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Thursday July 20, 2023

Thursday July 27, 2023

  • Event | lectures and symposia

    Library of Congress National Book Festival Author Talk: Shelby Van Pelt

    Thursday
    July 27, 2023
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
    Online Only
    PBS Books, in collaboration with WGBH in Boston, is hosting a conversation with Shelby Van Pelt, author of “Remarkably Bright Creatures,” to discuss her work and involvement in the Festival.
    This event will be livestreamed on pbsbooks.org External.
    Event Type(s): Partner Events Genres: Debut, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Nature

Wednesday August 2, 2023

  • Event | lectures and symposia

    Library of Congress National Book Festival Author Talk: Tananarive Due

    Wednesday
    August 2, 2023
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
    Online Only
    PBS Books, in collaboration with GPB in Atlanta, is hosting a conversation with Tananarive Due, author of “The Wishing Pool and Other Stories,” to discuss her work and involvement in the Festival. The author will be interviewed by PBS Books' Heather-Marie Montilla.
    This event will be livestreamed on pbsbooks.org External.
    Event Type(s): Partner Events Genres: Black and African American, Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction

Thursday August 3, 2023

  • Event | lectures and symposia

    Library of Congress National Book Festival Author Talk: S.A. Cosby

    Thursday
    August 3, 2023
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
    Online Only
    PBS Books, in collaboration with VPM and WHRO in Virginia, is hosting a conversation with S.A. Cosby, author of “All the Sinners Bleed,” to discuss his work and involvement in the Festival. The author will be interviewed by "Another View" host Barbara Hamm.
    This event will be livestreamed on pbsbooks.org External.
    Event Type(s): Partner Events Genres: Black and African American, Fiction, Mystery, Thriller

Wednesday August 9, 2023

  • Event | lectures and symposia

    Library of Congress National Book Festival Author Talk: Luis Alberto Urrea

    Wednesday
    August 9, 2023
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
    Online Only
    PBS Books, in collaboration with MPT in Maryland, is hosting a conversation with Luis Alberto Urrea, author of “Good Night, Irene,” to discuss his work and involvement in the Festival. The author will be interviewed by PBS Books' Heather-Marie Montilla.
    This event will be livestreamed on pbsbooks.org External.
    Event Type(s): Partner Events Genres: Family, Fiction, Hispanic, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mexican

Thursday August 10, 2023

  • Event | lectures and symposia

    Library of Congress National Book Festival Author Talk: Beverly Gage

    Thursday
    August 10, 2023
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
    Online Only
    PBS Books, in collaboration with WETA in Washington, D.C., is hosting a conversation with Beverly Gage, author of “G-Man,” to discuss her work and involvement in the Festival. The author will be interviewed by PBS Books' Heather-Marie Montilla.
    This event will be livestreamed on pbsbooks.org External.
    Event Type(s): Partner Events Genres: Biography, General Nonfiction, History, Nonfiction

Friday August 11, 2023

  • Event | special events

    National Book Festival Opening Celebration: Everyone Has a Story

    Friday
    August 11, 2023
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
    Online Only
    On the eve of the 2023 National Book Festival, join Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and festival co-chair David M. Rubenstein as they welcome five of the dozens of authors appearing at this year’s festival. This special event, live from the Library of Congress, features Angeline Boulley, David Grann, R.K. Russell, Beverly Gage and Luis Alberto Urrea. Event Type(s): Author Presentations, Special Programs Genres: Fiction, Inspiring and Educational, Nonfiction

Saturday August 12, 2023

  • Event | lectures and symposia

    The World Is a Big Place for Little Creatures with Doug Salati and Lane Smith

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    9:00 am - 9:25 am EDT
    Room 204 (Level 2, South Building)
    The wonders of the world can be the ordinary or the extraordinary. A dachshund pup in Doug Salati’s “Hot Dog” is overwhelmed by the world. In Lane Smith’s “Stickler Loves the World,” a woodland creature covered in sticks is inspired by the world. Both creatures go on an adventure to arrive at a place of joy. Moderated by Juanita Giles. Stage: Discovery Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations, Book Launches, For All Ages, Panels Genres: Adventure, Fiction, Nature, Picture Book
  • Event | lectures and symposia

    Accidental Spies: The Scientist and the Socialite with John Lisle and Janet Wallach

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    9:30 am - 10:30 am EDT
    East Salon ABC (Street Level, South Building)
    Being a spy is just as dangerous as it is thrilling; the CIA and Marguerite Harrison would know. In John Lisle’s “The Dirty Tricks Department,” he explores the dark legacy of the OSS Research and Development Branch, the precursor to the CIA. In Janet Wallach’s “Flirting with Danger,” she captures the true story of Marguerite Harrison, a socialite spy. Moderated by CBS' Jeff Pegues. Stage: Insight Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations, Book Launches, Panels Genres: Biography, Debut, History, Nonfiction, Science
  • Event | lectures and symposia

    Body Count: Talking About Crime in Our Age of Reckoning with Rebecca Makkai and Sarah Weinman

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    9:30 am - 10:30 am EDT
    West Salon GHI (Street Level, South Building)
    Which crime victims’ stories get told, retold and obsessed over? What if crime media were instead a catalyst for social change? Rebecca Makkai’s novel “I Have Some Questions for You” examines a fictional, distant murder. Sarah Weinman’s anthology “Evidence of Things Seen” features 14 essays about true crimes and asks readers to think about what justice looks like. Moderated by novelist Angie Kim. Stage: Understanding Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations, Panels Genres: Fiction, General Nonfiction, History, Literary Fiction, Mystery, Nonfiction, Social Justice, Thriller
  • Event | lectures and symposia

    Event Title Change: "White Bird": Deep in the Wonder Universe with R.J. Palacio and Erica S. Perl
    Event has been updated

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    9:30 am - 10:30 am EDT
    Ballroom BC (Level 3, South Building)
    Join R.J. Palacio and Erica S. Perl as they discuss their new novel adaptation of “White Bird.” Set within the Wonder universe, this story reflects the power of kindness. Due to a change in the release date of the “White Bird” movie, we regret we’re no longer able to screen clips. Moderated by National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Meg Medina. Stage: Creativity Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations, For All Ages Genres: Fiction, Hispanic, Historical Fiction, Middle Grade, Young Adult
  • Event | lectures and symposia

    Get Close-Up With History: Explore, Transcribe and Learn

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    9:30 am - 10:00 am EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    By the People invites the public to help transcribe digitized Library of Congress collections online at crowd.loc.gov. Since 2018, virtual volunteers have completed over 600,000 transcriptions. These improve search, accessibility and discovery for the papers of Theodore Roosevelt, Rosa Parks, Walt Whitman and more. Learn how transcribers impact research at the Library of Congress — and how you can get involved! Stage: Library of Congress Pavilion Event Type(s): Library Expert Presentations Genres: History, Inspiring and Educational
  • Event | lectures and symposia

    How Can We Deal with the World's Injustices? Ask a Teen! with Lesa Cline-Ransome and Jennifer De Leon

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    9:30 am - 10:30 am EDT
    Room 202 (Level 2, South Building)
    Teens aren’t immune to the world’s injustices; they might have ideas about some solutions. Join Lesa Cline-Ransome and Jennifer De Leon as they discuss their newest releases. Lesa Cline-Ransome’s “For Lamb” pays homage to female victims of white supremacy. Jennifer De Leon’s “Borderless” follows Maya and her mom as they travel to cross the border. Moderated by Austin Ferraro, Stage: Curiosity Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations, For Teens and Adults, Panels Genres: Black and African American, Family, Fiction, Guatemalan, Hispanic, Historical Fiction, Young Adult
  • Event | lectures and symposia

