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This year’s National Book Festival commemorates the 200th anniversary of the historic connection between the Library of Congress and Thomas Jefferson. The man, who once wrote, “I cannot live without books,” sold his personal library of more than 6,000 volumes to Congress to rebuild the Library of Congress.

Drop by the Washington Convention Center Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015 between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. to see approximately 175 authors, illustrators and poets talk about their work. There’s something here for every book lover, and it’s all free, so browse the full schedule of talks and presentations below and see what strikes your fancy.

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Children

Kate DiCamillo

10:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.

Jarrett J. Krosoczka

11:20 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

Naomi Shihab Nye

Noon – 12:30 p.m.

Mac Barnett

12:40 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.

Buzz Aldrin

1:20 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.

Rachel Renee Russell

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Jon Scieszka

2:40 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.

Gennifer Choldenko

3:20 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

Cece Bell

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Lynne Rae Perkins

4:40 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.

Juan Felipe Herrera

5:20 p.m. – 5:50 p.m.

Jennifer L. Holm

6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Trevor Pryce

6:40 p.m. – 7:10 p.m.

Lin Oliver

7:20 p.m. – 7:50 p.m.

Teens

Cynthia Levinson

10:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.

Kwame Alexander

11:20 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

Ellen Oh

Noon – 12:30 p.m.

Letters About Literature

12:40 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.

A Book That Shaped Me Contest

12:40 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.

Jenny Han

1:20 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.

Michael Buckley

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Libba Bray

2:40 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.

David Baldacci

3:20 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

Sabaa Tahir

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Phillip M. Hoose

4:40 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.

Sonia Manzano

5:20 p.m. – 5:50 p.m.

Laura Amy Schlitz

6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Meg Wolitzer

6:40 p.m. – 7:10 p.m.

Picture books

Christian Robinson

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Steve Light

10:40 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.

William Joyce

11:20 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

Cale Atkinson

Noon – 12:30 p.m.

Peter Sís

12:40 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.

Elise Parsley

1:20 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.

Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Tom Lichtenheld

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Tad Hills

2:40 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.

Jean Reagan

3:20 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

Dan Santat

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Stephen Savage

4:40 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.

Audrey Wood & Don Wood

5:20 p.m. – 5:50 p.m.

Tom Angleberger

6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Diane Muldrow

6:40 p.m. – 7:10 p.m.

Biography & memoir

Amy Wilentz

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Walter Isaacson

10:55 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

Jeanne Theoharis

11:50 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.

Evan Thomas

12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Harlyn Geronimo

1:40 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.

Mary Jordan & Kevin Sullivan

2:35 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Richard Zoglin

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Bryan Stevenson

4:25 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.

David McCullough

5:20 p.m. – 6:05 p.m.

John Riordan

6:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Maureen Corrigan

7:10 p.m. – 7:55 p.m.

Contemporary life

Robin Givhan

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Morton Kondracke

10:55 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

Manuel Castells

10:55 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

Julia G. Young

10:55 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

Al Roker

11:50 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.

Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella

12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Barry Svrluga

1:40 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.

Tom Gjelten

2:35 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Erika Lee

2:35 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Ray Suarez

2:35 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Héctor Tobar

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn

4:25 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.

Yochi Dreazen

5:20 p.m. – 6:05 p.m.

Shelia P. Moses

6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

David Maraniss

7:25 p.m. – 8:10 p.m.

Food

Bridget Lancaster & Bryan Roof

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Najmieh Batmanglij

10:55 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

Nora Pouillon

11:50 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.

Patrick O'Connell

12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Fiction

Louise Erdrich

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Viet Thanh Nguyen

10:55 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

Marilynne Robinson

11:50 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.

Stephen L. Carter

12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Jane Smiley

1:40 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.

Ha Jin

2:35 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Phil Klay

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Lalita Tademy

4:25 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.

Ward Just

5:20 p.m. – 6:05 p.m.

Thomas Mallon

6:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Graphic novels

Scott Stantis

7:15 p.m. – 8:05 p.m.

Lalo Alcaraz

7:15 p.m. – 8:05 p.m.

Keith Knight

7:15 p.m. – 8:05 p.m.

Trina Robbins

8:10 p.m. – 8:55 p.m.

Miss Lasko-Gross

8:10 p.m. – 8:55 p.m.

Diane Noomin

8:10 p.m. – 8:55 p.m.

Stephan Pastis

9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

History

Cokie Roberts

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Joseph Ellis

10:55 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

Jan Jarboe Russell

11:50 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.

Edward J. Larson

12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Elizabeth A. Fenn

1:40 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.

Evan Osnos

2:35 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Anne-Marie O'Connor

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Jay Winik

4:25 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.

Lawrence Wright

5:20 p.m. – 6:05 p.m.

Danielle Allen

6:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

International programs

Jack Miles

10:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

Donald S. Lopez Jr.

10:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

Jane McAuliffe

10:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

Homero Aridjis

11:50 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.

Álvaro Enrigue

12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Mariá José Navia

12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Cristina Rivera Garza

12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Alejandro Zambra

12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Santiago Roncagliolo

1:40 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.

Alejandro Zambra

2:35 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Valeria Luiselli

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Andrés Neuman

4:25 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.

Juan Gabriel Vásquez

5:20 p.m. – 6:05 p.m.

John Hemming

6:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Mark Plotkin

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Mystery, Thrillers & Science Fiction

Lisa Scottoline

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

David Ignatius

10:55 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

Jane Lindskold

11:50 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.

Walter Mosley

12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Marlon James

1:40 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.

Laura Lippman

2:35 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

David Weber

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Jeffery Deaver

4:25 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.

Dan Wells

5:20 p.m. – 6:05 p.m.

David Baldacci

6:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Poetry & Prose

Poetry Out Loud

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Kevin Young

10:55 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

Geoffrey Kloske

11:50 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.

Kevin Larimer

11:50 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.

Lynn Freed

11:50 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.

Claudia Rankine

12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Ishmael Reed

1:40 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.

Jeffrey Brown

2:35 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Jane Hirshfield

2:35 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Azar Nafisi

2:35 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Daniel Alarcón

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Jerome Charyn

4:25 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.

Marilyn Chin

5:20 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Eric Pankey

6:10 p.m. – 6:55 p.m.

Poetry Slam

7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Romance Fiction

Sarah MacLean

7:15 p.m. – 7:40 p.m.

Beverly Jenkins

7:40 p.m. – 8:05 p.m.

Paige Tyler

8:05 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Science

Andrea Wulf

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Rachel Swaby

10:55 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

David Quammen

11:50 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.

Judy Foreman

12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Casey Schwartz

1:40 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.

Jeffrey D. Sachs

2:35 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Edward O. Wilson

2:35 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Paul Halpern

4:25 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.

Norman Doidge

5:20 p.m. – 6:05 p.m.

Terrence Holt

6:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Special Programs

Peter de Sève

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Henry Wiencek

10:55 a.m. – 11:40 p.m.

Annette Gordon-Reed

11:50 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.

Joseph Ellis

12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Jon Meacham

1:40 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.

Tom Brokaw

2:35 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Rick Atkinson

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Christian G. Appy

4:25 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.

Rajiv Chandrasekaran

5:20 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Elizabeth D. Samet

6:10 p.m. – 6:55 p.m.

Roxana Robinson

6:10 p.m. – 6:55 p.m.

Phil Klay

6:10 p.m. – 6:55 p.m.

Elliot Ackerman

6:10 p.m. – 6:55 p.m.

Lawrence Wright

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

A. Scott Berg

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Anne-Marie O'Connor

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

First Nations of Australia

Jeanine Leane

2:35 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Tony Birch

2:35 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Melissa Lucashenko

2:35 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Dub Leffler

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Bruce Pascoe

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Jared Thomas

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Ellen van Neerven

4:25 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.

Tony Birch

4:25 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.

Bruce Pascoe

4:25 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.

Children

Kate DiCamillo speaking at the Children pavilion — click to learn more
Jarrett J. Krosoczka speaking at the Children pavilion — click to learn more
Naomi Shihab Nye speaking at the Children pavilion — click to learn more
Mac Barnett speaking at the Children pavilion — click to learn more
Buzz Aldrin speaking at the Children pavilion — click to learn more
Rachel Renee Russell speaking at the Children pavilion — click to learn more
Jon Scieszka speaking at the Children pavilion — click to learn more
Gennifer Choldenko speaking at the Children pavilion — click to learn more
Cece Bell speaking at the Children pavilion — click to learn more
Lynne Rae Perkins speaking at the Children pavilion — click to learn more
Juan Felipe Herrera speaking at the Children pavilion — click to learn more
Jennifer L. Holm speaking at the Children pavilion — click to learn more
Trevor Pryce speaking at the Children pavilion — click to learn more
Lin Oliver speaking at the Children pavilion — click to learn more

Teens

Cynthia Levinson speaking at the Teens pavilion — click to learn more
Kwame Alexander speaking at the Teens pavilion — click to learn more
Ellen Oh speaking at the Teens pavilion — click to learn more
Letters About Literature speaking at the Teens pavilion — click to learn more
A Book That Shaped Me Contest speaking at the Teens pavilion — click to learn more
Jenny Han speaking at the Teens pavilion — click to learn more
Michael Buckley speaking at the Teens pavilion — click to learn more
Libba Bray speaking at the Teens pavilion — click to learn more
David Baldacci speaking at the Teens pavilion — click to learn more
Sabaa Tahir speaking at the Teens pavilion — click to learn more
Phillip M. Hoose speaking at the Teens pavilion — click to learn more
Sonia Manzano speaking at the Teens pavilion — click to learn more
Laura Amy Schlitz speaking at the Teens pavilion — click to learn more
Meg Wolitzer speaking at the Teens pavilion — click to learn more

Picture books

Christian Robinson speaking at the Picture books pavilion — click to learn more
Steve Light speaking at the Picture books pavilion — click to learn more
William Joyce speaking at the Picture books pavilion — click to learn more
Cale Atkinson speaking at the Picture books pavilion — click to learn more
Peter Sís speaking at the Picture books pavilion — click to learn more
Elise Parsley speaking at the Picture books pavilion — click to learn more
Amy Krouse Rosenthal speaking at the Picture books pavilion — click to learn more
Tad Hills speaking at the Picture books pavilion — click to learn more
Jean Reagan speaking at the Picture books pavilion — click to learn more
Dan Santat speaking at the Picture books pavilion — click to learn more
Stephen Savage speaking at the Picture books pavilion — click to learn more
Audrey Wood & Don Wood speaking at the Picture books pavilion — click to learn more
Tom Angleberger speaking at the Picture books pavilion — click to learn more
Diane Muldrow speaking at the Picture books pavilion — click to learn more

Biography & memoir

Amy Wilentz speaking at the Biography & memoir pavilion — click to learn more
Walter Isaacson speaking at the Biography & memoir pavilion — click to learn more
Jeanne Theoharis speaking at the Biography & memoir pavilion — click to learn more
Evan Thomas speaking at the Biography & memoir pavilion — click to learn more
Harlyn Geronimo speaking at the Biography & memoir pavilion — click to learn more
Mary Jordan speaking at the Biography & memoir pavilion — click to learn more
Richard Zoglin speaking at the Biography & memoir pavilion — click to learn more
Bryan Stevenson speaking at the Biography & memoir pavilion — click to learn more
David McCullough speaking at the Biography & memoir pavilion — click to learn more
John Riordan speaking at the Biography & memoir pavilion — click to learn more
Maureen Corrigan speaking at the Biography & memoir pavilion — click to learn more

