National Book Festival set for September 21 and 22nd on the National Mall – Check Out Some of the Participating Authors

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From an email:

“This annual celebration of reading and literacy, co-chaired by President Obama and Mrs. Obama, occurs September 21 & 22 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Now in its 13th year, this two-day festival features an impressive lineup of authors, including;

Giada De Laurentiis – Emmy Award-winning chef, best known for her Food Network series “Everyday Italian” and “Giada at Home,” released the first two in a series of children’s books inspired by her own adventures, Recipe for Adventure: Naples and Recipe for Adventure: Paris.

Hoda Kotb – Co-host of the fourth hour of “Today,” Kotb is the author of the New York Times best-seller Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer and Kathie Lee and Ten Years Later: Six People Who Faced Adversity and Transformed Their Lives.

Khaled Hosseini – Author of The Kite Runner, a novel that had a lengthy run as a best-seller that drew on his experiences as a child in Afghanistan. He has since written A Thousand Splendid Suns and his latest novel, And the Mountains Echoed.

Margaret Atwood – Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, and environmental activist; she concludes her MaddAddam trilogy this September.

Christopher Buckley – Satirist and novelist, Buckley has written many satires on Washington, D.C. including Little Green Men, No Way to Treat a First Lady and Florence of Arabia. Thank You for Smoking, a hilarious look at the life of a tobacco lobbyist, was made into a film in 2005.

The Library of Congress’ 2013 National Book Festival—an annual celebration of books, reading and literature co-chaired by President Obama and Mrs. Obama. This DC tradition gives book lovers of all ages a rare opportunity to interact with and get their books signed by their favorite authors.

For more information and a complete list of authors, visit

When: Sept. 21 & 22
9/21: 10am – 5:30pm
9/22: noon – 5:30pm

The National Mall, between 9th & 14th Streets”

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