    On "The Lincoln Highway": Historical Fiction with Amor Towles

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    9:30 am - 10:15 am EDT
    Ballroom A (Level 3, South Building)
    Amor Towles’ latest novel, “The Lincoln Highway,” is a classic American road novel but within that narrative framework, it continually surprises. It’s about 18-year-old Emmett Watson, who has to get to nowhere in particular, fast, after his father dies and the bank forecloses on their Nebraska farm. Towles is in conversation with Crosby Kemper, the director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Stage: Inspiration Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations Genres: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction
  • Event | lectures and symposia

    Read a Book and Try On Your Dreams! with Grace Lin

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    9:40 am - 10:05 am EDT
    Room 204 (Level 2, South Building)
    Camel riding, deep sea swimming and space exploration all at once—oh my! What better way to dive into the depths of your imagination than reading a good book? Grace Lin’s new picture book, “Once Upon a Book,” celebrates where the pages of a book can take us. Moderated by Kit Ballenger. Bring your own paper and pencil to draw with Grace Lin! Stage: Discovery Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations, For All Ages Genres: Adventure, Asian and Pacific Islander, Fantasy, Fiction, Inspiring and Educational, Nature, Picture Book
  • Event | special events

    Doug Salati Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Doug Salati signs "Hot Dog" in book signing line 3. Event Type(s): Book Signings, For All Ages Genres: Adventure, Fiction, Nature, Picture Book
  • Event | special events

    Lane Smith Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Lane Smith signs "Stickler Loves the World" in book signing line 4. Event Type(s): Book Launches, Book Signings, For All Ages Genres: Adventure, Fiction, Nature, Picture Book
  • Event | lectures and symposia

    Comics Come Alive!

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    10:15 am - 10:45 am EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Did you know that the Library of Congress has one of the largest publicly accessible comic book collections in the world? Come see some highlights from the comic book collection and share your interests! Stage: Library of Congress Pavilion Event Type(s): For All Ages, Library Expert Presentations Genres: Graphic Novel
  • Event | lectures and symposia

    How Sara Shepard Made a Best Friend

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    10:20 am - 10:45 am EDT
    Room 204 (Level 2, South Building)
    Fifth grade is full of surprises: good, bad, silly, weird—you name it. The first installment of a new middle grade series, Sara Shepard’s “Penny Draws a Best Friend” follows young Penny Lowry as she navigates changing friendships, a family secret and her feelings of anxiety. Moderated by Carolyn Belefski. Stage: Discovery Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations, For All Ages Genres: Book Series, Fiction, Fun and Funny, Middle Grade
  • Event | special events

    Amor Towles Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    10:30 am - 11:30 am EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Amor Towles signs "The Lincoln Highway: A Novel" in book signing line 5. Event Type(s): Book Signings Genres: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction
  • Event | special events

    Grace Lin Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    10:30 am - 11:30 am EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Grace Lin signs "Once Upon a Book" in book signing line 6. Event Type(s): Book Signings, For All Ages Genres: Adventure, Asian and Pacific Islander, Fantasy, Fiction, Inspiring and Educational, Nature, Picture Book
  • Event | lectures and symposia

    Hauntings Aren't Just for Houses: Horror Fiction with Tananarive Due and Grady Hendrix

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    10:30 am - 11:30 am EDT
    Ballroom A (Level 3, South Building)
    Horror can take countless forms: monsters, strangers, our inner demons. In Tananarive Due’s “The Wishing Pool and Other Stories,” supernatural horror intersects with chillingly real themes of trauma, racism and family conflict. In Grady Hendrix’s “How to Sell a Haunted House,” protagonist Louise clashes with her brother while trying to sell their sinister childhood home. Moderated by NPR’s B.A. Parker. Stage: Inspiration Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations, Panels Genres: Black and African American, Family, Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction
  • Event | lectures and symposia

    History Is Heating Up: Environmental Awakening vs. Climate Change Denial with Douglas Brinkley and David Lipsky

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    10:45 am - 11:45 am EDT
    East Salon ABC (Street Level, South Building)
    Join Douglas Brinkley and David Lipsky as they discuss the nuances and history of how we’ve wrestled with a pervasive issue: climate change. Brinkley’s “Silent Spring Revolution” pays tribute to environmental activists in the ‘60s and beyond, and Lipsky’s “The Parrot and the Igloo” explores the evolution of climate denial and environmental science. Moderated by NPR’s Jenn White. Stage: Insight Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations, Panels Genres: History, Nature, Nonfiction, Science
  • Event | lectures and symposia

    I'm Already Stressed About Homework. You Need Me to Solve a Mystery Too? with Nick Brooks and Karen M. McManus.

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    10:45 am - 11:45 am EDT
    West Salon GHI (Street Level, South Building)
    Imagine needing to solve a mystery while juggling a mountain of schoolwork—not fun (but maybe more fun than homework?). Nick Brooks’ “Promise Boys” follows three teens of color who investigate their principal’s murder to clear their names. Karen M. McManus' “One of Us Is Back” follows the Bayview Crew who must investigate the sudden disappearance of a crew member. Stage: Understanding Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations, For Teens and Adults, Panels Genres: Black and African American, Book Series, Fiction, Mystery, Social Justice, Thriller, Young Adult
  • Event | lectures and symposia

    A Poem Is a Pocket That Can Hold Your Dreams with Joy Harjo and Michaela Goade

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    10:45 am - 11:45 am EDT
    Room 202 (Level 2, South Building)
    Former U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo’s poem “Remember” invites us to reflect on our relationships with nature, our heritage and the expansive world around us. Illustrator Michaela Goade brings the words of Harjo’s iconic poem to life in this lush new picture book adaptation. Harjo and Goade will talk with the chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Shelly C. Lowe. Stage: Curiosity Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations, For All Ages Genres: Family, Inspiring and Educational, Native American, Nature, Picture Book, Poetry
  • Event | lectures and symposia

    Adults Are the Worst, Especially on the Ancient Silk Road with Daniel Nayeri

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    11:00 am - 11:25 am EDT
    Room 204 (Level 2, South Building)
    Road trip! Two words that bring out the best or worst in anyone, especially when the adult leading the trip is a scammer whose victims want him dead. In Daniel Nayeri’s “The Many Assassinations of Samir, the Seller of Dreams” it falls on a little orphan boy called Monkey to protect his guardian’s life. Stage: Discovery Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations, For All Ages Genres: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Middle Grade
  • Event | special events

    Janet Wallach Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Janet Wallach signs "Flirting with Danger: The Mysterious Life of Marguerite Harrison, Socialite Spy" in book signing line 12. Event Type(s): Book Launches, Book Signings Genres: Biography, History, Nonfiction
  • Event | special events

    Jennifer De Leon Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Jennifer De Leon signs "Borderless" in book signing line 15. Event Type(s): Book Signings, For Teens and Adults Genres: Family, Fiction, Guatemalan, Hispanic, Young Adult
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    John Lisle Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    John Lisle signs "The Dirty Tricks Department: Stanley Lovell, the OSS and the Masterminds of World War II Secret Warfare" in book signing line 11. Event Type(s): Book Signings Genres: Biography, Debut, History, Nonfiction, Science
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    Lesa Cline-Ransome Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Lesa Cline-Ransome signs "For Lamb" in book signing line 14. Event Type(s): Book Signings, For Teens and Adults Genres: Black and African American, Family, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Young Adult
  • Event | special events

