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Matt Raymond from the Library of Congress speaks with James Patterson, who will appear at the 2009 National Book Festival on September 26, 2009, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
James Patterson holds the New York Times best-seller list record, with 46 titles overall. He has sold more than 170 million books worldwide and is the only author to occupy the No. 1 slot on the New York Times Adult Fiction and Children's Chapter Book best-seller lists at the same time. Maximum Ride, Patterson's first young adult novel, spent 12 straight weeks at No. 1 on the New York Times Chapter Book best-seller list and, as a series, has now spent more than 90 weeks on New York Times best-seller lists. His latest adult novel is Swimsuit (2009), and Daniel X: Watch the Skies (2009) is his latest for young adults. His ReadKiddoRead website is "dedicated to making kids readers for life."
About the 2009 National Book Festival
The 2009 National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress, was held on Saturday, September 26, 2009, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.