Schedule: Fiction & Mystery pavilion
SATURDAY, SEPT. 24
10:00 A.M. TONI MORRISON
Toni Morrison was awarded the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature, her novel “Beloved” won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1988, and this year, she is the recipient of the Library of Congress National Book Festival Creative Achievement Award. Her most recent novel is “A Mercy.” Signing at 11:30 a.m
10:55 A.M. JENNIFER EGAN
Jennifer Egan is the author of “The Invisible Circus,” “Look at Me” and “The Keep.” Her most recent novel is “A Visit from the Goon Squad,” which won the 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Signing at 12 p.m.
11:50 A.M. GREGORY MAGUIRE
Gregory Maguire is the author of more than a dozen novels for children and many novels for adults, including “Wicked,” the basis of the Broadway musical. Maguire is also one of the writers of “The Exquisite Corpse Adventure.” His upcoming novel is “Out of Oz: The Final Volume in the Wicked Years.” Maguire will also appear at 10 a.m. in the Children’s pavilion. Signing at 1 p.m.
12:45 P.M. STEVE BERRY
Steve Berry is the author of the Cotton Malone series featuring “The Emperor’s Tomb,” “The Templar Legacy” and the latest in the series, “The Jefferson Key.” His stand-alone thrillers are “The Third Secret,” “The Romanov Prophecy” and “The Amber Room.” Signing at 2:30 p.m.
1:40 P.M. ESMERALDA SANTIAGO
Esmeralda Santiago emigrated from Puerto Rico to the United States with her family when she was 13. She is the author of the memoir “When I Was Puerto Rican.” Her new novel is “Conquistadora.” Signing at 3 p.m.
2:35 P.M. RUSSELL BANKS
Russell Banks is the author of more than a dozen works of fiction, including “The Sweet Hereafter” and “Affliction.” His newest novel is “Lost Memory of Skin.” Signing at 3:30 p.m.
3:30 P.M. LAURA LIPPMAN
Laura Lippman grew up in Baltimore and was a reporter for 20 years, including 12 years at the Baltimore Sun. Her books about “accidental PI” Tess Monaghan have received the Edgar and Agatha awards. Her new novel is “The Most Dangerous Thing.” Signing at 1:30 p.m.
4:25 P.M. SARA PARETSKY
Detective V.I. Warshawski debuted in 1982 in Sara Paretsky’s “Indemnity Only.” “Body Work” is the latest in the V.I. series. Signing at 2 p.m.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 25
1:00 P.M. SHERMAN ALEXIE
“The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” was both a critical and commercial success for Sherman Alexie. His latest work is “War Dances.” Signing at 2:30 p.m.
“Waiting to Exhale” garnered national attention and a wide following for Terry McMillan in 1992. “Getting to Happy” is the sequel. Signing at 3:30 p.m.
2:50 P.M. NEAL STEPHENSON
Neal Stephenson is the author of the three-volume historical epic “The Baroque Cycle” and the novels “Cryptonomicon,” “The Diamond Age,” “Snow Crash,” “Zodiac” and “Anathem.” His new novel is “Reamde.” Signing at 4 p.m.
3:45 P.M. LOUIS BAYARD
Louis Bayard has been an Edgar and Dagger award nominee, and his novel “The Pale Blue Eye” has been optioned for a film. His newest novel, “The School of Night,” is set partly in Washington, D.C. Signing at 1 p.m.
4:40 P.M. MARGARET GEORGE
Margaret George has written about Helen of Troy, Cleopatra, Henry VIII, Mary Queen of Scots and Mary Magdalene. She recently published “Elizabeth I: A Novel,” about the legendary Elizabeth Tudor, the Virgin Queen. Signing at 3 p.m.