Nantucket Book Festival News 3.5.14

The 2014 Nantucket Book Festival, June 20-22, has announced a partial line-up of authors who will participate in this year’s festival.

Alice Hoffman : Author of novels, young adult novels, and children’s books, best known for Practical Magic (1995). Latest novel The Dovekeepers (2011). Alice also wrote the screenplay for Independence Day (1983) 

Jodi Picoult: Author of 20 books, the latest being The Storyteller (2013)

Katrina Kenison: Author of literary memoir and nonfiction. Her latest book isMagical Journey: An Apprenticeship in Contentment , (2013)

Daniel Menaker: Writer and fiction editor at The New Yorker. His latest book is My Mistake – A Memoir. (2013)

Ben Mezrich: Ben is best know for Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions(2008)

Kevin Powers: Best known for his first novel The Yellow Birds, for which he won numerous awards including finalist for the National Book Award in fiction.

Dani Shapiro: Author of five novels and magazien writer for the New Yorker and others. Her best selling memoirs were Slow Motion and Devotion, and her latest book, Still Writing (2013).

George Pelecanos: A writer of detective fiction and television, and a film and television producer. His Lates book was The Double (2013).

Ben Fountain: Fiction writer, winner of PEN/Heningway award for Brief Encounters with Che Guevara: Stories and many others 

As in past Nantucket Book Festivals, there will be a variety of free events throughout the weekend, featuring speakers and panels of wonderful writers from all aspects of literature.

Highlights will include:
~ The opening night presentation of the PEN/Faulkner writing contest winner at the Unitarian Church, Friday evening June 20th.
~ Sunday afternoon wrap party and pig roast at Cisco Brewers with the authors and the Nantucket Book Partners’ author autograph mobile. 
~ The popular Authors in Bars will return in 2014.

More to come as we get it.

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