[caption id="attachment_33603" align="aligncenter" width="800"]<img class="size-full wp-image-33603" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2018\/07\/David-Sheff-comes-to-Lewisburg-Literary-Festival.jpeg" alt="" width="800" height="554" \/> David Sheff, author of Beautiful Boy, comes to the Lewisburg Literary Festival Aug. 4[\/caption]\r\n<h1>David Sheff, author of Beautiful Boy: A Father\u2019s Journey Through His Son\u2019s Addiction and the follow-up, Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America\u2019s Greatest Tragedy, will join the lineup at the Lewisburg Literary Festival. Sheff will take the stage at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m.<\/h1>\r\nPrior to the publication of Beautiful Boy, Sheff was a journalist whose in-depth interviews appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Playboy, among other respected publications. He has interviewed the most iconic personalities of the past fifty years including Carl Sagan, Tom Hanks, Keith Haring, Steve Jobs, Ansel Adams, and Frank Gehry. Most notably, Sheff conducted the last comprehensive interview with John Lennon before his murder in 1980. That interview would become the basis of Sheff\u2019s 2000 book, All We Are Saying: The Last Major Interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono.\r\n\r\nWith Beautiful Boy, Sheff became more widely known for his vocal and compassionate position on the addiction epidemic. In 2009, he was selected as one of Time Magazine\u2019s World\u2019s Most Influential People, and Entertainment Weekly named Beautiful Boy the best nonfiction book of the year. Several other awards followed. Now the memoir is a film staring Steve Carell, Timothee Chalamet, Maura Tierney, and Amy Ryan, scheduled for release on October 12, 2018.\r\n\r\nSheff\u2019s subsequent book, Clean, published in 2013, is, according to The New York Times\u2019 Sunday Book Review, \u201can objective, if still impassioned, examination of the research on prevention and treatment - a guide for those affected by addiction but also a manifesto aimed at clinical professionals and policy makers.\u201d\r\n\r\nThe Lewisburg Literary Festival, August 3 \u2013 4, is a vibrant two-day event featuring visiting authors, literary workshops, outdoor art installations, musical entertainment, and performance art. The annual event takes place the first Friday and Saturday in August and is free to all guests. Due to seating capacity, guests must call 888-716-5082 to reserve tickets to specific speaker and workshop events.\r\n\r\nOther visiting authors include Nikki Giovanni and Anna Sale. To learn more, visit LewisburgLiteraryFestival.com.