Neil Patrick Harris, Edwidge Danticat, Joy Harjo

The Library of Congress National Book Festival will expand to include a yearlong series of events – to be known as National Book Festival Presents – featuring high-caliber authors, their books and related Library treasures beginning this fall, following the signature daylong festival on Aug. 31, the Library announced today.

Neil Patrick Harris, an accomplished actor, producer, television host, author and magician, will kick off the new series at the Library on Sept. 11 with his new book, “The Magic Misfits,” a bestselling series that is his debut for middle school children. In addition, on Sept. 24 prominent Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat will discuss her new book, “Everything Inside: Stories.” Also, Joy Harjo begins her formal duties as the new U.S. poet laureate Sept. 19 with an inaugural reading of her work, including from her new book “An American Sunrise.”

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Source: Library of Congress News
New Series: National Book Festival Presents