Denise Phé-Funchal (Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala, 1977) Escritora, socióloga y docente universitaria. Actualmente es editora en jefe de la Editorial Cultura. Ha dado a conocer las novelas Las flores (2007), Ana sonríe (2015) y La habitación de la memoria (2015), el poemario Manual del mundo Paraíso (2010) y los volúmenes de cuento Buenas costumbres (2011) y Sala de estar (2017). Para el teatro escribió Dicen (2019). Cuentos suyos han sido publicados en Guatemala, Argentina, Italia, Bolivia, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Estados Unidos, México, España y Alemania. Como socióloga, ha trabajado con mujeres víctimas de violencia sexual e investigado el tema de la guerra interna y la memoria histórica en su país. Phé-Funchal entrevista en la feria al ganador del Premio Cervantes 2017: el escritor nicaragüense Sergio Ramírez.
Chevelin Pierre is a Haitian graphic and comic artist. He works in advertising illustration, book publishing, preproduction illustration (storyboard), and packaging illustration. As a comic book artist, he is best known for Bizango, a graphic novel about the secrets societies in Haiti.
Robert Pinsky is the author of numerous books of poetry, including The Figured Wheel, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and prose, including Democracy, Culture and the Voice of Poetry. He served as United States poet laureate from 1997 to 2000. He began his unlikely journey to becoming a poet in the late 1940s in Long Branch, a historic but run-down New Jersey shore resort town, in a neighborhood of Italian, Black, and Jewish families. Descended from a bootlegger grandfather, an athletic father, and a rebellious tomboy mother, Pinsky was an unruly but articulate high school C student whose obsession with the rhythms and melodies of speech inspired him to write. In Jersey Breaks: Becoming an American Poet (W. W. Norton & Company), he traces the roots of his poetry back to the voices of his neighborhood, music, and a distinctly American tradition of improvisation. His influences zig and zag from Mark Twain and Ray Charles to Marianne Moore and Mel Brooks, Dante Alighieri, and the Orthodox Jewish liturgy. Writing poetry, he reflects, helped him make sense of life’s challenges.
Carlos Pintado (Pinar del Río, Cuba, 1974) Narrador y poeta. Reside en Estados Unidos desde 1997. Se graduó en Lengua y Literatura inglesa en el Instituto Superior Pedagógico de Pinar del Río. Recibió el premio internacional de poesía Sant Jordi 2006 por Autorretrato en azul y el Paz de Poesía 2014, otorgado por la Feria del Libro de Miami y The National Poetry Series, por Nueve monedas, publicado en inglés y español. Poemas, cuentos y artículos suyos han sido traducidos al inglés, alemán, turco, portugués, italiano y francés, y también han aparecido en varias antologías y revistas. Otros títulos suyos son: La seducción del Minotauro (2000), Habitación a oscuras (2007), Los bosques de Mortefontaine (2007), Los nombres de la noche (2008), El unicornio y otros poemas (2011) y Cuaderno del falso amor impuro (2014). Llega a la feria con El árbol rojo, una colección de haikus publicada por Ediciones Furtivas este año, en los que la mirada del poeta penetra el acontecer cotidiano en busca de lo trascendente. Pintado se presenta con el cantautor cubano Francisco Céspedes.
Flavia Pitella (La Plata, Argentina, 1969) Profesora, crítica literaria y periodista. Graduada en Lengua y Literatura inglesas por la Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP) y licenciada en Ciencias sociales con especialización en Lectura, Escritura y Educación por FLACSO. Es titular de varios cursos de posgrado en Literatura y Enseñanza de la lengua y periodista cultural en Radio Mitre. Dirige el departamento de Inglés en la escuela Patris. Ha participado en congresos académicos internacionales y ha publicado artículos en diferentes revistas. Ha publicado 40 libros que adoro y no puedo dejar de leer (Planeta, 2014). Escribe regularmente en Infobae Cultura. Miembro del Premio de la Crítica de la Feria del Libro de Buenos Aires. Dirige El tercer lugar: espacio cultural. Pitella conversa con las escritoras Mariana Sández, Dolores Gil y Florencia del Campo.
