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New Orleans Book Festival

The New Orleans Book Festival 2022 will take place on March 10-12 at Tulane University. Over 130 authors will be in attendance on Tulane’s uptown campus, including Malcolm Gladwell, Michael Lewis, John Grisham, Imani Perry, Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., Bakari Sellers, Don Lemon, Jon Meacham, Charles Blow, Clint Smith, Cleo Wade, Sarah M. Broom, David Brooks and Walter Isaacson. All festival events are free and open to the public. Family Day at the Fes will take place on Saturday, March 12, 2022, includes lively author presentations, book readings, literacy activities and a Scholastic-sponsored book giveaway.

The New Orleans Book Festival began in 2010 as a free literary event for families in New Orleans. We are excited to expand in partnership with Tulane University to create a weekend of events featuring prominent national and local writers and journalists. The City of New Orleans has a strong literary history, and this festival seeks to continue and grow the literary community in our area. The partnership with Tulane will also generate the participation of the numerous talented writers from the Tulane community and interest from Tulane students. The New Orleans Book Festival will offer something to readers of all ages and backgrounds and provide an opportunity for all members of our community to come together over a shared love of reading. ~ Former New Orleans First Lady Cheryl Landrieu

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New Orleans Book Festival Details

All events will take place on Tulane’s uptown campus, including the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life, McAlister Auditorium, Myra Clare Rogers Memorial Chapel, Goldring/Woldenberg Business Complex and the Berger Family Lawn.

The festival will engage with teachers and school organizations and literacy, child advocacy and city partners to encourage attendance and participation with the event.

The Festival will feature both fiction and non-fiction and convene readings, panel discussions, symposia and keynote speeches. It will also provide an opportunity for outlets, authors and readers to interact with each other in one of the most vibrant and culturally diverse cities in the world.

The Festival will be held March 10 – 12, 2022. Events will commence with a kickoff keynote and welcome reception on Thursday and conclude with a New Orleans-style celebration on Saturday evening.

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We are very excited to bring The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University to our great city for a three-day celebration of literacy and culture from some of the most notable local, regional and best-selling authors. We have a fabulous and diverse lineup of authors from a vast array of genres and disciplines. Although we could not host our event the last two years as planned, we are pleased that most authors are back for 2022. We hope to attract and captivate book enthusiasts of all ages from all over and make our festival one of the nation’s premier literary destinations. ~ Walter Isaacson

New Orleans Book Festival Family Day Details

Family Day will be a lively, free-for-all event that is open and accessible to all children in our community and their families.

In partnership with the Scholastic Corporation, a multi-national publishing and education company, and the City of New Orleans’ Office of Youth and Families, the Festival will engage with teachers and school organizations in advance of the festival to encourage attendance and participation. We will provide thousands of books for distribution both in schools during the week prior to the festival, and to festival attendees during Family Day.

New Orleans Book Festival Authors

Authors appearing at the 2022 festival include (in alphabetical order) Thomas Adams, Iñaki Alday, Kent Babb, Amy Banks, John Barry, Jason Berry, Roy Blount, Jr., Charles Blow, Douglas Brinkley, David Brooks, Sarah Broom, Barri Bronston, William Brumfield, Richard Campanella, James Carville, Edgar Chase, IV, Judy Cooper, Karen Cox, Jarvis DeBerry, Brian DeMare, Justin Devillier, Jeff Duncan, Louis Edwards, Ada Ferrer, Pam Fessler, Charles Figley, Macon Fry, Katherine Gehl, Cheryl Gerber, James Gill, Blake Gilpin, Gary Ginsberg, Malcolm Gladwell, Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., Annette Gordon-Reed, Roberta Brandes Gratz, John Grisham, Kelly Harris, Russel L. Honoré, Andy Horowitz, Ilana Horwitz, Ladee Hubbard, Howard Hunter, Walter Isaacson, T.R. Johnson, Margarita Jover, Molly Kimball, Isaac Knapp, Mitch Landrieu, Kris Lane, Kiese Laymon, Nancy Lemann, Nick Lemann, Michael Lewis, Robert Livingston, Melissa Martin, Mary Matalin, Cappy McGarr, Carol McMichael Reese, Jon Meacham, Marc Morial, Peter S. Onuf, Tom Piazza, Lawrence N. Powell, Sister Helen Prejean, Peter Ricchiuti, Nathaniel Rich, Sandy Rosenthal, Joshua D. Rothman, David Rubenstein, Maurice Carlos Ruffin, Matt Sakakeeny, Kalamu ya Salaam, Julian, Sancton, Tom Sancton, Rupert Scofield, Bakari Sellers, Fatima Shaik, Alon Shaya, Clint Smith, Katy Simpson Smith, David Spielman, Michael Tisserand, Poppy Tooker, Sheba Turk, Mark VanLandingham, Kim Vaz-Deville, Cleo Wade, Darren Walker, David Weill, MD, Curtis Wilkie and Jane Wolfe.

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