Library of Congress

National Book Festival

At the 2017 National Book Festival


  • Main Stage
    Saturday, September 2
    2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Book Signing

  • Saturday, September 2
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman is a three-time recipient of the Pulitzer Prize—two for his reportage and one for commentary. He is internationally recognized for his writing on the Middle East, foreign affairs and the environment. Friedman is also the author of the best-selling “The World Is Flat” and “From Beirut to Jerusalem,” among others. His new book is “Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), described as “a field guide to the 21st century.”

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Thomas L. Friedman

Photo by Ralph Alswang