Good morning, friends! We are excited to announce wave one of our author lineup for the 2020 NC Book Festival, along with Season Two of our Arts & Lecture Series! Our Arts & Lecture Series welcomes NC author and New York Times bestseller Therese Anne Fowler in conversation with award winning author John Kessel, National Book Award winner James McBride and 2019 Macarthur Genius grantee Valeria Luiselli, while our Festival weekend will host literary sensation Katya Apekina, National Book Award finalist Jericho Brown, New York Times bestselling NC author Kwame Mbalia, New York Times bestseller Taylor Jenkins Reid, multi-time Hugo and Nebula Award winner Kim Stanley Robinson, favorites Belle Boggs, Tyree Daye,Tupelo Hassman, Jeff Jackson, Mur Lafferty, Mesha Maren, M. Randal O’Wain, Daniel Wallace and many more to be announced in the coming days. Subscriptions to the Arts & Lecture series are $85, and include a book for all three events (A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler, Deacon King Kong by James McBride, and Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli), and priority seating and signing line access to every Arts & Lecture Series and NC Book Festival event; they can be purchased here. Stay tuned for more information. We hope to see you there!