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September 26, 2007

author suggestions
posted by soe 2:52 am

Does anyone have any recommendations for authors I should hear at the National Book Festival this Saturday?

The authors who will be in attendance are (Bolded names include authors I have a stronger interest in seeing):

Book Festival poster

    * Diane Ackerman
    * Ann Amernick
    * M.T. Anderson
    * Maria Celeste Arrarás
    * David Baldacci
    * Michael Beschloss
    * Holly Black
    * Ashley Bryan
    * Ken Burns
    * Stephen L. Carter
    * Cat Cora
    * Deborah Crombie
    * Carmen Agra Deedy
    * Elizabeth Drew
    * Jan Spivey Gilchrist
    * Jan Crawford Greenburg
    * Dr. Sanjay Gupta
    * Brian Haig
    * Carolyn Hart
    * Francisco Hernández
    * Jennifer L. Holm
    * Stephen Hunter
    * David Ignatius
    * J. A. Jance
    * Edward P. Jones
    * David M. Kennedy
    * Doro Bush Koch
    * Gail Carson Levine
    * Patricia MacLachlan
    * Thomas Mallon
    * Judith Martin
    * Mercer Mayer
    * Patricia McCormick
    * Megan McDonald
    * N. Scott Momaday
    * Shelia P. Moses
    * Sena Jeter Naslund
    * Joan Nathan
    * Joyce Carol Oates
    * Michael B. Oren
    * Nancy Pearl
    * Jodi Picoult
    * Terry Pratchett
    * Jack Prelutsky
    * Kevin Prufer
    * Martha Raddatz
    * Steven Raichlen
    * Arnold Rampersad
    * Victoria Rowell
    * Judy Schachner
    * Patricia Schultz
    * Lisa Scottoline
    * Meryle Secrest
    * Jeff Shaara
    * Daniel Silva
    * Charles Simic
    * Cynthia Leitich Smith
    * Jon Stallworthy
    * Anne Stevenson
    * James Swanson
    * Lalita Tademy
    * Diane Thiel
    * Harry Turtledove
    * Susan Vreeland
    * Geoffrey Ward
    * Rosemary Wells
    * David Wiesner
    * Douglas L. Wilson
    * Jacqueline Wilson
    * Gene Luen Yang
    * Kevin Young

This is always a fun event and I hope anyone who is in town Saturday will stop by the Mall to check out a reading or two.

Category: books,dc life. There is/are 3 Comments.

I’d add Holly Black to your list – I love her stuff (YA fairy novels). I also like Cynthia Leitich Smith – another YA author 🙂

I am so jealous you get to go to these things!

Comment by Jenn 09.26.07 @ 5:13 am

I’ve always liked Diane Ackerman’s books and wouldn’t miss a chance to see her. “The Moon by Whale Light” and “The Rarest of the Rare” are my favorites. She’s a natural history writer. Have fun!

Comment by Catherine 09.26.07 @ 7:41 am

Diane Ackerman’s writing is a delight. Get yourself a copy of A Natural History of the Senses and read a few of the essays before you go.

Edward P. Jones writes fiction that takes place in DC, so he’d be an interesting one to see. I have his most recent book of short stories and they’re pretty good.

BTW, I found you via a comment you left at Smitten Kitchen. I’ve added you to my blogroll because we have a lot of similar interests (knitting, cats, DC, gay rights, etc).

Comment by Caroline 09.27.07 @ 3:38 pm