2021 planning in progress!
The New Orleans Book Festival will bring the world’s leading authors to Tulane University for a multi-day celebration of their works. Additional details on the 2021 festival will be shared as they become available.
Check out the Event Lineup
See which authors will be speaking each day.
Family Day at the Festival
On Saturday, March 19, 2021, from 10am to 2pm, the Festival will host FAMILY DAY AT THE FESTIVAL on Tulane’s uptown campus on the Berger Family Lawn. Family Day will be a lively, free-for-all event that is open and accessible to all children in our community and their families.
In partnership with the Scholastic Corporation, a multi-national publishing and education company, and the City of New Orleans’ Office of Youth and Families, the Festival will engage with teachers and school organizations in advance of the festival to encourage attendance and participation. We will provide thousands of books for distribution both in schools during the week prior to the festival, and to festival attendees during Family Day.
Meet our Co-Chairs
A New Orleans native, Cheryl Landrieu is lawyer, author and founder of the New Orleans Book Festival. Cheryl has a long history supporting strategic community initiatives in New Orleans, most recently focused on literacy and advocacy for the advancement of women and girls.
Walter Isaacson is a Professor of History at Tulane and an advisory partner at Perella Weinberg, a financial services firm based in New York City. He is the past CEO of the Aspen Institute, where he is now a Distinguished Fellow, and has been the chairman of CNN and the editor of TIME magazine.