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Delia Owens with Friends of the Festival at the 2019 Fall for the Book.
Delia Owens with Friends of the Festival at the 2019 Fall for the Book.

3 Days, 150 Authors, 1 Great Time

New American Voices Award Judges and Finalists
Thursday, October 10, Melissa Rivero won the 2nd annual Institute for Immigration Research New American Voices Award. She (right) is joined here by Fall for the Book board chair Jennifer Disano; Jim Witte from the Institute for Immigration Research; Judges Reyna Grande and E.C. Osondu; Diane Portnoy of the Immigrant Learning Center; and finalists Eugenia Kim, and Angie Kim. Photo credit: Christopher Dickson.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie with Dr. Anne Holton
Friday, October 11, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie spoke with Mason’s interim president Dr. Anne Holton about why we should all be feminists. Photo credit: Evan Cantwell.
Adichie signs one fan's book
Adichie meets excited fans after her talk. Photo credit: Sarah Heaton
Peter Copeland in conversation
Students listened on Friday, October 11 as Peter Copeland recounted his journey to becoming a journalist. Credit: Sarah Heaton.
David Grann gave a riveting talk on his book Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI on Saturday, October 12. Photo Credit: Chris Dickson
Literary Death Match Crew
A fun-filled Saturday capped off with the game show Literary Death Match, featuring (from left to right) judges Zach Powers, Kasha Patel, Tayla Burney, host Adrian Todd Zuniga, and contestants Rion Amilcar Scott, Amaud Jamaul Johnson, Christina Dalcher (this year’s winner!), and Randon Billings Noble. Photo credit: Jennifer Disano.
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