Native Floridian Craig Pittman is an author and environmental reporter. After 31 years at the Tampa Bay Times, he now writes a weekly column for the Florida Phoenix and is a co-host of the popular podcast “Welcome to Florida.” His six nonfiction books about Florida include The New York Times bestseller Oh, Florida: How America’s Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country and Cat Tale: The Wild, Weird Battle to Save the Florida Panther. The quiet manatee has long been a flashpoint of environmental debates. It is Florida’s most famous endangered species and its most controversial. Manatees appear on hundreds of license plates, attract hordes of tourists, and expose the uneasy relationships between science and the law and freedom and responsibility. The battle over their protection has evolved into a war. Pittman is the first environmental writer to explore the complex history, culture, and science of the controversies and concerns surrounding this remarkable creature. In Manatee Insanity: Inside the War over Florida’s Most Famous Endangered Species (Florida History and Culture), he follows Florida’s gentle giants through time and space, detailing interactions with various human actors, from Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Jeb Bush to Jimmy Buffett.
Mark Polizzotti’s books include Revolution of the Mind: The Life of André Breton, monographs on Luis Buñuel and Bob Dylan, and Sympathy for the Traitor: A Translation Manifesto. He has translated more than 50 books, including works by Arthur Rimbaud, Gustave Flaubert, Patrick Modiano, and Marguerite Duras. Polizzotti is the translator of Rwandan author Scholastique Mukasonga’s Kibogo (Archipelago). Her family was displaced in 1960 and eventually settled in France in 1992, only two years before the brutal genocide of the Tutsi. In four beautifully woven parts, Mukasonga spins in Kibogo a marvelous recount of the clash between ancient Rwandan beliefs and the missionaries who were determined to replace them with European Christianity. When a rogue priest is defrocked for fusing the gospels with the martyrdom of Kibogo, a fierce clash of cults ensues. To some, Kibogo’s tale is a founding myth, celestial marvel, magic incantation, and a bottomless source of hope. To white priests spritzing holy water on shriveled, drought-ridden trees, it looms like red fog over the village: forbidden, satanic, a witch doctor’s hoax. But deep down, they all secretly wonder – can Kibogo really summon the rain?
Michael Pollan is the author of multiple New York Times bestselling books, including This Is Your Mind On Plants, How to Change Your Mind, Cooked, Food Rules, In Defense of Food, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, and The Botany of Desire. A longtime contributor to The New York Times Magazine, Pollan teaches writing at Harvard University and the University of California, Berkeley. In 2010, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2020, he co-founded the UC Berkeley Center for the Science of Psychedelics, which conducts research using psychedelics to investigate cognition, perception and emotion and their biological bases in the human brain. In 2022, he hosted the Netflix docuseries How to Change Your Mind, which based on his books. In This Is Your Mind on Plants (Penguin Books), Pollan dives deep into three plant drugs – opium, caffeine, and mescaline – and our thinking about them. Blending history, science, memoir, and participatory journalism, he examines and experiences these plants from several very different angles. Treating them as drugs, whether licit or illicit, is one of the least interesting things you can say about them, he argues, for when we take them into our bodies and let them change our minds, we are engaging with nature in one of the most profound ways we can.
