Virginia Festival of the Book Blog

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…

Weekend Highlights

Photos, audio, and video of select events from Saturday and Sunday of the Virginia Festival of the Book.

Friday Highlights

A graphic novel exploring one family’s escape from Vietnam, examinations of race, history, and the civil war and a panel exploring the experiences of deaf authors barely scratch the surface of what Friday at the Virginia Festival of the Book included.

Thursday Highlights

Thursday included a talk by the inaugural Carol Troxell Reader, Lisa Ko, the Literary Lunch with Nathan Englander, and an inspirational conversation with Khizr Khan.

Wednesday Highlights

The first day of the 2018 Virginia Festival of the Book started with author and astronaut Leland Melvin talking with 2,400 Charlottesville area students about how perseverance helped him succeed in the NFL and at NASA.

Changes & Cancellations

The following changes have been made to schedule and speaker pages. We regret any inconvenience these may cause, and we encourage you to check this page for any additional updates.

Q&A with Ellen Crosby

Get to know Festival speaker Ellen Crosby…