This year’s Festival celebratory main Festival Day and Literary Marketplace (Oct. 2) returns to parks, plazas and venues surrounding Brooklyn Borough Hall. Plus, our Virtual Festival Day (Sept. 25) welcomes authors and audience from around the world to listen in on compelling author conversations. Children’s Day (Oct. 1) celebrates childhood reading with workshops, performances, readings and more. Throughout the Festival week, literary themed Bookend events ((Sept. 25 – Oct. 3) bring poetry, film, performances, and more to all five boroughs.
Authors appearing at Festival Day, Virtual Festival Day, Children’s Day include Elif Batuman, Angeline Boulley, Joyce Carol Oates, Paisley Currah, Hernan Diaz, David Duchovny, Jennifer Egan, Kate Gavino, Keith Gessen, Ayana Gray, Mohsin Hamid, Heather Havrilesky, Sheila Heti, Marlon James, Margo Jefferson, Mariame Kaba, Meiko Kawakami, Ryan La Sala, Yiyun Lee, E. Lockart, Casey McQuiston, Ottessa Moshfegh, Meghan O’Rourke, Jess Ruliffson, Salman Rushdie, Esmeralda Santiago, Namwali Serpell, Nadia Shammus, Warsan Shire, Vladimir Sorokin, James Spooner, Ryann Stevenson, Emma Straub, Gengoroh Tagame, Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò, Linda Villarosa and Jacqueline Woodson, and many more!