Hinde Pomeraniec (Buenos Aires, Argentina) Escritora, periodista, autora de libros para niños y editora. Licenciada en Letras por la Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA). Fue docente universitaria de la carrera de Letras de la UBA y ejerció la docencia en escuelas privadas de periodismo. Trabaja desde hace más de treinta años en la prensa gráfica y en la radio y la televisión de Argentina. Durante veinte años fue editora de Cultura y de Política internacional en el diario Clarín; dirigió entre 2010 y 2014 la editorial del Grupo Norma y de 2010 a 2017 fue columnista del diario La Nación. También condujo el noticiero internacional de la televisión pública argentina. Creó la sección cultural de Infobae y durante cinco años fue su editora, sitio para el que sigue escribiendo. Desde 2019 conduce el programa semanal sobre libros “Vidas prestadas” en Radio Nacional que se reproduce en todas las plataformas de podcasts. En 2015 estuvo entre las organizadoras de #NiUnaMenos, la jornada de movilización masiva del 3 de junio en contra de la violencia machista y los femicidios. En 2017 recibió el Konex de Platino en la categoría Periodismo literario por sus notas en la prensa gráfica de la década. El Consejo Nacional Armenio le concedió el premio Hrant Dink al periodismo argentino. Desde 2020 es miembro de número de la Academia Argentina de Periodismo. Varios de sus textos fueron publicados en diversas antologías. Es autora de los libros Katrina, el imperio al desnudo (2007, Capital Intelectual), Rusos. Postales de la era Putin (2009, Tusquets), Blackie, la dama que hacía hablar al país (2010, Capital Intelectual), ¿Dónde queda el Primer Mundo? (2016, Aguilar), este último en coautoría con Raquel San Martín; Soy mi madre, soy mi hija, soy yo (2019, IndieLibros) y Rusos de Putin. Postales de una era de orgullo nacional y poder implacable (Ariel). Su último libro para niños es Lu, Lucy, Lucía (Editorial Norma). Participa por primera vez en la Feria del Libro de Miami conversando con el agente literario Guillermo Schavelzon.
Lael Ponder is a 13-year-old middle school student who plays volleyball and write books in her free time; she studied karate from kindergarten to the fifth grade. The story genres she likes to write and read are fantasy and education nonfiction. She plans on attending Tuskegee University and becoming a veterinarian when she gets older.
Paulina Porizkova is a writer born in Cold War Czechoslovakia, now known as the Czech Republic, and a former model who in 1988 became one of the highest-paid catwalkers in the world as the face of Estée Lauder. She has acted in 16 movies and several TV shows and has served as a judge on America’s Next Top Model. Her debut novel, A Model Summer, was published in 2007. No Filter: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful (The Open Field) is her nonfiction debut. No Filter tells the story of how Porizkova rose to prominence as a model, appearing on her first Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover in 1984. That same year, she was cast in the music video for the song “Drive” by The Cars; it was love at first sight for her and frontman Ric Ocasek. He was 40 and Porizkova was 19. The next decades would bring marriage, motherhood, a budding writing career – and later sadness, loneliness, isolation, and divorce. Following her former husband’s death, which came with a revelation of a deep betrayal, Porizkova stunned fans with her vulnerability and disarming honesty as she reckoned with that betrayal and started over. After a lifetime of being looked at, she is ready to be heard.
Billy Porter is an actor, singer, director, and producer. He won an Emmy Award for his appearance in FX’s drama Pose. Porter has numerous theatre credits, including his role in the Broadway musical Kinky Boots, for which he won a Tony Award and a Grammy Award. He won his second Tony for “Best Musical” as a producer on A Strange Loop. Upcoming, he will star in Our Son alongside Luke Evans and direct an episode of Fox’s Accused. He made his feature directorial debut with Anything’s Possible for Prime Video. As a recording artist, Porter most recently released his single “Children.”
Gerald Posner is the bestselling and award-winning author of 13 books, including The New York Times nonfiction bestsellers Why America Slept: The Failure to Prevent 9/11; God’s Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican; and Secrets of the Kingdom: The Inside Story of the Saudi-US Connection. Formerly an attorney, Posner has written for many publications and is a regular contributor to cable and network news commentary. In Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America (Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster), Posner focuses on a powerful industry at the intersection of public health and profits. He introduces us to brilliant scientists, incorruptible government regulators, and brave whistleblowers facing off against company executives blinded by greed. A business that profits from treating ills can create far deadlier problems than it cures. Pharma explores the real story of the Sacklers, who became one of America’s wealthiest families from the success of OxyContin, their blockbuster narcotic painkiller at the center of the opioid crisis. Relying on government and corporate archives, hours of interviews with insiders, and previously classified FBI files, Posner exposes the Sacklers’ rise to power while revealing how and why American drug companies have put earnings ahead of patients.
