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National Book Festival

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TimeAuthorSigning
11:00 am-noonCarla Hayden 
11:00 am-noonStephen King 
12:30 pm-1:30 pmKareem Abdul-Jabbar2:00 pm-3:00 pm
2:00 pm-3:00 pmShonda Rhimes 
4:00 pm-5:00 pmBob Woodward2:30 pm-3:30 pm
5:30 pm-6:30 pmRaina Telgemeier4:00 pm-5:00 pm
7:00 pm-8:00 pmSalman Rushdie5:30 pm-6:30 pm

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Children I

TimeAuthorSigning
10:00 am-10:30 amSharon Robinson11:30 am-12:30 pm
10:40 am-11:10 amDoreen Cronin11:30 am-12:30 pm
10:40 am-11:10 amBetsy Lewin11:30 am-12:30 pm
11:20 am-11:50 amThomas Gonzalez12:30 pm-1:30 pm
11:20 am-11:50 amJanet Nolan12:30 pm-1:30 pm
noon-12:30 pmMelissa Sweet1:00 pm-2:00 pm
12:40 pm-1:10 pmKen Burns1:30 pm-2:30 pm
1:20 pm-1:50 pmJerry Pinkney2:30 pm-3:30 pm
2:00 pm-2:30 pmJuana Medina12:30 pm-1:30 pm
2:40 pm-3:10 pmNadia Hashimi1:00 pm-2:00 pm
3:20 pm-4:45 pmLetters About Literature 
3:20 pm-4:45 pmA Book That Shaped Me Contest 
4:55 pm-5:25 pmJason Reynolds3:30 pm-4:30 pm
5:35 pm-6:05 pmHervé Tullet4:00 pm-5:00 pm

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Children II

TimeAuthorSigning
10:00 am-10:30 amCalvin Trillin11:00 am-noon
10:40 am-11:10 amCallista Gingrich11:30 am-12:30 pm
11:20 am-11:50 amBrendan Wenzel12:30 pm-1:30 pm
noon-12:30 pmKate Beaton1:00 pm-2:00 pm
12:40 pm-1:10 pmAaron Becker1:30 pm-2:30 pm
1:20 pm-1:50 pmAndrea Beaty2:30 pm-3:30 pm
2:00 pm-2:30 pmShannon Hale3:00 pm-4:00 pm
2:40 pm-3:10 pmRaymond Arroyo3:30 pm-4:30 pm
3:20 pm-3:50 pmTonya Bolden4:00 pm-5:00 pm
4:00 pm-4:30 pmSophie Blackall5:00 pm-6:00 pm
4:40 pm-5:10 pmPam Muñoz Ryan2:30 pm-3:30 pm
5:20 pm-5:50 pmLouise Borden3:30 pm-4:30 pm

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Teens

TimeAuthorSigning
10:00 am-10:30 amEdwidge Danticat11:00 am-noon
10:45 am-11:15 amAli Benjaminnoon-1:00 pm
11:30 am-noonKwame Alexander12:30 pm-1:30 pm
12:15 pm-12:45 pmMeg Medina1:30 pm-2:30 pm
1:00 pm-1:30 pmLois Lowry2:00 pm-3:00 pm
1:45 pm-2:15 pmPaul Rudnick3:00 pm-4:00 pm
2:30 pm-3:00 pmGene Luen Yang3:30 pm-4:30 pm
3:15 pm-3:45 pmHolly Robinson Peete4:30 pm-5:30 pm
4:00 pm-4:30 pmBrendan Kiely5:00 pm-6:00 pm
4:45 pm-5:15 pmJo Knowles2:30 pm-3:30 pm
5:30 pm-6:00 pmKiersten White4:00 pm-5:00 pm
7:30 pm-9:00 pmPoetry Slam 

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Books to Movies

TimeAuthorSigning
6:30 pm-7:30 pmPatrick Ness5:00 pm-6:00 pm
6:30 pm-7:30 pmMonica Hesse 
6:30 pm-7:30 pmKatherine Paterson5:00 pm-6:00 pm

