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Video: Authors attending last Saturday's National Book Festival discuss their plans and must-reads if they were to become "literature czar."

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Douglas Brinkley, author of "Gerald R. Ford" and "The Great Deluge" on Hurricane Katrina.

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Annette Gordon-Reed, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Hemingses of Monticello."

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Filmmaker and writer of American history and culture Ken Burns.

Author Schedule

Access the rundown of when and where the writers will be speaking, plus book signing times.


Comb through the Festival's extensive collection of interviews, including Junot Diaz.

Festival Map

Download and print out this PDF map to help you navigate the tents.

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