Event | Lectures and Symposia National Book Festival Presents Dav Pilkey

Date and Location

Part of Changemakers; National Book Festival Presents

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Dav Pilkey presents his new book, “Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls.” Pilkey’s “Captain Underpants” series has more than 80 million copies in print worldwide, and his series for children emphasizes ethics and civic engagement. His latest creation, “Dog Man,” is a No. 1 New York Times bestselling series.

Doors open at 6 p.m.

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Presented as part of the National Book Festival Presents.
The Library of Congress National Book Festival has expanded to include a yearlong series of events – to be known as National Book Festival Presents – featuring high-caliber authors, their books and related Library treasures beginning in the fall of 2019, following the signature daylong festival on Aug. 31.

National Book Festival Presents will feature the following authors in fall 2019:
  • Sept. 11 – Neil Patrick Harris on his new book, “The Magic Misfits.” 
  • Sept. 19 – Joy Harjo begins her formal duties as the new U.S. poet laureate with an inaugural reading of her work at the Library, including from her new book of poetry, “An American Sunrise.” 
  • Sept. 24 – Edwidge Danticat on her new book, “Everything Inside: Stories.”
  • Oct. 11 – Dav Pilkey on his new book, “Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls.”
  • Oct. 24 – Alexander McCall Smith on his new book, “To the Land of Long Lost Friends: No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series.”
  • Nov. 6 – Karen Armstrong on her new book, “The Lost Art of Scripture: Rescuing the Sacred Texts.”
  • Nov. 8 – Brad Meltzer on the launch of his new PBS KIDS series, “Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum,” based on his books for children, “Ordinary People Change the World.”
  • Nov. 13 – André Aciman on the launch of his new book, “Find Me,” the sequel to his bestselling “Call Me By Your Name,” which was made into an Academy Award-winning film.
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  • Dav Pilkey

    David Murray "Dav" Pilkey Jr. is an American cartoonist, author and illustrator of children's literature. Pilkey is best known as the author and illustrator of the children's book series Captain Underpants and the children's graphic novel series Dog Man.