Cece Bell
Cece Bell
Cece Bell launches her new book "Chick and Brain: Smell My Foot!" (Candlewick). Introduced by: Nicole Y. Chung.
2019_DC_NBF_Native_19083115Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Conversation: Native American History (Colin G. Calloway, David Treuer)
Conversation: Native American History
Colin G. Calloway discusses "The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans and the Birth of the Nation" (Oxford University) and David Treuer discusses "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present"...
2019_DC_NBF_Real_People_19083118Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Conversation: Novels Based on Real People (Louis Bayard, Roxana Robinson)
Conversation: Novels Based on Real People
Louis Bayard discusses "Courting Mr. Lincoln" (Algonquin) and Roxana Robinson discusses "Dawson’s Fall" (Sarah Crichton) in a panel conversation moderated by Emily Eakin.
2019_DC_NBF_Cap_Asia_19083111Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Conversation: The Future of Western Capitalism and the Rise of Asia (Parag Khanna, Steven Pearlstein, David M. Rubenstein)
Conversation: The Future of Western Capitalism and the Rise of Asia
Parag Khanna discusses "The Future Is Asian" (Simon & Schuster) and Steven Pearlstein discusses "Can American Capitalism Survive?: Why Greed Is Not Good, Opportunity Is Not Equal and Fairness Won’t Make Us Poor" (St. Martin’s) in a...
2019_DC_NBF_DBrooks_19083117Natl Book Festival 2019 -- David Brooks (w/David M. Rubenstein)
David Brooks
David Brooks discusses "The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life" (Random House) with David M. Rubenstein.
2019_DC_NBF_Epstein_1908318Natl Book Festival 2019 -- David Epstein
David Epstein
David Epstein discusses "Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World" (Riverhead) with Anne-Imelda Radice.
2019_DC_NBF_Grann_1908318Natl Book Festival 2019 -- David Grann
David Grann
David Grann discusses "The White Darkness" (Doubleday) with Carlos Lozada.
2019_DC_NBF_Maraniss_1908319Natl Book Festival 2019 -- David Maraniss
David Maraniss
David Maraniss discusses "A Good American Family: The Red Scare and My Father" (Simon & Schuster) with Adam Kushner.
2019_DC_NBF_McCullough_19083122Natl Book Festival 2019 -- David McCullough
David McCullough
David McCullough discusses "The Pioneers: The Heroic Stories of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West" (Simon & Schuster) with Marie Arana.
2019_DC_NBF_Brinkley_19083118Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Douglas Brinkley (w/David M. Rubenstein)
Douglas Brinkley
Douglas Brinkley discusses "American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race" (HarperCollins) with David M. Rubenstein.
2019_DC_NBF_Pagels_19083110Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Elaine Pagels
Elaine Pagels
Elaine Pagels discusses "Why Religion?: A Personal Story" (Ecco) with Jon Parrish Peede.
2019_DC_NBF_Weiss_1908317Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Elaine Weiss
Elaine Weiss
Elaine Weiss discusses "The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote" (Viking). Introduced by: Amy Argetsinger.
2019_DC_NBF_Thomas_19083112Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Evan Thomas
Evan Thomas
Evan Thomas discusses "First: Sandra Day O’Connor" (Random House) with Colleen Shogan.
2019_DC_NBF_Bowen_1908313Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Fred Bowen
Fred Bowen
Fred Bowen launches his new book "Speed Demon" (Peachtree).
2019_DC_NBF_Gates_19083119Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Henry Louis Gates Jr. discusses "Dark Sky Rising: Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow" (Scholastic). Introduced by: Peggy McGlone.
2019_DC_NBF_Krosoczka_1908315Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Jarrett J. Krosoczka is a New York Times best-selling author, a National Book Award Finalist, a two-time winner of the Children’s Choice Book Award for the Third to Fourth Grade Book of the Year, an Eisner award nominee and the author and/or illustrator of more than 30 books for...
2019_DC_NBF_Holm_1908316Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm launch their new book "The Evil Princess vs. the Brave Knight" (Random House).
2019_DC_NBF_Freeman_1908319Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Joanne B. Freeman
Joanne B. Freeman
Joanne B. Freeman discusses "The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) with John Haskell.
2019_DC_NBF_JS_SW_19083111Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Jon Scieszka and Steven Weinberg
Jon Scieszka and Steven Weinberg
Jon Scieszka and Steven Weinberg launch their new book "AstroNuts Mission One: The Plant Planet" (Chronicle).
