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The Nantucket Book Festival Presents

At Home With Authors™

At a time like this, we need voices like these. The Nantucket Book Foundation & Festival presents memorable conversations and time-sensitive takeaways with our 2020 authors, and a growing roster of great writers.

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Azar & Will: Intimate Strangers

Nantucket Book Festival alums Azar Nafisi and Will Schwalbe meet here for the first time. They began as strangers. Watch them become something more, through the power of books.

Video & Podcast18min
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Gabriella Burnham's Debut Novel

"It Is Wood, It Is Stone" is about "a woman's reckoning with what it is that she desires from her life." Gabriella Burnham's own desire, to be a writer, was fueled by Nantucket High School lit teacher Anne Phaneuf. Here they are, together, in joy.

Video & Podcast41min
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Tiny Takes

Too busy for a deep conversation with a great author? Sample them here, a minute at a time.

Video1min
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Skip Finley on Whaling Captains of Color: America's First Meritocracy

Oak Bluffs’ Skip Finley has the kind of obsessiveness you read about in whaling stories. He needed it to uncover this chapter in American history, which sheds new light on the meaning of merit.

Video & Podcast26min
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Alice Hoffman: Remaining Humane in a Dark World

In 1992, a NY Times book reviewer wrote that Alice Hoffman makes us aware of the darkness, and helps us seek the light. That was 20 novels ago. We have a lot to talk about.

Video & Podcast24min
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Muskeget's Man

A new book release during a pandemic is a colorful affair when the author is Crocker Snow Jr. We caught up with Crocker at Mitchell's Book Corner to talk about Muskeget: Raw, Restless, Relentless Island.

Video7min