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  • National Book Festival
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    National Book Festival

    The first National Book Festival was experienced through a combination of author presentations, call-ins, and interviews from three locations: the Jefferson Building, the Madison Building…

  • Cultural Diplomacy Forum Part 2
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    Cultural Diplomacy Forum, Part 2

    Political and cultural leaders talked about how the U.S. can use culture as a means for communicating with other nations. Iranian Author Azar Nafisi spoke about relations with the Middle East and the Arab world,…

  • After Words with Seth Lerer
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    After Words with Seth Lerer

    Seth Lerer talked about his book Inventing English: A Portable History of the Language, published by Columbia University Press. In his book Seth Lerer analyzes the history of the English…

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    Book by Book

    Mr. Dirda read selections from his collection, Book by Book: Notes on Reading and Life, published by Henry Holt. The book is a collection of favorite quotations and passages from authors such as…

  • The Book Critics
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    The Book Critics

    As part of the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society’s annual literary and arts festival, book reviewers discussed their craft and writers described the impact of book reviews. Ms. Larson served…

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    Readings: Essays and Literary Entertainments

    Michael Dirda read from his book Readings: Essays and Literary Entertainment, published by Indiana University Press. The book is a selection of essays Mr. Dirda has written on a variety of…