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National Book Festival Coming Sept. 22-23, This Year’s Theme is “Books That Shaped America”

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From an email:

The Library of Congress’ two-day National Book Festival is happening later this month, on Sept. 22 & 23 at the National Mall, in Washington, D.C. Co-chaired by President Obama and Mrs. Obama, this year’s event draws an impressive lineup of authors, including Walter Isaacson, Tony Horwitz, Tom Friedman, Chris Matthews, Jewel, Sandra Cisneros, Patricia Cornwell, Lois Lowry, R.L. Stine, and a host of other well-known writers.

· Walter Isaacson – Media veteran and intellectual, his most recent book is Steve Jobs: A Biography. He currently serves as the President and CEO of the Aspen Institute.

· Tom Friedman – Pulitzer-prize winning economist, journalist, and author. His most recent book is That Used to Be Us, which analyzes the impact of globalization, technology, and energy on the U.S.

· Patricia Cornwell – Critically acclaimed crime author will talk about her latest novel, The Bone Bed, which is part of her series focusing on Chief Medical Examiner, Kay Scarpetta.

· Jewel – Singer, songwriter, poet, and author of the children’s book That’s What I’d Do.

This year’s festival theme is “Books That Shaped America.” Authors and the public are invited to share their favorite books that shaped who they’ve become. A series of podcast interviews with select festival authors will be released here.

For more information and a complete list of authors, visit

When: Sept. 22 & 23
9/22: 10am – 5:30pm
9/23: 12pm – 5:30pm

The National Mall, between 9th & 14th Streets

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