Library of Congress

National Book Festival

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2015

The 15th 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. Our preliminary list of authors includes:

  • Elliot Ackerman
  • Daniel Alarcón
  • Lalo Alcaraz
  • Kwame Alexander
  • Danielle Allen
  • Tom Angleberger
  • Christian G. Appy
  • Rick Atkinson
  • David Baldacci
  • Mac Barnett
  • Najmieh Batmanglij
  • Cece Bell
  • A. Scott Berg
  • Amanda Berry
  • Libba Bray
  • Tom Brokaw
  • Jeffrey Brown
  • Michael Buckley
  • Stephen L. Carter
  • Manuel Castells
  • Rajiv Chandrasekaran
  • Jerome Charyn
  • Marilyn Chin
  • Gennifer Choldenko
  • Maureen Corrigan
  • Gina DeJesus
  • Jeffery Deaver
  • Anna Dewdney
  • Kate DiCamillo
  • Norman Doidge
  • Yochi Dreazen
  • Peter de Sève
  • Joseph Ellis
  • Álvaro Enrigue
  • Louise Erdrich
  • Elizabeth A. Fenn
  • Judy Foreman
  • Harlyn Geronimo
  • Karen Geronimo
  • Robin Givhan
  • Tom Gjelten
  • Gail Godwin
  • David Good
  • Annette Gordon-Reed
  • Paul Halpern
  • Jenny Han
  • Juan Felipe Herrera
  • Tad Hills
  • Jane Hirshfield
  • Jennifer L. Holm
  • Terrence Holt
  • Phillip M. Hoose
  • Ann Hornaday
  • David Ignatius
  • Walter Isaacson
  • Marlon James
  • Beverly Jenkins
  • Ha Jin
  • William Joyce
  • Ward Just
  • Phil Klay
  • Geoffrey Kloske
  • Keith Knight
  • Morton Kondracke
  • Nicholas Kristof
  • Jarrett J. Krosoczka
  • Kevin Larimer
  • Edward J. Larson
  • Miss Lasko-Gross
  • Erika Lee
  • Cynthia Levinson
  • Tom Lichtenheld
  • Steve Light
  • Jane Lindskold
  • Laura Lippman
  • Donald S. Lopez, Jr.
  • Valeria Luiselli
  • Sarah MacLean
  • Thomas Mallon
  • Sonia Manzano
  • David Maraniss
  • Jane McAuliffe
  • David McCullough
  • Jon Meacham
  • Dinaw Mengestu
  • Jack Miles
  • Shelia P. Moses
  • Walter Mosley
  • Diane Muldrow
  • Azar Nafisi
  • Andrés Neuman
  • Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • Naomi Shihab Nye
  • Patrick O'Connell
  • Anne-Marie O'Connor
  • Ellen Oh
  • Lin Oliver
  • Evan Osnos
  • Elise Parsley
  • Stephan Pastis
  • Gary Paulsen
  • Lynne Rae Perkins
  • Mark Plotkin
  • Nora Pouillon
  • Trevor Pryce
  • David Quammen
  • Claudie Rankine
  • Jean Reagan
  • Ishmael Reed
  • John Riordan
  • Trina Robbins
  • Cokie Roberts
  • Marilynne Robinson
  • Roxana Robinson
  • Al Roker
  • Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  • Jan Jarboe Russell
  • Rachel Renee Russell
  • Jeffrey D. Sachs
  • Elizabeth Samet
  • Dan Santat
  • Stephen Savage
  • Laura Amy Schlitz
  • Casey Schwartz
  • Jon Scieszka
  • Lisa Scottoline
  • Francesca Serritella
  • Peter Sis
  • Jane Smiley
  • Scott Stantis
  • Bryan Stevenson
  • Ray Suarez
  • Barry Svrluga
  • Rachel Swaby
  • Lalita Tademy
  • Sabaa Tahir
  • Jeanne Theoharis
  • Evan Thomas
  • Héctor Tobar
  • Paige Tyler
  • David Weber
  • Dan Wells
  • Henry Wiencek
  • Amy Wilentz
  • Edward O. Wilson
  • Jay Winik
  • Henry Winkler
  • Meg Wolitzer
  • Audrey Wood
  • Don Wood
  • Lawrence Wright
  • Sheryl WuDunn
  • Andrea Wulf
  • Julia G. Young
  • Kevin Young
  • Alejandro Zambra
  • Richard Zoglin

Pavilion assignments have not been finalized for the 2015 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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