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Nantucket Book Festival 2016
March 09, 2016

June 17 - 19, 2016

Each year the Nantucket Book Festival 2016 draws authors and their fans to an idyllic setting . . . Nantucket.

Nantucket Book Festival anticipation and attendance has steadily increased. As stated by Executive Director Maddie Hjulstrom: “With four successful festivals under our belt, we're beginning to look at the bigger picture - the impact we want to make on Nantucket literacy, and the legacy we want to create in regard to making great books and authors accessible to the island through the work of the Nantucket Book Foundation, under which the Nantucket Book Festival operates.” After all, how many countless books have been read while relaxing on this island paradise? Who goes to the beach without a book in hand? The 2016 line-up of authors attending The Nantucket Book Festival 2016 is impressive. The following is just a sampling:

Diane Rehm, notable NPR radio host:  Finding My Voice, latest book On My Own

Sebastian Junger:  The Perfect StormRestrepo, Tribe

Diane Ackerman:  The Zookeeper’s Wife, A Natural History of the Senses

Marlon James:  The Book of Night Women, A Brief History of Seven Killings

Nathanial Phibrick:  In The Heart of the Sea, Valiant Ambition


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