Annapolis Book Festival
The Annapolis Book Festival is pleased
to announce its lineup of speakers for
the 2007 festival, to be held Saturday,
May 5, 2007, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the campus
of The Key School in Annapolis. This free
community event, featuring local and nationally
known authors, also offers book signings, new
and used book sales, and a full day of family
Headlining the event will be CNN Correspondent
Peter Bergen, author of Holy War Inc. and
The Osama Bin Laden I Know; Newsweek’s Assistant
Managing Editor Evan Thomas, author
of Sea of Thunder: Four Commanders and The
Last Great Naval Campaign 1941-1945; and
Time magazine correspondent Joe Klein, author
of Politics Lost: How Democracy Was Trivialized
by People Who Think You Are Stupid.
Peter Bergen has written about terrorism, al
Qaeda, and Osama bin Laden for a variety of
publications, including the New York Times, Los
Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The New
Republic, and The Atlantic. In a review of his
latest book, The Osama bin Laden I Know, The
Guardian described Bergen as “an experienced
reporter as well as an academic [who] stands
out among terrorism experts for his breadth of
experience and clear-headedness.” His previous
book, Holy War, Inc.: Inside the Secret World of
Bin Laden, was a New York Times bestseller and
has been translated into eighteen languages.
Mr. Bergen will moderate a panel on the war
in Iraq. Other panelists include Rajiv Chandrasekaran,
author of Imperial Life in the
Emerald City: Inside Iraq’s Green Zone; Fawaz
Gerges, author of Journey of the Jihadist: Inside
the Muslim Insurgency; and Nir Rosen, author
of Inside the Belly of the Green Bird: The Triumph
of the Martyrs in Iraq.
Newsweek Assistant Managing Editor Evan
Thomas writes extensively on current events,
including Iraq and the presidential elections.
In 2005, his 50,000-word narrative of the 2004
presidential election was honored when Newsweek won the industry’s highest honor—the
National Magazine Award—for the best singletopic
Mr. Thomas will moderate a panel discussion
on the 2008 Presidential elections. He will be
joined on that panel by award-winning Time magazine columnist Joe Klein and Thomas
Schaller, author of Whistling Past Dixie: How
the Democrats Can Win Without the South.
Also scheduled to speak are Pat Wingert
Kelly, Marie Arana, Leslie Morgan Steiner,
Gene Roberts, Iris Krasnow, Priscilla Cummings—
and many more.
In addition to the nationally renowned authors
listed above, the festival will also feature talks
and book signings by local authors; performances
by magician Joe Romano, storyteller
Jim Weiss and perennial favorite musician Abu
the Flute Maker; and an opportunity to visit Ms.
Frizzle and The Magic School Bus.
For more information about this interactive,
intergenerational celebration of the written
word, visit The Key School website at www.
KeySchool.org, or call Irfan Latimer at 410-
263-9231, ext. 1227.