2019_DC_NBF_Andres_19083123Natl Book Festival 2019 -- José Andrés (w/Diane Rehm)
José Andrés
José Andrés discusses "Vegetables Unleashed" (Ecco) and "We Fed an Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time" (Ecco) with Diane Rehm.
2019_DC_NBF_Medina_1908317Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Juana Medina
Juana Medina
Juana Medina launches her new book "Juana & Lucas: Big Problemas" (Candlewick).
2019_DC_NBF_Park_1908317Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Linda Sue Park
Linda Sue Park
Linda Sue Park launches her new book "Nya’s Long Walk: A Step at a Time" (Clarion).
2019_DC_NBF_Cummins_1908312Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Lucy Ruth Cummins
Lucy Ruth Cummins
Lucy Ruth Cummins discusses "Truman" (Atheneum).
2019_DC_NBF_MB_GP_1908318Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Mac Barnett and Greg Pizzoli
Mac Barnett and Greg Pizzoli
Mac Barnett and Greg Pizzoli launch their new book "Hi, Jack!" (Viking). Mac Barnett also discusses "The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown" (Balzer + Bray) and "Kid Spy: The Impossible Crime" (Orchard).
2019_DC_NBF_Phelan_1908319Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Matt Phelan
Matt Phelan
Matt Phelan discusses "Knights vs. Monsters" (Greenwillow).
2019_DC_NBF_Gubler_19083113Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Matthew Gray Gubler
Matthew Gray Gubler
Matthew Gray Gubler discusses "Rumple Buttercup: A Story of Bananas, Belonging and Being Yourself" (Random House) with Juanita Giles.
2019_DC_NBF_Beschloss_19083112Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Michael Beschloss (w/David M. Rubenstein)
Michael Beschloss
Michael Beschloss discusses "Presidents of War" (Crown) with David M. Rubenstein.
2019_DC_NBF_Misc_19083166Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Miscellaneous
Folks here include Carla Hayden, Tom Angleberger, Peter Slen (with C-SPAN), Ida Jones, James Swanson, and Michael Bishop.
2019_DC_NBF_MBrooks_1908315Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Molly Brooks
Molly Brooks
Molly Brooks discusses "Sanity & Tallulah" (Disney-Hyperion).
2019_DC_NBF_Changemakers_19083123Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Panel: Changemakers (w/Andrea Barnet, David W. Blight, Andrew Roberts)
Panel: Changemakers
Andrea Barnet discusses "Visionary Women: How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall and Alice Waters Changed Our World" (Ecco), David W. Blight discusses "Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom" (Simon & Schuster) and Andrew Roberts discusses "Churchill: Walking with Destiny"...
2019_DC_NBF_Immigration_19083111Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Panel: From the Many, One -- Immigration Memoirs (w/Reyna Grande, Aleksandar Hemon, Suketu Mehta)
Panel: From the Many, One -- Immigration Memoirs
Reyna Grande discusses "A Dream Called Home: A Memoir" (Atria), Aleksandar Hemon discusses "My Parents: An Introduction/This Does Not Belong to You" (MCD/Farrar, Straus & Giroux) and Suketu Mehta discusses "This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant’s...
2019_DC_NBF_Race_19083170Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Panel: Race in America (w/Henry Louis Gates Jr., Richard Gergel, Steve Luxenberg)
Panel: Race in America
Henry Louis Gates Jr. discusses "Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy and the Rise of Jim Crow" (Penguin), Judge Richard Gergel discusses "Unexampled Courage: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring"...
2019_DC_NBF_PP_19083134Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Politics and Prose Area
2019_DC_NBF_Telgemeier_19083110Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Raina Telgemeier
Raina Telgemeier
Raina Telgemeier discusses "Share Your Smile: Raina’s Guide to Telling Your Own Story" (Graphix/Scholastic).
2019_DC_NBF_Ford_1908312Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Richard Ford
Richard Ford
Richard Ford is the recipient of the 2019 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction. He is the author of the “Bascombe” novels, which include “The Sportswriter” and its sequels, “Independence Day” (the first novel to win the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award), “The Lay of the...
2019_DC_NBF_Atkinson_19083112Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Rick Atkinson
Rick Atkinson
Rick Atkinson discusses "The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777" (Henry Holt).
2019_DC_NBF_Smith_1908313Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Ronald L. Smith
Ronald L. Smith
Ronald L. Smith discusses "The Owls Have Come to Take Us Away" (Clarion). Introduced by: Peggy McGlone.
2019_DC_NBF_Malone_1908314Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Thomas W. Malone
Thomas W. Malone
Thomas W. Malone is the Patrick J. McGovern (1959) Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the founding director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence. At MIT, he is also a professor of information technology and a professor of work and organizational...

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