Winner of the Inaugural ArtsFairfax Arts Innovation Award

Number of Live and On Demand Festival Attendees

Debut Writers Dominate New American Voices Award Shortlist

Sindya Bhanoo’s Seeking Fortune ElsewhereDaphne Palasi Andreades’s Brown Girls, and Aamina Ahmad’s The Return of Faraz Ali have been named finalists for the Institute for Immigration Research New American Voices Award, which is now celebrating its Fifth Anniversary. 

Sindya Bhanoo, Daphne Palasi Andreades and Aamina Ahmad's photos and book covers.

Festival Receives ArtsFairfax Grant

The festival is excited to announce that Fall for the Book has been awarded $12,000 Operating Support Grant from ArtsFairfax.

New American Voices Award

Fall for the Book and the Institute for Immigration Research’s New American Voices Award recognizes recently published works that illuminate the complexity of the human experience as told by immigrants, whose work is historically underrepresented in writing and publishing.

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Podcast Fall 22

Fall for the Book Podcast

Kara Oakleaf & Suzy Rigdon sit down with writers from across the genre spectrum in the Fall for the Book podcast, part of the Watershed Lit Station. This season, hear from Alma Katsu, Chelsea T. Hicks, Bill Glose, Frances Park, and Ginger Park! You can listen on Soundcloud, Spotify, iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts.  The podcast has recently been featured in the August 2022 Northern Virginia Magazine issue on Fairs and Festivals, now on newsstands!

Rockstars of Writing

*Past Festival Headliners*

Chinua Achebe 

Stephen King

Neil Gaiman

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Delia Owens

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As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Fall for the Book is sustained by the generous contributions of Corporate Sponsorship as well as our Friends of the Festival program.

22 Years

22 Years

1600+ Authors

20,000+ Attendees per Year

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