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2017 Letters About Literature Finalists

Congratulations to Key 5th graders Alexa Cruz, Isabella Moran and Alana Stewart on being named Maryland state finalists for the 2017 Letters About Literature contest!

Key 6th grader, Aliya Peremel's poetry submission, "Change," has been selected for publication in the 2017 World Artists' Experiences Anthology, Building a More Peaceful World Through Kindness and Compassion.

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Past Authors


The Annapolis Book Festival is known for featuring top fiction and non-fiction authors, year after year. Past authors have included Alice McDermott, Daniel Pink, Laura Lippman, Jake Tapper, Diane Rehm, Bob Schieffer, Kathryn Erskine, Gwen Ifill, Jeffery Deaver, Mickey Edwards, David Corn, Kathie Lee Gifford, Alberto Gonzales, Christopher Hitchens, Joe Klein, Evan Thomas, Kathleen Ernst, D. Watkins, Jim Lehrer,Dee Dee Meyers, Michael Steele, Tom Oliphant, James Fallows, Helen Thomas, Corey Olsen, and Juan Williams.


2016 HEADLINE AUTHORS


Diane Rehm
On My Own










Diane Rehm

On My Own

Diane Rehm has hosted the Diane Rehm Show on WAMU 88.5 FM in Washington, DC, since 1979; the show has a weekly listening audience of two and a half million. Currently, it is broadcast on nearly two hundred stations and Sirius Satellite Radio across the country, as well as internationally by Armed Forces Radio Network.





Amy Ellis Nutt









Becoming Nicole


Amy Ellis Nutt

Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family

Amy Ellis Nutt is a science writer at the Washington Post. She was formerly a reporter at the Newark Star-Ledger where she won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in feature writing for her article "The Wreck of the Lady Mary." Ms. Ellis Nutt's first job in journalism was as a fact-checker at Sports Illustrated. She is a graduate of Smith College and has master's degrees in philosophy from M.I.T. and journalism from Columbia University. She was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard and has taught at both Columbia and Princeton.



David Hoffman







The Billion Dollar Spy

David E. Hoffman

The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal

David E. Hoffman, a Pulitzer Prize winning author, is a contributing editor at the Washington Post. He joined the newspaper in 1982, and covered the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush. He was later diplomatic correspondent, and the newspaper’s bureau chief in Jerusalem and Moscow. On returning to Washington in 2001, Mr. Hoffman was foreign editor and then assistant managing editor for foreign news, until 2009. He is the author of The Oligarchs: Wealth and Power in the New Russiaand The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacywhich won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction, and The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal. Mr. Hoffman has been a correspondent for three documentary films on public health for FRONTLINE: Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria (2013), The Trouble with Antibiotics (2014), and The Trouble with Chicken (2015).

Evan Thomas









Being Nixon

Evan Thomas

Being Nixon: A Man Divided

Evan Thomas is the author of nine books including: The Wise Men (with Walter Isaacson), Robert Kennedy, John Paul Jones, Sea of Thunder, The War Lovers,Ike’s Bluff, and Being Nixon. John Paul Jones and Sea of Thunder were New York Timesbestsellers. He was a writer, correspondent and editor for thirty-three years at Time and Newsweek, including ten years (1986–96) as Washington bureau chief at Newsweek, where, at the time of his retirement in 2010, he was editor-at-large. Mr. Thomas wrote more than one hundred cover stories and in 1999 won a National Magazine Award. He wrote Newsweek’sfifty-thousand-word election specials in 1996, 2000, 2004 (winner of a National Magazine Award), and 2008. Mr. Thomas has appeared on many TV and radio talk shows, including Meet the Press and the Colbert Report, and has been a guest on PBS’s Charlie Rose more than forty times. The author of dozens of book reviews for the New York Times and the Washington Post, he has taught writing and journalism at Harvard and Princeton, where, from 2007 to 2014, he was Ferris Professor of Journalism.



Tim Weiner









One Man Against The World

Tim Weiner

One Man Against the World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon

Tim Weiner is the author of five books. Legacy of Ashes, his history of the CIA, won the National Book Award. His journalism on secret government programs received the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. As a correspondent for the New York Times, he covered war and terrorism in Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Sudan, and other nations. He directs the Carey Institute's nonfiction residency program in upstate New York and teaches as an Anschutz Distinguished Fellow in American Studies at Princeton.