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The Festival

Fall for the Book went virtual in 2020, bringing the festival to your fingertips- and we’re back in 2021! We’ve elevated our status quo to “on demand”; now you can settle in with your kids to watch a live, interactive event, or get a front row seat to a talk with a writer who lives half world away; no plane ticket required. 

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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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 Chris Stuck, Sandra Beasley, Heather Young, Beth Gilstrap, Jesse DeLong, and more! You can listen on Soundcloud, Spotify, iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts.  

Rockstars of Writing

*Past Festival Headliners*

Chinua Achebe 
2008

Stephen King
2011

Neil Gaiman
2012

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
2019

Delia Owens
2019

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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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Fall for the Book is an independent nonprofit that is part of Watershed Lit: Center for Literary Engagement and Publishing Practice at George Mason University.

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