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Library of Congress National Book Festival 2019 Post

PBS Books covers the 19th Annual Library of Congress National Book Festival

Post · 6/5/19

PBS Books is pleased to announce live coverage of the Library of Congress National Book Festival. Saturday, August 31, 11am – 5pm ET, featuring interviews with leading contemporary authors.


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Tom Brokaw on "The Greatest Generation" & "A Lucky Life Interrupted" at 2015 National Book Festival
David McCullough on "The Wright Brothers" at the 2015 National Book Festival
CeCe Bell on "El Deafo" at the 2015 National Book Festival
Jon Scieszka on "Frank Einstein and the BrainTurbo" at the 2015 National Book Festival
Kate DiCamillo on "Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon" at the 2015 National Book Festival
Michael Buckley on "Undertow" at the 2015 National Book Festival
Robin Givhan on "The Battle of Versailles..." at the 2015 National Book Festival
Cokie Roberts on "Capital Dames..." at the 2015 National Book Festival
Jane Hirshfield and Azar Nafisi at the 2015 National Book Festival
Marilynne Robinson, Louise Erdrich, and Jane Smiley at the 2015 National Book Festival
Al Roker on "The Storm of the Century..." at the 2015 National Book Festival
Ishmael Reed on "The Complete Muhammad Ali" at the 2015 National Book Festival
Kwame Alexander on "The Crossover" at the 2015 National Book Festival
Mac Barnett and Christian Robinson on "Leo: A Ghost Story" at the 2015 National Book Festival
Jennifer Holm on "Sunny Side Up" at the 2015 National Book Festival
Juan Felipe Herrera on "Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes" at the 2015 National Book Festival
Walter Mosley on "And Sometimes I Wonder About You" at the 2015 National Book Festival
Sonia Manzano on "Becoming Maria..." at the 2015 National Book Festival
Meg Wolitzer on "Belzhar" at the 2015 National Book Festival
Dan Santat on "The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend" at the 2015 National Book Festival
A. Scott Berg on "Wilson" at the 2015 National Book Festival
David Maraniss on "Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story" at the 2015 National Book Festival
Juan Gabriel Vásquez on "The Sound of Things Falling" at the 2015 National Book Festival
Daniel Alarcón and Valeria Luiselli at the 2015 National Book Festival
Buzz Aldrin on "Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet” at the 2015 National Book Festival
Marilynne Robinson, Louise Erdrich, and Jane Smiley at the 2015 National Book Festival
Bob Woodward on "The Last of the President’s Men" at the 2016 National Book Festival
Carlos Ruiz Zafon on "Marina" at the 2016 National Book Festival
Charlie Jane Anders on "All the Birds in the Sky" at the 2016 National Book Festival
Diane Rehm on "On My Own" at the 2016 National Book Festival
David Rubenstein at the 2016 National Book Festival
Jacqueline Woodson on "Another Brooklyn" at the 2016 National Book Festival
James McBride on "Kill ‘Em and Leave" at the 2016 National Book Festival
Harlan Coben on "Home" at the 2016 National Book Festival
Dr. Carla Hayden & Gene Luen Yang at the 2016 National Book Festival
Jeffrey Toobin on "American Heiress" at the 2016 National Book Festival
Jon Meacham on "Destiny and Power" at the 2016 National Book Festival
Joyce Carol Oates on "The Man Without a Shadow" at the 2016 National Book Festival
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on "Writings on the Wall" at the 2016 National Book Festival
Stephen King on "End of Watch" at the 2016 National Book Festival
Mary Roach on "Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War" at the 2016 National Book Festival
Roberto Canessa on "I Had to Survive" at the 2016 National Book Festival
Salman Rushdie on Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights at the 2016 National Book Festival
Marilynne Robinson on "The Givenness of Things: Essays" & "Lila" at the 2016 National Book Festival
Lois Lowry on "Looking Back: A Book of Memories" at 2016 National Book Festival
Ken Burns on "Grover Cleveland, Again!" at the 2016 National Book Festival
Kwame Alexander on "Booked" at the 2016 National Book Festival
Katherine Paterson on “Stories of My Life” at the 2016 National Book Festival
Kristin Hannah on "The Nightingale" at the 2016 National Book Festival
Yaa Gyasi on "Homegoing: A Novel" at the 2016 National Book Festival
Claire Messud on "The Burning Girl: A Novel" at the 2017 National Book Festival
Cokie Roberts on "Ladies of Liberty" at the 2017 National Book Festival
David Baldacci on "The Fix" at the 2017 National Book Festival
David McCullough on "The American Spirit" at the 2017 National Book Festival
David Rubenstein at the 2017 National Book Festival
Diana Gabaldon on "Seven Stones to Stand or Fall" at the 2017 National Book Festival
Don Winslow on "The Force: A Novel" at the 2017 National Book Festival
Elizabeth Strout on "Anything is Possible: A Novel" at the 2017 National Book Festival
Ernest Gaines on "The Tragedy of Brady Sims" at the 2017 National Book Festival
Jesmyn Ward "Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel" at the 2017 National Book Festival
Karin Slaughter on "The Good Daughter" at the 2017 National Book Festival
Kate DiCamillo on "La La La" at the 2017 National Book Festival
Marie Lu on "Warcross" at the 2017 National Book Festival
Michael Eric Dyson on "Tears We Cannot Stop" at the 2017 National Book Festival
Reshma Saujani on "Girls Who Code" at the 2017 National Book Festival
R.J. Palacio on "Wonder" at the 2017 National Book Festival
Roxane Gay on "Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body" at the 2017 National Book Festival
Samuel Nicholson and Nicole Aragi at the 2017 National Book Festival
Scott Turow on "Testimony" at the 2017 National Book Festival
Thomas L. Friedman on "Thank You for Being Late" at the 2017 National Book Festival
Dr. Carla Hayden at the 2018 National Book Festival
David Ignatius on "The Quantum Spy" at the 2018 National Book Festival
Amy Tan on "Where the Past Begins: A Writer’s Memoir" at the 2018 National Book Festival
Sonia Sotomayor on "Turning Pages: My Life Story and The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor"
James Fallows and Deborah Fallows on "Our Towns" at the 2018 National Book Festival
David M. Rubenstein at the 2018 National Book Festival
Ron Chernow on "Grant" at the 2018 National Book Festival
Celeste Ng on "Little Fires Everywhere" at the 2018 National Book Festival
James McBride on "Five-Carat Soul" at the 2018 National Book Festival
Christopher Paul Curtis on "The Journey of Little Charlie" at the 2018 National Book Festival
Lorrie Moore on "See What Can Be Done" at the 2018 National Book Festival
Doris Kearns Goodwin on "Leadership: In Turbulent Times" at the 2018 National Book Festival
Meg Wolitzer on "The Female Persuasion" at the 2018 National Book Festival
Brian Selznick on "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone" at the 2018 National Book Festival
Madeleine Albright on "Fascism: A Warning" at the 2018 National Book Festival
Jon Meacham on "The Soul of America" at the 2018 National Book Festival
Tracy K. Smith on "Wade in the Water: Poems" at the 2018 National Book Festival
Leigh Bardugo on "Six of Crows" and "Shadow and Bone" at the 2018 National Book Festival
Tara Westover on "Educated: A Memoir" at the 2018 National Book Festival