National Book Festival Headliners Announced
Madeleine Albright, Amy Tan and Junot Diaz are the literary lights who will headline the 2018 National Book Festival, the Library of Congress announced Wednesday. More names will be released as the September 1 event in Washington DC draws closer but the first to be released were:
History and biography: Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright (Fascism: A Warning); presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin (Leadership in Turbulent Times; historian Jon Meacham (The Soul of America); biographer Ron Chernow (Grant).
Novelists: Isabel Allende (In the Midst of Winter); Dave Eggers (The Monk of Mokha) and Jennifer Egan (Manhattan Beach).
Poetry and writing: U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith in conversation with former Poet Laureate Robert Hass; Amy Tan (Where the Past Begins) will talk about memoirs and fiction.,
Children and teens: Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Diaz (Islandborn); Matt de la Peña and Loren Long (Love); Leigh Bardugo (the Six of Crows series); and Jacqueline Woodson, the Library of Congress National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.