Thursday, June 13, 2019 9:00 AM – Sunday, June 16, 2019 5:00 PM
The Festival will offer an impressive line-up of award-winning authors with author readings, panel discussions and informal social events. Most events are in town, near ferries. Highlights include presentations by Esi Edugyan (Washington Black), Susan Orlean (The Library Book), and Dave Cullen (Columbine; Parkland). Nathaniel Philbrick, Nantucket's favorite literary son, will discuss In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown, the third in his Revolutionary War series. Readers interested in medical advances will enjoy presentations by Charles Graeber and Matt McCarthy, MD. Nantucket authors Steven Axelrod, Blue Balliett, and Cherie Burns headline a mystery panel, while Madeline Miller, John Burnham Schwartz, and Lea Carpenter will discuss their craft over lunch with fiction lovers.