Author Series: David Baldacci

2018 marks the Smithsonian Libraries’ 50th Anniversary! New York Times best-selling author David Baldacci is the Honorary Chair of the Libraries’ 50th Anniversary Gilded Circle. He and his wife, Michelle, were presented with the first-ever “Libraries Legend Award" by Secretary David J. Skorton at the “All That Glitters: Adopt-a-Book Evening” at the Smithsonian Castle on March 6. Watch as Baldacci sends his congrats and tells us why he loves libraries.

Baldacci published his first novel, Absolute Power, in 1996. The feature film adaptation followed, with Clint Eastwood as its director and star. In total, David has published 35 novels for adults; all have been national and international bestsellers, and several have been adapted for film and television. His novels are published in over 45 languages and in more than 80 countries, with over 130 million worldwide sales. David has also published six novels for younger readers.

David Baldacci Video is Courtesy of Katherine Neville (Smithsonian Libraries Board Member)