Library of Congress

National Book Festival

Full Author List
 

2016

The 16th Library of Congress National Book Festival once again will bring the nation's best authors, poets and illustrators to Washington to discuss their work and meet their fans. The lineup of currently confirmed authors is listed below. A larger list of authors with complete biographies is coming soon.

  • Kwame Alexander
  • Raymond Arroyo
  • Aaron Becker
  • Darrin Bell
  • Douglas Brinkley
  • Christopher Buckley
  • Justin Cronin
  • Edwidge Danticat
  • Newt Gingrich
  • Philip Glass
  • James Gleick
  • Annette Gordon-Reed
  • Joel Grey
  • Winston Groom
  • Yaa Gyasi
  • Shannon Hale
  • Joy Harjo
  • Carl Hiaasen
  • Rep. Steven Israel
  • Margo Jefferson
  • Jo Ann Jenkins
  • Pati Jinich
  • Mary Karr
  • Brendan Kiely
  • Stephen King
  • The Work of Primo Levi
  • Janna Levin
  • James McBride
  • Jon Meacham
  • Juana Medina
  • Meg Medina
  • Roland Mesnier
  • Eileen Myles
  • Amy Ellis Nutt
  • Joyce Carol Oates
  • Katherine Paterson
  • Ed Piskor
  • Hannah Pittard
  • Michael Ramirez
  • Diane Rehm
  • Shonda Rhimes
  • Sharon Robinson
  • Salman Rushdie
  • Richard Russo
  • Stacy Schiff
  • Ann Marie Slaughter
  • Noelle Stevenson
  • Jeffrey Toobin
  • Calvin Trillin
  • Hervé Tullet
  • Luis Alberto Urrea
  • Sarah Vowell
  • Eric Weiner
  • Brendan Wenzel
  • Colson Whitehead
  • Jacqueline Woodson
  • Bob Woodward
  • Gene Luen Yang
  • Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Pavilion assignments have not been finalized for the 2016 Library of Congress National Book Festival, but will include the following:

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Picture Books
  • Biography & Memoir
  • Contemporary Life
  • Culinary Arts
  • Fiction
  • Graphic Novels
  • History
  • Mystery & Science Fiction
  • Poetry & Prose
  • Romance Fiction
  • Science
  • Special Programs

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You can see in which pavilion authors gave their presentations in all previous Festivals by using the drop-down menu, above.

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