More Than 30 of Our Authors at This Saturday’s National Book Festival in Washington, DC

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Penguin Random House will have a big presence at the 18th Library of Congress National Book Festival, Saturday, September 1, at the Washington Convention Center, with 34 of our authors making presentations and holding book signings throughout the day, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Colleagues in the vicinity of DC this weekend take note, and admission is free.

Here is an overview of our authors appearing at this year’s National Book Festival: 

Juli Berwald, presenting SPINELESS: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone (Riverhead), on the Understanding Our World stage, 3:50 – 4:40 pm (Book Signing: 5:30 – 6:30 pm)

Francisco Cantú

Francisco Cantú, presenting THE LINE BECOMES A RIVER: Dispatches from the Border (Riverhead) on the Understanding Our World stage, 5:45 – 6:35 pm (Book Signing: 4:00 – 5:00 pm)

Ron Chernow, presenting GRANT (Penguin Press) on the History & Biography stage, 2:00 – 2:45 pm (Book Signing: 3:30 – 4:30 pm)

Steve Coll, presenting DIRECTORATE S: The C.I.A. and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan (Penguin Press) on the History & Biography stage, 4:55 – 5:40 pm (Book Signing: 6:30 – 7:30 pm)

Matt de la Peña, presenting LOVE (Putnam Books for Young Readers) with Loren Long on the Children’s Purple Stage, 1:00 – 1:25 pm (Book Signing: 2:00- 3:00 pm)

Dave Eggers

Dave Eggers, presenting THE MONK OF MOKHA (Knopf) on the Main Stage, 10:00 – 11:00 am (Book Signing: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm)

Deborah Fallows & James Fallows, presenting OUR TOWNS: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America (Pantheon), on the Understanding Our World stage, 1:00 – 1:45 pm (Book Signing: 2:30 – 3:30 pm)

Joseph Finder, presenting THE SWITCH (Dutton) on the Genre Fiction stage, 12:45 – 1:30 pm (Book Signing: 2:00 – 3:00 pm)

Russell Ginns, presenting SAMANTHA SPINNER AND THE SUPER-SECRET PLANS (Delacorte) on the Children’s Green Stage, 1:35 – 2:00 pm (Book Signing: 2:30 – 3:30 pm)

Chris Grabenstein, presenting WONDERLAND: Sandapalooza Shake-Up (Random House Children’s Books) on the Children’s Purple Stage, 11:50 am – 12:15 pm (Book Signing: 1:00 – 2:00 pm)

Kay Redfield Jamison

Deborah Harkness, presenting THE WORLD OF ALL SOULS: The Complete Guide to A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, and The Book of Life (Viking) on the Genre Fiction stage, 1:40 – 2:25 pm (Book Signing: 3:00 – 4:00 pm)

Kay Redfield Jamison, presenting ROBERT LOWELL: Setting the River on Fire: A Study of Genius, Mania, and Character (Vintage) on the Poetry & Prose stage, 4:00 – 4:50 pm (Book Signing: 5:30 – 6:30 pm)

Catherine Kerrison, presenting JEFFERSON’S DAUGHTERS: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America (Ballantine), on the History & Biography stage, 1:00 – 1:45 pm (Book Signing: 2:30 – 3:30 pm)

Brian Kilmeade, presenting ANDREW JACKSON AND THE MIRACLE OF NEW ORLEANS: The Battle That Shaped America’s Destiny (Sentinel), on the History & Biography stage, 12:00 noon – 12:45 pm (Book Signing: 1:30 – 2:30 pm)

David Levithan

David Levithan, presenting SAM AND IISA’S LAST HURRAH (Knopf) on the Teens stage, 1:55 – 2:30 pm (Book Signing: 3:00 – 4:00 pm)

Patricia Lockwood, presenting PRIESTDADDY (Riverhead) on the Poetry & Prose stage, 12:35 – 1:50 pm (Book Signing: 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Loren Long, presenting LOVE (Putnam Books for Young Readers) with Matt de la Peña on the Children’s Purple Stage, 1:00 – 1:25 pm (Book Signing: 2:00- 3:00 pm)

James McBride, presenting FIVE-CARAT SOUL (Riverhead) on the Poetry & Prose stage, 3:00 – 3:45 pm (Book Signing: 4:30 – 5:30 pm)

Danica McKellar, presenting DO NOT OPEN THIS MATH BOOK (Crown Books for Young Readers) on the Children’s Purple Stage (10:05 – 10:30 am) Book Signing: 11:00 am – 12:00 noon)

Danica McKellar

Jon Meacham, presenting THE SOUL OF AMERICA: The Battle for Our Better Angels (Random House), on the Main Stage, 5:00 – 6:00 pm (Book Signing: 6:30 – 7:30 pm)

Lorrie Moore, presenting SEE WHAT CAN BE DONE: ESSAYS, CRITICISM, AND COMMENTARY (Knopf) on the Poetry & Prose stage, 5:00 – 5:50 pm (Book Signing: 3:30 – 4:30 pm)

Celeste Ng, presenting LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE (Penguin Press) on the Fiction stage, 6:45 – 7:30 pm (Book Signing: 5:00 – 6:00 pm)

Marisha Pessl, presenting NEVERWORLD WAKE (Delacorte) on the Teens stage, 4:55 – 5:30 pm (Book Signing: 6:00 – 7:00 pm)

Celeste Ng

Richard Russo, presenting THE DESTINY THEIF: Essays on Writing, Writers and Life (Knopf) on the Poetry & Prose stage, 5:00 – 5:50 pm (Book Signing: 3:30 – 4:30 pm)

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, presenting TURNING PAGES: My Life Story” (Philomel) and THE BELOVED WORLD OF SONIA SOTOMAYOR (Delacorte), on the Main Stage, 11:25 am – 12:25 pm (Book Signing: 1:00 – 2:00 pm)

Edward Tenner, presenting THE EFFECIENCY PARADOX What Big Data Can’t Do” (Knopf) on the Understanding Our World stage, 6:45 – 7:30 pm (Book Signing: 5:00 – 6:00 pm)

Tara Westover, presenting EDUCATED: A Memoir (Random House) on the Understanding Our World stage, 12:00 noon – 12:45 pm (Book Signing: 1:30 – 2:30 pm)

Tara Westover

Isabel Wilkerson, presenting THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration (Vintage) on the Understanding Our World stage, 2:50 – 3:40 pm (Book Signing, 4:30 – 5:30 pm)

Lisa Wingate, presenting BEFORE WE WERE YOURS (Ballantine) on the Fiction stage, 3:00 – 3:50 pm (Book Signing: 4:30 – 5:30 pm)

Meg Wolitzer, presenting THE FEMALE PERSUASION (Riverhead) on the Fiction stage, 5:50 – 6:35 pm (Book Signing: 4:00 – 5:00 pm)

Jacqueline Woodson

Gordon S. Wood, presenting FRIENDS DIVIDED: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson” (Penguin) on the Understanding Our World stage, 4:50 – 5:35 pm (Book Signing: 6:30 – 7:30 pm)

Jacqueline Woodson, presenting HARBOR ME (Nancy Paulsen Books) and THE DAY WE BEGIN (Nancy Paulsen Books), on the Children’s Purple Stage, 1:35 – 2:00 pm  (Book Signing: 2:30 – 3:30 pm)

Lawrence Wright, presenting GOD SAVE TEXAS: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State (Knopf) on the History & Biography stage, 5:50 pm – 6:35 pm (Book Signing: 4:00 – 5:00 pm)

To view the complete National Book Festival 2018 Schedule of Events, click here


Posted: August 31, 2018