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.
Kim Addonizio is the author of several poetry collections, including Tell Me, a finalist for the 2000 National Book Award. Her most recent publications are the collection What Is This Thing Called Love and the novel Little Beauties. Poetry 10:30 a.m. Signing 11:00 a.m.
Buzz Aldrin, selected by NASA as one of the early astronauts, made the historic Apollo XI moon walk with Neil Armstrong in 1969. His children's book Reaching for the Moon features paintings by Wendell Minor. Children's 3:00 p.m. Signing 4:00 p.m.
David Baldacci, attorney turned writer, has written 10 bestselling novels, including Absolute Power. His first book for children is Freddy and the French Fries: Fries Alive! Mysteries 12:00 p.m. Children's 1:00 p.m. Signing 2 p.m.
Nevada Barr's 13 bestselling Anna Pigeon thrillers, including her most recent, Hard Truth, are each set in a U.S. national park or other natural location. Mysteries 1:20 p.m. Signing 3:00 p.m.
Harry Bliss is the illustrator of several popular children's books, including A Fine, Fine School, by Sharon Creech, Diary of a Worm and Diary of a Spider, both by Doreen Cronin. Children's 10:40 a.m. Signing 12:00 p.m.
David Brooks writes a biweekly op-ed column for the New York Times. He is the author of Bobos in Paradise and On Paradise Drive. History & Biography 2:10 p.m. Signing 3:00 p.m.
Sandra Brown is the author of more than 65 novels, including 51 bestsellers. Her most recent novel is Chill Factor. Mysteries 10:00 a.m. Signing 11:00 a.m.
Meg Cabot has published more than 30 novels for young readers, including The Princess Diaries and "The Mediator" series. Her most recent books are Ready or Not: An All-American Girl, Princess in Training and Twilight. Teens & Children 3:55 p.m. Signing 12:00 p.m.
Andrew Carroll is founder of the Legacy Project, a national, all-volunteer campaign to preserve wartime correspondence. He is the editor of War Letters, which was the basis for a PBS documentary. His most recent book is Behind the Lines, featuring letters from the American Revolution to the Iraq war. History & Biography 10:40 a.m. Signing 3:00 p.m.
Robert L. Carter was an assistant to NAACP chief counsel Thurgood Marshall for 24 years. During that time, he argued 22 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, including the historic Brown v. Board of Education ruling that ended school segregation. His memoir is called A Matter of Law: A Memoir of Struggle in the Cause of Equal Rights. History & Biography 12:50 p.m. Signing 2:00 p.m.
Lynne Cheney, who is married to Vice President Richard B. Cheney, has written several children's books, including America: A Patriotic Primer, A Is for Abigail and, most recently, When Washington Crossed the Delaware. Teens & Children 10:00 a.m. Signing 10:45 a.m.
Sharon Creech is the author of the Newbery Medal winner Walk Two Moons and the Newbery Honor winner The Wanderer. Her other works include the novels Heartbeat, Granny Torrelli Makes Soup and her most recent, Replay. Teens & Children 2:45 p.m. Signing 4:00 p.m.
Doreen Cronin is the author of Click, Clack, Moo, a Caldecott Honor Book; Diary of a Worm, a Parents' Choice Award-winner, and Diary of a Spider, illustrated by Harry Bliss. Children 10:40 a.m. Signing 12:00 p.m.
Jeffery Deaver has written 19 bestselling novels, including The Bone Collector, which became a major film from Universal Pictures, and his most recent, The Twelfth Card. Mysteries 4:00 p.m. Signing 1:00 p.m.
Giada De Laurentiis is a chef and founder of GDL Foods. She is the author of the bestseller Everyday Italian, which is also the name of her show on the Food Network. Home & Family 2:00 p.m. Signing 11:00 a.m.
Myrka Dellanos is the host of Univision Network's successful Spanish language prime-time program "En Exclusiva con Myrka Dellanos" or "Exclusively with Myrka Dellanos," where she interviews newsmakers. Her new book is Triunfa y ser Feliz. Home & Family 12:00 p.m. Signing 1:00 p.m.
