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National Book Festival

Nicholas Sparks is the author of such hugely successful best-sellers as "The Notebook," "Message in a Bottle" and "Nights in Rodanthe" – all of which have been turned into popular films. Sparks contributes to a variety of local and national charities and is a major contributor to the Creative Writing Program at the University of Notre Dame, where he provides scholarships, internships and a fellowship annually. His most recent books are "The Lucky One," a New York Times No. 1 best-seller, and his newest," The Last Song" (2009). Sparks lives in North Carolina.

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Nicholas Sparks