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  • Real People: 2019 National Book Festival


  • Louis Bayard discussed "Courting Mr. Lincoln" and Roxana Robinson discussed "Dawson's Fall" at the 2019 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

Event Date

  • August 31, 2019


  • -  Louis Bayard, a New York Times Notable author, has been nominated for both the Edgar and Dagger awards, and his story "Banana Triangle Six" was chosen for "The Best American Mystery Stories 2018." He is also a nationally recognized essayist and critic whose articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and Salon. His novels include "The Pale Blue Eye," "Mr. Timothy," "Fool's Errand" and "Endangered Species." An instructor at George Washington University, Bayard is on the board of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation and was the author of the popular "Downton Abbey" recaps for The New York Times. His new novel is "Courting Mr. Lincoln."
  • -  Roxana Robinson has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the MacDowell Colony. Her novels and short stories have received critical acclaim, and her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper's and "Best American Short Stories," among other publications. Her "Georgia O'Keeffe: A Life" was short-listed for the National Book Critics Circle Award and named a New York Times Most Notable Book of the Year. Robinson's new book is "Dawson's Fall," a novel based on the lives of her great-grandparents in Charleston, South Carolina.

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  • 47 minutes 59 seconds

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