Marisa de los Santos's most recent poetry collection is From the Bones Out. Her first novel, Love Walked In, is forthcoming in December and will be made into a film starring Sarah Jessica Parker. Poetry 11:30 a.m. Signing 12:00 p.m.
Fernando Divina has been the executive chef at several acclaimed restaurants. Marlene Divina is of Cree and Assiniboine descent. Their book, Foods of the Americas: Native Recipes and Traditions, was produced in association with the National Museum of the American Indian. Home & Family 2:40 p.m. Signing 4:00 p.m.
E.L. Doctorow, one of America's preeminent authors, has received the National Book Critics Circle Award, the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award and the William Dean Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His novels include Ragtime, Billy Bathgate and his most recent, The March. Fiction & Fantasy 4:15 p.m. Signing 3:00 p.m.
Joseph J. Ellis is a nationally recognized scholar of American history and author of seven books; he is a recipient of the National Book Award for American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson and the Pulitzer Prize for Founding Brothers. His most recent book is His Excellency: George Washington. History & Biography 2:50 p.m. Signing 4:00 p.m.
Richard Paul Evans's The Christmas Box, written as a gift for relatives and friends, became a No. 1 bestselling book and was made into an Emmy Award-winning television movie. He is founder of the Christmas Box House International, an organization devoted to the welfare of abused and neglected children. Fiction & Fantasy 3:05 p.m. Signing 4:00 p.m.
John Feinstein spent 11 years on the staff of The Washington Post. He is the author of A Season on the Brink. His most recent book is a novel for children, Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery. Teens & Children 3:20 p.m. Signing 4:00 p.m.
Jonathan Safran Foer's debut novel, Everything Is Illuminated, became a bestseller and was translated into 26 languages. His most recent book is Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Fiction & Fantasy 11:10 a.m. Signing 12:00 p.m.
Thomas L. Friedman, a three-time Pulitzer Prize-winner, joined the New York Times in 1981 as a financial reporter. He is the recipient of the National Book Award for From Beirut to Jerusalem. His most recent book is The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the 21st Century. History & Biography 12:10 p.m. Signing 1:00 p.m.
Alice Fulton's book Felt was awarded the 2002 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress. Her work has been included in six editions of the Best American Poetry series. Her most recent collection of poems is Cascade Experiment. Poetry 1:30 p.m. Signing 2:00 p.m.
Diana Gabaldon is the author of several novels, including Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross and one work of nonfiction, The Outlandish Companion. Her most recent book is A Breath of Snow and Ashes. Fiction & Fantasy 10:35 a.m. Signing 12:00 p.m.
Neil Gaiman is the creator-writer of Sandman, a monthly DC Comics series. He is the award-winning writer of American Gods and Coraline. His most recent book is Anansi Boys. Fiction & Fantasy 12:40 p.m. Signing 2:00 p.m.
Jack Gantos and illustrator friend Nicole Rubel published their first book, Rotten Ralph, almost 30 years ago. Additional "Rotten Ralph" books followed along with his popular "Joey Pigza" series. His most recent book is Best in Show. Teens & Children 10:35 a.m. Signing 12:00 p.m.
Leeza Gibbons is the host of the TV programs "Leeza at Night" and "What Should You Do?". Her book is Scrapbooking Traditions. Home & Family 10:40 a.m. Signing 12:00 p.m.
Patricia Reilly Giff, the author of more than 60 books for children, is the recipient of the Newbery Honor for Pictures of Hollis Woods and Lily's Crossing. Her most recent book is Willow. Teens & Children 12:25 p.m. Signing 2:00 p.m.
Dana Gioia, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, is the author of Can Poetry Matter?: Essays on Poetry and American Culture; the American Book Award-winner Interrogations at Noon; and Disappearing Ink: Poetry at the End of Print Culture. Walt Whitman Celebration, Poetry 12:45 p.m.
Martha Grimes is the author of 19 Richard Jury mysteries, five novels, a book of poetry and a book of short stories. Her most recent book is the semi-autobiographical novel Belle Ruin. Mysteries 3:20 p.m. Signing 4:00 p.m.