Contemporary life

Robin Givhan speaking at the Contemporary life pavilion — click to learn more
Morton Kondracke speaking at the Contemporary life pavilion — click to learn more
Manuel Castells speaking at the Contemporary life pavilion — click to learn more
Julia G. Young speaking at the Contemporary life pavilion — click to learn more
Al Roker speaking at the Contemporary life pavilion — click to learn more
Lisa Scottoline speaking at the Contemporary life pavilion — click to learn more
Barry Svrluga speaking at the Contemporary life pavilion — click to learn more
Tom Gjelten speaking at the Contemporary life pavilion — click to learn more
Erika Lee speaking at the Contemporary life pavilion — click to learn more
Ray Suarez speaking at the Contemporary life pavilion — click to learn more
Héctor Tobar speaking at the Contemporary life pavilion — click to learn more
Nicholas Kristof speaking at the Contemporary life pavilion — click to learn more
Yochi Dreazen speaking at the Contemporary life pavilion — click to learn more
Shelia P. Moses speaking at the Contemporary life pavilion — click to learn more
David Maraniss speaking at the Contemporary life pavilion — click to learn more

Food

Bridget Lancaster speaking at the Food pavilion — click to learn more
Najmieh Batmanglij speaking at the Food pavilion — click to learn more
Nora Pouillon speaking at the Food pavilion — click to learn more
Patrick O'Connell speaking at the Food pavilion — click to learn more

Fiction

Louise Erdrich speaking at the Fiction pavilion — click to learn more
Viet Thanh Nguyen speaking at the Fiction pavilion — click to learn more
Marilynne Robinson speaking at the Fiction pavilion — click to learn more
Stephen L. Carter speaking at the Fiction pavilion — click to learn more
Jane Smiley speaking at the Fiction pavilion — click to learn more
Ha Jin speaking at the Fiction pavilion — click to learn more
Phil Klay speaking at the Fiction pavilion — click to learn more
Lalita Tademy speaking at the Fiction pavilion — click to learn more
Ward Just speaking at the Fiction pavilion — click to learn more
Thomas Mallon speaking at the Fiction pavilion — click to learn more

Graphic novels

Scott Stantis speaking at the Graphic novels pavilion — click to learn more
Lalo Alcaraz speaking at the Graphic novels pavilion — click to learn more
Keith Knight speaking at the Graphic novels pavilion — click to learn more
Trina Robbins speaking at the Graphic novels pavilion — click to learn more
Miss Lasko-Gross speaking at the Graphic novels pavilion — click to learn more
Diane Noomin speaking at the Graphic novels pavilion — click to learn more
Stephan Pastis speaking at the Graphic novels pavilion — click to learn more

History

Cokie Roberts speaking at the History pavilion — click to learn more
Joseph Ellis speaking at the History pavilion — click to learn more
Jan Jarboe Russell speaking at the History pavilion — click to learn more
Edward J. Larson speaking at the History pavilion — click to learn more
Elizabeth A. Fenn speaking at the History pavilion — click to learn more
Evan Osnos speaking at the History pavilion — click to learn more
Anne-Marie O'Connor speaking at the History pavilion — click to learn more
Jay Winik speaking at the History pavilion — click to learn more
Lawrence Wright speaking at the History pavilion — click to learn more
Danielle Allen speaking at the History pavilion — click to learn more

International programs

Jack Miles speaking at the International programs pavilion — click to learn more
Donald S. Lopez Jr. speaking at the International programs pavilion — click to learn more
Jane McAuliffe speaking at the International programs pavilion — click to learn more
Homero Aridjis speaking at the International programs pavilion — click to learn more
Álvaro Enrigue speaking at the International programs pavilion — click to learn more
Mariá José Navia speaking at the International programs pavilion — click to learn more
Cristina Rivera Garza speaking at the International programs pavilion — click to learn more
Alejandro Zambra speaking at the International programs pavilion — click to learn more
Santiago Roncagliolo speaking at the International programs pavilion — click to learn more
Alejandro Zambra speaking at the International programs pavilion — click to learn more
Valeria Luiselli speaking at the International programs pavilion — click to learn more
Andrés Neuman speaking at the International programs pavilion — click to learn more
Juan Gabriel Vásquez speaking at the International programs pavilion — click to learn more
John Hemming speaking at the International programs pavilion — click to learn more
Mark Plotkin speaking at the International programs pavilion — click to learn more

Mystery, Thrillers & Science Fiction

Lisa Scottoline speaking at the Mystery, Thrillers & Science Fiction pavilion — click to learn more
David Ignatius speaking at the Mystery, Thrillers & Science Fiction pavilion — click to learn more
Jane Lindskold speaking at the Mystery, Thrillers & Science Fiction pavilion — click to learn more
Walter Mosley speaking at the Mystery, Thrillers & Science Fiction pavilion — click to learn more
Marlon James speaking at the Mystery, Thrillers & Science Fiction pavilion — click to learn more
Laura Lippman speaking at the Mystery, Thrillers & Science Fiction pavilion — click to learn more
David Weber speaking at the Mystery, Thrillers & Science Fiction pavilion — click to learn more
Jeffery Deaver speaking at the Mystery, Thrillers & Science Fiction pavilion — click to learn more
Dan Wells speaking at the Mystery, Thrillers & Science Fiction pavilion — click to learn more
David Baldacci speaking at the Mystery, Thrillers & Science Fiction pavilion — click to learn more

Poetry & Prose

Poetry Out Loud speaking at the Poetry & Prose pavilion — click to learn more
Kevin Young speaking at the Poetry & Prose pavilion — click to learn more
Geoffrey Kloske speaking at the Poetry & Prose pavilion — click to learn more
Kevin Larimer speaking at the Poetry & Prose pavilion — click to learn more
Lynn Freed speaking at the Poetry & Prose pavilion — click to learn more
Claudia Rankine speaking at the Poetry & Prose pavilion — click to learn more
Ishmael Reed speaking at the Poetry & Prose pavilion — click to learn more
Jeffrey Brown speaking at the Poetry & Prose pavilion — click to learn more
Jane Hirshfield speaking at the Poetry & Prose pavilion — click to learn more
Azar Nafisi speaking at the Poetry & Prose pavilion — click to learn more
Daniel Alarcón speaking at the Poetry & Prose pavilion — click to learn more
Jerome Charyn speaking at the Poetry & Prose pavilion — click to learn more
Marilyn Chin speaking at the Poetry & Prose pavilion — click to learn more
Eric Pankey speaking at the Poetry & Prose pavilion — click to learn more
Poetry Slam speaking at the Poetry & Prose pavilion — click to learn more

Romance Fiction

Sarah MacLean speaking at the Romance Fiction pavilion — click to learn more
Beverly Jenkins speaking at the Romance Fiction pavilion — click to learn more
Paige Tyler speaking at the Romance Fiction pavilion — click to learn more

Science

Andrea Wulf speaking at the Science pavilion — click to learn more
Rachel Swaby speaking at the Science pavilion — click to learn more
David Quammen speaking at the Science pavilion — click to learn more
Judy Foreman speaking at the Science pavilion — click to learn more
Casey Schwartz speaking at the Science pavilion — click to learn more
Jeffrey D. Sachs speaking at the Science pavilion — click to learn more
Edward O. Wilson speaking at the Science pavilion — click to learn more
Paul Halpern speaking at the Science pavilion — click to learn more
Norman Doidge speaking at the Science pavilion — click to learn more
Terrence Holt speaking at the Science pavilion — click to learn more

Special Programs

Peter de Sève speaking at the Special Programs pavilion — click to learn more
Henry Wiencek speaking at the Special Programs pavilion — click to learn more
Annette Gordon-Reed speaking at the Special Programs pavilion — click to learn more
Joseph Ellis speaking at the Special Programs pavilion — click to learn more
Jon Meacham speaking at the Special Programs pavilion — click to learn more
Tom Brokaw speaking at the Special Programs pavilion — click to learn more
Rick Atkinson speaking at the Special Programs pavilion — click to learn more
Christian G. Appy speaking at the Special Programs pavilion — click to learn more
Rajiv Chandrasekaran speaking at the Special Programs pavilion — click to learn more
Elizabeth D. Samet speaking at the Special Programs pavilion — click to learn more
Roxana Robinson speaking at the Special Programs pavilion — click to learn more
Phil Klay speaking at the Special Programs pavilion — click to learn more
Elliot Ackerman speaking at the Special Programs pavilion — click to learn more
Lawrence Wright speaking at the Special Programs pavilion — click to learn more
A. Scott Berg speaking at the Special Programs pavilion — click to learn more
Anne-Marie O'Connor speaking at the Special Programs pavilion — click to learn more

