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 …

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Crime Wave Brunch with Alan Furst

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, author of Frank Einstein and the Brain Turbo, has sold more than 11 million books, including The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, the Time Warp Trio and Spaceheadz series, and Battle Bunny …

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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 …


Listening to: Frances Mayes and Beth Macy

Hundreds of 2015 Festival attendees enjoyed hearing Frances Mayes, author of Under Magnolia, speak at the Festival Luncheon and Beth Macy, author of Factory Man, speak at the Leadership Breakfast.

Frances Mayes, author of Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir, was introduced by Renee Grisham at the …