|2018_DC_NBF_Corchado_180901||5||DC -- Natl Book Festival 2018 -- 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_180901||10||DC -- Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Amy Tan w/Marie Arana|
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_180901||37||DC -- Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Annie Proulx w/Carla Hayden and Marie Arana|
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_180901||13||DC -- Natl Book Festival 2018 -- 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_180901||9||DC -- Natl Book Festival 2018 -- 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_180901||18||DC -- Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Brian Selznick w/Barrie Hardymon|
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_180901||3||DC -- Natl Book Festival 2018 -- 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_180901||29||DC -- Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Conversation: Founders and Their Slaves w/Catherine Kerrison and Erica Armstrong Dunbar w/Eric Deggans|
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_180901||6||DC -- Natl Book Festival 2018 -- David Ignatius w/Stephanie Merry|
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_180901||42||DC -- Natl 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_180901||11||DC -- Natl 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_180901||54||DC -- Natl 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_180901||79||DC -- Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Graphic Novels 2 of 4: Pénélope Bagieu and Tillie Walden w/Michael Cavna|
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_180901||53||DC -- Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Graphic Novels 3 of 4: Ed Piskor w/Michael Cavna|
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_180901||15||DC -- Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Graphic Novels 4 of 4: Roxane Gay w/Michael Cavna|
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_180901||8||DC -- Natl 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_180901||17||DC -- Natl Book Festival 2018 -- 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_180901||10||DC -- Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Kate DiCamillo and Harry Bliss|
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_180901||12||DC -- Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Madeleine Albright w/David Rubenstein|
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_180901||38||DC -- Natl 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_180901||17||DC -- Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Panel: Monumental Decisions w/Kirk Savage, Kristin Ann Hass, Brent D. Glass, and James Reston Jr.|
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_180901||15||DC -- Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Ron Chernow w/Colleen Shogan|
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_180901||44||DC -- Natl 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_180901||13||DC -- Natl Book Festival 2018 -- 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_180901||17||DC -- Natl 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_09_12D2_Johnston||154||DC -- Embassy of Canada -- Opening Reception for "For Better or For Worse: The Comic Art of Lynn Johnston"|
The Canadian Embassy invites you to the opening recepiton of For Better or For Worse: The Comic Art of Lynn Johnston. The artists will be in attendance.
Introductory remarks were made by Denis Chouinard (Counsellor, Public Affairs, Embassy of Canada) and Katherine Baird (Head of the Washington Secre... (Partially reviewed)
|2019_09_11A1_NPHarris||205||DC -- Library of Congress -- Event: Neil Patrick Harris ("The Magic Misfits: The Minor Third")|
NBF Presents: Neil Patrick Harris | The Magic Misfits: The Minor Third
Join us for the kick-off event of the Library of Congress National Book Festival Presents series for an exciting evening of magic and moderated conversation with award-winning actor and author Neil Patrick Harris as he celebrates... (Partially reviewed)
|2019_09_14A1_SPX_Other||195||MD -- Bethesda -- Small Press Expo (2019) -- Other (Saturday)|
Folks shown here include Randy Tischler, Sheena Wolf, Sara Duke, R.M. Rhodes, Dustin Harbin, Karen Green, Michael Cavna, Mike Rhode, Eddie Campbell, Jamie Noguchi, David Crispino, Mike Riley, Jordan Clark, Keith Knight, Rick Banning, Rikke Villadsen, Kate Lacour, R. Sikoryak, Lenora Yerkes, Ted Rall... (Partially reviewed)
|2019_09_04E1_Munroe||132||Politics & Prose @ Sidwell Friends -- Randall Munroe ("How To")|
Randall Munroe - How To — in conversation with Alexandra Petri at Sidwell Friends
Randall Munroe, the brilliant mind behind the wildly popular webcomic xkcd and the #1 New York Times bestsellers What If? and Thing Explainer, brings readers a way to better understand the science and technology behind... (Partially reviewed)
|2019_09_26A1_Van_Ness||262||Sixth & I -- Jonathan Van Ness ("Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love") w/Mara Keisling|
Jonathan Van Ness In Conversation with Mara Keisling
Who gave Jonathan Van Ness permission to be the radiant human he is today? No one, honey. The truth is, it hasn’t always been gorgeous for this beacon of positivity and joy.
Before he stole our hearts as the grooming and self-care expert on Netfli... (Partially reviewed)