Library of Congress

National Book Festival

Eileen Hopkins says she learned “from my father the value of hard work and honesty. From my mother, I learned a love of language and reading. She inhaled literature and read to me every day from the time I was a baby.” Hopkins started writing “from the time I knew how to put words on paper.” Her first book, “Crank,” was a New York Times best-seller and is loosely based on her older daughter’s story of drug addiction. Her new novel, “Tilt,” tells the tale of three teens’ turbulent lives.

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Ellen Hopkins