Meet the Authors

From left: Michelle Singletary, Brad Meltzer, Cokie Roberts, Philippa Gregory, Sandra Brown, David Maraniss and Tony Horwitz.
From left: Michelle Singletary, Brad Meltzer, Cokie Roberts, Philippa Gregory, Sandra Brown, David Maraniss and Tony Horwitz. (Kagan McLeod)
Sunday, September 21, 2008

Names are followed by the pavilion and time of each person's appearance. Book signings will be held in the special area designated on the map [PDF].

Rick Atkinson, a staff writer and senior editor at The Post and three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, is the author of " The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy," the second volume of the Liberation Trilogy, a narrative history of the U.S. Army in North Africa, Italy and Western Europe during World War II. History & Biography 3:15 p.m. Signing 1:30 p.m.

Tiki Barber, a former running back for the New York Giants, is a correspondent for NBC's "Today Show" and an analyst for "Football Night in America." He has collaborated with his brother, Ronde, on three picture books: " By My Brother's Side," the Christopher Award-winning " Game Day" and " Teammates," and two middle-grade novels: " Kickoff!" and " Go Long!" Children 3:30 p.m. Signing 1:30 p.m.

Mary Brigid Barrett's books include " Sing to the Stars," " Day Care Days" and " The Man of the House at Huffington Row." She is editor of the NCBLA publication " Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out," a read-aloud family anthology that promotes reading and historical literacy. Teens & Children 12:30 p.m. Signing 2:30 p.m.

Louis Bayard is the critically acclaimed novelist and author of " Mr. Timothy" and the Edgar Award-nominated " The Pale Blue Eye." His latest book is a historical thriller, " The Black Tower." Fiction & Mystery 3:15 p.m. Signing 1:30 p.m.

Ellen Birnbaum, associate director of the 92nd Street Y Nursery School, is co-author (with Nancy Schulman) of " Practical Wisdom for Parents: Demystifying the Preschool Years." Home & Family 12:10 p.m. Signing 2 P.M.

Eavan Boland, a poet and writer born in Ireland, has published nine volumes of poetry, including " Domestic Violence" and " New Collected Poems." She is professor of English at Stanford University and director of the creative writing program. Poetry 2 p.m. Signing 2:30 p.m.

Jan Brett began her career as an illustrator with " Woodland Crossings" (written by Stephen Krensky). Her first entirely self-generated work was " Fritz and the Beautiful Horses," and her latest book is " Gingerbread Friends." She is this year's official illustrator for the National Book Festival. Children 10:45 a.m. Signing 12 noon and 3 p.m.

Geraldine Brooks, a former foreign correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, is the author of " Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague." Her second novel, " March," won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Her latest is " People of the Book." Fiction & Mystery 2:05 p.m. Signing 3:30 p.m.

Marc Brown has created more than 100 picture books for children. He is best known as the creator of Arthur the aardvark, the star of many picture books and a five-time Emmy Award-winning TV show. His first collaboration with author Judy Sierra was " Wild About Books." Their latest is " Born to Read." Children 4:05 p.m. Signing 2 p.m.

Sandra Brown is the author of nearly 70 published novels, including 55 bestsellers. Before embarking on a writing career, she worked in television, including weather-casting and feature reporting on "PM Magazine." She is the recipient of the Romance Writers of America's Lifetime Achievement Award. Her latest novel is " Smoke Screen." Fiction & Mystery 3:50 p.m. Signing 1 p.m.

Warren Brown gave up his law career to bake cakes. His dream was realized with the opening of his D.C. bakery CakeLove in 2002. The host of 26 episodes of "Sugar Rush" on Food Network, he now shares his passion in a book, " CakeLove." Home & Family 2:10 p.m. Signing 3:30 p.m.

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