April Headliner

Pulitzer prizewinning author Geraldine Brooks is back with Horse, an intricately crafted historical fiction novel about a record-breaking racehorse. Brooks braids narratives from 1850 Kentucky, 1994 New York City, and 2019 Washington DC into a sweeping novel about science, obsession, and injustice in America.

For more information on Geraldine Brooks, please visit prhspeakers.com.  Sponsored by the Fairfax County Public Library.

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.

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!

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.

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