    Rebecca Makkai Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Rebecca Makkai signs "I Have Some Questions for You: A Novel" in book signing line 7. Event Type(s): Book Signings Genres: Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mystery, Thriller
  • Event | special events

    R.J. Palacio and Erica S. Perl Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    R.J. Palacio and Erica S. Perl sign "White Bird: A Novel" in book signing line 2. Event Type(s): Book Signings, For All Ages Genres: Fiction, Hispanic, Historical Fiction, Middle Grade, Young Adult
  • Event | special events

    Sara Shepard Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Sara Shepard signs "Penny Draws a Best Friend" in book signing line 13. Event Type(s): Book Signings, For All Ages Genres: Book Series, Fiction, Fun and Funny, Middle Grade
  • Event | special events

    Sarah Weinman Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Sarah Weinman signs "Evidence of Things Seen: True Crime in an Era of Reckoning" in book signing line 8. Event Type(s): Book Signings Genres: General Nonfiction, History, Nonfiction, Social Justice
  • Event | lectures and symposia

    Saving Your Stories

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    11:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    A how-to program for young children based on our family history for kids guide, this presentation will focus on oral histories (interviewing your family), family trees and family history fiction (see these sections in the guide). Participants can get started with a fillable family tree and learn tips for preserving family photos for albums and scrapbooks from the Library's preservation staff. Stage: Library of Congress Pavilion Event Type(s): For All Ages, Library Expert Presentations Genres: Family, History, Inspiring and Educational
  • Event | lectures and symposia

    Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder: An Hour with David Grann

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    11:00 am - 11:45 am EDT
    Ballroom BC (Level 3, South Building)
    In January 1742, the H.M.S. Wager washed up on the coast of Brazil with 29 emaciated men. Via suspenseful storytelling, David Grann recreates in “The Wager” the ship’s rough voyage and its gruesome aftermath. The lessons here aren’t just about the vicious sea; they’re also about imperialism and what happens when people are pushed to the brink. Moderated by David M. Rubenstein. Stage: Creativity Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations Genres: Adventure, History, Nonfiction
  • Event | lectures and symposia

    Me, My Story, My Pictures with Jarrett J. Krosoczka and Pedro Martín

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    11:40 am - 12:10 pm EDT
    Room 204 (Level 2, South Building)
    What’s it like to not only divulge the details of your life but also draw them for everyone to see?! Jarret J. Krosoczka’s “Sunshine” follows his experience working at a camp for terminally ill children. “Mexikid” tracks Pedro Martín’s journeys to Mexico to visit his grandfather. Through memorable text and art, we know more about these writers—and maybe ourselves. Moderated by Kahîn Mohammad. Stage: Discovery Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations, Book Launches, For All Ages, Panels Genres: Adventure, Debut, Family, Graphic Novel, Hispanic, Inspiring and Educational, Memoir, Mexican, Middle Grade, Nonfiction
  • Event | lectures and symposia

    Finding LGBTQIA+ Hidden History

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    11:45 am - 12:15 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Historic newspapers are a rich yet often overlooked resource when it comes to studying LGBTQIA+ history. This presentation provides recommended search tips and strategies, focusing primarily on the kinds of unique resources that can be found in our Chronicling America historic newspaper collection. Stage: Library of Congress Pavilion Event Type(s): Library Expert Presentations Genres: History, Inspiring and Educational, LGBTQ+
  • Event | lectures and symposia

    "Poverty, by America" with Matthew Desmond

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    11:45 am - 12:30 pm EDT
    Ballroom A (Level 3, South Building)
    Poverty is expensive, not only for the people experiencing it but for America as a whole. Matthew Desmond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Evicted,” will discuss his new book, “Poverty, by America,” which asks why the richest nation on earth has more poverty than any other nation. Desmond will be in conversation with Frederick Wherry. Stage: Inspiration Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations Genres: General Nonfiction, History, Nonfiction, Social Justice
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    Daniel Nayeri Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Daniel Nayeri signs "The Many Assassinations of Samir, the Seller of Dreams" in book signing line 11. Event Type(s): Book Signings, For All Ages Genres: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Middle Grade
  • Event | special events

    David Grann Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    David Grann signs "The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder" in book signing line 3. Event Type(s): Book Signings Genres: Adventure, History, Nonfiction
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    David Lipsky Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    David Lipsky signs "The Parrot and the Igloo: Climate and the Science of Denial" in book signing line 13. Event Type(s): Book Signings Genres: History, Nature, Nonfiction, Science
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    Douglas Brinkley Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Douglas Brinkley signs "Silent Spring Revolution: John F. Kennedy, Rachel Carson, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon and the Great Environmental Awakening" in book signing line 12. Event Type(s): Book Signings Genres: History, Nature, Nonfiction, Science
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    Grady Hendrix Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Grady Hendrix signs "How to Sell a Haunted House" in book signing line 6. Event Type(s): Book Signings Genres: Family, Fiction, Horror
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    Joy Harjo and Michaela Goade Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Joy Harjo and Michaela Goade sign "Remember" in book signing line 10. Joy Harjo also signs "Weaving Sundown in a Scarlet Light: Fifty Poems for Fifty Years." Event Type(s): Book Signings, For All Ages Genres: Family, Inspiring and Educational, Native American, Nature, Picture Book, Poetry
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    Karen M. McManus Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Karen M. McManus signs "One of Us Is Back" in book signing line 8. Event Type(s): Book Signings, For Teens and Adults Genres: Book Series, Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult
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    Nick Brooks Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Nick Brooks signs "Promise Boys" in book signing line 7. Event Type(s): Book Signings, For Teens and Adults Genres: Black and African American, Fiction, Mystery, Social Justice, Thriller, Young Adult
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    Tananarive Due Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Tananarive Due signs "The Wishing Pool and Other Stories" in book signing line 5. Event Type(s): Book Signings Genres: Black and African American, Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction
  • Event | lectures and symposia

    Why Fiction Matters with Jesmyn Ward, 2022 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction Winner

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    12:00 pm - 12:45 pm EDT
    West Salon GHI (Street Level, South Building)
    Join us in an exclusive event with 2022 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction winner Jesmyn Ward and Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. In this thought-provoking conversation, Ward discusses the power and importance of fiction writing. Ward is also the recipient of the National Book Award for fiction for her novels “Salvage the Bones” and “Sing, Unburied, Sing.” Stage: Understanding Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations Genres: Black and African American, Fiction, Literary Fiction
  • Event | lectures and symposia

    Will and Jane 2.0: Classics Updated with Sayantani DasGupta and Brittany N. Williams

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
    Room 202 (Level 2, South Building)
    Who says classics can’t be revamped? A modern retelling of Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility,” Sayantani DasGupta’s “Rosewood: A Midsummer Meet Cute” follows teenage drama at a regency-themed summer camp. Sprinkled with Shakespearean references, Brittany N. Williams’ “That Self-Same Metal” follows 16-year-old swordsmith Joan as she navigates a fae uprising in 16th-century London. Moderated by NBC’s Eun Yang. Stage: Curiosity Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations, For Teens and Adults, Panels Genres: Asian and Pacific Islander, Black and African American, Book Series, Family, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, LGBTQ+, Romance, Young Adult
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    Yards Between Us: Sports and American Culture with R.K. Russell