First Nations of Australia

Jeanine Leane speaking at the First Nations of Australia pavilion — click to learn more
Tony Birch speaking at the First Nations of Australia pavilion — click to learn more
Melissa Lucashenko speaking at the First Nations of Australia pavilion — click to learn more
Dub Leffler speaking at the First Nations of Australia pavilion — click to learn more
Bruce Pascoe speaking at the First Nations of Australia pavilion — click to learn more
Jared Thomas speaking at the First Nations of Australia pavilion — click to learn more
Ellen van Neerven speaking at the First Nations of Australia pavilion — click to learn more
Tony Birch speaking at the First Nations of Australia pavilion — click to learn more
Bruce Pascoe speaking at the First Nations of Australia pavilion — click to learn more
2015-09-05 10:00:00 2015-09-05 11:10:00 America/New_York Kate DiCamillo event at the National Book Festival Signing at 11:30 a.m. ------- Newbery Medal winner Kate DiCamillo, the Library of Congress’s national ambassador for young people’s literature, will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of her Mercy Watson series. DiCamillo won the 2014 Newbery Medal for her novel “Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures.” Her first novel, “Because of Winn-Dixie,” was a Newbery Honor Book in 2001. Her new book is “Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon.” Stay after the Q&A for a special show by Story Pirates inspired by the porcine wonder herself, Mercy Watson. Children pavilion
2015-09-05 11:20:00 2015-09-05 11:50:00 America/New_York Jarrett J. Krosoczka event at the National Book Festival Signing at 12:30 p.m. ------- Jarrett J. Krosoczka , a two-time winner of the Children’s Choice Book Award, has written and illustrated more than 25 books, including the popular Lunch Lady graphic novel series and the Platypus Police Squad novel series. “It’s Tough to Lose Your Balloon” is his latest book. Children pavilion
NaN-NaN-NaN Invalid 2015-09-06 00:30:00 America/New_York Naomi Shihab Nye event at the National Book Festival Signing at 1 p.m. ------- Naomi Shihab Nye is a poet and a children’s author who has won four Pushcart Prizes and the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award. Her works include “Different Ways to Pray,” “Habibi” and “Sitti’s Secrets.” Her latest book is “The Turtle of Oman.” Children pavilion
2015-09-06 00:40:00 2015-09-05 13:10:00 America/New_York Mac Barnett event at the National Book Festival Signing at 1:30 p.m. ------- Mac Barnett has written the Brixton Brothers mystery series and, in collaboration with Jon Klassen, “Extra Yarn,” and the Caldecott Honor-winning “Sam and Dave Dig a Hole.” His newest work is “The Terrible Two,” co-written with Jory John. Children pavilion
2015-09-05 13:20:00 2015-09-05 13:50:00 America/New_York Buzz Aldrin event at the National Book Festival Signing at 2:30 p.m. ------- Buzz Aldrin made the historic Apollo XI moon walk with Neil Armstrong in 1969. A recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Aldrin founded a rocket design company, Starcraft Boosters, and the Share Space Foundation, a nonprofit organization for pursuing space tourism. His books include “Reaching for the Moon” and his latest children’s book, “Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet.” Children pavilion
2015-09-05 14:00:00 2015-09-05 14:30:00 America/New_York Rachel Renee Russell event at the National Book Festival Signing at 3 p.m. ------- Rachel Renee Russell is an attorney and the author of the Dork Diaries series. In 2014, she won the Milner Award for Children’s Literature. Children pavilion
2015-09-05 14:40:00 2015-09-05 15:10:00 America/New_York Jon Scieszka event at the National Book Festival Signing at 3:30 p.m. ------- Jon Scieszka is the author of the Trucktown and Frank Einstein series, as well as such books as “The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales” and “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs.” He also has a book series and Web site called Guys Read, a Web-based literacy program for boys. Children pavilion
2015-09-05 15:20:00 2015-09-05 15:50:00 America/New_York Gennifer Choldenko event at the National Book Festival Signing at 1 p.m. ------- Gennifer Choldenko is the author of “Notes from a Liar and Her Dog,” “Moonstruck” and her newest work, “Chasing Secrets.” Her 2004 book “Al Capone Does My Shirts” won the Newbery Honor. Children pavilion
2015-09-05 16:00:00 2015-09-05 16:30:00 America/New_York Cece Bell event at the National Book Festival Signing at 5 p.m. ------- Cece Bell is the author and illustrator of the 2015 Newbery Honor-winning “El Deafo,” a graphic-novel memoir chronicling Bell’s hearing loss. Bell is also the author and illustrator of “Itty Bitty,” “Bee-Wigged” and the Sock Monkey series. Children pavilion
2015-09-05 16:40:00 2015-09-05 17:10:00 America/New_York Lynne Rae Perkins event at the National Book Festival Signing at 6 p.m. ------- Lynne Rae Perkins won a Newbery Medal in 2006 for her novel “Criss Cross.” Her other works include the picture books “Home Lovely,” “The Cardboard Piano,” “Snow Music” and the novel “All Alone in the Universe.” Her latest novel is “Nuts to You.” Children pavilion
2015-09-05 17:20:00 2015-09-05 17:50:00 America/New_York Juan Felipe Herrera event at the National Book Festival Signing at 6:30 p.m. ------- Juan Felipe Herrera is the 2015-2016 poet laureate. Herrera is a winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for “Half the World in Light,” and he has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. He is the author of more than 25 books of poetry, novels for young adults and collections for children, most recently “Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes.” His newest collection, “Notes on the Assemblage,” will be published in September. Children pavilion
2015-09-05 18:00:00 2015-09-05 18:30:00 America/New_York Jennifer L. Holm event at the National Book Festival Signing at 7 p.m. ------- Jennifer L. Holm has written the Newbery Honor-award winning novels “Turtle in Paradise,” “Penny from Heaven” and “Our Only May Amelia,” as well as the Boston Jane series. Her newest work is “Sunny Side Up.” Children pavilion
2015-09-05 18:40:00 2015-09-05 19:10:00 America/New_York Trevor Pryce event at the National Book Festival Signing at 4:30 p.m. ------- Trevor Pryce, a retired National Football League player, is the creator of the Kulipari series, illustrated children’s novels about warrior frogs. His newest volume is “The Rainbow Serpent.” Children pavilion
2015-09-05 19:20:00 2015-09-05 19:50:00 America/New_York Lin Oliver event at the National Book Festival Signing at 6 p.m. ------- A writer and producer of books, movies and television series, Lin Oliver collaborates with Henry Winkler to write the Hank Zipzer and Here’s Hank series about a young boy with dyslexia. The newest addition to the series is “Here’s Hank No. 5: There’s a Zombie in My Bathtub.” Oliver is also a founder of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Children pavilion
2015-09-05 10:00:00 2015-09-05 11:10:00 America/New_York Cynthia Levinson event at the National Book Festival Signing at 11:30 a.m. ------- Cynthia Levinson’s most recent book is “Watch Out for Flying Kids!: How Two Circuses, Two Countries, and Nine Kids Confront Conflict and Build Community.” Levinson’s presentation will include a special performance by teenage circus members. Teens pavilion
2015-09-05 11:20:00 2015-09-05 11:50:00 America/New_York Kwame Alexander event at the National Book Festival Signing at 12:30 p.m. ------- Kwame Alexander is the author of 18 books and the founder of Book-in-a-Day, a literacy program that uses poetry to inspire students. He cofounded LEAP for Ghana, an international literacy project that builds libraries and empowers children through literature. “Crossover,” a novel in verse, received the 2015 Newbery Medal and was a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. Teens pavilion
NaN-NaN-NaN Invalid 2015-09-06 00:30:00 America/New_York Ellen Oh event at the National Book Festival Signing at 1 p.m. ------- Ellen Oh, a lawyer and writing teacher, is the author of the young adult “Prophecy” series. She is the founder of We Need Diverse Books, a grassroots organization promoting diverse narratives in children’s literature. Teens pavilion
2015-09-06 00:40:00 2015-09-05 13:10:00 America/New_York Letters About Literature event at the National Book Festival Letters About Literature/A Book That Shaped Me, with Walter Isaacson. Thousands of young readers participated in this year’s Letters About Literature, a reading and writing contest sponsored by the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress that asks students in grades four through 12 to read a book, poem or speech and write to its author, living or dead. The initiative A Book That Shaped Me, targeted to rising 5th and 6th graders, encourages kids to reflect on a book that has made a personal impact on them. The top winners of the contests will be honored. Teens pavilion
2015-09-06 00:40:00 2015-09-05 13:10:00 America/New_York A Book That Shaped Me Contest event at the National Book Festival Letters About Literature/A Book That Shaped Me, with Walter Isaacson. Thousands of young readers participated in this year’s Letters About Literature, a reading and writing contest sponsored by the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress that asks students in grades four through 12 to read a book, poem or speech and write to its author, living or dead. The initiative A Book That Shaped Me, targeted to rising 5th and 6th graders, encourages kids to reflect on a book that has made a personal impact on them. The top winners of the contests will be honored. Teens pavilion
2015-09-05 13:20:00 2015-09-05 13:50:00 America/New_York Jenny Han event at the National Book Festival Signing at 2:30 p.m. ------- Jenny Han is the author, among others, of the Summer series, which began with “The Summer I Turned Pretty.” Han’s most recent work, “P.S. I Still Love You,” is a sequel to her 2014 novel “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.” Teens pavilion
2015-09-05 14:00:00 2015-09-05 14:30:00 America/New_York Michael Buckley event at the National Book Festival Signing at 3 p.m. ------- Michael Buckley is the author of two series of books for children, “The Sisters Grimm” and “NERDS.” He has also written and produced the animated series “Robotomy” on the Cartoon Network. His most recent book is “Undertow.” Teens pavilion
2015-09-05 14:40:00 2015-09-05 15:10:00 America/New_York Libba Bray event at the National Book Festival Signing at 3:30 p.m. ------- Libba Bray is the author of the Gemma Doyle trilogy, “Beauty Queens,” and “Going Bovine,” a winner of the Michael L. Printz Award . She has also written the Diviners series, whose latest addition is “Lair of Dreams.” Teens pavilion
2015-09-05 15:20:00 2015-09-05 15:50:00 America/New_York David Baldacci event at the National Book Festival Signing at 4:30 p.m. ------- David Baldacci , the author of 30 novels, is the co-founder, with his wife, Michelle, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy. In 2008, the foundation collaborated with Feeding America to establish Feeding Body & Mind, a program that distributes books through food banks in an effort to address the connection among literacy, poverty and hunger. Baldacci has also published several novels for young adults, including the fantasy adventure “The Finisher,” Book 1 featuring Vega Jane. Teens pavilion
2015-09-05 16:00:00 2015-09-05 16:30:00 America/New_York Sabaa Tahir event at the National Book Festival Signing at 2:30 p.m. ------- Sabaa Tahir’s debut fantasy novel, “An Ember in the Ashes,” features Laia, a girl turned spy, and Elias, a young soldier questioning what he does. A sequel is scheduled for release in 2016. Teens pavilion
2015-09-05 16:40:00 2015-09-05 17:10:00 America/New_York Phillip M. Hoose event at the National Book Festival Signing at 6 p.m. ------- Phillip Hoose is the author of the National Book Award-winning “Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice.” He is also the author of “The Race to Save the Lord God Bird,” “We Were There Too!: Young People in U.S. History ” and the Christopher Award-winning manual for youth activism “It’s Our World Too!” His most recent book is “The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club.” Teens pavilion
2015-09-05 17:20:00 2015-09-05 17:50:00 America/New_York Sonia Manzano event at the National Book Festival Signing at 6:30 p.m. ------- Actress and writer Sonia Manzano is best known for her role as Maria on “Sesame Street,” which she joined in 1971 . She won 15 Emmy Awards for her writing for the show and is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Arts and Sciences. Among her books are the novel “The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano,” the picture book “No Dogs Allowed!” and her memoir, “Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx. ” Manzano will be in conversation with NPR’s Michel Martin. Teens pavilion
