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    Discussion on Reinventing the Book Festival for the Virtual World

    panel discussion on Ray Bradbury. This program was part of the 20th annual National Book Festival, a virtual event hosted by the Library of Congress.

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    The Nickel Boys

    Award-winning author Colson Whitehead discussed his book, The Nickel Boys. This program was part of the 20th annual National Book Festival, a virtual event hosted by the Library of…

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    Once Upon a Time I Lived on Mars

    NASA astronaut and scientist Kate Greene recalled her experiences living in a simulated Martian environment. This event was hosted by the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.

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    Author and Historian Jill Lepore on the Historical Legacy of COVID-19

    Author and historian Jill Lepore offered her thoughts on the historical legacy of the COVID-19 pandemic. This was a virtual event hosted by the Library of Congress.

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    The Lost Art of Scripture

    Theologian Karen Armstrong talked about her book, The Lost Art of Scripture: Rescuing the Sacred Texts, in which she argued that religious texts have been misused by fundamentalists through…

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    The Pioneers

    David McCullough talked about his book, The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West, in which he recounted the pioneers who settled the Northwest…

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    Memorial Service for Former Librarian of Congress James Billington

    Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and others paid tribute to the late James Billington, who served…

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    Where the Past Begins

    Novelist Amy Tan reflected on her writing life at the 18th annual National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

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    National Book Festival Preview

    Marie Arana spoke by telephone about that day’s 16th annual National Book Festival. She talked about how the festival had changed over the years.

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