Big Names Lined Up For The 2022 National Book Festival

Big Names Lined Up For The 2022 National Book Festival

The 2022 Library of Congress National Book Festival will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Sept. 3, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

According to the organizers, this year’s theme is “Books Bring Us Together.” Entrance is free, and a selection of programs will be livestreamed online and videos of all programs will be available shortly after the Festival.

Notable authors include:

  • Singer-Songwriter, Janelle Monáe is bringing the Afrofuturistic world of her album to the written page for “The Memory Librarian: And Other Stories of Dirty Computer.”
  • Actor Nick Offerman from TV’s “Parks and Recreation” explores his journey writing “Where the Deer and the Antelope Play: The Pastoral Observations of One Ignorant American Who Loves to Walk Outside” with a National Park Service ranger. Comedian and internet personality Leslie Jordan
  • Deaf activist Nyle DiMarco shares his story in “Deaf Utopia: A Memoir — and a Love Letter to a Way of Life.”
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks sharesher latest novel “Horse.” Clint Smith discusses his recent work “How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America.”

Courtesy – National Book Festival/ Library of Congress