2015-09-05 18:00:00 2015-09-05 18:30:00 America/New_York Laura Amy Schlitz event at the National Book Festival Signing at 7 p.m. ------- Librarian and writer Laura Amy Schlitz received the 2008 Newbery Medal for “Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village,” and her “Splendors & Glooms” was a Newbery Honor book in 2013. Her other books include “The Night Fairy,” “The Bearskinner: A Tale of the Brothers Grimm” and “A Drowned Maiden’s Hair.” Her most recent novel is “The Hired Girl.” Teens pavilion
2015-09-05 18:40:00 2015-09-05 19:10:00 America/New_York Meg Wolitzer event at the National Book Festival Signing at 5 p.m. ------- Meg Wolitzer is best known for her novels, including “The Uncoupling” and “The Interestings.” Her short fiction has appeared in “Best American Short Stories” and “The Pushcart Prize.” Her most recent book, “Belzhar,” for young adults, is a story of romance, loss and the power of acceptance. Wolitzer will be in conversation with NPR special correspondent Susan Stamberg. Teens pavilion
2015-09-05 10:00:00 2015-09-05 10:30:00 America/New_York Christian Robinson event at the National Book Festival Signing at 11 a.m. ------- Illustrator and animator Christian Robinson has worked with Pixar Animated Studios and the Sesame Street Workshop and is the illustrator of numerous books, including “Josephine,” by Patricia Hruby Powell, which won a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor; “Last Stop on Market Street,” by Matt de la Peña; and most recent, “Leo, A Ghost Story,” by Mac Barnett. Picture books pavilion
2015-09-05 10:40:00 2015-09-05 11:10:00 America/New_York Steve Light event at the National Book Festival Signing at 11:30 a.m. ------- Steve Light is an illustrator and art teacher. His works include “Zephyr Takes Flight,” “I Am Happy” and most recently, “Have You Seen My Dragon?” Picture books pavilion
2015-09-05 11:20:00 2015-09-05 11:50:00 America/New_York William Joyce event at the National Book Festival Signing at 12:30 p.m. ------- William Joyce is an author, illustrator and filmmaker. His books include “George Shrinks” and “Santa Calls.” He has won three Emmy awards for the “Rolie Polie Olie” animated series and an Academy Award for the animated short “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.” He was also an executive producer of the 2012 film “Rise of the Guardians,” inspired by his “Guardians of Childhood” series. His newest book is “Billy’s Booger.” Picture books pavilion
NaN-NaN-NaN Invalid 2015-09-06 00:30:00 America/New_York Cale Atkinson event at the National Book Festival Signing at 1 p.m. ------- Cale Atkinson is an author, illustrator and creator of animated shorts and games. His illustrations appear in numerous books such as “Let’s Meet a Police Officer,” “Buzz, Buzz, Buzz” and “Muddy, Mud, Bud.” His new book is “To the Sea.” Picture books pavilion
2015-09-06 00:40:00 2015-09-05 13:10:00 America/New_York Peter Sís event at the National Book Festival Signing at 1:30 p.m. ------- Peter Sís is the author and illustrator of such works as “Tibet Through the Red Box,” “Beach Ball,” and “The Tree of Life: Charles Darwin.” He is a MacArthur Fellow and multiple Caldecott honoree and Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner. His newest books are “The Wall: Growing up Behind the Iron Curtain,” about his childhood in the Czech Republic, and the picture book “Ice Cream Summer.” Picture books pavilion
2015-09-05 13:20:00 2015-09-05 13:50:00 America/New_York Elise Parsley event at the National Book Festival Signing at 2:30 p.m. ------- Elise Parsley is a writer and illustrator whose first picture book is “If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don’t!” Picture books pavilion
2015-09-05 14:00:00 2015-09-05 14:30:00 America/New_York Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Tom Lichtenheld event at the National Book Festival Signing at 3 p.m. ------- Amy Krouse Rosenthal has published more than 20 books for children including “Little Pea,”“Exclamation Mark,” “Spoon,” “Bedtime for Mommy.” Her new book, with Tom Lichtenheld , is “Friendshape.” Lichtenheld is an illustrator whose work has been featured in such books as “I Wish You More,” “Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site” and “Duck! Rabbit!” Picture books pavilion
2015-09-05 14:40:00 2015-09-05 15:10:00 America/New_York Tad Hills event at the National Book Festival Signing at 4 p.m. ------- Tad Hills is the author and illustrator of the Duck & Goose and Rocket children’s book series. Its newest volume is “R is for Rocket.” Picture books pavilion
2015-09-05 15:20:00 2015-09-05 15:50:00 America/New_York Jean Reagan event at the National Book Festival Signing at 5:30 p.m. ------- Jean Reagan is the author of “How to Babysit a Grandpa,” “How to Babysit a Grandma” and the newest in the series, “How to Surprise a Dad.” Picture books pavilion
2015-09-05 16:00:00 2015-09-05 16:30:00 America/New_York Dan Santat event at the National Book Festival Signing at 5 p.m. ------- Dan Santat is the author and illustrator of the graphic novel series “Sidekicks,” and the 2015 Caldecott Medal Winner for “The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend.” He has illustrated more than 20 children’s books, including “The Secret Life of Walter Kitty” and “Dog in Charge.” Santat received a Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators for his work on “Oh No! (Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World).” He is also the creator of the animated series “The Replacements.” Picture books pavilion
2015-09-05 16:40:00 2015-09-05 17:10:00 America/New_York Stephen Savage event at the National Book Festival Signing at 5:30 p.m. ------- Stephen Savage is an illustrator whose works have appeared in numerous magazines and newsapers. His books include “Polar Bear Night” and “Where’s Walrus?” — both ALA Notable books. In 2008, he received a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators. Picture books pavilion
2015-09-05 17:20:00 2015-09-05 17:50:00 America/New_York Audrey Wood & Don Wood event at the National Book Festival Signing at 6:30 p.m. ------- Audrey Wood and her husband, illustrator Don Wood, have created children’s books such as “The Napping House,” “Tickle-Octopus” and “Moonflute.” Picture books pavilion
2015-09-05 18:00:00 2015-09-05 18:30:00 America/New_York Tom Angleberger event at the National Book Festival Signing at 2:30 p.m. ------- Tom Angleberger , a former newspaper reporter and columnist, is best known for his “Origami Yoda” series. His latest book is “McToad Mows Tiny Island.” Picture books pavilion
2015-09-05 18:40:00 2015-09-05 19:10:00 America/New_York Diane Muldrow event at the National Book Festival Signing at 5:30 p.m. ------- Diane Muldrow is a children’s book author as well as an editorial director at Golden Books/Random House. She has written the teen series Dish, the picture book “We Planted a Tree,” “Everything I Need to Know About Love I Learned from a Little Golden Book” and her newest book, “Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Disney Little Golden Book.” Picture books pavilion
2015-09-05 10:00:00 2015-09-05 10:45:00 America/New_York Amy Wilentz event at the National Book Festival Signing at 11 a.m. ------- Amy Wilentz teaches in the Literary Journalism program at the University of California at Irvine. Her memoir, “Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter from Haiti,” was the 2014 winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography. Biography & memoir pavilion
2015-09-05 10:55:00 2015-09-05 11:40:00 America/New_York Walter Isaacson event at the National Book Festival Signing at 1:30 p.m. ------- Walter Isaacson is the president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, a policy studies organization in Washington. His books include “Steve Jobs,” “Einstein: His Life and Universe,” “Benjamin Franklin: An American Life” and “Kissinger: A Biography.” His newest work is “The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution.” Biography & memoir pavilion
2015-09-05 11:50:00 2015-09-06 00:35:00 America/New_York Jeanne Theoharis event at the National Book Festival Signing at 1 p.m. ------- Jeanne Theoharis is a professor of political science at the City University of New York’s Brooklyn College and a writer on civil rights and political issues surrounding race in the United States. Her latest book is “The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks.” Biography & memoir pavilion
2015-09-06 00:45:00 2015-09-05 13:30:00 America/New_York Evan Thomas event at the National Book Festival Signing at 11:30 a.m. ------- Evan Thomas is editor-at-large at Newsweek . His books include “The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst and the Rush to Empire, 1898,” “Ike’s Bluff: President Eisenhower’s Secret Battle to Save the World” and “The Very Best Men: The Daring Early Years of the CIA.” His newest biography is “Being Nixon: A Man Divided.” Thomas will be in conversation with David Rubenstein, co-chairman of the National Book Festival Board. Biography & memoir pavilion
2015-09-05 13:40:00 2015-09-05 14:25:00 America/New_York Harlyn Geronimo event at the National Book Festival Signing at 3 p.m. ------- Harlyn Geronimo is a Mescalero and Chiricahua Apache medicine man and the great-grandson of the legendary Chiricahua Apache Chief Geronimo. The book “In Geronimo’s Footsteps: A Journey Beyond Legend” records his journey with co-author Corine Sombrun to retrace Geronimo’s life. Biography & memoir pavilion
2015-09-05 14:35:00 2015-09-05 15:20:00 America/New_York Mary Jordan & Kevin Sullivan event at the National Book Festival Signing at 3:30 p.m. ------- Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mary Jordan is a national correspondent at The Washington Post. She has written several articles and books in collaboration with her Pulitzer co-winner and husband, Kevin Sullivan , a senior correspondent at The Post. Their latest book, “Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland,” was co-authored by kidnapping victims Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus and describes their decade-long imprisonment by Ariel Castro, as well as their escape and rescue. Biography & memoir pavilion
2015-09-05 15:30:00 2015-09-05 16:15:00 America/New_York Richard Zoglin event at the National Book Festival Signing at 2 p.m. ------- Richard Zoglin is a senior editor and theater critic at Time magazine. His books include “Comedy at the Edge: How Stand-up in the 1970s Changed America” and his new work, “Hope: Entertainer of the Century,” a biography of Bob Hope. Biography & memoir pavilion
2015-09-05 16:25:00 2015-09-05 17:10:00 America/New_York Bryan Stevenson event at the National Book Festival Signing at 3 p.m. ------- Bryan Stevenson is a professor of law at New York University Law School and the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative , a nonprofit organization in Montgomery, Ala. His new book is “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption.” Biography & memoir pavilion
2015-09-05 17:20:00 2015-09-05 18:05:00 America/New_York David McCullough event at the National Book Festival Signing at 6:30 p.m. ------- Historian David McCullough won the Pulitzer Prize for “Truman” and “John Adams” and the National Book Award for “The Path Between the Seas” and “Mornings on Horseback.” He has also received the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the National Humanities Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. His newest book is “The Wright Brothers.” NPR special correspondent Melissa Block will be in conversation with McCullough. Biography & memoir pavilion
2015-09-05 18:15:00 2015-09-05 19:00:00 America/New_York John Riordan event at the National Book Festival Signing at 5 p.m. ------- John Riordan is a former vice president of Citibank whose new book, “They Are All My Family: A Daring Rescue in the Chaos of Saigon’s Fall,” tells the tale of his efforts to save his South Vietnamese coworkers during the Vietnam War. Biography & memoir pavilion
2015-09-05 19:10:00 2015-09-05 19:55:00 America/New_York Maureen Corrigan event at the National Book Festival Signing at 5:30 p.m. ------- Maureen Corrigan is a lecturer at Georgetown University and a book critic for the NPR program “Fresh Air.” Her latest book is “So We Read On: How ‘The Great Gatsby’ Came to Be and Why It Endures.” Biography & memoir pavilion