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    12:00 pm - 12:45 pm EDT
    East Salon ABC (Street Level, South Building)
    R.K. Russell’s sports life and personal life collided when he publicly identified as bisexual during his time in the NFL. In “The Yards Between Us,” he aims to shorten the distance between LGBTQ+ professional athletes and American communities. He shares his experience struggling with the secret of his sexuality while on his path towards the NFL. Moderated by Roswell Encina. Stage: Insight Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations Genres: Black and African American, General Nonfiction, LGBTQ+, Memoir, Nonfiction, Social Justice
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    AI: They Just Want To Be Our Friends with TJ Klune

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    12:15 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
    Ballroom BC (Level 3, South Building)
    Recent media coverage of AI has focused on the worrisome aspects of technology going rogue. But what if we asked another question: What possibilities are there for humans to build relationships, friendships, with AI? TJ Klune’s “In the Lives of Puppets” explores the journey one human will take to protect the androids he loves. Moderated by Archivist of the United States Colleen Shogan. Stage: Creativity Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations Genres: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Fiction, LGBTQ+, Science Fiction
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    Witchlings Go On a New Adventure with Claribel A. Ortega

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    12:25 pm - 12:50 pm EDT
    Room 204 (Level 2, South Building)
    The golden frog games have arrived! Every four years these games return, but what happens when the competitors are affected by a hex that’s turning them to stone? Return to familiar characters and join Claribel A. Ortega as she discusses her second entry in the Witchlings series, “The Golden Frog Games.” Moderated by The Washington Post’s Amy Joyce. Stage: Discovery Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations, For All Ages Genres: Adventure, Book Series, Caribbean, Fantasy, Fiction, Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Grade, Mystery
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    Jarrett J. Krosoczka Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Jarrett J. Krosoczka signs "Sunshine" in book signing line 14. Event Type(s): Book Signings, For All Ages Genres: Graphic Novel, Inspiring and Educational, Memoir, Middle Grade, Nonfiction
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    ¡La Biblioteca del Congreso es para todos!

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    12:30 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Súmense a nuestra única presentación en español para tener una visión general de la Biblioteca, sus colecciones, programas y servicios. Entérense de los recursos y datos divertidos disponibles para quienes aman la cultura, la historia y, sobre todo, ¡la lectura! También tendremos un mensaje sorpresa de una de sus autoras de literatura infantil favoritas. Stage: Library of Congress Pavilion Event Type(s): Library Expert Presentations Genres: Hispanic, Inspiring and Educational
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    Pedro Martín Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Pedro Martín signs "Mexikid" in book signing line 15. Event Type(s): Book Launches, Book Signings, For All Ages Genres: Adventure, Debut, Family, Graphic Novel, Hispanic, Inspiring and Educational, Memoir, Mexican, Middle Grade, Nonfiction
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    Chasten Buttigieg Has Something To Tell You (Hint: It's About Finding Yourself)

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    12:45 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
    Ballroom A (Level 3, South Building)
    Growing up isn’t easy. Finding your voice takes courage. And, being true to yourself can take time. In “I Have Something to Tell You―For Young Adults,” Chasten Buttigieg recounts stories and experiences he encountered growing up gay—stories he shares with the hope that young adults and their families will know that they aren’t alone. Moderated by CBS’ David Begnaud. Stage: Inspiration Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations, For Teens and Adults Genres: Inspiring and Educational, LGBTQ+, Memoir, Nonfiction, Young Adult
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    Backroads and Buried Bodies: Southern Noir with S.A. Cosby

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    1:00 pm - 1:45 pm EDT
    West Salon GHI (Street Level, South Building)
    S.A. Cosby returns his readers to rural Virginia in his thriller “All the Sinners Bleed,” which follows a Black officer who must investigate the death of a former student responsible for murdering his teacher. Throughout the book, Cosby explores his protagonist’s inner world and what it means for him to be a Black officer in the South. Moderated by Erek L. Barron. Stage: Understanding Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations Genres: Black and African American, Fiction, Mystery, Thriller
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    Jesmyn Ward Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Jesmyn Ward signs "Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel" in book signing line 11. Event Type(s): Book Signings Genres: Black and African American, Fiction, Literary Fiction
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    Matthew Desmond Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Matthew Desmond signs "Poverty, by America" in book signing line 9. Event Type(s): Book Signings Genres: General Nonfiction, History, Nonfiction, Social Justice
  • Event | lectures and symposia

    Records of Survival: Escaping Genocide and Human Trafficking with Tahir Hamut Izgil and Saket Soni

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
    East Salon ABC (Street Level, South Building)
    These first-person accounts help us face worldwide human rights violations happening today. Uyghur poet Tahir Hamut Izgil’s “Waiting to Be Arrested at Night,” recounts his escape from genocide in China, while labor organizer Saket Soni’s “The Great Escape” details the story of Indian immigrants forced to work in America. Moderated by The Washington Post’s Jason Rezaian and joined by translator Joshua L. Freeman. Stage: Insight Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations, Book Launches, Panels Genres: Asian and Pacific Islander, Biography, History, Memoir, Nonfiction, Social Justice
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    R.K. Russell Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    R.K. Russell signs "The Yards Between Us: A Memoir of Life, Love and Football" in book signing line 4. Event Type(s): Book Signings Genres: Black and African American, General Nonfiction, LGBTQ+, Memoir, Nonfiction, Social Justice
  • Event | lectures and symposia

    What If?: Time Travel, Supervillains and Other Everyday Things with Jamar Nicholas and Nisi Shawl

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    1:05 pm - 1:35 pm EDT
    Room 204 (Level 2, South Building)
    What happens when magic becomes your everyday? Set in a world where superheroes and ordinary people coexist, Jamar Nicholas’ graphic novel “Leon the Extraordinary” follows superpower-less Leon’s mission to save his fifth grade class from an app that turns them into zombies. In Nisi Shawl’s “Speculation,” 10-year-old Winna embarks on a quest to break a family curse using wish-granting spectacles. Moderated by Megan Halsband. Stage: Discovery Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations, For All Ages, Panels Genres: Adventure, Black and African American, Book Series, Family, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novel, LGBTQ+, Middle Grade, Science Fiction
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    Keeping Up With Congress!

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    1:15 pm - 1:45 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Congress.gov is the official legislative information system for the U.S. Congress. In this presentation, find out about some of the features of Congress.gov that Americans can use to learn more about how bills become law and keep up with what's going on in Congress. Stage: Library of Congress Pavilion Event Type(s): Library Expert Presentations Genres: Inspiring and Educational, Nonfiction
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    Lie, Fight, Gatekeep: Girls vs. the Power with Angeline Boulley and Amélie Wen Zhao

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    1:15 pm - 2:15 pm EDT
    Room 202 (Level 2, South Building)
    Youth are some of society’s strongest fighters (and innovators) and these protagonists are no exception. Angeline Boulley (“Warrior Girl Unearthed”) and Amélie Wen Zhao (“Song of Silver, Flame Like Night”) write about girls who have courage to stand up against power—against regimes, colonizers and the violence of unjust laws—to reclaim what is rightfully theirs and their community’s. Moderated by Heather-Marie Montilla. Stage: Curiosity Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations, For Teens and Adults, Panels Genres: Asian and Pacific Islander, Book Series, Family, Fantasy, Fiction, Native American, Young Adult
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    Brittany N. Williams Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Brittany N. Williams signs "That Self-Same Metal" in book signing line 8. Event Type(s): Book Signings, For Teens and Adults Genres: Black and African American, Book Series, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, LGBTQ+, Romance, Young Adult
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    Capital Secrets: J. Edgar Hoover's Shadowy Reign with Beverly Gage and James Kirchick

