The Annapolis Book Festival is known for featuring top fiction and non-fiction authors, year after year. Authors who have been featured at past Festivals include:
Jeffery Deaver, Robert Ehrlich, James Fallows, Marlin Fitzwater, Kathie Lee Gifford, Christopher Hitchens, Gwen Ifill, Jim Lehrer, Laura Lippman, Alice McDermott, Dee Dee Meyers, Katherine Neville, Tom Oliphant, Daniel H. Pink, Diane Rehm, Bob Schieffer, Kenneth Starr, Michael Steele, Evan Thomas, and Juan Williams.
"The Annapolis Book Festival has become a major literary event, anticipated not only by local bibliophiles in Maryland, but also by authors throughout the mid-Atlantic area. It brings together authors and readers in a convivial setting and in groups small enough to feel intimate, but large enough to generate enthusiastic discussion."
Craig Symonds, professor of history and author of The Battle of Midway