National Book Festival 2018

National Book Festival 2018 Happens Tomorrow Catch it Live-Streaming

August 31, 2018

One of the pre-eminent book festivals of the year takes place in DC tomorrow Sept. 1st. The 18th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival is free & open to the public. This Festival began in 2001 with the former librarian and First Lady Laura Bush. Now, in its 18th year, PBS Books is proud to be a part of it.

There will be an incredible line-up of authors joining hosts RichFahle & JeffreyBrown from PBS Newshour. You can watch PBS books live-streaming on Facebook & from the Library of Congress National Book Festival at the Convention Center in Washington, DC. Tune in from 11am-5pm EST as they interview authors from every genre. There’s something for everyone!

The Our host of this great event, Dr. Carla Hayd will bring to you the following list of impressive authors:

  1. Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, speaking about her soon to be released middle grade books, The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor as well as Turning Pages: My Life Story
  2. David Ignatius to talk about his latest thriller, The Quantum Spy
  3. Ignatius, the bestselling author of Body of Lies and The Increment
  4. Tara Westover, to talk about her #1 New York Times bestseller, Educated: A Memoir
  5. Amy Tan, author of the bestselling novels The Joy Luck Club and The Valley of Amazement, to talk about Where the Past Begins: A Writer’s Memoir
  6. James Fallows and Deborah Fallows, co-authors of the book, Our Towns: A 100,000-mile Journey into the Heart of America
  7. Ron Chernow, to discuss his latest book, the #1 New York Times bestseller, Grant
  8. Celeste Ng, author of Little Fires Everywhere, a New York Times bestseller as well as Amazon’s #2 best book and best fiction book of 2017
  9. James McBride, author of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction,The Good Lord Bird and the #1 bestselling book The Color of Water talking about his newest collection of stories titled, Five-Carat Soul
  10. Christopher Paul Curtis, to talk about his latest book, The Journey of Little Charlie
  11. Doris Kearns Goodwin, renowned presidential scholar, to talk about her latest book, Leadership: In Turbulent Times
  12. Lorrie Moore, author of See What Can Be Done: Essays, Criticism, and Commentary
  13. Meg Wolitzer, the New York Times bestselling author of The Interestings, The Uncoupling, The Ten-Year Nap, The Position, The Wife, and Sleepwalking talking about her latest novel, The Female Persuasion
  14. Caldecott Medal-winning artist, Brian Selznick to hear how he brought new imagery to this iconic Harry Potter series
  15. Madeleine Albright, the first woman to serve as U.S. Secretary of State to talk about her #1 New York Times bestseller, Facism: A Warning
  16. Leigh Bardugo, a #1 New York Times bestselling author of fantasy novels and the creator of the Grishaverse
  17. Jon Meacham. Meacham will discuss his latest book, The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels
  18. Tracy K. Smith, United States Poet Laureate, on her latest book, Wade in the Water

Enjoy them all at or live on Facebook.

 @PBSBooks1 @LibraryofCongress #NatBookFest

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