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Annapolis Book Festival Authors 2020 

Authors have begun to sign on to discuss their books at the Annapolis Book Festival 2020. Here's the line-up so far:

Peter Bergen, Jeff Eggers, B. Janet Hibbs, Garrett M. Graff, Angie Kim, Rion Amilcar Scott, Chris Wilson, Julie Hirschfeld Davis, D. Watkins,  Iris Krasnow, Laura Kamoie, Tope Folarin, Marty Makary, Chris Formant, Jason Redman, Ben Westhoff, Helen Fremont, Anthony Rostain, Andrea Chamblee for John McNamara, Steve Luxenberg, and Megan Wagner Lloyd

They will be discussing topics ranging from Trump and the military, the myth and reality of leadership, a history of 9/11, women of the French Revolution, genre-shattering short stories stirring together fables and reality, a thrilling look at Maryland patriots in the Revolutionary War, immigration, a memoir about family secrets, high school basketball in DC, reflections on summer camp, healthcare in America, voices of vulnerable populations, a gripping courtroom drama involving an immigrant family, the opioid industry, student stress in college, a look at Plessy v. Ferguson, a novel about a Nigerian family trying to assimilate to life in Utah, and a journey from prison to a purposeful life.

Check back as more authors sign on!



About the Annapolis Book Festival

The Annapolis Book Festival is one of the premier community events in the region. Every year more than 3,000 people attend this free community Festival that celebrates the beauty, power, passion, and excitement of the written word. Entering its eighteenth year, the Festival brings nationally renowned authors to Key School in Annapolis, MD, to discuss their books and the craft of writing. The Festival also features children's activities, live music, refreshments, and new and used book sales.

2020 Title Sponsors





2020 Pulitzer Sponsors


For the second year in a row, the Annapolis Book Festival is teaming up with the Old Fox Books and Coffeehouse, a local bookstore located on Maryland Avenue, as the supplier for the 2020 Festival. It’s a great partnership!

For more information about the Annapolis Book Festival, contact Parent Programs and Special Events Director Trish Gallant at or 443.321.7820