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2011 NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL IN WASHINGTON DC

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The 11th National Book Festival is now a two-day festival that brings some Nation's best authors, poets, and illustrators to Washington, DC to meet with fans and discuss their latest work. Listed below is this year's line-up.

 

Children

 


     
  • Mary Brigid Barrett
  • Harry Bliss
  • Calef Brown
  • Carmen Agra Deedy
  • Tomie dePaola
  • Exquisite Corpse Adventure
  • Joe Hayes
  • William Joyce
  • Dorie McCullough Lawson
  • John Bemelmans Marciano
  • Sam McBratney
  • John McCutcheon
  • Julianne Moore
  • Jon J Muth
  • Chris Van Dusen

 

Teens

 


     
  • Cassandra Clare
  • Susan Cooper
  • Sarah Dessen
  • Jack Gantos
  • Gordon Korman
  • Uma Krishnaswami
  • Fredrick L. McKissack Jr.
  • Patricia McKissack
  • Shelia P. Moses
  • Kadir Nelson
  • Katherine Paterson
  • Gary Schmidt
  • Brian Selznick
  • Rita Williams-Garcia

Contemporary Life

 


     
  • Joel Achenbach
  • Amy Chua
  • Bob Edwards
  • Leon Fleisher
  • Joshua Foer
  • Jessica Harris
  • Marc Kaufman
  • Hoda Kotb
  • Jim Lehrer
  • Anne Midgette
  • Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • Sylvia Nasar
  • Sarah Vowell

 

Fiction & Mystery

 


     
  • Sherman Alexie
  • Russell Banks
  • Louis Bayard
  • Steve Berry
  • Jennifer Egan
  • Margaret George
  • Laura Lippman
  • Gregory Maguire
  • Terry McMillan
  • Toni Morrison
  • Sara Paretsky
  • Esmeralda Santiago
  • Neal Stephenson

 

History & Biography

 


     
  • Eric Foner
  • Adam Goodheart
  • Maya Jasanoff
  • Justin Martin
  • David McCullough
  • Candice Millard
  • Kristie Miller
  • Edmund Morris
  • Carla L. Peterson
  • Eugene Robinson
  • James L. Swanson
  • Douglas Waller
  • Isabel Wilkerson

 

Poetry & Prose

 


     
  • Michael Cunningham
  • Rita Dove
  • Dave Eggers
  • Claudia Emerson
  • Mary Gordon
  • Kimiko Hahn
  • Terrance Hayes
  • Garrison Keillor
  • Yusef Komunyakaa
  • Linda Pastan
  • Poetry Out Loud
  • John Milliken Thompson
  • Jonathan Yardley

 

Family Storytelling Stage

 


     
  • Wally Amos
  • Tom Angleberger
  • Mac Barnett
  • James H. Billington
  • Michael Buckley
  • Choo Choo Soul
  • Hip Hop Harry
  • Daniel Kirk
  • Jarrett J. Krosoczka
  • Josh Lewis
  • Tom Lichtenheld
  • Loren Long
  • Cedella Marley
  • Moona Luna
  • Julianne Moore
  • Lauren Myracle
  • Jane O'Connor
  • Okee Dokee Brothers
  • Mark Pett
  • Matthew Reinhart
  • Justin Roberts
  • John Rocco
  • Gary Rubinstein
  • Ellen Sabin
  • Bob Shea
  • Angela Farris Watkins
  • Lisa Yee

 

The Cutting Edge

 


     
  • Eric Dezenhall
  • Eric Jerome Dickey
  • Kia DuPree
  • Colleen Houck
  • Kimberla Lawson Roby

 

Graphic Novels

 


     
  • Kazu Kibuishi
  • Rachel Renee Russell
  • Allen Say
  • Richard Thompson
  • Eric Wight

 

State Poets Laureate

 


     
  • Kelly Cherry
  • Dolores Kendrick
  • Wesley McNair
  • Carol Muske-Dukes
  • Stanley Plumly

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Every year thousands of bookworms gather on the National Mall to celebrate books, poetry, and literature at the National Book Festival.

 

President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are honorary chairs for the event. The festival is free and open to the public.

 

Saturday, Sept. 24: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 25: 1 to 5:30 p.m.

 

 

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