The 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival was held on August 30 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The program featured readings and presentations by poet Billy Collins; fiction writers Paul Auster, Francisco Goldman, Alice McDermott, Claire Messud, and Lisa See; and nonfiction writers Ishmael Beah, Kai Bird, and George Packer. All events were free and open to the public. Visit the website for more information.
Library of Congress National Book Festival, 101 Independence Avenue SE, Washington, D.C. 20540. (202) 707-1940. Jennifer Gavin, Contact.