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National Book Festival: Fiction Stage

10:20-11:05: Elizabeth Strout's novels include "My Name Is Lucy Barton," "The Burgess Boys" and the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Olive Kitteridge." Her latest book is "Anything Is Possible." She will be in conversation with Marie Arana, literary director of the National Book Festival. Signing 11:30-12:30

11:15-12: A Literary Power Couple: Katie Kitamura , a California-born Japanese American, is the author of "Gone to the Forest," "The Longshot" and, most recently, "A Separation." Her husband, Hari Kunzru, is the author of five novels. His newest, "White Tears," is about music, male friendship and race. They will be in conversation with Petra Mayer, an editor at NPR Books. Signing 12:30-1:30

12:10-12:55 Alice McDermott won the National Book Award for her 1998 novel, "Charming Billy." Three of her novels, including "After This," have been finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. Her latest novel, "The Ninth Hour," is set in early 20th-century Brooklyn. She will be in conversation with NPR arts correspondent Lynn Neary. Signing 1:30-2:30

1:05-1:50: Colm Tóibín is the author of seven novels, including "The Master," "Nora Webster," "The Testament of Mary" and "Brooklyn," which was made into a motion picture. Tóibín is a professor of the humanities at Columbia University. His latest book, "House of Names," is a retelling of the story of Clytemnestra. Signing 2:30-3:30

2-2:45: Nathan Hill's debut comic novel, "The Nix ," was listed among the notable books of 2016 by The Washington Post, the New York Times, NPR and Entertainment Weekly. Signing 3-4

3-3:45: Jesmyn Ward's books include the novel "Salvage the Bones ," which won the 2011 National Book Award, and the memoir "Men We Reaped." In 2016, the American Academy of Arts and Letters selected Ward for the Strauss Living Award. She is a professor of creative writing at Tulane University. Her most recent work is the novel "Sing, Unburied, Sing." She will be in conversation with Book World editor Ron Charles. Signing 4-5

4-4:45: Colombian writer Juan Gabriel Vásquez is the author of "The Sound of Things Falling," "The Informers" and "The Secret History of Costaguana." His books have been published in 26 languages. His most recent book is "Reputations." He will be in conversation with Scott Simon, host of NPR's "Weekend Edition Saturday." Signing 5-6

4:55-5:40: Claire Messud is the author of six works of fiction, including "The Woman Upstairs" and "The Emperor's Children." Her latest novel is "The Burning Girl." Signing 6-7

5:50-6:35 Author and poet Ha Jin left China in 1985 to attend Brandeis University and later pursued creative writing at Boston University, where he now teaches. He is the author of several novels, story collections and volumes of poetry and essays, including "Waiting," "War Trash," "Ocean of Words " and "Between Silences." Among the awards he has received are a National Book Award, two PEN/Faulkner Awards and the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. His latest novel is "The Boat Rocker." He will be in conversation with Book World editor Ron Charles. Signing 4:30-5:30

6:45-7:30: Amor Towles is the author of "Rules of Civility" and, most recently, "A Gentleman in Moscow," both of which have been translated into more than 15 languages. Signing 5:30-6:30

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