Library of Congress

National Book Festival

At the 2017 National Book Festival


  • Teens
    Saturday, September 2
    1:35 pm - 2:15 pm

Book Signing

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

M.T. Anderson writes for readers of all ages through his picture books for children, stories for adults, adventure novels for young readers and books for teens and adults. His satirical book "Feed" was a finalist for the National Book Award and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. "The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume 1: The Pox Party" won the 2006 National Book Award for Young People. Volume 2 of this saga received the Michael L. Printz Honor for literary excellence. Anderson has published stories for adults in literary journals such as The Northwest Review, The Colorado Review and Conjunctions. He is also a contributor to the serialized story called "The Exquisite Corpse Adventure," available exclusively on the Library of Congress website at His newest work is "Landscape with Invisible Hand” (Candlewick).

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

M.T.  Anderson