Donald Hall is the author of more than 21 books of prose and 15 books of poetry, including his most recent collection, The Best Day, The Worst Day: Life with Jane Kenyon. Among his many awards are the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize and the Frost Medal. Poetry 12:00 p.m. Walt Whitman Celebration, Poetry 12:45 p.m. Signing 2:00 p.m.
Rupert Holmes, twice recipient of the Edgar Award, also won a Tony for his musical "The Mystery of Edwin Drood." He is the creator of the Emmy Award-winning series "Remember Wenn" and the Broadway show "Say Goodnight, Gracie." His books include Where the Truth Lies and, most recently, Swing, a musical murder mystery. Mysteries 2:40 p.m. Signing 4:00 p.m.
Andrew Hudgins is the author of several poetry collections, including Saints and Strangers; The Never-Ending, a finalist for the National Book Award; and his most recent, Ecstatic in the Poison. Poetry 11:00 a.m. Signing 11:30 a.m.
Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Tex.) became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate from the state of Texas. She is the author of American Heroines: The Spirited Women Who Shaped Our Country. History & Biography 11:30 a.m. Signing 1:00 p.m.
John Irving is the author of 11 novels -- among them The World According to Garp. His most recent is Until I Find You. He has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters and is recipient of an O. Henry Award, a National Book Award and an Academy Award for "The Cider House Rules." Fiction & Fantasy 11:50 a.m. -- interviewed by Marie Arana, Book World's editor. Signing 1:00 p.m.
Gish Jen is the author of several novels, including The Love Wife. Her honors include the Lannan Award for Fiction and an award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Fiction & Fantasy 2:30 p.m. Signing 4:00 p.m.
Jon Kabat-Zinn is professor of medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he was founding director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society and founder of its Stress Reduction Clinic. He is the author of several bestselling books, including Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness. Home & Family 4:30 p.m. Signing 3:00 p.m.
Dolores Kendrick is poet laureate of the District of Columbia. She is the recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Award and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. Her books include The Women of Plums: Poems in the Voices of Slave Women and Why the Woman Is Singing on the Corner. Poetry 10:00 a.m. Signing 10:30 a.m.
Sue Monk Kidd is the author of two nonfiction books, The Dance of the Dissident Daughter and When the Heart Waits. Her first novel, The Secret Life of Bees, was nominated for the Orange Prize in England. Her most recent novel is The Mermaid Chair. Fiction & Fantasy 3:40 p.m. Signing 12:00 p.m.
Bob Kinkead's D.C. restaurant, Kinkead's, was named one of the 50 Best American Restaurants by Gourmet magazine. His Kinkead's Cookbook features recipes from his seafood cuisine. Home & Family 1:20 p.m. Signing 2:00 p.m.
David Kirby is the author of more than 20 books, including, most recently, two collections of poetry, The Ha-Ha and I Think I Am Going to Call My Wife Paraguay. Poetry 2:30 p.m. Signing 3:00 p.m.
Hilary Knight has illustrated more than 50 books, nine of which he also wrote. He is most widely known for his illustrations of Eloise, the precocious hotel-dwelling child invented by Kay Thompson. First published in 1955, Eloise sold more than 2 million copies. The most recent version is Eloise: The Absolutely Essential 50th Anniversary. Children 10:00 a.m. Signing 11:00 a.m.
Laura Lippman, a former reporter for the Baltimore Sun, is the author of Baltimore Blues, which introduced PI Tess Monaghan. Her subsequent novels have won every major mystery award, including the Edgar, Agatha and Shamus awards. Her most recent novel is To the Power of Three. Mysteries 2:00 p.m. Signing 3:00 p.m.
Robert MacNeil's career in journalism spans over 40 years from his start at Reuters to his work at NBC to his collaboration with Jim Lehrer on PBS's "The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour." He is the co-author of The Story of English and author of My Country: Finding Myself in America. His most recent book is Do You Speak American? History & Biography 4:10 p.m. Signing 2:00 p.m.
Chris Madden is a designer, bestselling author and TV personality. She is the author of 16 books, including A Room of Her Own: Women's Personal Spaces and, most recently, Haven: Finding the Keys to Your Personal Decorating Style. Home & Family 11:20 a.m. Signing 12:00 p.m.
