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National Book Festival

Three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas L. Friedman writes a syndicated column for The New York Times. His book “Hot, Flat and Crowded” was an international best-seller. He has worked for The Times since 1981 and a year later was appointed Beirut bureau chief, six weeks before the Israeli invasion of Lebanon. His column on foreign affairs began in 1995. His 2005 book, “The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century,” was a No. 1 New York Times best-seller and has sold more than 4 million copies. His new book, the best-seller “That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back” (Picador), was written with Johns Hopkins University professor Michael Mandelbaum.

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Thomas Friedman

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