Library of Congress

National Book Festival

At the 2018 National Book Festival


  • Understanding Our World
    Saturday, September 1
    1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Book Signing

  • Saturday, September 1
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Deborah Fallows is a linguist and writer who holds a Ph.D. in theoretical linguistics and is the author of two previous books. She has written for The Atlantic, National Geographic, Slate, The New York Times and The Washington Monthly, and has worked at the Pew Research Center, Oxygen Media and Georgetown University. Her current book, with husband James Fallows, is “Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America” (Pantheon).

Deborah Fallows

Photo by Kyle Chesser, Hands On Studio