Mark Potter is a 41-year TV news veteran. He was a correspondent for ABC News, NBC News, and CNN. A longtime South Florida resident, Potter has devoted his retirement to photographing Florida’s sunrises, wildlife, and nature. “With a moonless sky this early morning, it is eerily dark out here, and I can feel the weight of the hot and humid South Florida air. As I head toward the sound of the rolling ocean surf ahead of me, the soft beach sand shifts beneath my feet, making it hard for me to walk while balancing my two cameras and a heavy tripod. […] It’s that ungodly hour of the day when most normal people are still safely at home, asleep in their comfortable beds – blissfully unaware that they are on the verge of missing out on one of the best light shows on all of the planet earth: The tropical sunrise,” writes Potter in Sunrise: A Photographic Journey of Comfort, Healing, and Inspiration (Pineapple Press). His sunrise photographs began from tragedy and grief. Initially taken in memory of his wife, who died from cancer, his images are upbeat and exciting but also comforting and calming.
Rodolfo Pou (Santo Domingo, República Dominicana) Arquitecto y ensayista. Reside en Miami. Ha servido como funcionario del Estado dominicano y como miembro del Consejo Asesor de la UNESCO. Ha participado y dictado conferencias en congresos y reuniones cumbres realizadas en Washington, República de Corea, Suecia, Alemania, México, Uruguay y Guatemala. Presenta en la feria Diáspora y desarrollo, Volumen II, un libro con iniciativas para las comunidades que viven fuera de sus naciones de origen con vistas a que puedan tener una incidencia en los lugares donde son acogidos.
Mónica Prandi (Argentina) Psicoanalista y directora de la revista Letra Urbana. Se dedica a la práctica clínica privada en Miami. Se entrenó y desarrolló internacionalmente; ha recibido reconocimientos del ámbito académico y publicado sus trabajos en libros especializados. Investiga y divulga las ideas que permiten entender los estilos de vida contemporáneos que producen la ciencia y la tecnología. Fue reconocida como uno de los cien latinos destacados por su labor en Miami en 2012. Prandi coordina la mesa Cultura en formato de ensayo.
Jana Prikryl was born in the Czech Republic and moved to Canada at the age of 6. She works as an editor at The New York Review of Books and is the author of three books of poems: Midwood (W. W. Norton & Company), No Matter, and The After Party. In Midwood, her latest collection, Prikryl probes the notion of midlife, a space in which past and future blur in equidistance. Balancing formal innovation with deeply personal reflection, Midwood subtly but irreverently explores love, sex, marriage, and motherhood in plain, urgent language. Written for the most part early every morning over a year in all its changing seasons, Midwood includes a series of poems looking at and talking to trees. Prikryl’s careful attention to the ordinary world outside the window forms an alternative measure of time. With their rapid shifts of scale and unusual directness, these poems find a new language for confronting our moment.
Eva Prinz is an artist and poet based in London working primarily with experimental film and sound art. Her films have been shown at Tate Modern in London, Silent Green Kulturquartier in Berlin, and The Walker Center in Minneapolis. Prinz began her publishing career in New York with German publisher Taschen in 2000, and has served as a senior editor and publisher of books on the subjects of art, architecture, photography, erotica, and music for Rizzoli and Abrams, as well as Ecstatic Peace Library – an imprint she founded in 2009 with her husband, musician Thurston Moore. Prinz recently curated a Rock and Roll Round Table at The Algonquin Hotel in New York and has also curated exhibitions at The Whitechapel Gallery in London and Gavin Brown's Passerby and White Columns in New York, as well as film programs at Close-Up Cinema in London. She also operates The Daydream Library Series, an independent record label to release new music, which recently announced the debut album by the Miami band Seafoam Walls.