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
    Ballroom BC (Level 3, South Building)
    J. Edgar Hoover is perceived nowadays as a dark figure in American politics. But he wasn’t always thought of that way. In her Pulitzer Prize-winning book “G-Man,” Beverly Gage fairly and thoroughly investigates Hoover’s life; in “Secret City,” James Kirchick explores the history of homosexuality in Washington, D.C., about which Hoover had something to say. Moderated by David M. Rubenstein. Stage: Creativity Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations, Panels Genres: Biography, History, LGBTQ+, Nonfiction
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    Claribel A. Ortega Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Claribel A. Ortega signs "The Golden Frog Games" in book signing line 12. Event Type(s): Book Signings, For All Ages Genres: Adventure, Book Series, Caribbean, Fantasy, Fiction, Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Grade, Mystery
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    Sayantani DasGupta Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Sayantani DasGupta signs "Rosewood: A Midsummer Meet Cute" in book signing line 7. Event Type(s): Book Signings, For Teens and Adults Genres: Asian and Pacific Islander, Family, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult
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    TJ Klune Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    TJ Klune signs "In the Lives of Puppets" in book signing line 2. Event Type(s): Book Signings Genres: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Fiction, LGBTQ+, Science Fiction
  • Event | lectures and symposia

    The World Offers Itself to Your Imagination: Nature Poetry with Camille T. Dungy and Joy Harjo

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    1:45 pm - 2:45 pm EDT
    Ballroom A (Level 3, South Building)
    Throughout time, readers have turned to poetry to connect to the beauty and mystery of the natural world. Join former U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo (“Weaving Sundown in a Scarlet Light”) and Camille T. Dungy (“Soil: The Story of a Black Mother’s Garden”) as they discuss how today’s poets write about nature in new and necessary ways. Moderated by NPR’s Ayesha Rascoe. Stage: Inspiration Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations, Panels Genres: Black and African American, General Nonfiction, Native American, Nature, Nonfiction, Poetry
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    Gary D. Schmidt Talks About the Herculean Challenges of Seventh Grade

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    1:50 pm - 2:15 pm EDT
    Room 204 (Level 2, South Building)
    Seventh grade can feel like performing in the Olympics, especially at a new school with teachers and assignments that challenge you to live up to your name: Hercules. “The Labors of Hercules Beal” by Gary D. Schmidt follows the smallest kid in the class, Herc Beal, as he attempts to duplicate the twelve feats performed by the mythical demigod, Hercules. Moderated by Stephanie Handy. Stage: Discovery Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations, For All Ages Genres: Adventure, Family, Fiction, Inspiring and Educational, Middle Grade
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    Chasten Buttigieg Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Chasten Buttigieg signs "I Have Something to Tell You―For Young Adults: A Memoir" in book signing line 3. Event Type(s): Book Signings, For Teens and Adults Genres: Inspiring and Educational, LGBTQ+, Memoir, Nonfiction, Young Adult
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    Copyright for All

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    2:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    When you write a story, create a work of art, compose or record music, or take a picture, you engage with copyright. Learn more about how copyright serves all of us, empowering creators and enriching our culture. Stage: Library of Congress Pavilion Event Type(s): Library Expert Presentations Genres: Inspiring and Educational
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    Jamar Nicholas Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Jamar Nicholas signs "Leon the Extraordinary" in book signing line 13. Event Type(s): Book Signings, For All Ages Genres: Adventure, Black and African American, Book Series, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Middle Grade, Science Fiction
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    Nisi Shawl Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Nisi Shawl signs "Speculation" in book signing line 14. Event Type(s): Book Signings, For All Ages Genres: Adventure, Black and African American, Family, Fantasy, Fiction, LGBTQ+, Middle Grade
  • Event | lectures and symposia

    Redacting and Retelling: New Ways of Confronting Systemic Racism with Shane McCrae and Nicole Sealey

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
    West Salon GHI (Street Level, South Building)
    Poetry and poets confront racism in this panel. In his memoir “Pulling the Chariot of the Sun,” poet Shane McCrae pieces together the story of his childhood kidnapping by his white grandparents—and the fragments of his biracial identity. Nicole Sealey’s poetry collection “The Ferguson Report” reimagines the eponymous report on racially-biased policing in Missouri. Moderated by Anya Creightney. Stage: Understanding Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations, Book Launches, Panels Genres: Black and African American, Family, Memoir, Nonfiction, Poetry, Social Justice
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    S.A. Cosby Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    S.A. Cosby signs "All the Sinners Bleed: A Novel" in book signing line 15. Event Type(s): Book Signings Genres: Black and African American, Fiction, Mystery, Thriller
  • Event | lectures and symposia

    Myths and Promises: Decoding "Latino" in America with José Olivarez and Héctor Tobar

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    2:15 pm - 3:15 pm EDT
    East Salon ABC (Street Level, South Building)
    What does it mean to be Latino in the U.S.? Join José Olivarez and Héctor Tobar as they discuss how their books explore this question. Tobar’s “Our Migrant Souls” examines the 21st century Latino experience and the meaning of identity. Olivarez’s poetry collection “Promises of Gold” grapples with the contradictions of the American dream. Moderated by The New York Times’ Jazmine Ulloa. Stage: Insight Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations, Panels Genres: Guatemalan, Hispanic, History, Memoir, Mexican, Nonfiction, Poetry, Social Justice
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    Amélie Wen Zhao Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Amélie Wen Zhao signs "Song of Silver, Flame Like Night" in book signing line 11. Event Type(s): Book Signings, For Teens and Adults Genres: Asian and Pacific Islander, Book Series, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult
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    Angeline Boulley Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Angeline Boulley signs "Warrior Girl Unearthed" in book signing line 10. Event Type(s): Book Signings, For Teens and Adults Genres: Family, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Native American, Young Adult
  • Event | lectures and symposia

    Captain America and Alan Gratz: What More Do You Need?

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    2:30 pm - 2:55 pm EDT
    Room 204 (Level 2, South Building)
    A human, a sidekick and a captain. What more do you need to become a superhero? Alan Gratz brings us a World War II adventure featuring Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes up against an army of undead ghosts in “Captain America: The Ghost Army.” Hear Gratz talk about superheroes and the real United States Ghost Army unit. Moderated by The Washington Post’s David Betancourt. Stage: Discovery Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations, For All Ages Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Historical Fiction, Middle Grade
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    Gary D. Schmidt Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Gary D. Schmidt signs "The Labors of Hercules Beal" in book signing line 5. Event Type(s): Book Signings, For All Ages Genres: Adventure, Family, Fiction, Inspiring and Educational, Middle Grade
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    Saket Soni Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Saket Soni signs "The Great Escape: A True Story of Forced Labor and Immigrant Dreams in America" in book signing line 7. Event Type(s): Book Signings Genres: Asian and Pacific Islander, Biography, History, Social Justice
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    Tahir Hamut Izgil Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Tahir Hamut Izgil signs "Waiting to Be Arrested at Night: A Uyghur Poet's Memoir of China's Genocide" in book signing line 6. Event Type(s): Book Launches, Book Signings Genres: Asian and Pacific Islander, Memoir, Social Justice
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    "Take a Trip," They Said. "You'll Have a Great Time!" They Said. with Trang Thanh Tran
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    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
    Room 202 (Level 2, South Building)
    We don’t take a vacation just to worry about surviving the vacation. But in Trang Thanh Tran’s “She Is a Haunting,” a girl encounters a haunting while visiting family in Vietnam. Maybe let’s not take a vacation to the National Book Festival—what could happen to us? Moderated by Ashley Dickerson. Stage: Curiosity Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations, For Teens and Adults, Panels Genres: Asian and Pacific Islander, Debut, Fiction, Horror, LGBTQ+, Social Justice, Thriller, Young Adult
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    Cook Tales and Cocktails From the Library of Congress

