Books: National Book Festival 2008 Books

Dark skies and a wet and muddy Mall don't prevent people from overflowing the gleaming white tents at the National Book Festival on Saturday.



Bob Schieffer

The CBS newsman talked about his newest book, the latest political news and his preparations for this fall's presidential debate.


Arthur and Pauline Frommer

The family offered advice on all kinds of vacations, from inexpensive weekend trips to luxury international tours.


Alexander McCall Smith

The author of the popular No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency and Isabel Dalhousie series took questions.


Brad Meltzer

The lawyer-turned-best-selling-author discussed his legal/political thrillers, his comic books and more.


Neil Gaiman

The best-selling author talked about his science fiction and fantasy novels and comics, including his new young adult novel.


Cokie Roberts

Cokie discussed her books on American history to relationships and family, and the election year.

More from the Festival

Festival planning resources provided by the Library of Congress.


Video: Meet the Authors
Book World asked authors about procrastinating, favorite excuses to avoid writing and what's on their reading list.

Festival Map

Find your way to your favorite authors.
» Festival Map (PDF)

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