The Festival returns March 9-11, 2023

The festival is free and open to the public.

Thank you for joining us at the New Orleans Book Festival 2022!

The Festival features both fiction and non-fiction and convene readings, panel discussions, symposia and keynote speeches. It also provides an opportunity for outlets, authors and readers to interact with each other in one of the most vibrant and culturally diverse cities in the world.

Family Day at the Festival

Family Day will take place on Saturday, March 11, 2023

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.

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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.

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