2015-09-05 10:00:00 2015-09-05 10:45:00 America/New_York Robin Givhan event at the National Book Festival Signing at 11:30 a.m. ------- Robin Givhan is a Pulitzer Prize-winning fashion writer and editor at The Washington Post. She recently published “The Battle of Versailles: The Night American Fashion Stumbled into the Spotlight and Made History.” Contemporary life pavilion
2015-09-05 10:55:00 2015-09-05 11:40:00 America/New_York Morton Kondracke event at the National Book Festival Morton Kondracke has been a national journalist for nearly 50 years and is currently an editor and columnist at Roll Call. His new book is “Jack Kemp: The Bleeding-Heart Conservative Who Changed America.” He will be speaking at the Kluge Center presentation. Contemporary life pavilion
2015-09-05 10:55:00 2015-09-05 11:40:00 America/New_York Manuel Castells event at the National Book Festival Signing at noon ------- Manuel Castells is a professor of sociology and president of the Scientific Commission of the Open University of Catalonia in Barcelona who has been knighted for scientific merit by the governments of France, Finland, Chile, Portugal and Catalonia. He is the author of more than 25 books, including “Networks of Outrage and Hope: Social Movements in the Internet Age.” He will be speaking at the Kluge Center presentation. Contemporary life pavilion
2015-09-05 10:55:00 2015-09-05 11:40:00 America/New_York Julia G. Young event at the National Book Festival Signing at noon ------- Julia G. Young is teaches history at Catholic University of America. She recently published “Mexican Exodus: Emigrants, Exiles and Refugees of the Cristero War.” She will be speaking at the Kluge Center presentation. Contemporary life pavilion
2015-09-05 11:50:00 2015-09-06 00:35:00 America/New_York Al Roker event at the National Book Festival Signing at 1 p.m. ------- Al Roker is host and weatherman on NBC’s Today Show. His books include “The Morning Show Murders,” “The Midnight Show Murders,” “Don’t Make Me Stop This Car!: Adventures in Fatherhood” and his latest work, “The Storm of the Century: Tragedy, Heroism, Survival and the Epic True Story of America’s Deadliest Natural Disaster: The Great Gulf Hurricane of 1900.” Contemporary life pavilion
2015-09-06 00:45:00 2015-09-05 13:30:00 America/New_York Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella event at the National Book Festival Signing at 2 p.m. ------- Lisa Scottoline has written more than 25 books, and co-writes a humor column with her daughter, Francesca Serritella , called “Chick Wit,” for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Their latest collection of funny stories and true confessions is “Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat? True Stories and Confessions.” Scottoline’s newest thriller is “Every Fifteen Minutes.” Contemporary life pavilion
2015-09-05 13:40:00 2015-09-05 14:25:00 America/New_York Barry Svrluga event at the National Book Festival Signing at 3 p.m. ------- Barry Svrluga is a Washington Post sports reporter covering the Washington Redskins. He is the author of “National Pastime: Sports, Politics and the Return of Baseball to Washington, D.C.,” which chronicles the debut year of the Washington Nationals. His latest book is “The Grind: Inside Baseball’s Endless Season.” Contemporary life pavilion
2015-09-05 14:35:00 2015-09-05 15:20:00 America/New_York Tom Gjelten event at the National Book Festival Signing at 3:30 p.m. ------- Tom Gjelten has been a correspondent at NPR since 1986 and currently reports on religion and belief. He is the author of “Professionalism in War Reporting: A Correspondent’s View” and “Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba: The Biography of a Cause.” His latest book, “A Nation of Nations: A Great American Immigration Story,” explores the effect of the 1965 Immigration Act. Contemporary life pavilion
2015-09-05 14:35:00 2015-09-05 15:20:00 America/New_York Erika Lee event at the National Book Festival Signing at 3:30 p.m. ------- Erika Lee teaches history at the University of Minnesota, where she is also director of the Immigration History Research Center. She is the author of “Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America” and her new book, “The Making of Asian America: A History.” Contemporary life pavilion
2015-09-05 14:35:00 2015-09-05 15:20:00 America/New_York Ray Suarez event at the National Book Festival Signing at 3:30 p.m. ------- Ray Suarez, a broadcast journalist and currently the host of the daily program “Inside Story” on Al Jazeera America, will lead the conversation. His book “Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation” explores the rich history of one of the largest minorities in the United States. Contemporary life pavilion
2015-09-05 15:30:00 2015-09-05 16:15:00 America/New_York Héctor Tobar event at the National Book Festival Signing at 2 p.m. ------- Héctor Tobar has been a national and foreign correspondent for the Los Angeles Times and currently teaches at the University of Oregon’s school of journalism and communication. His latest nonfiction book is “Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine and the Miracle That Set Them Free.” Contemporary life pavilion
2015-09-05 16:25:00 2015-09-05 17:10:00 America/New_York Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn event at the National Book Festival Signing at 5:30 p.m. ------- Nicholas Kristof is a New York Times columnist who has co-written four books and shared a Pulitzer Prize for international reporting with his wife, former New York Times reporter Sheryl WuDunn . Their books include “China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power,” “Thunder from the East: Portrait of a Rising Asia,” “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” and their latest, “A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity.” Contemporary life pavilion
2015-09-05 17:20:00 2015-09-05 18:05:00 America/New_York Yochi Dreazen event at the National Book Festival Signing at 6:30 p.m. ------- Yochi Dreazen is a military journalist and managing editor for news at Foreign Policy. His recent book is “The Invisible Front: Love and Loss in an Era of Endless War,” the story of a family’s fight against the epidemic of military suicide after the deaths of two sons. Contemporary life pavilion
2015-09-05 18:15:00 2015-09-05 19:15:00 America/New_York Shelia P. Moses event at the National Book Festival Signing at 5 p.m. ------- Shelia P. Moses is a poet, playwright and producer, as well as the author of several books for young readers: “The Legend of Buddy Bush,” “The Return of Buddy Bush,” “Joseph’s Grace,” “I, Dred Scott” and “The Baptism.” Her latest is “Dark Girls,” a full-color picture-book companion to the NAACP-nominated documentary of the same name. Contemporary life pavilion
2015-09-05 19:25:00 2015-09-05 20:10:00 America/New_York David Maraniss event at the National Book Festival Signing at 6 p.m. ------- David Maraniss is an associate editor at The Washington Post who has recently published “Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story.” The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist’s other books include “When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi,” “Barack Obama: The Story,” “Rome 1960: The Olympics that Stirred the World,” “First in His Class: A Biography of Bill Clinton” and “They Marched into Sunlight: War and Peace, Vietnam and America.” Contemporary life pavilion
2015-09-05 10:00:00 2015-09-05 10:45:00 America/New_York Bridget Lancaster & Bryan Roof event at the National Book Festival Signing at 11 a.m. ------- Bridget Lancaster is an executive food editor at America’s Test Kitchen. Since 1998, she has been a cast member of the television shows “America’s Test Kitchen” and “Cook’s Country,” as well as a co-host of the radio program “America’s Test Kitchen.” Food pavilion
2015-09-05 10:55:00 2015-09-05 11:40:00 America/New_York Najmieh Batmanglij event at the National Book Festival Signing at noon ------- Najmieh Batmanglij has written several cookbooks, including “From Persia to Napa: Wine at the Persian Table,” which in 2007 received the Gourmand Cookbook Award for best wine history. Her newest cookbook is a 25th-anniversary edition of “Food of Life: Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies.” Batmanglij lives in the District, where she teaches Persian and Silk Road cooking. Food pavilion
2015-09-05 11:50:00 2015-09-06 00:35:00 America/New_York Nora Pouillon event at the National Book Festival Signing at 1 p.m. ------- Nora Pouillon is the owner of Restaurant Nora, the first certified organic restaurant in the United States. Her new memoir is “My Organic Life: How a Pioneering Chef Helped Shape the Way We Eat Today.” Food pavilion
2015-09-06 00:45:00 2015-09-05 13:30:00 America/New_York Patrick O'Connell event at the National Book Festival Signing at 2 p.m. ------- Patrick O’Connell is the chef and owner of the Inn at Little Washington. He has received numerous commendations, including the 2001 Outstanding Chef in America award, granted by the James Beard Foundation. His most recent book is “The Inn at Little Washington: A Magnificent Obsession.” Food pavilion
2015-09-05 10:00:00 2015-09-05 10:45:00 America/New_York Louise Erdrich event at the National Book Festival Signing at 11 a.m. ------- Louise Erdrich, the author of celebrated novels, poetry, short stories, children’s and nonfiction books, is the winner of this year’s Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction. She has received a Pushcart Prize and a PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction. Her books include “The Plague of Doves,” “Love Medicine,” “Four Souls,” “The Painted Drum,” “Shadow Tag” and, most recently, “The Round House,” which won the National Book Award for fiction. She will be in conversation with Marie Arana, co-director of the National Book Festival. Fiction pavilion
2015-09-05 10:55:00 2015-09-05 11:40:00 America/New_York Viet Thanh Nguyen event at the National Book Festival Signing at noon ------- Viet Thanh Nguyen, an associate professor of English and American studies and ethnicity at the University of Southern California, is the author of several books and short stories, including “Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America,” “Fatherland” and “Just Memory: War and the Ethics of Remembrance.” His new novel is “The Sympathizer.” Fiction pavilion
2015-09-05 11:50:00 2015-09-06 00:35:00 America/New_York Marilynne Robinson event at the National Book Festival Signing at 1 p.m. ------- Marilynne Robinson, who teaches at the University of Iowa Writers Workshop, won the Pulitzer Prize for her second novel, “Gilead,” and she has received the National Humanities Medal. Her most recent novel, “Lila,” won the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. She will be in conversation with Book World editor Ron Charles. Fiction pavilion
2015-09-06 00:45:00 2015-09-05 13:30:00 America/New_York Stephen L. Carter event at the National Book Festival Signing at 2 p.m. ------- Stephen L. Carter is a law professor at Yale University and the author of seven works of nonfiction and three novels, including “The Emperor of Ocean Park.” His latest novel is “Back Channel.” Fiction pavilion
2015-09-05 13:40:00 2015-09-05 14:25:00 America/New_York Jane Smiley event at the National Book Festival Signing at 3 p.m. ------- Pulitzer Prize-winner Jane Smiley is the author of many novels, including “The Greenlanders,” “A Thousand Acres,” “Horse Heaven,” “Good Faith” and her latest, “Some Luck.” In 2006, she received the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature. She will be in conversation with NPR arts correspondent Lynn Neary. Fiction pavilion
2015-09-05 14:35:00 2015-09-05 15:20:00 America/New_York Ha Jin event at the National Book Festival Signing at 4 p.m. ------- Ha Jin is the author of several novels, story collections, volumes of poetry and essays, including “Waiting” and “War Trash.” Among other prizes, he has received a National Book Award and two PEN/Faulkner Awards . His most recent novel is “A Map of Betrayal.” Jin currently teaches at Boston University. Fiction pavilion
2015-09-05 15:30:00 2015-09-05 16:15:00 America/New_York Phil Klay event at the National Book Festival Signing at 4:30 p.m. ------- Phil Klay , a writer and veteran U.S. Marine Corps officer, won the 2014 National Book Award for his story collection “Redeployment.” He has been named a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree and has received the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Award. Fiction pavilion
2015-09-05 16:25:00 2015-09-05 17:10:00 America/New_York Lalita Tademy event at the National Book Festival Signing at 5:30 p.m. ------- Lalita Tademy was vice president and general manager of a Silicon Valley Fortune 500 company before turning to writing. Her novels include “Cane River,” “Red River” and, most recently, “Citizen’s Creek.” Fiction pavilion
