August 2016 | Rebecca Rego Barry

The 2016 National Book Festival

Last week the Library of Congress announced its full slate of authors confirmed for this year's National Book Festival on September 24. They include:

LOC2016 copy 7.jpg"Civil rights legend and graphic novelist Rep. John Lewis, NBA superstar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Caldecott Award-winning artist and writer Jerry Pinkney, renowned documentarian Ken Burns, New Yorker writer Calvin Trillin, rising star Yaa Gyasi, bestselling thriller writer Harlan Coben, Mexican novelist Álvaro Enrigue, historian Candice Millard, best-selling novelist Kristin Hannah, New Yorker cultural critic Adam Gopnik, Moroccan-born novelist Laila Lalami and two-time Newbery Medal winner Lois Lowry."

Oh, and Stephen King will open the main stage in a ticketed event to honor his lifelong promotion of literacy. Check out the festival's website for a full schedule of events.

This year's poster, pictured here, has also been released. It was designed by award-winning Japanese illustrator Yuko Shimizu.                                                                                                                                                       Image: Courtesy of the Library of Congress.