Discover New Authors & Beloved Favorites

Check out more than 100 of the nation's best authors, poets and illustrators, who will discuss their work and answer your questions at your National Book Festival.

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    Jason Reynolds Jason Reynolds, 2020-2022 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, is the seventh writer to hold this position. During his term, Reynolds visited small towns across America to have meaningful discussions with young people.
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    David M. Rubenstein David M. Rubenstein is The New York Times bestselling author of “How to Invest,” “How to Lead,” “The American Experiment” and “The American Story.” He is co-founder and co-chairman of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest and most successful private equity firms. Rubenstein is chairman of the boards of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Council on Foreign...
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    Jesmyn Ward Jesmyn Ward is the acclaimed author of the novels “Where the Line Bleeds,” “Salvage the Bones,” winner of the 2011 National Book Award, and “Sing, Unburied, Sing,” winner of the 2017 National Book Award. Her nonfiction work includes the memoir “Men We Reaped,” a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the 2020 work “Navigate Your Stars.”
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