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The 2021 Library of Congress National Book Festival is Sept. 17-26, with live author conversations every day. On Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. ET, 35 video-on-demand programs will become available to watch anytime. This year’s Festival also features interactive presentations with Library of Congress experts, a national television special and related events on PBS, NPR podcasts, and author interviews on Washington Post Live. Check out Festival Near You to discover related events from local organizations.

PBS

Watch a national television special produced with PBS Books, which premieres on Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. ET External. (Check your local listings for broadcast times in your area.) You can also watch the special via online livestream or on the National Book Festival website. In addition, your local PBS station may also sponsor related events with Festival authors, listed below.

PBS Books Author Talk: Silvia Moreno-Garcia
August 24, 2021, 8 p.m. ET

PBS Books Author Talk: Martha Wells
August 25, 2021, 8 p.m. ET

PBS Books Author Talk: Kelli Jo Ford
August 26, 2021, 7 p.m. ET

PBS Books Author Talk: Brit Bennett
August 30, 2021, 8 p.m. ET

PBS Books Author Talk: Sarah Pearse
August 31, 2021, 8 p.m. ET

PBS Books Author Talk: Viet Thanh Nguyen
September 2, 2021, 8 p.m. ET

PBS Books Author Talk: Christopher Paolini
September 8, 2021, 8 p.m. ET

PBS Books Author Talk: Annette Gordon-Reed
September 13, 2021, 8 p.m. ET

PBS Books Author Talk: Tana French
September 15, 2021, 6 p.m. ET

PBS Books Author Talk: Maria Hinojosa
September 16, 2021, 8 p.m. ET

NPR

Listen to several podcast interviews with Festival authors on the go from NPR. Available on your favorite podcast app and online.

NPR Podcast: Jason Reynolds on TED Radio Hour
September 17, 2021, 2 p.m. ET

NPR Podcast: Ambreen Tariq on Short Wave
September 17, 2021, 3 p.m. ET

NPR Podcast: Eric Garcia on Life Kit
September 20, 2021, 2 p.m. ET

NPR Podcast: Brandon Taylor on It’s Been a Minute
September 21, 2021, 2 p.m. ET

NPR Podcast: Kacen Callender on Code Switch
September 22, 2021, 2 p.m. ET

NPR Podcast: Isabel Allende on Alt.Latino
September 26, 2021, 12 p.m. ET

The Washington Post

Tune in to author interviews on Washington Post Live.

Washington Post Live: Michael J. Fox
September 17, 2021, 11 a.m. ET

Washington Post Live: Joy Harjo
September 17, 2021, 11:25 a.m. ET

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