Book Fairs and Book Festivals

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  • BEA Rebrands Consumer Day as BookCon (2014-01-22): Readers will be welcome at BookExpo America at the new BookCon on Saturday, May 31, 2014.

  • Pig Named After Terry Pratchett's Novel Snuff at Hay Festival 2012 (2012-06-07): British fantasy author Sir Terry Pratchett's novel Snuff won the 13th annual Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for comic fiction.

  • Library of Congress Releases List of Authors Scheduled to Speak at 2012 National Book Festival (2012-05-26): The Library of Congress has released a list of authors and poets scheduled to speak at the 12th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival.

  • Sir Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood to Speak at PEN Festival of Literature (2012-03-01): The PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature will be held in New York City from April 30 - May 6, 2012.

  • Toni Morrison Sits for Discussion With Michael Dirda at 2011 National Book Festival (2011-10-04): Toni Morrison was presented with the Library of Congress National Book Festival Creative Achievement Award at the 2011 National Book Festival.

  • 2011 National Book Festival Website Launches (2011-06-28): The website for the 2011 National Book Festival has launched.

  • Texas Book Festival Releases List of Attending Authors (2010-09-23): The Texas Book Festival has released its long list of authors that will be attending.

  • Herman Wouk, Mary Higgins Clark Talk Ebooks at L.A. Times Book Festival (2010-04-26): Over 130,000 people turned out for the annual L.

  • Furious Row at Frankfort Book Fair May Lead to EU Being Dropped From Google Book Settlement (2009-10-19): Due to massive resistance to the Google Book Settlement in Europe, all European Union books might be entirely left out from the deal, according to The Bookseller.

  • Margaret Atwood Pulls Out of Dubai Festival (2009-02-18): Author Margaret Atwood has pulled out of the debut Dubai literary festival because of the festival's treatment of British author Geraldine Bedell, who was banned from the festival for having a gay character in her novel.

  • Author Banned From Dubai Book Festival For Having Gay Character in Novel (2009-02-17): British journalist and author Geraldine Bedell says she has been banned from the first International Festival of Literature in Dubai because one of the characters in her novel is gay.

  • BEA Confronts Changes In Book Publishing (2006-05-22): The main topic of discussion at Book Expo America is all of the changes going on in the book publishing industry.