2011 National Book Festival Website Launches

Posted on June 28, 2011

The website for the 2011 National Book Festival has launched. The site includes information about the authors who will attend as well as a countdown clock. The festival will be a two-day event this year, heled on Saturday, Sept. 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25.

The 2011 National Book Festival will feature authors, poets and illustrators in several pavilions, including two new genre pavilions: The Cutting Edge and Graphic Novels. Also new this year will be the largest lineup of authors for children and teens in festival history.

Authors attending the 2011 festival include David McCullough, Russell Banks, Dave Eggers, Terry McMillan, Siddhartha Mukherjee, Jennifer Egan, Eric Foner, Garrison Keillor, Amy Chua and Toni Morrison, Edmund Morris, Louis Bayard, Isabel Wilkerson, Leon Fleischer, Rita Dove, Hoda Kotb, Gregory Maguire, Esmeralda Santiago, Katherine Paterson, Jim Lehrer, Joel Aschenbach, Sherman Alexie, Mary Brigid Barrett, Steve Berry, Harry Bliss, Calef Brown, Cassandra Clare, Susan Cooper, Michael Cunningham, Tomi dePaola, Sarah Dessen, Leon Fleisher (with Anne Midgette), Joshua Foer, Jack Gantos, Margaret George, Mary Gordon, Jessica Harris, Joe Hayes, Terrance Hayes, Maya Jasanoff, William Joyce, Marc Kaufman, Yusef Komunyakaa, Gordon Korman, Uma Krishnaswami, Laura Lippman, Sam McBratney, Patricia McKissack, John Bemelmans Marciano, Candice Millard, Kristie Miller, Sheila P. Moses, Sylvia Nasar, Kadir Nelson, Sara Paretsky, Linda Pastan, Katherine Paterson, Carla L. Peterson, Allen Say, Gary Schmidt, Elizabeth Hun Schmidt, Brian Selznick, Maya Soetoro-Ng, Neal Stephenson, James Swanson, Sarah Vowell, Douglas Waller, Chris Van Dusen, Rita Williams-Garcia, Jonathan Yardley and Julianne Moore.



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