Eileen Cardet (Puerto Rico) – Periodista con una maestría en la Universidad de Miami. Reside en la ciudad de Coral Gables. Lleva veinte años conduciendo el noticiero de Univision Miami y, además, presenta Edición Digital Miami. Ha ganado dos Emmy, entre otros reconocimientos. Presenta en la feria su libro Urano (Page Publishing, 2021), que tiene por protagonistas a tres amigas dispuestas a romper las ideas que han limitado sus vidas para comenzar una nueva etapa de sus existencias.
Margaret Cardillo is a screenwriter, professor, and the author of the picture book biographies Just Being Audrey and Just Being Jackie. In her latest picture book, Dogs at Work: Good Dogs. Real Jobs. (Balzer + Bray) with illustrator Zachariah Ohora, she asserts that yes – dogs are wonderful companions – but there’s more to them than that. Opening a window onto all the real jobs that dogs do, the list she’s compiled may surprise you: From therapy dogs and rescue dogs that help stranded mountaineers to dogs that deliver mail by sled and dogs that dive for lobsters, some of the hardest-working friends you know may be of the furry, four-legged variety. Kirkus noted that the “joy in the illustrations is palpable, and seeing the many ways dogs help humans will be especially touching to dog lovers. … A solid choice for dog lovers and those who want to better appreciate how dogs help humans.”
Mckenzie Cassidy is a writer, journalist, marketer, and educator. His work has appeared in the anthology Walk Hand in Hand into Extinction: Stories Inspired by True Detective, Flash Fiction Magazine, Florida Weekly, and various newspapers throughout southwest Florida. Here Lies a Father: A Novel (Kaylie Jones Books) is his first published book of fiction. When Ian Daly and his sister Catherine arrive for their wayward father Thomas’ funeral in his small and desolate upstate New York hometown, a secret that was kept from them their entire lives emerges: Their father abandoned two other families, leaving behind two furious wives and several children who never knew their father. His sister and mother want to preserve the carefully constructed myth they’ve created around who Thomas really was. But 15-year-old Ian wants to know and sets out alone to learn the truth about his father’s past and the families he left behind. The book examines the long-term effects shameful secrets have on a family, and how a young man reconstructs his own sense of right and wrong when every value and moral principle he was ever taught was based on a lie. Publishers Weekly called it “an engrossing debut. [Cassidy] convincingly depicts the ways his sensitive, turbulent protagonist navigates the murky period between adolescence and adulthood.”
Ana Castillo is a poet, essayist, editor, activist, novelist, and translator. She is the author of the children’s book My Daughter, My Son, The Eagle, The Dove, and the play Psst…: I Have Something to Tell You, Mi Amor. Castillo is also the editor of La Tolteca, a journal devoted to “promoting the advancement of a world without borders and censorship,” and has edited or helped edit collections such as The Sexuality of Latinas, Recent Chicano Poetry: Neueste Chicano-Lyrik, and Goddess of the Americas. In My Book of the Dead: New Poems (High Road Books), she returns to her first literary love, poetry, to address the last decade’s social and political upheaval. She tackles the environmental crisis, COVID-19, systemic racism and violence, children in detention camps, and the Trump presidency. The collection also includes drawings by Castillo created over the past five years, and they further showcase her connection to her work as both a writer and a visual artist.
Humberto Castro (La Habana, 1957) – Artista multimedia que trabaja pintura, dibujo, grabado, escultura, cerámica e instalaciones. También ha incursionado en la escenografía para el teatro y el cine, la performance, la fotografía y el video-art. Vive en Miami. Graduado de la Academia de Artes Plásticas San Alejandro y del Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) en La Habana. Miembro de la generación de los 80, que generó cambios estéticos y conceptuales en el arte cubano. Fundador del equipo Hexágono, dedicado a realizar instalaciones en espacios exteriores para generar la participación del público en la acción artística. Emigró a Francia en 1989 y se estableció en París hasta 1999, año en que se trasladó a Estados Unidos y se radicó en Miami. Ha recibido numerosos premios en Cuba y otros países (Alemania, Francia y Polonia) y sus obras forman parte de colecciones museísticas y privadas de su país natal, así como de Brasil, Estados Unidos, Francia, Italia y Polonia, entre otros. El artista cubano Humberto Castro y la crítica de arte estadounidense Francine Birbragher-Rozencwaig traen a la feria una monografía dedicada a la vida y obra del creador que lleva por título el nombre de él. A cargo de esta edición, aparecida en el presente año, estuvo el sello HCg Collection.