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Contemporary Life

TimeAuthorSigning
noon-1:00 pmAngela J. Davis1:30 pm-2:30 pm
noon-1:00 pmKeeanga-Yamahtta Taylor1:30 pm-2:30 pm
noon-1:00 pmJabari Asim1:30 pm-2:30 pm
1:15 pm-2:00 pmAnne-Marie Slaughter2:30 pm-3:30 pm
2:15 pm-3:00 pmAlejandro Danois3:30 pm-4:30 pm
3:15 pm-4:00 pmJo Ann Jenkins4:30 pm-5:30 pm
4:15 pm-5:00 pmJames McBride5:30 pm-6:30 pm
5:15 pm-6:00 pmDiane Rehm3:30 pm-4:30 pm
6:15 pm-7:00 pmSusan Jacoby4:30 pm-5:30 pm
7:15 pm-8:00 pmJeffrey Toobin5:30 pm-6:30 pm

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Fiction I

TimeAuthorSigning
10:00 am-10:40 amMarilynne Robinson11:30 am-12:30 pm
10:00 am-10:40 amCarla Hayden 
10:50 am-11:30 amYaa Gyasi 
11:40 am-12:30 pmColson Whitehead1:30 pm-2:30 pm
11:40 am-12:30 pmWinston Groom1:30 pm-2:30 pm
12:40 pm-1:20 pmKristin Hannah2:30 pm-3:30 pm
1:30 pm-2:20 pmNewt Gingrich3:30 pm-4:30 pm
1:30 pm-2:20 pmRep. Steven J. Israel3:30 pm-4:30 pm
2:30 pm-3:10 pmGeraldine Brooks12:30 pm-1:30 pm
3:20 pm-4:10 pmElizabeth Hand5:30 pm-6:30 pm
3:20 pm-4:10 pmHannah Pittard5:30 pm-6:30 pm
4:20 pm-5:00 pmCharlie Jane Anders5:30 pm-6:30 pm

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Fiction II

TimeAuthorSigning
noon-12:45 pmCarl Hiaasen1:30 pm-2:30 pm
12:55 pm-1:40 pmJoyce Carol Oates2:30 pm-3:30 pm
1:50 pm-2:35 pmRichard Russo3:30 pm-4:30 pm
2:45 pm-3:30 pmJustin Cronin4:30 pm-5:30 pm
3:40 pm-4:25 pmLauren Groff5:30 pm-6:30 pm
4:35 pm-5:20 pmJay McInerney6:00 pm-7:00 pm
4:35 pm-5:20 pmJacqueline Woodson6:00 pm-7:00 pm
5:30 pm-6:15 pmHarlan Coben6:30 pm-7:30 pm

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Food & Home

TimeAuthorSigning
noon-12:45 pmPati Jinich1:30 pm-2:30 pm
1:00 pm-1:45 pmRoland Mesnier2:30 pm-3:30 pm
1:00 pm-1:45 pmChuck Fischer2:30 pm-3:30 pm
1:00 pm-1:45 pmMark Ramsdell2:30 pm-3:30 pm
2:00 pm-2:45 pmAdam Gopnik3:30 pm-4:30 pm
3:00 pm-3:45 pmBetty Monkman4:30 pm-5:30 pm
3:00 pm-3:45 pmWilliam Allman4:30 pm-5:30 pm
4:00 pm-4:45 pmDéborah Holtz5:30 pm-6:30 pm
5:00 pm-5:45 pmVictor Hazan2:30 pm-3:30 pm
5:00 pm-5:45 pmAlessandro Frassica2:30 pm-3:30 pm