Shelley Puhak is a poet and writer from Maryland. Her second book, Guinevere in Baltimore (Waywiser, 2013), was selected by Charles Simic for the Anthony Hecht Prize, and her first, Stalin in Aruba (Black Lawrence Press, 2010) was awarded the Towson Prize for Literature. Her poems have appeared in Cincinnati Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Shenandoah, and Verse Daily, and her prose has been published in The Atlantic, The Iowa Review, and Virginia Quarterly Review. Her nonfiction debut, The Dark Queens, was published by Bloomsbury in early 2022. In Harbinger: Poems (Ecco), a 2021 National Poetry Series selection, Puhak’s works reflect the many facets of the artistic self and the myriad influences and experiences that contribute to that identity. Seen through the lens of motherhood, working as a waitress, watching election results come in, or simply sitting in a waiting room, those events become deeply personal but also unfailingly political. Harbinger shows us the reality of the constantly evolving and unstable self, a portrait of the artist as fragmentary, impressionable, and always in flux.
Derecka Purnell is a human rights lawyer, writer, and organizer. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and works to end police and prison violence by providing legal assistance, research, and training to community-based organizations through an abolitionist framework. She is also a columnist at The Guardian, and her work and writing have been featured in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Boston Review, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, The Appeal, Truthout, on Slate and NPR, and in many other publications. For more than a century, activists in the United States have tried to reform the police. From community policing initiatives to increasing diversity, none of it has stopped the police from killing about three people a day. In Becoming Abolitionists: Police, Protests, and the Pursuit of Freedom (Astra House), Purnell draws from her experiences as a lawyer, writer, and organizer who was initially skeptical about police abolition. The book revisits lessons learned from Ferguson to South Africa and from Reconstruction to contemporary protests against police shootings, and in it she argues that the police cannot be reformed. But abolition is not solely about getting rid of the police – it’s about a commitment to create and support different answers to the problem of harm in society.
Nick Pyenson is the curator of fossil marine mammals at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. His scientific discoveries frequently appear in The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Geographic, the Los Angeles Times, The Economist, Popular Mechanics, USA Today, and on NPR, NBC, CBC, and the BBC. In the sweeping nonfiction picture book The Whale Who Swam Through Time: A Two-Hundred-Year Journey in the Arctic (Roaring Brook Press), illustrated by Alex Boersma, Pyenson explores the 200-year lifespan of a bowhead whale and the changing environment that surrounds her, from peace and solitude to oil rigs and cruise liners. The journey begins with the birth of a bowhead whale, the longest-living mammal in the world. With gorgeous, detailed, and striking illustrations, this well-researched and thoughtfully curated nonfiction story captures the natural world’s magic and beauty while providing a thoughtful account of how humans have impacted our changing ecosystems. It’s a beautifully presented call to action to protect our environment.
Betty Quintero (Río Chico, Miranda, Venezuela, 1972) Promotora de lectura. Reside en Miami. Es licenciada en Letras por la Universidad Central de Venezuela. Trabajó como asistente editorial en la Fundación Rómulo Betancourt y como promotora de lectura en la Asociación Civil Crear y Organiza-Arte Comunitario. Ha colaborado con la Fundación Cuatrogatos desde 2019. Actualmente trabaja para la distribuidora de libros en español Cinco Books, con sede en Miami. Modera la mesa Un hogar al que siempre volver, que forma parte del programa del 9.º. Seminario de Literatura infantil y Lectura que organizan la Fundación Cuatrogatos y la Feria del Libro de Miami.