Soman Chainani is the New York Times bestselling author of the five-book series School for Good and Evil. The fairy-tale saga has sold more than 3 million copies, been translated into 29 languages, and will be a Netflix major motion picture. In Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales (HarperCollins), Chainani and illustrator Julia Iredale reimagine 12 well-known European fairy tales, folktales, and classic stories. Here, Snow White has dark skin. A brown-skinned prince is cursed to appear as a beast. After being left behind by their father and stepmother, south Asian siblings must find their way out of the forest. Each twist reveals truths full of warning and triumph, that free hearts long kept tame and explore life and death. Kirkus recommended it for "any lover of fairy tales who seeks alternative endings.”
Nidhi Chanani was born in Kolkata, India, and raised in California. She is the author of the graphic novel Pashmina; Shubh Raatri Dost/Good Night Friend, a bilingual board book; and illustrator of the picture book I Will Be Fierce. Her illustrations are often featured at Disney Parks. In time-travel adventure Jukebox (First Second), Shaheen’s father abruptly disappears, and the only clues about what happened are a mysterious jukebox, old vinyl records, and cryptic notes on music history. Then Shaheen turns on the jukebox – and it pulls her and cousin Tannaz to the era of the record playing. As the jukebox sends them through decade after decade of music history, from political marches to landmark concerts, the question remains: Can they find Shaheen’s dad before the music stops? Publishers Weekly celebrated the book as possessing “a rich color palette, vivid historical details, and funny rapport between the cousins ... Chanani writes a love letter to music through the decades, visually twining the albums with important historical events.”
Myriam J. A. Chancy
Myriam J. A. Chancy is a Guggenheim fellow, HBA chair of the humanities at Scripps College, and the author of What Storm, What Thunder: A Novel (Harper Collins Canada/Tin House Books). Her past novels include The Loneliness of Angels (Peepal Tree, 2010), winner of the 2010 Guyana Prize in Literature Caribbean Award for best fiction; The Scorpion’s Claw (Peepal Tree Press, 2005); and Spirit of Haiti (Mango, 2003), shortlisted in the best first book category, Canada/Caribbean region of the Commonwealth Prize, 2004. She has also authored several academic books, including Framing Silence: Revolutionary Novels by Haitian Women (Rutgers, 1997). She served as an editorial advisory board member for PMLA from 2010-12, as a humanities advisor for the Fetzer Institute from 2011-13, and as a 2018 advisor for the John S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. What Storm, What Thunder – named a best book by Time, The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, LitHub, and Harper's Bazaar, among other accolades – recounts the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake from which Haiti still hasn’t recovered. Opening at the end of a long, sweltering day, the earthquake shakes Port-au-Prince, leaving desolation wreaked by both nature and humankind in its wake. In telling the stories of the people affected, Chancy delivers both a haunting record of heartbreaking trauma and a testimony to the tenacity of the human spirit. Publishers Weekly, called it “extraordinary … lyrical … dazzling. … Each of the voices entrances, thanks to Chancy’s beautiful prose and rich themes. This is not to be missed.”
Mamta Chaudhry, the author of the novel Haunting Paris (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday/Anchor Books), was born and raised in Calcutta and came to Florida for graduate studies. Her early fiction, poetry, and feature articles have been published in newspapers and magazines in the United States and India. Much of her professional career was in television and classical radio at stations in Calcutta; Gainesville, Florida; Dallas, and Miami. She also has taught literature and creative writing at the University of Miami.