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    2:45 pm - 3:15 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    The recent publication “American Feast: Cookbooks and Cocktails from the Library of Congress” traces the lip-smacking evolution of food and drink from the colonial period to the present. Join authors Zach Klitzman and Susan Reyburn for a discussion on rare and landmark cookbooks as well as the surprising culinary treasures their research uncovered. Stage: Library of Congress Pavilion Event Type(s): Library Expert Presentations Genres: Book Series, General Nonfiction, History, Nonfiction
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    Beverly Gage Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Beverly Gage signs "G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century" in book signing line 8. Event Type(s): Book Signings Genres: Biography, General Nonfiction, History, Nonfiction
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    The Family You Need, the Family You Create: Literary Fiction with Esmeralda Santiago and Luis Alberto Urrea

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
    Ballroom A (Level 3, South Building)
    What makes someone family? Join Esmeralda Santiago and Luis Alberto Urrea as they discuss their new novels, “Las Madres” (Santiago) and “Good Night, Irene” (Urrea). Santiago’s novel follows Marysol as she seeks to understand her mother’s past; Urrea’s novel transports us to World War II in a story highlighting women’s heroism during the era. Moderated by The Washington Post’s Maria Sacchetti. Stage: Inspiration Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations, Book Launches, Panels Genres: Caribbean, Family, Fiction, Hispanic, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mexican
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    James Kirchick Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    James Kirchick signs "Secret City: The Hidden History of Gay Washington" in book signing line 9. Event Type(s): Book Signings Genres: General Nonfiction, History, LGBTQ+, Nonfiction
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    Drawing Yaqui Delgado with Meg Medina and Mel Valentine Vargas

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    3:10 pm - 4:10 pm EDT
    Room 204 (Level 2, South Building)
    How do you add faces to characters you’ve never seen? Is it hard to draw a beloved novel? In this program artist Mel Valentine Vargas is joined by National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Meg Medina. Together they will share how they transformed Medina’s “Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass” into this new graphic novel adaptation. Moderated by Monica Valentine. Stage: Discovery Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations, Book Launches, For Teens and Adults Genres: Caribbean, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Young Adult
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    Alone with a Secret: Novels That Provoke and Reveal with Victor LaValle and Kevin Wilson

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    3:15 pm - 4:15 pm EDT
    West Salon GHI (Street Level, South Building)
    Everyone has a dark secret…and then there are really dark secrets. Victor LaValle’s novel “Lone Women” follows a young woman who’s haunted by a secret sin that could burn many people. In Kevin Wilson’s “Now Is Not the Time to Panic,” a young woman’s life may fall apart due to a life-altering secret from her past. Moderated by The Washington Post’s John Williams. Stage: Understanding Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations, Panels Genres: Black and African American, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Horror, Literary Fiction, Mystery, Thriller
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    Elliot Page on His New Memoir "Pageboy"

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    3:15 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
    Ballroom BC (Level 3, South Building)
    Oscar-nominated star and trans advocate, Elliot Page explores the searing and intimate experiences of being human in his new memoir, “Pageboy.” From his experiences as a young actor in Hollywood to struggles over body image and discovering himself as a queer and trans person, Page captures the joy and strength of truly being seen. Moderated by Semafor’s executive editor, Gina Chua. Stage: Creativity Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations Genres: Debut, Inspiring and Educational, LGBTQ+, Memoir, Nonfiction
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    Alan Gratz Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Alan Gratz signs "Captain America: The Ghost Army" in book signing line 2. Event Type(s): Book Signings, For All Ages Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Historical Fiction, Middle Grade
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    Behind the Scenes With Black Writers with Jericho Brown, Camille T. Dungy and Tiphanie Yanique

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
    East Salon ABC (Street Level, South Building)
    Black culture and identity have greatly influenced how Black creatives interpret the world. “How We Do It: Black Writers on Craft, Practice and Skill,” edited by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Jericho Brown, is an anthology in which Black writers explore how they approach the creative process. Contributors Camille T. Dungy and Tiphanie Yanique join Brown at this event. Stage: Insight Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations Genres: Black and African American, Caribbean, General Nonfiction, Inspiring and Educational, Nonfiction
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    Héctor Tobar Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Héctor Tobar signs "Our Migrant Souls: A Meditation on Race and the Meanings and Myths of “Latino”" in book signing line 13. Event Type(s): Book Signings Genres: Guatemalan, Hispanic, History, Memoir, Nonfiction, Social Justice
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    Inspire Your Students!

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    3:30 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    The Library of Congress supports K-16 teachers with primary source-inspired programs, classroom materials, fellowships and grants. This program will introduce a sampling of these opportunities and allow time for Q&A, as well as participant input about how they have used Library resources. Stage: Library of Congress Pavilion Event Type(s): Library Expert Presentations Genres: Inspiring and Educational
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    José Olivarez Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    José Olivarez signs "Promises of Gold" in book signing line 12. Event Type(s): Book Signings Genres: Hispanic, Mexican, Poetry
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    Nicole Sealey Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Nicole Sealey signs "The Ferguson Report: An Erasure" in book signing line 15. Event Type(s): Book Launches, Book Signings Genres: Black and African American, Poetry, Social Justice
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    Shane McCrae Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Shane McCrae signs "Pulling the Chariot of the Sun: A Memoir of a Kidnapping" in book signing line 14. Event Type(s): Book Launches, Book Signings Genres: Black and African American, Family, Memoir, Nonfiction
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    Elizabeth Acevedo on Her New Novel "Family Lore"

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    3:45 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
    Room 202 (Level 2, South Building)
    What happens when someone who can predict the exact day of someone’s death hosts their own wake? Join Elizabeth Acevedo as she discusses her debut adult novel, “Family Lore,” in conversation with former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Jason Reynolds. The novel follows the stories that define the lives of the maternal members of a single family as their secrets begin to unravel. Stage: Curiosity Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations, Book Launches Genres: Caribbean, Family, Fiction, Hispanic, Literary Fiction
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    Trang Thanh Tran Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Trang Thanh Tran signs "She Is a Haunting" in book signing line 7. Event Type(s): Book Signings, For Teens and Adults Genres: Asian and Pacific Islander, Debut, Fiction, Horror, LGBTQ+, Thriller, Young Adult
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    Medicine and the New Human with Siddhartha Mukherjee

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    4:15 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
    Ballroom A (Level 3, South Building)
    In his new book “The Song of the Cell,” physician and author Siddhartha Mukherjee, also the author of “The Emperor of All Maladies,” takes the reader back to the discovery of cells, the ways that discovery revolutionized medicine and the remarkable new therapies science is unleashing to combat cancer and other illnesses. Moderated by David M. Rubenstein. Stage: Inspiration Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations Genres: Asian and Pacific Islander, General Nonfiction, History, Nonfiction, Science
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    NLS: An Accessible Library

