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The Groundhog Forever with Henry Hoke & Lydia Conklin

Henry Hoke, author of The Groundhog Forever, reads from and discusses his new poetic pop novel, experimental influences and practices, and much more, in conversation with Lydia Conklin.

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May 27, 2021 | 12PM – 12:45PM
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Virginia Festival of the Book

Watch more than forty conversations with authors, illustrators, and publishers from our 2021 Virginia Festival of the Book.

March 13–26, 2021 | Online
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Baddest Girl on the Planet

Heather Frese is the winner of the Lee Smith Novel Award for her debut book, The Baddest Girl on the Planet. Frese will discuss her coming-of-age novel and share her …

March 18, 2021 | 6PM | Facebook
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Preparing for the Apocalypse One Novel at a Time

Franklin Horton, author of The Borrowed World series, has established himself as one of the leading voices in the prepper fiction community. This sub-genre of apocalyptic fiction focuses on characters …

March 8, 2021 | 6PM | Facebook
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NBF Presents: The Work of Fiction

Three 2020 honorees for the National Book Award for Fiction Rumaan Alam (Leave the World Behind, Finalist), Megha Majumdar (A Burning, Longlist), and Deesha Philyaw (The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, Finalist) discuss their books and fiction’s place in contemporary American culture, with Randy Winston.

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March 13, 2021 | 7PM – 8PM | VIRTUAL
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Writing Women, Writing Resilience

Susan Abulhawa (Against the Loveless World), Peace Adzo Medie (His Only Wife), and Diane Zinna (The All-Night Sun) discuss their new novels and the irrepressible women whose stories they tell, including a young Palestinian reflecting on her life while in solitary confinement, a young seamstress in Ghana seeking independence while navigating marriage and family, and an American teacher traveling in Sweden who is forced to finally come to grips with her buried grief.

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March 19, 2021 | 4PM – 5PM | VIRTUAL
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