The World Over: Fiction and Nonfiction: Etgar Keret on Suddenly, A Knock on the Door, Pablo Medina on C ubop City Blues and Josip Novakovich on Shopping for a Better Country Saturday, Nov. 17, 2:00 p.m., Room 8303 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
Author(s) and Guest(s)
Etgar Keret's appearance is cancelled.
Hailed as the voice of young Israel and one of its most radical and extraordinary writers, Etgar Keret is internationally acclaimed for his short stories.
Suddenly, A Knock on the Door (FSG Originals, $14.00) is his sixth bestselling collection. His stories display his characteristic absurdity, humor, sadness, and compassion, and though their circumstances are often strange and surreal, his characters are defined by a familiar and fierce humanity. "If you have room in your heart, wallet or reading list for just one book of short stories this year, make it Etgar Keret's Suddenly, A Knock On The Door.”— LA Times. Keret’s collections have been published in twenty-two languages. They include Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God; Missing Kissinger; and Gaza Blues.
Music, especially the driving polyrhythmic patters of Afro-Cuban jazz, influenced the structure of poet and novelist Pablo Medina’s
Cubop City Blues (Grove Press, $25.00). Medina, born in Cuba, grew up in New York City. He explores the ways in which Cubans and Cuban culture have intersected with American culture and how these connections helped shape him as a person and a writer. “Medina has a keen eye for the ebb and flow of desire. . .”— Publishers Weekly. Medina is the author of twelve books of fiction, nonfiction, translation, and poetry, including the newest translation of Federico Garcia Lorca's A Poet in New York. Josip Novakovich
Croation-American Josip Novakovich explores family, history, travel, and culture shock in his essay collection
Shopping for a Better Country (Dzanc Books, $15.95). “. . . a keenly observed world of strangeness, melancholy, and cruelty.”-- Los Angele Review of Books. Novakovich is the author of Infidelities: Stories of War and Lust; April Fool's Day; two story collections, Yolk and Salvation and Other Disasters; and a collection of narrative essays, Apricots from Chernobyl. Schedule
Miami Book Fair International * Miami Dade College
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132
Room 8303 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)