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    4:15 pm - 4:45 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    In cooperation with nearly 100 affiliated libraries around the United States, the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled provides accessible reading materials in audio and braille free of charge to readers who cannot use standard print materials. Readers of all ages can benefit from NLS and its services and can continue to explore the joy of reading, regardless of disability. Stage: Library of Congress Pavilion Event Type(s): Library Expert Presentations Genres: Inspiring and Educational
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    When Lies and Secrets Come Into the Light with Linda Kao and Mark Oshiro
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    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    4:25 pm - 5:25 pm EDT
    Room 204 (Level 2, South Building)
    What if those you love the most keep you in the dark? In Mark Oshiro’s “Into the Light,” Manny questions his memories while searching for his sister; in Linda Kao’s “A Crooked Mark,” Matt hunts for those marked by the devil – while questioning those closest to him. Lies, truths, fantasy, reality: what else will come into the light? Moderated by Sasha Dowdy. Stage: Discovery Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations, For Teens and Adults Genres: Debut, Family, Fantasy, Fiction, Guatemalan, Hispanic, Horror, LGBTQ+, Mexican, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, Young Adult
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    Animals Talk to Me: Narrators From the Wild with Henry Hoke and Shelby Van Pelt

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
    West Salon GHI (Street Level, South Building)
    For us to see ourselves clearly, sometimes we need to hear from outside observers—as in, outside our species. Shelby Van Pelt’s “Remarkably Bright Creatures” follows the unlikely connection between a grieving woman and a giant octopus, while Henry Hoke’s “Open Throat” is narrated by a queer mountain lion navigating the hills and people of Los Angeles. Moderated by Kirkus Reviews’ Megan Labrise. Stage: Understanding Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations, Panels Genres: Debut, Fiction, LGBTQ+, Literary Fiction, Nature
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    Esmeralda Santiago Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Esmeralda Santiago signs "Las Madres: A Novel" in book signing line 11. Event Type(s): Book Launches, Book Signings Genres: Caribbean, Family, Fiction, Hispanic, Literary Fiction
  • Event | special events

    Kevin Wilson Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Kevin Wilson signs "Now Is Not the Time to Panic: A Novel" in book signing line 14. Event Type(s): Book Signings Genres: Fiction, Literary Fiction
  • Event | special events

    Luis Alberto Urrea Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Luis Alberto Urrea signs "Good Night, Irene: A Novel" in book signing line 12. Event Type(s): Book Signings Genres: Family, Fiction, Hispanic, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mexican
  • Event | special events

    Meg Medina and Mel Valentine Vargas Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Meg Medina and Mel Valentine Vargas sign "Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass: The Graphic Novel" in book signing line 9. Event Type(s): Book Launches, Book Signings, For Teens and Adults Genres: Caribbean, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Young Adult
  • Event | lectures and symposia

    My Life, Considered: Memoir with Mary Louise Kelly

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    4:30 pm - 5:15 pm EDT
    Ballroom BC (Level 3, South Building)
    Join Mary Louise Kelly, a co-host of the culture-savvy NPR podcast “All Things Considered” in a discussion of her memoir, “It. Goes. So. Fast.: The Year of No Do-Overs.” Kelly grapples with the death of her father and the realization that her children are growing up: she is facing act three of her life head-on. Moderated by NPR’s Andrew Limbong. Stage: Creativity Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations Genres: Family, Memoir, Nonfiction
  • Event | special events

    Victor LaValle Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Victor LaValle signs "Lone Women: A Novel" in book signing line 13. Event Type(s): Book Signings Genres: Black and African American, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Horror, Literary Fiction, Mystery, Thriller
  • Event | lectures and symposia

    Dig In: What Food Says About Us with Cheuk Kwan and Anya von Bremzen

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    4:45 pm - 5:45 pm EDT
    East Salon ABC (Street Level, South Building)
    Food: it’s stuff on a plate but also something that tells others about what’s in our hearts and our minds. In “Have You Eaten Yet?,” Cheuk Kwan interviews Chinese restaurant owners and workers, showcasing their resilience and multifaceted identities. From Mexican to Japanese, Anya von Bremzen’s “National Dish” reveals the complex history of six iconic national cuisines. Moderated by The Washington Post’s Daniela Galarza. Stage: Insight Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations, Panels Genres: Asian and Pacific Islander, General Nonfiction, History, Inspiring and Educational, Nonfiction
  • Event | lectures and symposia

    "Life on Delay: Making Peace With a Stutter" with John Hendrickson

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    4:45 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
    Room 202 (Level 2, South Building)
    John Hendrickson, a staff writer at The Atlantic, published an article in 2019 about Joe Biden’s stuttering and his own. “Life on Delay” is the memoir born from that article; in it, Hendrickson writes openly about the isolation, bullying, substance abuse and depression stutterers face, making this book a vivid account of squaring up past and present lives. Moderated by NPR’s Steve Inskeep. Stage: Curiosity Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations Genres: Debut, Inspiring and Educational, Memoir, Nonfiction
  • Event | special events

    Camille T. Dungy Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Camille T. Dungy signs "Soil: The Story of a Black Mother’s Garden" and "How We Do It: Black Writers on Craft, Practice and Skill" in book signing line 5. Event Type(s): Book Signings Genres: Black and African American, General Nonfiction, Inspiring and Educational, Nature, Nonfiction
  • Event | special events

    Elizabeth Acevedo Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Elizabeth Acevedo signs "Family Lore: A Novel" in book signing line 8. Event Type(s): Book Launches, Book Signings Genres: Caribbean, Family, Fiction, Hispanic, Literary Fiction
  • Event | special events

    Jericho Brown Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Jericho Brown signs "How We Do It: Black Writers on Craft, Practice and Skill" in book signing line 4. Event Type(s): Book Signings Genres: Black and African American, General Nonfiction, Inspiring and Educational, Nonfiction
  • Event | special events

    Tiphanie Yanique Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Tiphanie Yanique signs "How We Do It: Black Writers on Craft, Practice and Skill" and "Monster in the Middle: A Novel" in book signing line 6. Event Type(s): Book Signings Genres: Black and African American, Caribbean, Fiction, General Nonfiction, Inspiring and Educational, Nonfiction
  • Event | lectures and symposia

    2023 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction Winner George Saunders

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    5:15 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
    Ballroom A (Level 3, South Building)
    2023 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction winner George Saunders discusses his writing life during this event, from his beloved novel “Lincoln in the Bardo” to his story collections such as “Tenth of December” and “Liberation Day.” Moderated by Clay Smith. Stage: Inspiration Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations Genres: Fiction, Literary Fiction, Science Fiction
  • Event | special events

    Mary Louise Kelly Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Mary Louise Kelly signs "It. Goes. So. Fast.: The Year of No Do-Overs" in book signing line 3. Event Type(s): Book Signings Genres: Family, Memoir, Nonfiction
  • Event | special events

    Siddhartha Mukherjee Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Siddhartha Mukherjee signs "The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human" in book signing line 10. Event Type(s): Book Signings Genres: Asian and Pacific Islander, General Nonfiction, History, Nonfiction, Science
  • Event | lectures and symposia

