Published February 17, 2023

In honor of late bookseller Carol Troxell, the Virginia Festival of the Book presents an annual program with New Dominion Bookshop and the Carol Troxell Fund. We’re thrilled to share that our fifth annual Carol Troxell Reader is poet and author Meghan O’Rourke.

O’Rourke’s new book The Invisible Kingdom: Reimagining Chronic Illness blends an account of her own medical journey with a broad view of the history and current state of long-term maladies. O’Rourke is also a renowned poet and essayist, author of The Long Goodbye and poetry collection Sun in Days.


In partnership with New Dominion Bookshop. Special thanks to the Carol Troxell Fund and its donors for their sponsorship.

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