George R.R. Martin has written fantasy, horror and science fiction. For 10 years he was a writer/producer for "The Twilight Zone," "Beauty and the Beast" and other feature films and TV projects. His epic fantasy series is "A Song of Ice and Fire." His next book, A Feast for Crows, is the fourth in that series. Fiction & Fantasy 1:50 p.m. Signing 3:00 p.m.
Bobbie Ann Mason is the author of In Country, Feather Crowns and Shiloh and Other Stories, which won the Pen/Hemingway Award. She has been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the American Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent book is An Atomic Romance. Fiction & Fantasy 10:00 a.m. Signing 11:00 a.m.
David McCullough is an award-winning biographer, historian and lecturer and the narrator of some of TV's most distinguished historical series. His John Adams was on bestseller lists for more than a year. His most recent book is 1776. He is twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography, the National Book Award and the Francis Parkman Prize. History & Biography 3:30 p.m. Signing 1:00 p.m.
Samuel Menashe's poetry collection The Many Named Beloved was published in London to wide acclaim after his search for an American publisher was unsuccessful. In 2004, he received the Poetry Foundation's first Neglected Masters Award, designed to bring renewed critical attention to the work of an under-recognized, significant American poet. His most recent collection is New and Selected Poems. Poetry 3:30 p.m. Signing 4:00 p.m.
Wendell Minor's cover illustrations have enhanced more than 2,000 books, from adult works to children's stories. His most recent book is Reaching for the Moon, written by Buzz Aldrin. Children 3:00 p.m. Signing 4:00 p.m.
Andrea Mitchell's journalism career spans four decades, from police reporter in Philadelphia to NBC-TV's chief foreign affairs correspondent. Her book Talking Back is a memoir about her experiences as one of the first women to cover presidents, Congress and foreign policy. History & Biography 10:00 a.m. Signing 11:00 a.m.
Pat Mora's A Library for Juana: The World of Sor Juana Inez (English and Spanish editions) received the 2003 Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award. Her most recent book is Dona Flor. Teens & Children 1:35 p.m. Signing 3:00 p.m.
Marcia Muller is the award-winning author of more than 35 novels, including 23 featuring Sharon McCone, a San Francisco private investigator. Her most recent book is Cape Perdido. Mysteries 12:40 p.m. Signing 2:00 p.m.
Walter Dean Myers has written more than 70 books for young people. He has received two Newbery Honor Book Awards (for Somewhere in the Darkness and Scorpions) and five Coretta Scott King Awards (for, among others, Slam and The Young Landlords). His most recent book is Autobiography of My Dead Brother. Teens & Children 2:10 p.m. Signing 4:00 p.m.
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor has written more than 125 books, including the Newbery Award-winner Shiloh. Her other writings include the Alice series and the Witch series. Four books have been issued in her Cat Pack series, including the most recent, Polo's Mother. Children 3:40 p.m. Signing 1:00 p.m.
Laura Numeroff is the author of more than 25 books, including the bestselling "If You Give a . . ." series. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie was the first; the most recent is If You Give a Pig a Party. Children 1:40 p.m. Signing 3 p.m.
Mary Pope Osborne is the author of more than 60 picture books, early chapter books, middle-grade biographies and young adult novels. She is best known for her Magic Tree House series, of which her most recent book is Season of the Sandstorms. Children 4:20 p.m. Signing 1:00 p.m.
Will Osborne and his wife, Mary Pope Osborne, have co-authored several publications, including the Magic Tree House Research Guides. Recent guides include Twisters and Other Terrible Storms. Children 4:20 p.m. Signing 1:00 p.m.
Linda Sue Park is the recipient of the 2002 Newbery Medal for her third book, A Single Shard. Her most recent book is Bee-bim Bop! Children 2:20 p.m. Signing 4:00 p.m.
Dave Pelzer, a survivor of child abuse, served in Operations Just Cause, Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He is the author of six inspirational books, including A Child Called "It" and his most recent, Help Yourself for Teens. Teens & Children 11:50 a.m. Signing 1:00 p.m.