    "You: The Story" with Ruta Sepetys

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    5:40 pm - 6:25 pm EDT
    Room 204 (Level 2, South Building)
    The most powerful aspect of a story is your voice—without it there is no story. In her new book “You: The Story: A Writer’s Guide to Craft Through Memory,” Ruta Sepetys teaches aspiring writers how to dig deep into their memories and masterfully explore them on the page in a personal, authentic way. Moderated by Alexa Patrick with teen moderator Abigail Sears. Stage: Discovery Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations, For Teens and Adults Genres: General Nonfiction, Inspiring and Educational, Nonfiction, Young Adult
  • Event | concerts and performances

    Literature to Life Presents a Performance From F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby"

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    5:45 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
    Room 202 (Level 2, South Building)
    Join us for a performance of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby,” presented by the literary nonprofit Literature to Life, whose actors and teaching artists immerse an audience in a book and vividly bring it to life. One actor will tell the story, performing all the characters for a community of book lovers. Stage: Curiosity Stage Event Type(s): Special Programs Genres: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Romance
  • Event | lectures and symposia

    My Gig at the Godzilla Preserve with John Scalzi

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    5:45 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
    West Salon GHI (Street Level, South Building)
    Lions, tigers or…kaiju? I don’t think we’re on Earth anymore. So what should one do when they find themselves in an alternate, human-free universe? Well, in John Scalzi’s novel, “The Kaiju Preservation Society,” the KPS organization was created to preserve the Godzilla-like creatures from extinction, a job that will reveal the real monster. Moderated by NPR’s Linda Holmes. Stage: Understanding Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations Genres: Adventure, Fiction, Fun and Funny, Science Fiction
  • Event | special events

    Anya von Bremzen Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Anya von Bremzen signs "National Dish: Around the World in Search of Food, History and the Meaning of Home" in book signing line 7. Event Type(s): Book Signings Genres: General Nonfiction, History, Inspiring and Educational, Nonfiction
  • Event | lectures and symposia

    "AphroChic": Celebrating the Black Family Home with Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    6:00 pm - 6:45 pm EDT
    East Salon ABC (Street Level, South Building)
    If there’s one place to find rich generational history besides a museum, it’s a house. Follow Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason as they explore the intimate spaces of Black family homes from their smart new design book, “AphroChic: Celebrating the Legacy of the Black Family Home.” Moderated by The Washington Post’s Robin Givhan. Stage: Insight Stage Event Type(s): Author Presentations Genres: Black and African American, General Nonfiction, Inspiring and Educational, Nonfiction
  • Event | special events

    Cheuk Kwan Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Cheuk Kwan signs "Have You Eaten Yet: Stories from Chinese Restaurants Around the World" in book signing line 6. Event Type(s): Book Signings Genres: Asian and Pacific Islander, General Nonfiction, History, Inspiring and Educational, Nonfiction
  • Event | special events

    Henry Hoke Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Henry Hoke signs "Open Throat: A Novel" in book signing line 11. Event Type(s): Book Signings Genres: Fiction, LGBTQ+, Literary Fiction, Nature
  • Event | special events

    John Hendrickson Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    John Hendrickson signs "Life on Delay: Making Peace With a Stutter" in book signing line 15. Event Type(s): Book Signings Genres: Debut, Inspiring and Educational, Memoir, Nonfiction
  • Event | special events

    Linda Kao Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Linda Kao signs "A Crooked Mark" in book signing line 14. Event Type(s): Book Signings, For Teens and Adults Genres: Debut, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Romance, Thriller, Young Adult
  • Event | special events

    Mark Oshiro Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Mark Oshiro signs "Into the Light" in book signing line 13. Event Type(s): Book Signings, For Teens and Adults Genres: Family, Fantasy, Fiction, Guatemalan, Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Mexican, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult
  • Event | special events

    Shelby Van Pelt Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Shelby Van Pelt signs "Remarkably Bright Creatures: A Novel" in book signing line 12. Event Type(s): Book Signings Genres: Debut, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Nature
  • Event | special events

    George Saunders Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    George Saunders signs "Liberation Day: Stories" in book signing line 4. Event Type(s): Book Signings Genres: Fiction, Literary Fiction, Science Fiction
  • Event | special events

    Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason sign "AphroChic: Celebrating the Legacy of the Black Family Home" in book signing line 5. Event Type(s): Book Signings Genres: Black and African American, General Nonfiction, Inspiring and Educational, Nonfiction
  • Event | special events

    John Scalzi Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    John Scalzi signs "The Kaiju Preservation Society" in book signing line 9. Event Type(s): Book Signings Genres: Adventure, Fiction, Fun and Funny, Science Fiction
  • Event | special events

    Ruta Sepetys Book Signing

    Saturday
    August 12, 2023
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
    Hall DE (Level 2, North Building)
    Ruta Sepetys signs "You: The Story: A Writer's Guide to Craft Through Memory" in book signing line 10. Event Type(s): Book Signings, For Teens and Adults Genres: General Nonfiction, Inspiring and Educational, Nonfiction, Young Adult

Wednesday August 23, 2023

  • Event | lectures and symposia

    Library of Congress National Book Festival Author Talk: TJ Klune

    Wednesday
    August 23, 2023
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
    Online Only
    PBS Books, in collaboration with South Florida PBS, is hosting a conversation with TJ Klune, author of “In the Lives of Puppets,” to discuss his work and involvement in the Festival. The author will be interviewed by "Between the Covers" host Ann Bocock.
    This event will be livestreamed on pbsbooks.org External.
    Event Type(s): Partner Events Genres: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Fiction, LGBTQ+, Science Fiction

Thursday August 24, 2023

  • Event | lectures and symposia

    Library of Congress National Book Festival Author Talk: Matthew Desmond

    Thursday
    August 24, 2023
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
    Online Only
    PBS Books, in collaboration with WTTW in Chicago, is hosting a conversation with Matthew Desmond, author of “Poverty, By America,” to discuss his work and involvement in the Festival. The author will be interviewed by PBS Books' Heather-Marie Montilla.
    This event will be livestreamed on pbsbooks.org External.
    Event Type(s): Partner Events Genres: General Nonfiction, History, Nonfiction, Social Justice

Wednesday August 30, 2023

  • Event | lectures and symposia

    Library of Congress National Book Festival Author Talk: Héctor Tobar

    Wednesday
    August 30, 2023
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
    Online Only
    PBS Books, in collaboration with PBS SoCal, is hosting a conversation with Héctor Tobar, author of “Our Migrant Souls,” to discuss his work and involvement in the Festival. The author will be interviewed by PBS SoCal’s Maria Hall-Brown.
    This event will be livestreamed on pbsbooks.org External.
    Event Type(s): Partner Events Genres: Guatemalan, Hispanic, History, Memoir, Nonfiction, Social Justice

Thursday August 31, 2023

  • Event | lectures and symposia

    Library of Congress National Book Festival Author Talk: Angeline Boulley and Trang Thanh Tran

    Thursday
    August 31, 2023
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
    Online Only
    PBS Books, in collaboration with Kansas City PBS and KERA in Dallas, Texas, is hosting a conversation with Angeline Boulley, author of “Warrior Girl Unearthed,” and Trang Thanh Tran, author of “She Is a Haunting,” to discuss their work and involvement in the Festival. The authors will be interviewed by PBS Books' Heather-Marie Montilla.
    This event will be livestreamed on pbsbooks.org External.
    Event Type(s): For Teens and Adults, Panels, Partner Events Genres: Asian and Pacific Islander, Debut, Family, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Horror, LGBTQ+, Mystery, Native American, Thriller, Young Adult