Library of Congress Announces Application Deadline for Literacy Awards

The Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program honors organizations that have made outstanding contributions to increasing literacy in the United States or abroad. The awards also encourage the continuing development of innovative methods for combating illiteracy. By recognizing current achievements, the awards seek to inspire organizations, foundations, and other private-sector groups to become involved in combating illiteracy.

The deadline for applying for this year’s awards is March 31, 2014. More information is here.

Cover reveal and excerpt: THE TARGET

Best-selling thriller writer David Baldacci is back with a new story starring government assassin Will Robie.

The Target follows Robie and his partner, Jessica Reel, on a global mission from the president that takes them to prison camps in North Korea.

Don’t wait until The Target‘s release date on April 22 — check out an excerpt here.

David Baldacci visits Politics and Prose

Missed David’s recent visit to Politics and Prose? Catch the video here.

David on his newest book, KING AND MAXWELL

David talks with WUSA9 anchor Mike Hydeck about KING AND MAXWELL and the process of writing.

David Baldacci’s latest is best book in his King and Maxwell series

“This is the best book yet in the series,” says the Associated Press about KING AND MAXWELL. Read the full review here.

Books: New and Noteworthy

USA TODAY’s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week, including KING AND MAXWELL.

Still Reaching Out Of His Comfort Zone: Author David Baldacci On Writing, Literacy, The NSA And Military Families

Read the full interview here.

Cover reveal and excerpt: ‘The Finisher’ by David Baldacci

Could Vega Jane be the next Katniss or Tris? David Baldacci, best-selling author of legal thrillers, is taking a page from Suzanne Collins and Veronica Roth. His new book for kids ages 9-13 stars a strong teen heroine. See the cover and read an excerpt from THE FINISHER – out March 4, 2014 – here.

David Baldacci and James Patterson to Headline Literacy Awards Event

Best-selling authors and literacy advocates David Baldacci and James Patterson are the featured speakers at the 2013 Library of Congress Literacy Awards, a new program originated and sponsored by philanthropist David M. Rubenstein. The event will be held on Monday, November 4, at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., and is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. Read more here.

Baldacci speaks at kick off of Roanoke literacy effort

People taking part in reading “Wish You Well,” this year’s book selection for the Roanoke Valley Reads community reading project, got a chance to hear from the writer himself Thursday night and learn about local efforts of his literacy foundation. Read more here.