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Library to Formally Add ‘Red, White & Royal Blue’ By Author Casey McQuiston to National Collection in Advance of Film Adaptation of Novel

Release Date: 04 Aug 2023
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Library to Formally Add ‘Red, White & Royal Blue’ By Author Casey McQuiston to National Collection in Advance of Film Adaptation of Novel

The Library will host Casey McQuiston, author of the bestselling book “Red, White & Royal Blue,” for a conversation on Tuesday, Aug. 8 at 6 p.m.

McQuiston will be signing copies of “Red, White & Royal Blue” following their conversation in the Coolidge Auditorium in the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building. Copies of the book will also be available for purchase. The event is free, but tickets are required. Reserve your ticket here.

The film adaptation of the novel is set to be released on Prime Video on Aug. 11. McQuiston will donate a copy of their book to the Library’s LGBTQ+ collection for preservation in the nation’s library.

Plus, enjoy author talks from more than 70 authors at the Library of Congress National Book Festival on Saturday, Aug. 12 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Doors open at 8:30 a.m., and the festival is free and open to everyone. Attendees will hear conversations that reflect their lived experiences and stories, with presentations for every type of reader. The complete author lineup and schedule can be found at

Casey McQuiston is a No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of romantic comedies, including “One Last Stop,” “I Kissed Shara Wheeler,” and “Red, White & Royal Blue,” whose writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Bon Appetit. Born and raised in southern Louisiana, Casey now lives in New York City with a poodle mix named Pepper.

About “Red, White & Royal Blue”
Alex Claremont-Diaz (Taylor Zakhar Perez), the son of the President of the United States (Uma Thurman), and Britain’s Prince Henry (Nicholas Galitzine) have a lot in common: Stunning good looks, undeniable charisma, international popularity … and a total disdain for each other. Separated by an ocean, their long-running feud hasn’t really been an issue, until a disastrous — and very public — altercation at a royal event becomes tabloid fodder, driving a potential wedge in U.S./British relations at the worst possible time. Going into damage-control mode, their families and handlers force the two rivals into a staged “truce.” But as Alex and Henry’s icy relationship unexpectedly begins to thaw into a tentative friendship, the friction that existed between them sparks something deeper than they ever expected. Based on Casey McQuiston’s critically acclaimed New York Times best seller, “Red, White & Royal Blue” marks the feature film writing and directing debut of Tony Award-winning playwright Matthew López (“The Inheritance”).

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PR 23-067
ISSN 0731-3527

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