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Book lover’s guide to the 2015 Virginia Film Festival

We know a thing or two about books. So, it’s no surprise that Virginia Festival of the Book staff members and volunteers are excited about the literary-themed films featured in the upcoming 2015 Virginia Film Festival. Here are a few that you might be interested in as well…


Tom Gjelten

Tom Gjelten is a veteran journalist and author of A Nation of Nations: A Great American Immigration Story. Over a thirty-year career as a correspondent for NPR News, he has covered wars in Central America, the Middle East, and the former Yugoslavia, as well as …

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Douglas Brinkley

Douglas Brinkley, author of Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America, is a professor of history at Rice University, a CBS News historian, and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. Seven of his books have been selected as New York Times Notable …

Furst, Alan MIDNIGHT

Crime Wave Brunch with Alan Furst – SOLD OUT

Join hundreds of other Crime Wave readers for Saturday morning brunch with Alan Furst, author of Midnight in Europe and twelve other internationally bestselling novels. Book sales and signing follow the brunch.

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Jon Scieszka

Jon Scieszka is the author of The New York Times bestselling Frank Einstein series. His books include Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor, Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger, Frank Einstein and the BrainTurbo, The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, The True Story …

Myrna Loy

You oughta be in pictures!

Not that we’re jaded or anything, but here’s how we would typically react if someone said they saw the Virginia Festival of the Book in a movie:
But, oh would we be wrong! Eagle-eyed volunteer Cecilia Mills caught not one, but two glimpses of our 2007 …