Monday, July 21, 2008

National Book Fest Set for September

The 2008 National Book Festival will be organized by the Library of Congress to be held on the National Mall on September 27th. From AP:
Salman Rushdie and Tiki Barber are among 70 authors scheduled to participate in the 2008 National Book Festival.

The Library of Congress is organizing the festival for Sept. 27 on the National Mall. The event was started by first lady Laura Bush as a way to celebrate reading and books.

The recently named poet laureate Kay Ryan is among the participants.
Authors participating in this year’s festivities include Tiki Barber, Bob Lanier, Kadir Nelson, Judy Sierra, Neil Gaiman, R.L. Stine, Michael Dobbs, Tony Horwitz, Cokie Roberts, Paul Theroux, Louis Bayard, Sandra Brown, Philippa Gregory, Francine Prose, Peter Robinson, Salman Rushdie and Alexander McCall Smith. (Though if you check out the author’s index page, you might be as mystified as me to discover that, apparently mystery is not fiction.)

The AP story is here. The Festival’s own Web site is here. Festival podcasts are being added here.


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