Our 2022 honoree is young adult author Kim Johnson, who released her debut novel, This Is My America, in 2020. The “incredible and searing” story of racial injustice in America was awarded the Pacific Northwest Book Award and Malka Penn Human Rights Award for Children’s Literature in 2021 and will soon be a television series on HBO Max.
Ms. Johnson joined us for the Representation in YA panel at last year’s festival, and we are thrilled she will kick off the 2022 festival on Friday, April 29th at 6:00 p.m. EST where she will be in conversation with C.J. Farley, an arts critic (formerly of the Wall Street Journal) and author of many titles, including the YA book Zero O’Clock.
The 2022 Festival:
Watch the Opening Ceremony
About the Festival
The Newburyport Literary Association, Inc. was founded in 2005.
Many individuals and organizations share the vision of the Newburyport Literary Festival. The NLF is especially grateful for the generous support of our founding sponsor, the Newburyport Bank Charitable Foundation and to all the other businesses and individuals who have made it possible for the festival to take root and flourish.
In case you missed any of our previous events…
Recordings of our 2020 events are available via our YouTube Channel.
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