Sergio Ramírez (Masatepe, Nicaragua, 1942) Narrador, ensayista, periodista, político y abogado. Ha publicado, entre otras, las novelas Margarita, está linda la mar (Premio Alfaguara 1998), El cielo llora por mí y La fugitiva. Le fue concedido el Premio Cervantes en 2017, el Premio Internacional Carlos Fuentes a la Creación Literaria en Idioma Español en México en 2014 y el Premio Iberoamericano de Letras José Donoso por el conjunto de su obra literaria en 2011. Es autor de más de cincuenta libros. Su obra ha sido traducida a más de quince idiomas. Tongolele no sabía bailar, publicada por Alfaguara en 2021, es la más reciente novela Ramírez; en este relato, el inspector Dolores Morales, respaldado por sus socios, deberá adentrarse por un mundo sórdido, plagado de traiciones y oscuras maniobras para resolver un caso criminal.
Shilpa Ravella is a transplant gastroenterologist with expertise in nutrition. Her writing has been published by The Atlantic, New York Magazine, Slate, Discover, and USA Today, among other outlets, and she has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America and in print media outlets including Forbes, Cosmopolitan, Food & Wine, Glamour, and Women’s Health. Her TED-Ed lesson, “How the Food You Eat Affects Your Gut,” has garnered more than 5 million views. In A Silent Fire: The Story of Inflammation, Diet and Disease (W. W. Norton & Company), Ravella investigates hidden inflammation’s emerging role as a common root of modern disease – and how we can prevent, treat, or even reverse it. Inflammation is the body’s ancestral response to its greatest threats, the first line of defense it deploys against injury and foreign pathogens. But as the threats we face have evolved, new science is uncovering how inflammation may also turn against us, simmering below the surface of leading killers – from heart disease and cancer to depression, aging, and mysterious autoimmune conditions. With fascinating case studies, Ravella reveals how we can reform our relationships with food and our microbiomes to benefit our health and the planet.
Putsata Reang is an author and journalist. Her writings have appeared in The New York Times, Politico, The Guardian, Ms., and The Seattle Times, among other publications. Born in Cambodia and raised in rural Oregon, Reang has lived and worked in more than a dozen countries, including Cambodia, Afghanistan, and Thailand. When Reang was 11 months old, her family fled war-torn Cambodia, spending 23 days on an overcrowded navy vessel before finding sanctuary at an American naval base in the Philippines. Holding what appeared to be a lifeless baby in her arms, “Ma” resisted the captain’s orders to throw her bundle overboard. Instead, on landing, she rushed her baby into the arms of American military nurses and doctors, who saved the child’s life. The story became a family legend. Over the years, Reang lived to please Ma and make her proud, hustling to repay her life debt. But her adoration and efforts were no match for Ma’s expectations. And when, at 40, tells Ma she is finally getting married – to a woman – it breaks their bond in two. Ma and Me: A Memoir (MCD) explores the long legacy of inherited trauma and the crushing weight of cultural and filial duty.
Jessie Rebhan has been a middle school teacher at Leewood K-8 Center in Miami-Dade County for the last nine years. Named the 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year, she has taught a wide array of subjects, from sixth and seventh grade math and science to journalism and creative writing. Her goal as an educator is to create an engaging environment that instills a love for learning and encourages them to read as much as possible. Rebhan will be at Miami Book Fair 2022 to moderate a conversation with Chris Grabenstein, author of Mr. Lemoncello’s Very First Game (Mr. Lemoncello’s Library) (Random House Books for Young Readers), and Kekla Magoon, author of Chester Keene Cracks the Code (Wendy Lamb Books).
