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A listing in this article refers to David A. Taylor's "Success: Stories" as nonfiction. The book is a collection of short fiction. Also, Taylor was incorrectly described as a Virginia resident; he lives in the District.

The Authors of the National Book Festival

Sunday, September 20, 2009

For the past nine years, The Washington Post and Book World have proudly supported the National Book Festival, which is organize d by the Library of Congress, with, this year, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama as honorary chairs. On Saturday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., the Festival will bring more than 75 writers and illustrators to the Mall to talk about their work and autograph their books. The Washington Post is a charter sponsor, and our editors and writers will introduce many of the authors. This special pull-out guide will help you find your way around the Festival, with information about the participants, a map of the festivities and a schedule of author appearances. We look forward to seeing you down at the Mall.

-- Rachel Hartigan Shea, editor of Book World

Names are followed by the pavilion and time of each person's appearance.

SABIHA AL KHEMIR was born in Tunisia and now lives in London. Her second novel, "The Blue Manuscript," published last year, focuses on the interaction of Western and Islamic cultures. FICTION & FANTASY 12:45 P.M. SIGNING 2:30 P.M.

JULIA ALVAREZ calls herself an American, yet her writing bridges the realms of Latina and American culture. Her latest books include "Return to Sender" and "Once Upon a Quinceañera: Coming of Age in the USA." FICTION & FANTASY 1:20 P.M. SIGNING 3 P.M.

DAVID BALDACCI, attorney turned author, has written screenplays, short stories, a novella, a children's book series and 14 consecutive bestsellers. Baldacci's latest release is "First Family." He lives in Virginia. MYSTERIES & THRILLERS 4:30 P.M. SIGNING 1:30 P.M.

DAN BALZ has reported on politics for The Washington Post since 1978. He is co-author, with Haynes Johnson, of "The Battle for America 2008: The Story of an Extraordinary Election." HISTORY & BIOGRAPHY 3:50 P.M. SIGNING 4:30 P.M.

MARY BRIGID BARRETT is an award-winning children's book author and illustrator, a professional educator and president and executive director of the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance. She is also the organizer of the Library of Congress's chapter book called "The Exquisite Corpse Adventure," which makes its debut in the Children's Pavilion at the 2009 National Book Festival and at CHILDREN 10 A.M. SIGNING 11:30 A.M.

HOLLY BLACK is a bestselling author of contemporary fantasy novels for children and teens. Her latest is "The Wyrm King," the final book in the Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles series. CHILDREN 2:30 P.M. SIGNING 12:30 P.M.

JUDY BLUME has sold more than 80 million copies of such young-adult novels as "Blubber: Just as Long as We're Together" and "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret" as well as the adult titles "Summer Sisters," "Smart Women" and "Wifey." Her newest book is "Friend or Fiend? With the Pain & the Great One." TEENS & CHILDREN 5 P.M. SIGNING 11:30 A.M.

DOUGLAS BRINKLEY is a professor of history at Rice University. His book "The Great Deluge" won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. He also wrote the foreword to David A. Taylor's "Soul of a People: The WPA Writers' Project Uncovers Depression America." HISTORY & BIOGRAPHY 10:35 A.M. SIGNING 12 P.M.

KEN BURNS may be best known for his monumental documentary "The Civil War," which was viewed by more than 40 million people when it premiered in 1990. His newest project is "The National Parks: America's Best Idea," to be broadcast on PBS in six episodes beginning Sept. 27. His collaborator on the series is Dayton Duncan. HISTORY & BIOGRAPHY 4:35 P.M. SIGNING 3 P.M.

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