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The 20th Library of Congress National Book Festival once again features the nation's best authors, poets and illustrators discussing their work.

  • Tomi Adeyemi
  • Becky Albertalli
  • Madeleine Albright
  • M.T. Anderson
  • Peter Baker
  • Leigh Bardugo
  • Ishmael Beah
  • Sophie Blackall
  • Tonya Bolden
  • Sarah Broom
  • Dan Brown
  • Bill Buford
  • Laura Bush
  • Christopher Caldwell
  • Veronica Chambers
  • Franny Choi
  • Sandra Cisneros
  • Chelsea Clinton
  • Gail Collins
  • Jerry Craft
  • Mike Curato
  • Jessica Curry
  • Parker Curry
  • Jared Diamond
  • Kate DiCamillo
  • Angela Dominguez
  • Mark Doty
  • Jesse Dougherty
  • Rita Dove
  • Ann Druyan
  • Erica Armstrong Dunbar
  • Katherine Eban
  • Kali Fajardo-Anstine
  • Bruce Feiler
  • Eric Foner
  • Thomas Frank
  • Cristina Fuentes La Roche
  • Melinda Gates
  • Robert M. Gates
  • Barton Gellman
  • Haben Girma
  • Susan Glasser
  • John Grisham
  • Richard Haass
  • Jenna Bush Hager
  • Joy Harjo
  • Juan Felipe Herrera
  • K.A. Holt
  • Harold Holzer
  • Deborah Hopkinson
  • David Ignatius
  • Walter Isaacson
  • Marlon James
  • N.K. Jemisin
  • Alaya Dawn Johnson
  • Saeed Jones
  • David Kamp
  • Mitch Kaplan
  • Ibram X. Kendi
  • Lois Kim
  • Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Nicholas Lemann
  • Mario Livio
  • Carmen Maria Machado
  • Daniel Markovits
  • Kwame Mbalia
  • James McBride
  • Megan McDonald
  • Jon Meacham
  • Edward Melillo
  • Leland Melvin
  • Maaza Mengiste
  • Roland Mesnier
  • Susan Minot
  • Frank Morrison
  • Walter Mosley
  • Téa Obreht
  • George Packer
  • Ann Patchett
  • Rick Perlstein
  • Robert Pinsky
  • Mark Ramsdell
  • Jason Reynolds
  • Peter Reynolds
  • Heather Cox Richardson
  • Thomas Rid
  • Jo Rioux
  • Lucinda Robb
  • Rebecca Boggs Roberts
  • James A. Robinson
  • Barb Rosenstock
  • David Rubenstein
  • Salman Rushdie
  • Karen Russell
  • Pam Muñoz Ryan
  • Aisha Saeed
  • Connie Schofield-Morrison
  • Jon Scieszka
  • Sarah Scoles
  • Jennifer Shapland
  • Danez Smith
  • Tracy K. Smith
  • Emily St. John Mandel
  • Nic Stone
  • Sabaa Tahir
  • Elizabeth Tallent
  • Amy Tan
  • Don Tate
  • Megan Twohey
  • Jeff VanderMeer
  • Judith Warner
  • Steven Weinberg
  • Colson Whitehead
  • Ted Widmer
  • Mo Willems
  • Wendy Williams
  • Esther Wojcicki
  • Gene Luen Yang
  • Kelly Yang
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