2020 Brooklyn Book Festival Authors Announced

Sunday, October 4
10am — 8pm

Virtual Festival Day

Saturday, October 3
10am — 4pm

Virtual Children's Day

Saturday, October 3
1pm — 6pm

Y.A. Out Loud

September 28 — October 5

Virtual Bookend Events

Join us for the 2020 Virtual Brooklyn Book Festival as we celebrate our 15th anniversary of presenting free literary programming!

This fall an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors will participate as part of our Virtual Festival including Sigrid Nunez, Lee Child, Salman Rushdie, Mia Couto, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Joyce Carol Oates, Adrian Tomine, Emily St. John Mandel, Claudia Rankine, Edmund White, Marie Lu, Colson Whitehead, and more. Plus independent publishers, literary magazines, and literary organizations will be showcased in our Virtual Literary Marketplace starting August 15. Each year the Festival also includes a week of Bookend events — see them virtually this year from locations all over the city. This year we celebrate our 10th anniversary of Bookends! At our lively Children’s Day, more than 50 authors will participate in a full day of author readings and performances, workshops, activities, and book signings — all virtual. Some of our children’s authors in 2020 are Max Brallier, Tami Charles, Ben Clanton, Chris Grabenstein, Carlos Hernandez, Oliver Jeffers, Varian Johnson, Meg Medina, and R.L. Stine.

Updates & News

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