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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
  • Kwame Alexander
  • Danielle Allen
  • Graham Allison
  • M.T. Anderson
  • David Baldacci
  • Kelly Barnhill
  • A. Scott Berg
  • Sidney Blumenthal
  • Chris Bohjalian
  • Michael Buckley
  • Dan Chaon
  • Roz Chast
  • Helene Cooper
  • Peter Cozzens
  • Melissa de la Cruz
  • Mike Curato
  • Peter Ho Davies
  • Mary Dearborn
  • Carmen Agra Deedy
  • Matthew Desmond
  • Kate DiCamillo
  • Emma Donoghue
  • Michael Eric Dyson
  • John A. Farrell
  • Travis Foster
  • Thomas L. Friedman
  • Diana Gabaldon
  • Ernest Gaines
  • Jack Gantos
  • Roxane Gay
  • Kathleen Glasgow
  • Julia Glass
  • Jennifer Haigh
  • Paul Hendrickson
  • Juan Felipe Herrera
  • Mary Rand Hess
  • Nathan Hill
  • Marie Howe
  • Ha Jin
  • Sam Kean
  • Ibram X. Kendi
  • Amy Sarig King
  • Katie Kitamura
  • Lisa Ko
  • Hari Kunzru
  • Mark Kurlansky
  • Mike Lester
  • Steven Levingston
  • Cynthia Levinson
  • Sanford Levinson
  • Michael Lewis
  • Ethan Long
  • Marie Lu
  • Ben Macintyre
  • Adrian Matejka
  • Andrew McCarthy
  • David McCullough
  • Alice McDermott
  • Kathy McKeon
  • Meg Medina
  • Leland Melvin
  • Sandhya Menon
  • Claire Messud
  • Shelia P. Moses
  • Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • Verónica Murguía
  • Kadir Nelson
  • Ellen Oh
  • Thomas Oliphant
  • R. J. Palacio
  • Lincoln Peirce
  • Nathaniel Philbrick
  • Dav Pilkey
  • Nicholas Reynolds
  • Condoleezza Rice
  • Sherri Duskey Rinker
  • Cokie Roberts
  • John Rocco
  • Jenny Rogneby
  • Bill Roorbach
  • Madelyn Rosenberg
  • Nikki Russell
  • Rachel Renee Russell
  • Reshma Saujani
  • John Scalzi
  • Wendy Wan-Long Shang
  • Margot Lee Shetterly
  • Karin Slaughter
  • Ronald L. Smith
  • Dava Sobel
  • Adm. James Stavridis
  • Javaka Steptoe
  • Tanya Lee Stone
  • Elizabeth Strout
  • Sabaa Tahir
  • Ann Telnaes
  • Angie Thomas
  • Tim Tingle
  • Colm Toíbín
  • Amor Towles
  • Scott Turow
  • Chris Van Dusen
  • J.D. Vance
  • Juan Gabriel Vásquez
  • Jesmyn Ward
  • Brad Watson
  • Ronald C. White
  • Don Winslow
  • Gene Luen Yang
  • Nicola Yoon
  • A Book That Shaped Me Contest
  • Poetry Out Loud
  • Poetry Slam

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

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