Library of Congress

National Book Festival

Lalita Tademy was vice president and general manager of a Silicon Valley Fortune 500 company before she turned to writing. Her historical novel "Cane River "(2001) is the result of stories she uncovered through her extensive research into her family's history. The novel became an instant best-seller and an Oprah Book Club selection and has been translated into 11 languages. Her other novels include “Red River” and her most recent work, “Citizens Creek: A Novel” (Atria).

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Lalita Tademy

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