The Pinkney Family. Jerry Pinkney has illustrated more than 100 books for children since 1964. He is the recipient of multiple Caldecott Honor Medals and Coretta Scott King Awards and Honors. His most recent books include God Bless the Child and The Old African. He and his wife, writer Gloria Jean Pinkney, have collaborated on numerous books for children. Their most recent book, Music from Our Lord's Holy Heaven, is a family project featuring contributions by their two sons, Brian Pinkney and Myles Pinkney. Sandra L. Pinkney is author of several award-winning books illustrated by her husband, Myles Pinkney, including Shades of Black. Her most recent book is A Rainbow All Around Me. Children 12:00 p.m. Signing 2:00 p.m.
Steve Roberts teaches political science and journalism at George Washington University. He is a well-known journalist and commentator on radio and TV. With his wife, Cokie Roberts, he co-authored From This Day Forward. His most recent book is My Fathers' Houses: Memoir of a Family. History & Biography 1:30 p.m. Signing 3:00 p.m.
Rene Saldana is the author of The Jumping Tree and Finding Our Way: Stories. More recently, several of his stories have appeared in anthologies such as Face Relations, Every Man for Himself, and in magazines such as Boy's Life. Teens & Children 1:00 p.m. Signing 2:00 p.m.
Mary Jo Salter is the author of several collections of poems, including her most recent, Open Shutters. Poetry 3:00 p.m. Signing 3:30 p.m.
John Sandford is the pseudonym of journalist John Camp, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1986 for feature writing for a series of articles on the farm crisis in the Midwest. He has written 16 books in the bestselling Prey series, including the most recent, Broken Prey. Mysteries 10:40 a.m. -- interviewed by Barbara Peters. Signing 12:00 p.m.
Karin Slaughter's Grant County series consists of the bestselling thrillers Blindsighted, Kisscut, A Faint Cold Fear, Indelible and the most recent installment, Faithless. Mysteries 11:20 a.m. Signing 1:00 p.m.
Laurie Smith worked as an on-camera reporter at CNN in Atlanta before moving to New York City to train at the School of Design. When the hit cable series "Trading Spaces" came along, she was able to combine the two things she loves the most: TV and interior decorating. Her book is Discovering Home. Home & Family 12:40 p.m. Signing 2:00 p.m.
A.E. Stallings's poetry has appeared in the Best American Poetry series and The Pushcart Prize XXII Anthology. She is the author of Archaic Smile and a forthcoming collection, Hapax. Poetry 4:00 p.m. Signing 4:30 p.m.
R.L. Stine is the author of more than 50 books, including the Goosebumps series and Nightmare Hour. His most recent books are from the new Rotten School series: No. 1 -- The Great Blueberry Barf Off and No. 2 -- The Smelling Bee. Teens & Children 4:30 p.m. Signing 1:00 p.m.
Julie Sussman and Stephanie Glakas-Tenet are the authors of Dare to Repair and their more recent Dare to Repair Your Car. Home & Family 3:20 p.m. Signing 4:00 p.m.
David Tutera is known for his regular appearances on ABC's "The View," TBS's "Movie and a Makeover" and his own Discovery Channel show, "The Party Planner with David Tutera." His most recent book is The Party Planner. Home & Family 3:55 p.m. Signing 2:00 p.m.
Judith Warner is the author of a range of nonfiction books, among them You Have the Power (with Howard Dean) and the biography Hillary Clinton: The Inside Story. Her most recent book is Perfect Madness. Home & Family 10:00 a.m. Signing 11:00 a.m.
Christian Wiman's first book, The Long Home, won the 1998 Nicholas Roerich Prize. His most recent book is Hard Night. He is the editor of Poetry magazine. Poetry 2:00 p.m. Signing 2:30 p.m.
Tom Wolfe was a reporter for The Washington Post and later the Herald Tribune in New York before he began writing books. These include The Right Stuff, The Bonfire of the Vanities and, most recently, I Am Charlotte Simmons. Fiction & Fantasy 1:15 p.m. Signing 11:00 a.m.
Al Young has written more than 20 books, including his most recent collection of poetry, The Sound of Dreams Remembered: Poems 1990-2000. Poetry 4:30 p.m. Signing 3:30 p.m.