Victoria Redel – whose work has been anthologized, awarded, and translated into 10 languages – is a first-generation American author of four books of poetry and five books of fiction, most recently Paradise (Four Way Books) and the novel Before Everything. Her debut novel, Loverboy (2001), was adapted into a feature film directed by Kevin Bacon. She has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Fine Arts Work Center. She is a professor in the graduate and undergraduate creative writing programs at Sarah Lawrence College. In Paradise, Redel rewrites Eden, interrogating the idea of utopia within the historical context of borders, exile, and diaspora that brought us to the present global migration crisis. “But doesn’t every story begin with expulsion?” she asks. Drawing from a long family history of flight and refuge, she weaves in religion and myth, personal lore and nation-building, borders actual and imagined. And in examining those borders, she navigates geopolitical perimeters and the space between the living and the dead, and delineates the migrations aging women make in their bodies and lives. Paradise considers how a legacy of trauma shapes imagination and illuminates the threads that tie recent catastrophes to the demands and flight paths that made us.
Roger Reeves is the author of King Me and the recipient of various fellowships and awards. His work has appeared in Poetry, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and elsewhere. In Best Barbarian (W. W. Norton & Company), his expansive second volume, Reeves probes the apocalypses and raptures of humanity – climate change, anti-Black racism, familial and erotic love, ecstasy, and loss. The poems roam across the literary and social landscape, from Beowulf’s Grendel to the jazz musician Alice Coltrane, from reckoning with immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border to thinking through the fraught beauty of the moon on a summer night after the police have killed a Black man. Daring and formally elegant, Best Barbarian asks the reader: “Who has not been an entryway shuddering in the wind / Of another’s want, a rose nailed to some dark longing and bled?” Reeves extends his inquiry into the work of writers who have come before, conversing with – and sometimes contradicting – Walt Whitman, James Baldwin, Sappho, Dante, and Aimé Césaire, among others. Expanding the tradition of poetry to reach from Gilgamesh and the Aeneid to Drake and Beyoncé, Reeves adds his voice to address itself “only to freedom.”
Jason Rekulak is the author of The Impossible Fortress, which was translated into 12 languages and nominated for the Edgar Award. For many years, he was the publisher of indie press Quirk Books, where he acquired and edited multiple New York Times bestsellers. In Hidden Pictures: A Novel (Flatiron Books), Mallory Quinn, fresh out of rehab, takes a job as a babysitter for Ted and Caroline Maxwell. She is to look after their 5-year-old son, Teddy. She loves it. She has her own living space, goes out for nightly runs, and has the stability she craves. And she sincerely bonds with Teddy, a sweet, shy boy who is never without his sketchbook and pencil. His drawings are the usual fare: trees, rabbits, balloons. But one day, he draws something different: a man dragging a woman’s lifeless body in a forest. Then, Teddy’s artwork becomes increasingly sinister, and his stick figures quickly evolve into lifelike sketches well beyond the ability of any child. Mallory wonders if these are glimpses of a long-unsolved murder, perhaps relayed by a supernatural force. It sounds crazy, but she nevertheless sets out to decipher the images and save Teddy before it’s too late.
Laura Restrepo (Bogotá, Colombia, 1950) Narradora y periodista. Reside en España. Publicó en 1986 su primer libro, Historia de un entusiasmo (Aguilar, 2005), al que siguieron La Isla de la pasión (1989; Alfaguara, 2005 y 2014), Leopardo al sol (1993; Alfaguara, 2005 y 2014), Dulce compañía (1995; Alfaguara, 2005 y 2015), La novia oscura (1999; Alfaguara, 2005 y 2015), La multitud errante (2001; Alfaguara, 2016), Olor a rosas invisibles (2002; Alfaguara, 2008), Delirio (Premio Alfaguara 2004), Demasiados héroes (Alfaguara, 2009 y 2015), Hot sur (2013), Pecado (Alfaguara, 2016) y Los Divinos (Alfaguara, 2018). Sus libros han merecido varias distinciones, entre las que se cuentan el Premio Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz de novela escrita por mujeres y el Prix France Culture. Canción de antiguos amantes, Alfaguara, 2022, novela con la que se presenta en la feria, es “una audaz amalgama de géneros, épocas, ritmos profanos y bíblicos, crueldad y solidaridad, amor y guerra, dolor y curación”. También participa en el Homenaje a Saramago.