PBS BOOKS is proud to partner with the Library of Congress to promote their 2022 National Book Festival. The 2022 Library of Congress National Book Festival will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Sept. 3. The event is free and open to the public. This year’s theme is “Books Bring Us Together.” A selection of programs will be livestreamed online and videos of all programs will be available shortly after the Festival

Leading up to the festival, PBS Books in partnership with PBS stations from across the country, will be interviewing ten of the festival’s featured authors in a series of talks beginning August 15.

Join us for insightful and engaging conversations with these celebrated authors:

Monday, August 15, 8 p.m. EST: “Flying the Coops” with Lucina Roy & “The Monsters We Defy” with Leslye Penelope
Tuesday, August 16, 8 p.m. EST:
“Latinitas: Celebrating 40 Big Dreamers” with Juliet Menéndez
Wednesday, August 17, 8 p.m. EST:
“Walk with Me: A Biography of Fannie Lou Hamer” with Kate Clifford Larson
Thursday, August 18, 6 p.m. EST:
“Horse: A Novel” with Geraldine Brooks

Monday, August 22, 8 p.m. EST: “Tuesdays With Morrie” 25th Anniversary with Mitch Albon
Tuesday, August 23, 8 p.m. EST:
“How the Word is Passed” with Clint Smith

Thursday, August 25, 8 p.m. EST: “Bad Mexicans: Race, Empire and Revolution in the Borderlands” with Kelly Lytle Hernández

Thursday, August 25, 9 p.m. EST: “Blackout: A Novel” with Dhonielle Clayton

Monday, August 29, 8 p.m. EST: “Strangers to Ourselves: Unsettled Minds and the Stories That Make Us” with Rachel Aviv
Tuesday, August 30, 8 p.m. EST:
“More Than You’ll Ever Know: A Novel” with Katie Gutierrez

Check back here and PBSBooks Facebook page for updates in the coming days.