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Title

  • Joy Williams: National Book Festival 2021

Summary

  • Joy Williams, author of "Harrow" (Knopf) and recipient of the 2021 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, discusses her new book with Robert Casper, head of poetry and literature at the Library of Congress. Williams speaks to the process of writing the first novel she has published in 20 years and the importance of fiction in understanding our world. Bonus content: The pandemic led many to seek out new and familiar literature. Abby Yochelson, a reference librarian in the Researcher and Reference Services Division, describes how Library staff have helped the public find comfort in stories and nostalgia.

Event Date

  • September 17, 2021

Running Time

  • 29 minutes 21 seconds

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text

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