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National Book Festival

Michael Dirda is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for Washington Post Book World and the author of the memoir “An Open Book” and four collections of essays: “Readings,” “Bound to Please,” “Book by Book” and “Classics for Pleasure.” His new book is “On Conan Doyle: Or, the Whole Art of Storytelling” (Princeton University Press). Combining memoir and appreciation, the book is a highly engaging personal introduction to Holmes’s creator, as well as a rare insider’s account of the delightful activities and playful scholarship of the Baker Street Irregulars, a group of Holmes lovers, of which Dirda is a member.

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Michael  Dirda