PBS Books showcased exclusive live coverage of the 2019 Library of Congress National Book Festival on August 31, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Featuring exceptional writers, the festival attracts tens of thousands of book-loving readers every year.
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Jericho Brown The Tradition Holly Black The Wicked King Mary Anne CarterChairwoman of the National Endowment of the Arts Dr. Carla HaydenLibrarian of Congress John Scalzi The Consuming Fire José Andrés Vegetables Unleashed and We Fed an Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time Ngozi Ukazu Check, Please! Book 1: #Hockey Richard Ford Let Me Be Frank With You: A Frank Bascombe Book R.J. Palacio We’re All Wonders and White Bird Charlie Jane Anders The City in the Middle of the Night Jarrett J. Krosoczka Hey, Kiddo Beth Macy Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America Henry Louis Gates Jr. Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow and Dark Sky Rising: Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow David Treuer The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present Markus Zusak Bridge of Clay Faith Erin Hicks Pumpkinheads Laila Lalami The Other Americans Amitav Ghosh Gun Island: A Novel Marie Arana Silver, Sword, and Stone: Three Crucibles in the Latin American Story David Rubenstein Library of Congress National Book Festival Board Co-Chairman Co-founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group Victoria Schwab Tunnel of Bones