2017 National Book Festival

National Book Festival

September 2, 2017

Washington DC

Some (not all) authors at the National Book Festival are listed below


Main Stage Authors Contemporary Life
Fiction Graphic Novels
Thrillers and Fantasy
History and Biography Poetry and Prose
Young Adult (Teen) Children’s Purple Stage Children’s Green Stage

Main Stage Authors

David McCullough – Speaking 10:00
(Signing at 11:30)

The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For (2017)

The American Spirit by David McCullough

J.D. Vance – Speaking 12:50
Signing at 2:30 pm

Hillbilly Elegy (2016)

 Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

Thomas L. Friedman – Speaking 2:15
Signing at 3:30 pm

Thank You for Being Late (2016)

Thank You for Being Late by Thomas L. Friedman

Michael Lewis – Speaking 3:40
Signing at 5:00 pm

The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our Minds (2016)

The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis

Condoleezza Rice – Speaking 5:05
Signing at 3:30 pm

Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom (2017)

Democracy by Condoleezza Rice

David Baldacci – Speaking 6:30
Signing at 4:30 pm

The Fix (2016)

 The Fix by David Baldacci

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Contemporary Life

Siddhartha Mukherjee – Speaking at 11:00
Signing at Noon

The Gene: An Intimate History (2016)

Matthew Desmond – Speaking at Noon
Signing at 1:00

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (2016)


Roxane Gay – Speaking at 4:00
Signing at 5:00

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body (2016)


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Hari Kunzru – Speaking 11:15
Signing at 12:30 pm

White Tears (2017)

Alice McDermott – Speaking 12:10
Signing at 1:30

The Ninth Hour (2017)

Nathan Hill – Speaking 2:00
Signing at 3:00

The Nix (2016)

Ha Jin  – Speaking 5:50
Signing at 4:30 pm

The Boat Rocker (2016)

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Thrillers and Fantasy

Jenny Rogneby – Speaking 10:55
Signing at Noon

Leona: The Die Is Cast (2017)

Leona: The Die Is Cast

Karin Slaughter – Speaking at 12:45
Signing at 2:00

The Good Daughter (2017)


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Graphic Novels

Gene Luen Yang – Speaking 5:30
Signing at 4:00

Secret Coders: Secrets & Sequences (2017)

Secret Coders by Gene Luen Yang

Roz Chast – Speaking Noon – 6:25
Signing at 4:30

Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant? (2014)

Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

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