Fall For The Book

4400 University Dr, Fairfax, Virginia 22030

(703) 993-3986


Each September, Fall for the Book welcomes authors and artists from around the world for several days of readings, discussions, performances and exhibitions at more than 30 venues throughout Northern Virginia, DC, and Maryland.


Fall For The Book was founded in 1999

General Info

The festival spans six days and is held at George Mason University's Fairfax Campus located in Fairfax, VA, as well as other locations throughout Northern Virginia, DC, and Maryland.

Company Overview

Since 1999, Fall for the Book has brought festival attendees the finest writers and thinkers on the world stage. Tobias Wolff, Joyce Carol Oates, Mitch Albom, Michael Cunningham, E.L. Doctorow, Ann Patchett, Amy Tan, and Michael Chabon have each received the annual Fairfax Prize for literary excellence. The Mason Award — for encouraging the joy of reading to a wide audience — has been given to Dave Eggers, Jonathan Lethem, Chinua Achebe, Sherman Alexie, Greg Mortenson, Stephen King, and Neil Gaiman. The Busboys and Poets Award has been presented to Claudia Rankine and Rita Dove, and the Mary Roberts Rinehart Award has been presented to Mary Karr and Katherine Boo. Additional headliners have included Rick Atkinson, Rita Mae Brown, Pat Conroy, James Ellroy, Nikki Giovanni, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Khaled Hosseini, Sue Miller, Mark Strand, Deborah Tannen, Cornel West, and C.K. Williams, among many, many others.

In our 14th year, we're welcoming another great slate of writers, including:

• This year’s Fairfax Prize winner: Dave Barry

• This year's Mason Award winner: David Baldacci

• This year's Busboys and Poets Award winner: Sonia Sanchez

• This year's Mary Roberts Rinehart Award winner: Cheryl Strayed

Bookmark www.fallforthebook.org for news and updates throughout the season!


With the generous support of our sponsors, Fall for the Book offers audiences across Northern Virginia, D.C., and Maryland a wide variety of educational and entertainment opportunities. The festival’s mission includes:
• Advancing children’s education
• Making literature fun
• Connecting readers and authors
• Building community
• Encouraging cultural diversity


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