PBS Books, in collaboration with Virginia Public Media, is hosting a conversation celebrating the Library of Congress National Book Festival with Leslye Penelope, author of The Monsters We Defy, and Lucinda Roy, author of Flying the Coop, to discuss their work, their dedication to creating strong empowered female heroines, and their involvement in the festival. The authors will be interviewed by VPM’s Samantha Willis and Angie Miles.
About Kate Clifford Larson
Kate Clifford Larson is a bestselling author of acclaimed biographies, including “Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero,” “Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter” and “The Assassin’s Accomplice: Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln.” Larson has a B.A. and M.A. arts from Simmons UNiversity, a Northeastern UNiversity master of business administration and a doctorate from the University of New Hampshire. She has appeared in national and international media. Larson is an award-winning consultant for feature films, documentaries, state and national parks, heritage tourism and more. She is currently a Brandeis University Women’s Studies Research Center Visiting Scholar and lives with her family outside Boston. Larson’s latest book, “Walk With Me: A Biography of Fannie Lou Hamer” was named one of Kirkus Review’s best of 2021 and is featured at the 2022 National Book Festival.