Library of Congress

National Book Festival

Full Author List
 

2017

The 16th Library of Congress National Book Festival once again will bring the nation's best authors, poets and illustrators to Washington to discuss their work and meet their fans. Our preliminary list of authors includes:

  • Megan Abbott
  • Elliot Ackerman
  • Kwame Alexander
  • David Baldacci
  • Kelly Barnhill
  • Sidney Blumenthal
  • Chris Bohjalian
  • Dan Chaon
  • Roz Chast
  • Helene Cooper
  • Peter Cozzens
  • Melissa de la Cruz
  • Peter Ho Davies
  • Mary Dearborn
  • Kate DiCamillo
  • Michael Eric Dyson
  • Diana Gabaldon
  • Ernest Gaines
  • Roxane Gay
  • Kathleen Glasgow
  • Julia Glass
  • Paul Hendrickson
  • Juan Felipe Herrera
  • Ha Jin
  • Ibram X. Kendi
  • Katie Kitamura
  • Lisa Ko
  • Hari Kunzru
  • Mark Kurlansky
  • Steven Levingston
  • Michael Lewis
  • Marie Lu
  • Alice McDermott
  • Kathy McKeon
  • Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • Thomas Oliphant
  • Nathaniel Philbrick
  • Nicholas Reynolds
  • Reshma Saujani
  • Margot Lee Shetterly
  • Karin Slaughter
  • Dava Sobel
  • Adm. James Stavridis
  • Tanya Lee Stone
  • Elizabeth Strout
  • Sabaa Tahir
  • Colm Toíbín
  • Scott Turow
  • Chris Van Dusen
  • J.D. Vance
  • Juan Gabriel Vásquez
  • Jesmyn Ward
  • Ronald White
  • Don Winslow
  • Tim Wu
  • Nicola Yoon

Stage assignments have not been finalized for the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival, but will include the following:

  • Main Stage
  • Young People’s Stages
  • Fiction & Poetry Stage
  • History & Biography Stage
  • General Nonfiction Stage

Please check back often or sign up for one of our updaters:
> Subscribe to our RSS news feed
> Subscribe to our email alert system
> Follow the Library on Twitter

You can see at which stage or pavilion authors gave their presentations in all previous Festivals by using the drop-down menu, above.

Top