Festival of the Book announces 2022 keynote presenter

HARBOR SPRINGS — The Harbor Springs Festival of the Book is thrilled to announce New York Times bestselling author and historian, Candice Millard, as the 2022 Keynote presenter.

“Candice was the top choice of our author committee, and we are so honored to have this unrivaled historian and author for this year’s event. She will be presenting her her latest book, ‘River of the Gods: Genius, Courage and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile,’ ”said Katie Boeckl, the festival’s literary director.

“Candice is regarded by fans and critics for writing the highest quality narrative nonfiction, and we know our attendees will experience a captivating presentation.”

Millard is the author of three books, each of which is a New York Times bestseller and have been named best books of the year by several publications, including the New York Times and the Washington Post. She is the recipient of the 2017 BIO Award. Her first book, “The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey,” was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection and a Book Sense Pick, won the William Rockhill Nelson Award and was a finalist for the Quill Awards. It has been printed in Portuguese, Mandarin, Japanese and Korean, as well as a British edition.

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