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Graphic Novels

TimeAuthorSigning
5:10 pm-5:50 pmAndrew Aydin6:30 pm-7:30 pm
5:10 pm-5:50 pmRep. John Lewis6:30 pm-7:30 pm
6:00 pm-6:40 pmBerkeley Breathed4:00 pm-5:00 pm
6:50 pm-7:30 pmNoelle Stevenson5:00 pm-6:00 pm
7:40 pm-8:20 pmMichael Ramirez6:00 pm-7:00 pm
7:40 pm-8:20 pmDarrin Bell6:00 pm-7:00 pm
8:30 pm-9:10 pmEd Piskor6:30 pm-7:30 pm
9:20 pm-10:00 pmGene Luen Yang3:30 pm-4:30 pm

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History & Biography

TimeAuthorSigning
noon-12:45 pmSarah Vowell1:30 pm-2:30 pm
1:00 pm-1:45 pmCandice Millard2:30 pm-3:30 pm
2:00 pm-2:45 pmKatherine Paterson5:00 pm-6:00 pm
3:00 pm-3:45 pmJon Meacham4:30 pm-5:30 pm
4:00 pm-4:45 pmMargo Jefferson5:30 pm-6:30 pm
5:00 pm-5:45 pmDouglas Brinkley6:30 pm-7:30 pm
6:00 pm-6:45 pmJoby Warrick4:00 pm-5:00 pm
7:00 pm-7:45 pmPeter S. Onuf5:00 pm-6:00 pm
7:00 pm-7:45 pmAnnette Gordon-Reed5:00 pm-6:00 pm
8:00 pm-8:45 pmStacy Schiff6:00 pm-7:00 pm

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International

TimeAuthorSigning
noon-1:00 pmAdam Gopnik 
noon-1:00 pmAnn Goldstein1:30 pm-2:30 pm
1:15 pm-2:00 pmCarlos Ruiz Zafón2:30 pm-3:30 pm
2:15 pm-3:00 pmRoberto Canessa6:30 pm-7:30 pm
3:15 pm-4:00 pmJonas Hassen Khemiri4:30 pm-5:30 pm
4:15 pm-5:00 pmLaila Lalami5:30 pm-6:30 pm
5:15 pm-6:00 pmÁlvaro Enrigue3:30 pm-4:30 pm
6:15 pm-7:00 pmMargita Gailitis 
6:15 pm-7:00 pmNora Ikstena4:30 pm-5:30 pm
7:15 pm-8:00 pmAlberto Ruy Sánchez6:00 pm-7:00 pm

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Poetry & Prose

TimeAuthorSigning
10:00 am-10:45 amPoetry Out Loud 
11:00 am-11:45 amKelly Link12:30 pm-1:30 pm
noon-12:45 pmA.B. Spellman1:00 pm-2:00 pm
noon-12:45 pmJoy Harjo1:00 pm-2:00 pm
2:00 pm-2:45 pmMarilyn Hacker3:30 pm-4:30 pm
3:00 pm-3:45 pmKaitlyn Greenidge1:30 pm-2:30 pm
4:00 pm-4:45 pmLuis Alberto Urrea5:30 pm-6:30 pm
5:00 pm-5:45 pmSandra Beasley3:00 pm-4:00 pm
6:00 pm-6:45 pmYuko Shimizu4:00 pm-5:00 pm
6:00 pm-6:45 pmMichael Cunningham4:00 pm-5:00 pm
7:30 pm-9:00 pmPoetry Slam 

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Science

TimeAuthorSigning
noon-12:45 pmPeter D. Kramer1:30 pm-2:30 pm
1:00 pm-1:45 pmMary Roach2:30 pm-3:30 pm
2:00 pm-2:45 pmJames Gleick3:00 pm-4:00 pm
3:00 pm-3:45 pmAmy Ellis Nutt5:30 pm-6:30 pm
4:00 pm-4:45 pmMichael Hiltzik5:30 pm-6:30 pm
5:00 pm-5:45 pmJoseph Mazur6:30 pm-7:30 pm
6:00 pm-6:45 pmEric Weiner4:30 pm-5:30 pm
7:00 pm-7:45 pmJanna Levin4:30 pm-5:30 pm
8:00 pm-8:45 pmEliezer Sternberg 

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