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New headliners added to the 2019 line-up!

We’ll release the full 2019 Festival schedule on January 14, but we are so thrilled about these evening headliner programs that we just couldn’t wait any longer to tell you about them. Featuring some of the most acclaimed authors working in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry …

2019 Carol Troxell Reader: Jarrett Krosoczka

In partnership with New Dominion Bookshop, we are honored to announce that the 2019 Carol Troxell Reader will be New York Times bestselling author/illustrator for young readers Jarrett Krosoczka. He is a two-time winner of the Children’s Choice Book Awards Third to Fourth Grade …

Get to know the bestsellers headlining #VaBook2019

We are so thrilled to announce that the 2019 Virginia Festival of the Book will feature the following headliners, representing some of today’s most acclaimed authors working broadly across genres and topics…

Don Winslow

Don Winslow, author of The Border, is the New York Times bestselling author of The Force, the international bestseller The Cartel, and many other novels. Several of his books have been made into movies or are in development.
A former investigator, anti-terrorist trainer, and trial consultant, Winslow lives in …

Lisa See

Lisa See, author of The Island of Sea Women, is the New York Times bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, Dreams of Joy, which debuted at number one, and many other novels. See is also the author of On Gold Mountain, which …

Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds, author of Long Way Down, is a New York Times bestselling author, Newbery Award honoree, Printz Award honoree, National Book Award honoree, and a Walter Dean Myers Award winner. He is on faculty at Lesley University for the Creative Writing MFA program, and …