The literary Believer Festival reveals acts for its return engagement

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Shortly after being bought by the Black Mountain Institute and moving its operations to Las Vegas last year, literary mag The Believer put on its first-ever festival, its free events staged (mostly) Downtown.

The books-and-more weekender returns this year and will be staged at five Vegas locations April 13-14, according to a Los Angeles Times report.

Announced participants include Tayari Jones, a BMI fellow whose recently published An American Marriage was selected for Oprah Winfrey’s book club (see here); Nick Hornby, author of High Fidelity and About a Boy; Meg Wolitzer, whose 2003 book The Wife was adapted for the big screen last year; and satirist/former Daily Show contributor John Hodgman.

On Sunday, BMI distributed an email that revealed 10 more names, including the Oscar-winning director/writer of Moonlight, Barry Jenkins, and acclaimed writer/journalist Mohsin Hamid. No further details—including public availability and cost of tickets—have been released (BMI didn’t respond to queries from the Weekly).

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