2015-09-05 17:20:00 2015-09-05 18:05:00 America/New_York Ward Just event at the National Book Festival Signing at 6:30 p.m. ------- Ward Just is the author of 17 novels, including“Exiles in the Garden,” “Forgetfulness,” “Echo House,” “A Dangerous Friend,” “An Unfinished Season” and, most recently, “American Romantic.” He will be in conversation with former Washington Post book critic Jonathan Yardley. Fiction pavilion
2015-09-05 18:15:00 2015-09-05 19:00:00 America/New_York Thomas Mallon event at the National Book Festival Signing at 4:30 p.m. ------- Thomas Mallon directs the Creative Writing Program at George Washington University. He is the author of several novels, including “Henry and Clara,” “Fellow Travelers,” “Watergate” and his latest, “Finale: A Novel of the Reagan Years.” Fiction pavilion
2015-09-05 19:15:00 2015-09-05 20:05:00 America/New_York Scott Stantis event at the National Book Festival Signing at 6 p.m. ------- Scott Stantis is an editorial cartoonist at the Chicago Tribune and USA Today. His work is syndicated to over 400 newspapers worldwide. Stantis began his comic strip “Prickly City” in 2004 and currently has several e-book collections available. He is speaking on the Political Cartoons panel, moderated by Michael Cavna, author of The Washington Post's Comic Riffs blog and a former syndicated cartoonist. Graphic novels pavilion
2015-09-05 19:15:00 2015-09-05 20:05:00 America/New_York Lalo Alcaraz event at the National Book Festival Signing at 6 p.m. ------- Cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz is the creator of the first nationally syndicated, politically themed Latino daily comic strip, “La Cucaracha.” He illustrated the book “Latino USA: A Cartoon History,” which has been updated for a special 15th anniversary edition. He is speaking on the Political Cartoons panel, moderated by Michael Cavna, author of The Washington Post's Comic Riffs blog and a former syndicated cartoonist. Graphic novels pavilion
2015-09-05 19:15:00 2015-09-05 20:05:00 America/New_York Keith Knight event at the National Book Festival Signing at 6 p.m. ------- Keith Knight is a musician and cartoonist whose works include The K Chronicles, (Th)ink and The Knight Life series. He has received the Comic-Con Inkpot Award for career achievement, multiple Glyph Awards for best comic strip and the Harvey Kurtzman Award for best syndicated comic strip. He is speaking on the Political Cartoons panel, moderated by Michael Cavna, author of The Washington Post's Comic Riffs blog and a former syndicated cartoonist. Graphic novels pavilion
2015-09-05 20:10:00 2015-09-05 20:55:00 America/New_York Trina Robbins event at the National Book Festival Signing at 6 p.m. ------- Trina Robbins is a comic book artist and writer, as well as an author of nonfiction books, including “Women and the Comics,” “A Century of Women Cartoonists” and “From Girls to Grrrlz: A History of Women’s Comics from Teens to Zines.” Her latest book is “The Complete Wimmen’s Comix,” a collection of the first, long-out-of-print all-woman comics anthology. She will be speaking on the Women in Comics panel, moderated by Martha Kennedy. Graphic novels pavilion
2015-09-05 20:10:00 2015-09-05 20:55:00 America/New_York Miss Lasko-Gross event at the National Book Festival Signing at 6 p.m. ------- Miss Lasko-Gross is a comics artist and author known for her semiautobiographical graphic novels “Escape from ‘Special’ ” and “A Mess of Everything.” Her latest graphic novel, “Henni,” features a girl who questions the religious rules of her community. She will be speaking on the Women in Comics panel, moderated by Martha Kennedy. Graphic novels pavilion
2015-09-05 20:10:00 2015-09-05 20:55:00 America/New_York Diane Noomin event at the National Book Festival Signing at 6 p.m. ------- Diane Noomin is a comics artist best known as the creator of Didi Glitz. She is one of the original contributors to Wimmen’s Comix and is the editor of the anthology series Twisted Sisters. She has received an Inkpot Award . Her book “Glitz-2-Go” is the first collection of more than 40 years of Didi Glitz comics. She will be speaking on the Women in Comics panel, moderated by Martha Kennedy. Graphic novels pavilion
2015-09-05 21:00:00 2015-09-05 22:00:00 America/New_York Stephan Pastis event at the National Book Festival Signing at 6 p.m. ------- Stephan Pastis creates “Pearls Before Swine,” a daily comic strip that runs in 750 newspapers worldwide. He is also the author of the kids’ series “Timmy Failure.” His latest collection is “King of the Comics: A Pearls Before Swine Collection.” He will be in conversation with Washington Post Comic Riffs author and former syndicated cartoonist Michael Cavna. Graphic novels pavilion
2015-09-05 10:00:00 2015-09-05 10:45:00 America/New_York Cokie Roberts event at the National Book Festival Signing at 11 a.m. ------- Journalist and author Cokie Roberts is a senior news analyst for NPR. She has received the Library of Congress’s Living Legend award, the Edward R. Murrow Award and three Emmys. Among her books are “We Are Our Mothers’ Daughters,” “Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation” and “Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation.” Roberts’s most recent book is “Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868.” History pavilion
2015-09-05 10:55:00 2015-09-05 11:40:00 America/New_York Joseph Ellis event at the National Book Festival Signing at 2 p.m. ------- Joseph Ellis , a historian whose work focuses on the founders of the United States, is the author of nine books. He received the National Book Award for “American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson” and the Pulitzer Prize for “Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation.” His most recent book is “The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789.” History pavilion
2015-09-05 11:50:00 2015-09-06 00:35:00 America/New_York Jan Jarboe Russell event at the National Book Festival Signing at 1 p.m. ------- Journalist and author Jan Jarboe Russell writes on politics, religion and social issues. Among her books are “Lady Bird: A Biography of Mrs. Johnson” and, her most recent, “The Train to Crystal City: FDR’s Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America’s Only Family Internment Camp During World War II.” History pavilion
2015-09-06 00:45:00 2015-09-05 13:30:00 America/New_York Edward J. Larson event at the National Book Festival Signing at 2 p.m. ------- Historian and legal scholar Edward J. Larson teaches at Pepperdine University. His book “Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America’s Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion” received the Pulitzer Prize in history. Larson’s most recent book, “The Return of George Washington: Uniting the States, 1783-1789,” examines the period when Washington came out of retirement to lead the Constitutional Convention and become the nation’s first president. History pavilion
2015-09-05 13:40:00 2015-09-05 14:25:00 America/New_York Elizabeth A. Fenn event at the National Book Festival Signing at 3 p.m. ------- Elizabeth A. Fenn chairs the history department at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her books, including “Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-82,” have focused on the early American West, disease, Native American history and environmental history. Fenn’s most recent book, “Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People,” won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in History. History pavilion
2015-09-05 14:35:00 2015-09-05 15:20:00 America/New_York Evan Osnos event at the National Book Festival Signing at 1 p.m. ------- Evan Osnos is a staff writer for the New Yorker and a fellow at the Brookings Institution. As Beijing bureau chief for the Chicago Tribune, he contributed to a series of articles that won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. He received two Overseas Press Club awards, the Asia Society’s Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia, the Livingston Award for Young Journalists and a Mirror Award for profile writing. His recent book, “Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China,” won the 2014 National Book Award for nonfiction. History pavilion
2015-09-05 15:30:00 2015-09-05 16:15:00 America/New_York Anne-Marie O'Connor event at the National Book Festival Signing at 5 p.m. ------- Foreign correspondent Anne-Marie O’Connor has covered post-Soviet Cuba, American artists and intellectuals, and wars in Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala. She has worked as a writer for the Reuters news service and for several newspapers including The Washington Post. Her book “The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer ” inspired the movie “Woman in Gold.” History pavilion
2015-09-05 16:25:00 2015-09-05 17:10:00 America/New_York Jay Winik event at the National Book Festival Signing at 3 p.m. ------- Historian Jay Winik is a regular contributor to magazines and newspapers. His books include “The Great Upheaval: America and the Birth of the Modern World, 1788-1800” and “April 1865: The Month That Saved America,” which became a documentary on the History Channel and was the recipient of the first Walt Whitman Civil War Roundtable Award. Winik’s forthcoming book is “1944: FDR and the Year That Changed History.” History pavilion
2015-09-05 17:20:00 2015-09-05 18:05:00 America/New_York Lawrence Wright event at the National Book Festival Signing at 6:30 p.m. ------- Pulitzer Prize-winner Lawrence Wright is a staff writer for the New Yorker as well as a screenwriter and playwright. He is a co-writer of the 1998 movie “The Siege.” His nonfiction works include “The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11,” “Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief” and his most recent book, “Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David .” He will be in conversation with NPR’s news chief, Michael Oreskes . History pavilion
2015-09-05 18:15:00 2015-09-05 19:00:00 America/New_York Danielle Allen event at the National Book Festival Signing at 4:30 p.m. ------- Danielle Allen directs the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. Allen’s books include “The World of Prometheus: The Politics of Punishing in Democratic Athens,” “Talking to Strangers: Anxieties of Citizenship since Brown v. Board of Education ” and “Why Plato Wrote.” Her most recent book is “Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality.” History pavilion
2015-09-05 10:00:00 2015-09-05 11:40:00 America/New_York Jack Miles event at the National Book Festival Signing at noon ------- Jack Miles, general editor of the anthology, is a professor at the University of California at Irvine whose books include “God: A Biography” and “Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God.” He will be moderating a conversation among three contributing editors to the recently published two-volume “Norton Anthology of World Religions.” International programs pavilion
2015-09-05 10:00:00 2015-09-05 11:40:00 America/New_York Donald S. Lopez Jr. event at the National Book Festival Signing at noon ------- Islam scholar Jane McAuliffe, an emeritus president of Bryn Mawr College, is the director of National and International Outreach at the Library of Congress. Buddhism and Daoism scholar. International programs pavilion
2015-09-05 10:00:00 2015-09-05 11:40:00 America/New_York Jane McAuliffe event at the National Book Festival Signing at noon ------- Donald S. Lopez Jr. is a professor at the University of Michigan whose books include “From Stone to Flesh: A Short History of the Buddha” and “Buddhism and Science: A Guide for the Perplexed.” International programs pavilion
2015-09-05 11:50:00 2015-09-06 00:35:00 America/New_York Homero Aridjis event at the National Book Festival Signing at 1 p.m. ------- Homero Aridjis , a novelist, poet and former president of PEN International, will talk about Mexico’s literary traditions. His books include the novel “1492: The Life and Times of Juan Cabezón of Castile” and several collections of poetry, including the bilingual edition of “Eyes To See Otherwise/Ojos de Otro Mirar.” International programs pavilion
2015-09-06 00:45:00 2015-09-05 13:30:00 America/New_York Álvaro Enrigue event at the National Book Festival Signing at 11:30 a.m. ------- Mexican novelist Álvaro Enrigue won the Joaquín Mortiz Prize for his first novel, “La muerte de un instalador,”(“Death of an Installation Artist”) and the Herralde Prize for his most recent book, “Muerte súbita” (“Sudden Death”). Based in New York, Enrigue teaches at both Columbia and Princeton universities. He will be one of four writers discussing Contemporary Latin American Fiction. International programs pavilion
