Library of Congress

National Book Festival

At the 2018 National Book Festival


  • History & Biography
    Saturday, September 1
    10:00 am - 10:50 am

Book Signing

  • Saturday, September 1
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Adam Sisman was born in London and attended the University of Sussex in history. Sisman’s 1999 book, “Boswell’s Presumptuous Task,” about the making of Samuel Johnson’s biography, garnered much commercial and critical success. It received the National Book Critics Circle Award. Sisman has worked on Mikhail Gorbachev’s “Memoirs” and on John Roberts’ “History of the World.” His “John le Carré: The Biography” (HarperCollins), was shortlisted for the International PEN Prize for Biography.

Adam Sisman

Photo by Jonathan Bing