About Dhonielle Clayton
Dhonielle Clayton is the New York Times bestselling author of The Belles series and the co-author of the Tiny Pretty Things duology, which was made into a Netflix original series. She is chief operating officer of the nonprofit We Need Diverse Books and owner of CAKE Literary. Clayton is one of the authors of “Blackout: A Novel,” which is featured at the 2022 National Book Festival and follows six Black teenagers during a blackout in New York City.
About the Library of Congress National Book Festival
The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library, offering access to the creative record of the United States — and extensive materials from around the world — both on-site and online. It is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office. The Library of Congress National Book Festival is a highly anticipated annual event, which draws the young, old and any age in between, appealing to a wide palette of tastes and preferences in genres ranging from adult fiction to fantasy, kid lit to political nonfiction. For the first time in three years, the 2022 Library of Congress National Book Festival returns to live audiences in a one-day, all-day festival on Saturday, Sept. 3, from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The festival will feature more than 120 authors, poets and writers under the theme of “Books Bring Us Together.”