With the National Book Festival coming up on September 1st, I’ll be sharing memorabilia, photos and more from National Book Festivals. When they held the festival on the Mall, I threw parties with some of my fellow authors each year at different Smithsonian Libraries. Below are some photos from the pre-festival dinner, held the night before at the Library of Congress. Among
In the ancient Celtic calendar, so it is said, All Hallows Eve (which begins at sunset on October 31) marks the end of the old year, and the new year doesn’t begin until dawn on November 3. The intervening days (All Souls and All Saints days in the Christian calendar) are days outside of Time, days when we can celebrate what happened in the past and discover what is about to happen in the fu
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