2015-09-06 00:45:00 2015-09-05 13:30:00 America/New_York Mariá José Navia event at the National Book Festival Signing at 11:30 a.m. ------- Chilean María José Navia has written short stories, articles and books, including the novel “SANT” and, most recently, “Instrucciones para ser feliz.” She is finishing a doctorate in literature and cultural studies at Georgetown University. She will be one of four writers discussing Contemporary Latin American Fiction. International programs pavilion
2015-09-06 00:45:00 2015-09-05 13:30:00 America/New_York Cristina Rivera Garza event at the National Book Festival Signing at 11:30 a.m. ------- Cristina Rivera Garza, director of the creative writing program at the University of California, San Diego, has won several Mexican literary awards for works, including “Nadie me verá llorar” (“No One Will See Me Cry”). She will be one of four writers discussing Contemporary Latin American Fiction. International programs pavilion
2015-09-06 00:45:00 2015-09-05 13:30:00 America/New_York Alejandro Zambra event at the National Book Festival Alejandro Zambra is a Chilean novelist and poet (also speaking at 2:35; see entry below). He will be one of four writers discussing Contemporary Latin American Fiction. International programs pavilion
2015-09-05 13:40:00 2015-09-05 14:25:00 America/New_York Santiago Roncagliolo event at the National Book Festival Signing at 3 p.m. ------- Santiago Roncagliolo is a Peruvian writer, translator and journalist whose books include “La cuarta espada,” which explores the mind of convicted terrorist Abimael Guzmán, and “Memorias de una dama,” which traces the origins of the Mafia in Cuba. He won the Alfaguara Prize in 2006 for the novel “Abril rojo” (“Red April”); the book’s main character returns in his latest thriller, “La pena máxima.” Roncagliolo will be in conversation with Washington Post reporter David Montgomery. International programs pavilion
2015-09-05 14:35:00 2015-09-05 15:20:00 America/New_York Alejandro Zambra event at the National Book Festival Signing at 4 p.m. ------- Alejandro Zambra’s books include “Ways of Going Home,” which was awarded the Altazor Prize and was selected by Chile’s National Book Council as the best Chilean novel published during 2012; “The Private Lives of Trees”; and “Bonsai,” which was awarded a Chilean Critics Award for best novel. His most recent book is the short story collection “My Documents.” International programs pavilion
2015-09-05 15:30:00 2015-09-05 16:15:00 America/New_York Valeria Luiselli event at the National Book Festival Signing at 4 p.m. ------- Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City and grew up in South Africa, and was on the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35” list in 2014. Her books include the novel “Faces in the Crowd,” the essay collection “Sidewalks” and, most recently, “The Story of My Teeth.” International programs pavilion
2015-09-05 16:25:00 2015-09-05 17:10:00 America/New_York Andrés Neuman event at the National Book Festival Signing at 5:30 p.m. ------- Andrés Neuman grew up in Argentina and Spain and has taught Latin American literature at the University of Granada. His novel “El viajero del siglo” (“Traveler of the Century”) won Spain’s Alfaguara Prize and the National Critics Prize. His novel “Hablar Solos” (“Talking to Ourselves”) is newly available in English translation. International programs pavilion
2015-09-05 17:20:00 2015-09-05 18:05:00 America/New_York Juan Gabriel Vásquez event at the National Book Festival Signing at 6:30 p.m. ------- The novels of Juan Gabriel Vásquez include “The Sound of Things Falling,” “The Informers” and “The Secret History of Costaguana.” Vásquez, a Colombian, has received an International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the French Roger Caillois Prize and the Spanish Alfaguara Prize. His most recent book is “Lovers on All Saints’ Day: Stories.” Vásquez will be in conversation with NPR reporter and producer Bilal Qureshi. International programs pavilion
2015-09-05 18:15:00 2015-09-05 19:00:00 America/New_York John Hemming event at the National Book Festival Signing at 5 p.m. ------- Canadian historian, author and explorer John Hemming will discuss his lifelong involvement with the Amazon River system, including visits with dozens of indigenous peoples, the exploration of a major tributary, and leadership of scientific research projects. His books include a three-volume history of Brazilian Indians and, recently, “Naturalists in Paradise: Wallace, Bates and Spruce in the Amazon.” Both Amazon Stories sessions (6:15 p.m. and 7 p.m.) will be moderated by Marie Arana, co-director of the National Book Festival. International programs pavilion
2015-09-05 19:00:00 2015-09-05 20:00:00 America/New_York Mark Plotkin event at the National Book Festival Mark Plotkin is an ethnobotanist and expert on rainforest ecosystems. His books include “The Killers Within: The Deadly Rise of Drug-Resistant Bacteria” and “Tales of a Shaman’s Apprentice: An Ethnobotanist Searches for New Medicines in the Amazon Rain Forest.” He will be speaking with David Good, the son of an American anthropologist and a Yanomami woman from a remote area of the Amazon rain forest. Good was raised in the United States, though his mother returned to Venezuela. After 20 years of separation, he returned to the Amazon to reconnect with his indigenous family. Both Amazon Stories sessions (6:15 p.m. and 7 p.m.) will be moderated by Marie Arana, co-director of the National Book Festival. International programs pavilion
2015-09-05 10:00:00 2015-09-05 10:45:00 America/New_York Lisa Scottoline event at the National Book Festival Signing at 11 a.m. ------- Edgar Award-winner Lisa Scottoline is the author of 30 books with more than 30 million copies in print. Her writing career began — after law school and work as a litigator — with her first novel, “Everywhere That Mary Went,” in 1994. Scottoline’s most recent thriller is “Every Fifteen Minutes.” Mystery, Thrillers & Science Fiction pavilion
2015-09-05 10:55:00 2015-09-05 11:40:00 America/New_York David Ignatius event at the National Book Festival Signing at noon ------- David Ignatius, a columnist for The Washington Post, has served as a reporter and foreign correspondent, covering the CIA and the Middle East, among other subjects, and as an editor, including a stint as editor of the International Herald Tribune in Paris. Ignatius is also the author of several suspense novels, including “Bloodmoney,” “Agents of Innocence” and his most recent work, “The Director.” Mystery, Thrillers & Science Fiction pavilion
2015-09-05 11:50:00 2015-09-06 00:35:00 America/New_York Jane Lindskold event at the National Book Festival Signing at 1 p.m. ------- Jane Lindskold is the author of more than 20 science fiction and fantasy novels and short stories. Her books include “Brother to Dragons, Companion to Owls,” and many books in several series, among them the Firekeeper Saga, the Artemis Awakening series and the Breaking the Wall series. Mystery, Thrillers & Science Fiction pavilion
2015-09-06 00:45:00 2015-09-05 13:30:00 America/New_York Walter Mosley event at the National Book Festival Signing at 2 p.m. ------- Walter Mosley, the recipient of an O. Henry Award, a Grammy and PEN America’s Lifetime Achievement Award, is the author of more than 40 books, including the Easy Rawlins mystery series. Mosley’s most recent Leonid McGill mystery is “And Sometimes I Wonder About You.” Mystery, Thrillers & Science Fiction pavilion
2015-09-05 13:40:00 2015-09-05 14:25:00 America/New_York Marlon James event at the National Book Festival Signing at 3 p.m. ------- Marlon James’s most recent novel, “A Brief History of Seven Killings,” was one of The Washington Post’s best books of 2014, and it is currently longlisted for the Man Booker Prize . James is a professor of English and creative writing at Macalester College. His earlier books include “The Book of Night Women” and “John Crow’s Devil.” Mystery, Thrillers & Science Fiction pavilion
2015-09-05 14:35:00 2015-09-05 15:20:00 America/New_York Laura Lippman event at the National Book Festival Signing at 4 p.m. ------- Laura Lippman has won nearly every award given for U.S. crime writing, including the Edgar, Anthony, Agatha, Nero Wolfe, Shamus and Quill awards. Her books include “What the Dead Know,” “Every Secret Thing,” “The Girl in the Green Raincoat” and her latest Tess Monaghan novel, “Hush, Hush.” Mystery, Thrillers & Science Fiction pavilion
2015-09-05 15:30:00 2015-09-05 16:15:00 America/New_York David Weber event at the National Book Festival Signing at 2 p.m. ------- David Weber is a storyteller whose more than 40 science fiction and fantasy books have often appeared in special series, including the Honor Harrington, Dahak, War God, Safehold and Fury series. Weber frequently writes in collaboration with other authors, including Steve White, John Ringo and Linda Evans. One of his most recent books, written with Timothy Zahn, is “A Call To Duty,” book one in the Manticore Ascendant series. Mystery, Thrillers & Science Fiction pavilion
2015-09-05 16:25:00 2015-09-05 17:10:00 America/New_York Jeffery Deaver event at the National Book Festival Signing at 5:30 p.m. ------- Jeffery Deaver, a former journalist and attorney, has written more than 30 novels . He has been nominated for or awarded numerous honors, including seven Edgar Awards and an Anthony Award and was a winner of the W.H. Smith Thumping Good Read Award. His most recent book is “Solitude Creek,” the fourth in the Kathryn Dance series. Mystery, Thrillers & Science Fiction pavilion
2015-09-05 17:20:00 2015-09-05 18:05:00 America/New_York Dan Wells event at the National Book Festival Signing at 6:30 p.m. ------- Dan Wells is the author of books that combine a variety of genres, from dark humor to science fiction and fantasy to supernatural thrillers. Wells has been nominated for both the Hugo and the Campbell awards and has won several awards for the weekly podcast “Writing Excuses,” which he co-hosts. His most recent novel is “The Devil’s Only Friend,” the latest in the John Cleaver series. Mystery, Thrillers & Science Fiction pavilion
2015-09-05 18:15:00 2015-09-05 19:00:00 America/New_York David Baldacci event at the National Book Festival Signing at 4:30 p.m. ------- David Baldacci is the author of 30 novels, with more than 110 million copies are in print worldwide. He is the co-founder, with his wife, Michelle, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. Baldacci’s most recent books are “The Escape” and “Memory Man.” Mystery, Thrillers & Science Fiction pavilion
2015-09-05 10:00:00 2015-09-05 10:45:00 America/New_York Poetry Out Loud event at the National Book Festival Poetry Out Loud is a national contest that introduces youth to great poetry. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, the program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence and learn about their literary heritage through memorization and recitation of poetry. Contest winners will be reciting poetry at the Festival. Poetry & Prose pavilion
2015-09-05 10:55:00 2015-09-05 11:40:00 America/New_York Kevin Young event at the National Book Festival Signing at noon ------- Kevin Young is the author of several poetry collections, including his most recent, “Book of Hours.” His first book, “Most Way Home,” was selected for the National Poetry Series and won the Zacharis First Book Prize from Ploughshares. He is also the recipient of the Paterson Poetry Prize for “Jelly Roll,” which was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His nonfiction collection of essays “The Grey Album: On the Blackness of Blackness” won the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. ” He currently teaches English and creative writing at Emory University. Poetry & Prose pavilion
2015-09-05 11:50:00 2015-09-06 00:35:00 America/New_York Geoffrey Kloske event at the National Book Festival Geoffrey Kloske is the vice president and publisher of Riverhead Books. He is one of three panelists discussing Publishing in the Digital Age: A Panel About the Ins and Outs of Publishing. Poetry & Prose pavilion
2015-09-05 11:50:00 2015-09-06 00:35:00 America/New_York Kevin Larimer event at the National Book Festival Kevin Larimer is editor in chief of Poets & Writers magazine. He is one of three panelists discussing Publishing in the Digital Age: A Panel About the Ins and Outs of Publishing. Poetry & Prose pavilion
