John Grisham and Ian Rankin

Friday, March 26 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Bestselling authors John Grisham and Ian Rankin will discuss their new books.

This virtual event is a part of the 2021 Virginia Festival of the Book. Please see below for more information about how to register and to purchase books. 

Authors John Grisham (A Time for Mercy) and Ian Rankin (A Song for Dark Times) will discuss their new books, revisiting long-time characters, the art of writing crime novels, and frankly, anything else they’d like to discuss.

As part of the all-virtual 2021 Virginia Festival of the Book, this event is free to attend and open to the public. To attend, please register here or simply make plans to watch on

Order the Books from New Dominion Bookshop

Shop local and support your community bookstore! Order your books for the 2021 Virginia Festival of the Book by filling out the contact form below. We will give you a call when your order is ready, and you will be able to pay for your order over the phone at that time. We are currently offering curbside pickup, local delivery (available for free within 5 miles of the shop), and shipping (normal rates apply). We are also open for limited browsing.

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Festival Event Sponsors: Thanks to the Gamma Knife Center at UVA for their support of this program.