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National Book Festival

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2018

The 18th 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:

  • Elizabeth Acevedo
  • Sylvia Acevedo
  • Tomi Adeyemi
  • Madeleine Albright
  • Isabel Allende
  • Katherine Applegate
  • Pénélope Bagieu
  • Leigh Bardugo
  • Robin Benway
  • Juli Berwald
  • Kai Bird
  • Harry Bliss
  • Mark Bowden
  • Alexandra Bracken
  • Francisco Cantú
  • Ron Chernow
  • Steve Coll
  • Alfredo Corchado
  • Matthew Cordell
  • Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Gaby D'Alessandro
  • Jeffery Deaver
  • Natalie Diaz
  • Kate DiCamillo
  • Patrick Downes
  • Erica Armstrong Dunbar
  • Camille T. Dungy
  • Jennifer Egan
  • Dave Eggers
  • Mark Eisner
  • Stuart E. Eizenstat
  • Heid E. Erdrich
  • Jeffrey Eugenides
  • Deborah Fallows
  • James Fallows
  • Joseph Finder
  • Jennifer Elise Foerster
  • Roxane Gay
  • Sujatha Gidla
  • Russell Ginns
  • Brent D. Glass
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Chris Grabenstein
  • David Grann
  • Andrew Sean Greer
  • Deborah Harkness
  • Kristin Ann Hass
  • Robert Hass
  • Ellen Hopkins
  • David Ignatius
  • Justina Ireland
  • Lawrence P. Jackson
  • Kay Redfield Jamison
  • Tayari Jones
  • Joseph Kanon
  • Erin Entrada Kelly
  • Jessica Kensky
  • Catherine Kerrison
  • Brendan Kiely
  • Brian Kilmeade
  • Nicole Krauss
  • Minh Lê
  • Min Jin Lee
  • David Levithan
  • Patricia Lockwood
  • Loren Long
  • James McBride
  • Patrick McDonnell
  • Danica McKellar
  • Jon Meacham
  • Meg Medina
  • Brad Meltzer
  • Sandhya Menon
  • Sy Montgomery
  • Lorrie Moore
  • Celeste Ng
  • Jennifer A. Nielsen
  • Patricia O'Toole
  • Louise Penny
  • Marisha Pessl
  • Matt de la Peña
  • Ed Piskor
  • E. Annie Proulx
  • James Reston Jr.
  • Jason Reynolds
  • Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • Patrick Rosal
  • Nikki Russell
  • Rachel Renée Russell
  • Richard Russo
  • Hank Phillippi Ryan
  • Fiona Sampson
  • Dan Santat
  • Kirk Savage
  • Brian Selznick
  • David Shannon
  • Brooks D. Simpson
  • Adam Sisman
  • Suzanne Slade
  • Tracy K. Smith
  • U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor
  • James L. Swanson
  • Amy Tan
  • Edward Tenner
  • Trudi Trueit
  • Luis Alberto Urrea
  • Tillie Walden
  • Brendan Wenzel
  • Tara Westover
  • Isabel Wilkerson
  • Lisa Wingate
  • Meg Wolitzer
  • Gordon S. Wood
  • Karenne Wood
  • Jacqueline Woodson
  • Lawrence Wright

Stage assignments have not been finalized for the 2018 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

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