We're Back In Person October 12-15, 2022!

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Festival to Receive NEA Grant

The festival is excited to announce that Fall for the Book has been approved for a $10,000 Grants for Arts Projects award from the National Endowment for the Arts. 

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The Festival

Fall for the Book went virtual in 2020 and 2021, bringing the festival to your fingertips, elevating our status quo to “on demand.” We’ll be back in-person in 2022, but will still provide some great digital events that you can attend without planes, trains, or automobiles. Stay tuned for more! 

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.

Past Winners

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 Claudia Kalb, Jim Peterson, Pamela Harris, Brandie June, and Janice Northerns. You can listen on Soundcloud, Spotify, iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts.  

Rockstars of Writing

*Past Festival Headliners*

Chinua Achebe 

Stephen King

Neil Gaiman

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Delia Owens

Support the Festival

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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