2015-09-05 11:50:00 2015-09-06 00:35:00 America/New_York Lynn Freed event at the National Book Festival Signing at 1 p.m. ------- Lynn Freed is the author of six novels, including “The Servants’ Quarters” and “Home Ground,” a collection of stories. She received the inaugural Katherine Anne Porter Award for Fiction and two PEN/O. Henry Awards. She is one of three panelists discussing Publishing in the Digital Age: A Panel About the Ins and Outs of Publishing. Poetry & Prose pavilion
2015-09-06 00:45:00 2015-09-05 13:30:00 America/New_York Claudia Rankine event at the National Book Festival Signing at 2 p.m. ------- Claudia Rankine is the author of several collections of poetry, including “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric,” “The End of the Alphbet ” and her latest, “Citizen: An American Lyric.” Rankine has received the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry and the Cleveland State Poetry Prize as well as several fellowships. She has taught writing at various colleges and currently teaches poetry at Pomona College. Poetry & Prose pavilion
2015-09-05 13:40:00 2015-09-05 14:25:00 America/New_York Ishmael Reed event at the National Book Festival Signing at 3:30 p.m. ------- A finalist for two National Book Awards, Ishmael Reed is a novelist, poet, playwright, editor and essayist with 30 published books. His works include many collections of poetry as well as “Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down,” “The Last Days of Louisiana Red” and “MultiAmerica, Essays on Cultural Wars and Cultural Peace.” His most recent book is “The Complete Muhammad Ali.” Reed is also the founder of the Before Columbus Foundation, an organization that administers the American Book Awards, which recognize contributions to multicultural literature. Poetry & Prose pavilion
2015-09-05 14:35:00 2015-09-05 15:20:00 America/New_York Jeffrey Brown event at the National Book Festival Signing at 3:30 p.m. ------- Jeffrey Brown is the chief correspondent for arts, culture and society at PBS NewsHour. His work as a producer and correspondent has earned an Emmy and several Cine Golden Eagle Awards. His debut poetry collection, “The News,” was published earlier this year. He is a panelist for "Why Literature Matters: A Conversation About the Importance of the Imagination." Poetry & Prose pavilion
2015-09-05 14:35:00 2015-09-05 15:20:00 America/New_York Jane Hirshfield event at the National Book Festival Signing at 3:30 p.m. ------- Poet, essayist and translator Jane Hirshfield is the author of several collections of poetry, including “After,” “Come, Thief” and her most recent, “The Beauty.” In 2004, Hirshfield was awarded the 70th Academy Fellowship for distinguished poetic achievement by the Academy of American Poets. She is a panelist for "Why Literature Matters: A Conversation About the Importance of the Imagination." Poetry & Prose pavilion
2015-09-05 14:35:00 2015-09-05 15:20:00 America/New_York Azar Nafisi event at the National Book Festival Signing at 3:30 p.m. ------- Azar Nafisi is best known as the author of “Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books.” She is the executive director of Cultural Conversations at the Foreign Policy Institute of Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, where she is a professor of aesthetics, culture and literature. Nafisi’s new book is “The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books.” She is a panelist for "Why Literature Matters: A Conversation About the Importance of the Imagination." Poetry & Prose pavilion
2015-09-05 15:30:00 2015-09-05 16:15:00 America/New_York Daniel Alarcón event at the National Book Festival Signing at 2 p.m. ------- A former Fulbright scholar, Daniel Alarcón has written several novels and short stories, and his work has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper’s and Granta. Born in Peru, Alarcón is currently an associate editor at the Peruvian magazine Etiqueta Negra. His published works include “War by Candlelight,” “Lost City Radio” and his most recent novel, “At Night We Walk in Circles.” He has received a Whiting Foundation Award and a PEN Center USA award. Alarcón is also a co-founder and executive producer of Radio Ambulante, a Spanish-language storytelling podcast. Poetry & Prose pavilion
2015-09-05 16:25:00 2015-09-05 17:10:00 America/New_York Jerome Charyn event at the National Book Festival Signing at 6 p.m. ------- Jerome Charyn has published nearly 50 works, from novels and film criticism to memoirs and plays. He has received numerous awards and was named Commander of Arts and Letters by the French Minister of Culture. Among his books are the novel “The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson” and a recent story collection, “Bitter Bronx.” He is best known for his crime novel series featuring homicide detective Isaac Sidel, which includes “Blue Eyes” and “Citizen Sidel.” Poetry & Prose pavilion
2015-09-05 17:20:00 2015-09-05 18:00:00 America/New_York Marilyn Chin event at the National Book Festival Signing at 6:30 p.m. ------- Marilyn Chin is a writer, editor, translator and teacher. She has received numerous honors, including multiple Pushcart Prizes and the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Award . Her work has been featured in “The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry.” She has published several volumes of poetry, including “Rhapsody in Plain Yellow” and “The Phoenix Gone, the Terrace Empty.” Her most recent collection, “Hard Love Province,” won the 2015 Ainsfield-Wolf Prize for Poetry. Chin is currently professor of poetry at San Diego State University. Poetry & Prose pavilion
2015-09-05 18:10:00 2015-09-05 18:55:00 America/New_York Eric Pankey event at the National Book Festival Signing at 4:30 p.m. ------- Eric Pankey, a poet and artist, has taught high school English and poetry and was the director of the creative writing program at Washington University in St. Louis. Currently, he teaches creative writing and poetry at George Mason University. Pankey has received the Walt Whitman Award, the Ingram Merrill Foundation Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has published several collections of poetry, including “Heartwood,” “Trace” and “Dismantling the Angel.” His most recent volume of poetry is “Crow-Work.” Poetry & Prose pavilion
2015-09-05 19:30:00 2015-09-05 21:00:00 America/New_York Poetry Slam event at the National Book Festival A contest in which top youth slam groups from Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Houston and Chicago will compete in reciting new works on subjects including books and reading. The event is a collaboration among the Library of Congress Poetry and Literature Center, the National Endowment for the Arts and the poetry organization Split This Rock. Judges will include poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, journalist Bilal Qureshi and Lauren Bullock, a performance poet and member of the 2015 Beltway Poetry Slam team. The host for the slam will be youth poet Kosi Dunn. Poetry & Prose pavilion
2015-09-05 19:15:00 2015-09-05 19:40:00 America/New_York Sarah MacLean event at the National Book Festival Signing at 9 a.m. ------- Sarah MacLean is the author of historical romance novels, including “A Rogue By Any Other Name” and “No Good Duke Goes Unpunished,” which both won RITA Awards from the Romance Writers of America. Her latest book is “Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover.” MacLean also writes a monthly column about romance novels for The Washington Post. Romance Fiction pavilion
2015-09-05 19:40:00 2015-09-05 20:05:00 America/New_York Beverly Jenkins event at the National Book Festival Signing at 9 a.m. ------- Beverly Jenkins writes African-American historical romance fiction. She has published more than 30 novels, including “Heart of Gold,” “Bring on the Blessings” and, most recently,“Destiny’s Captive.” Her work has been awarded the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award and the Golden Pen Award from the Black Writer’s Guild. Romance Fiction pavilion
2015-09-05 20:05:00 2015-09-05 20:30:00 America/New_York Paige Tyler event at the National Book Festival Signing at 9 a.m. ------- Paige Tyler has written more than 50 romance novels, including “Animal Attraction” and “Dead Sexy.” Her latest book is “Wolf Trouble.” Romance Fiction pavilion
2015-09-05 10:00:00 2015-09-05 10:45:00 America/New_York Andrea Wulf event at the National Book Festival Signing at 11 a.m. ------- Andrea Wulf has been a fellow of the International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello and the Eccles British Library Writer in Residence. Her 2010 book “The Brother Gardeners: Botany, Empire, and the Birth of an Obsession” won the American Horticultural Society Book Award and the Annual Literature Award of the international Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries. Her most recent work is “The Invention of Nature: Alexander Von Humboldt’s New World.” Science pavilion
2015-09-05 10:55:00 2015-09-05 11:40:00 America/New_York Rachel Swaby event at the National Book Festival Signing at noon ------- Rachel Swaby is a freelance writer and editor. Her first book, published earlier this year, is “Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science — and the World.” Science pavilion
2015-09-05 11:50:00 2015-09-06 00:35:00 America/New_York David Quammen event at the National Book Festival Signing at 1 p.m. ------- David Quammen was a columnist for Outside magazine for 15 years. He is the winner of three National Magazine Awards, including one for the National Geographic cover story “Was Darwin Wrong?” Quammen’s books include “Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic,” “Ebola: The Natural and Human History of a Deadly Virus” and, most recently, “The Chimp and the River: How AIDS Emerged From an African Forest.” He will be in conversation with NPR’s Morning Edition co-host Steve Inskeep. Science pavilion
2015-09-06 00:45:00 2015-09-05 13:30:00 America/New_York Judy Foreman event at the National Book Festival Signing at 11:30 a.m. ------- Judy Foreman is a medical specialist and science writer who has received many journalism awards, including a Peabody Award for the script for a video documentary about a young woman dying of breast cancer. Her recent book is “A Nation in Pain: Healing Our Biggest Health Problem.” Science pavilion
2015-09-05 13:40:00 2015-09-05 14:25:00 America/New_York Casey Schwartz event at the National Book Festival Signing at 3 p.m. ------- Casey Schwartz is a staff writer at Newsweek and the Daily Beast, where she covers neuroscience, psychology and psychiatry. Her recent book “In the Mind Fields: Exploring the New Science of Neuropsychoanalysis” is a personal look at the culture of modern psychiatry. She will be in conversation with NPR reporter Adam Cole. Science pavilion
2015-09-05 14:35:00 2015-09-05 16:15:00 America/New_York Jeffrey D. Sachs event at the National Book Festival Signing at 4:30 p.m. ------- Economist Jeffrey D. Sachs and biologist Edward O. Wilson will discuss the global environment, the economy and the planet’s future. Sachs is a syndicated columnist, a special adviser to the UN Secretary-General on the Millennium Development Goals and the director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. His books include “Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet” and “The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity.” His most recent book is “The Age of Sustainable Development.” Science pavilion
2015-09-05 14:35:00 2015-09-05 16:15:00 America/New_York Edward O. Wilson event at the National Book Festival Economist Jeffrey D. Sachs and biologist Edward O. Wilson will discuss the global environment, the economy and the planet’s future. Wilson is a naturalist considered to be the world’s leading expert on ants and the author of more than 20 books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning “On Human Nature” and “The Ants” (written with Bert Hölldobler). His latest book is “The Meaning of Human Existence.” Science pavilion
2015-09-05 16:25:00 2015-09-05 17:10:00 America/New_York Paul Halpern event at the National Book Festival Signing at 5:30 p.m. ------- Physicist Paul Halpern, a professor at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, has more than a dozen science books to his credit, among them “Countdown to Apocalypse: A Scientific Exploration of the End of the World ” and “Edge of the Universe: A Voyage to the Cosmic Horizon and Beyond.” His most recent book is “Einstein’s Dice and Schrödinger’s Cat: How Two Great Minds Battled Quantam Randomness to Create a Unified Theory of Physics.” Science pavilion
2015-09-05 17:20:00 2015-09-05 18:05:00 America/New_York Norman Doidge event at the National Book Festival Signing at 7 p.m. ------- Norman Doidge is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, essayist and poet. He is a faculty member of the University of Toronto’s Department of Psychia