Andrew Child, who also writes as Andrew Grant, is the author of RUN, False Positive, False Friend, False Witness, Invisible, and Too Close to Home. He is also the co-author, with his brother, Lee Child, of the bestselling The Sentinel: A Jack Reacher Novel (Delacorte Press). In Better Off Dead: A Jack Reacher Novel (Delacorte Press) – the 26th installment of the Reacher saga, also co-written with his brother – we meet our hero heading west, walking under the desert sun. Suddenly he comes upon a curious scene: a Jeep crashed into the only tree for miles around, with a woman slumped over its steering wheel. Is she dead? No – and nothing is what it seems. She’s an army veteran-turned-FBI agent and she’s trying to find her twin brother, who might be mixed up with some very dangerous people. Reacher is good at finding people who don’t want to be found, but this will be the riskiest job of his life.
Former television director Lee Child is the author of 25 New York Times bestselling Jack Reacher thrillers, with 16 having reached the No. 1 position, and the No. 1 bestselling complete Jack Reacher story collection, No Middle Name. In Better Off Dead: A Jack Reacher Novel (Delacorte Press) – the 26th installment of the Reacher saga, co-written with his brother, Andrew Child – we meet our hero heading west, walking under the desert sun. Suddenly he comes upon a curious scene: a Jeep crashed into the only tree for miles around, with a woman slumped over its steering wheel. Is she dead? No – and nothing is what it seems. She’s an army veteran-turned-FBI agent and she’s trying to find her twin brother, who might be mixed up with some very dangerous people. Reacher is good at finding people who don’t want to be found, but this will be the riskiest job of his life.
Kat Chow is a writer and journalist; she was previously a reporter at NPR and was a founding member of the Code Switch team. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, and Radiolab, among others, and she is one of NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour’s fourth chairs. Chow worried constantly about her parents dying, especially her mother, a vivacious and mischievous woman. And after her mother’s unexpected death from cancer, Chow, her sisters, and their father are plunged into a debilitating, lonely grief. In Seeing Ghosts: A Memoir (Grand Central Publishing), she weaves together a story by the emotional fallout that follows her extended family as they emigrate from China and Hong Kong to Cuba and America. She asks what it means to reclaim and tell your family’s story: Is writing an exorcism or is it its own form of preservation? The result is a meditation on who we become facing loss, and a remarkable contribution to the literature of the American family. Kirkus observed that by “uniting family memories, elements of Chinese culture, and an intimate perspective, Chow wraps tragedy and history into an affecting memorial. A powerful remembrance of a family unmoored by the loss of its matriarch.”
Bryan Christy is the founder of special investigations at National Geographic and the author of the nonfiction book The Lizard King. His criminal investigations have been the subject of two award-winning NatGeo documentaries and led to police raids on Vatican City, the defrocking of a pedophile monsignor, the arrest and imprisonment of the “Pablo Escobar of wildlife trafficking,” and the closing of China’s ivory market. In his fiction debut, In the Company of Killers (G.P. Putnam’s Sons), Christy introduces Tom Klay, an investigative reporter leading a double life as a CIA spy. But while on assignment in Kenya, Klay is attacked, and his closest friend is murdered. Soon, his carefully constructed double life unravels. The agency has helped Klay before, but this time, help is slower to come, and the deeper he digs, the more he realizes that everything he thought he knew about his work may have been a lie. The New York Times called him “Immensely talented … Christy’s muscular, vivid writing and John le Carré-esque talent for thrusting us deep into unfamiliar territory ensure that what could lapse into cliché instead sounds fresh and exciting.”
Sandra Cisneros is a poet, short story writer, novelist, essayist, performer, and artist whose work explores the lives of the working class. Her novel The House on Mango Street is required reading in middle schools, high schools, and universities across the country and has sold more than six million copies. Her awards include NEA fellowships in poetry and fiction, a MacArthur fellowship, the PEN America Literary Award, and the National Medal of Arts. Martita, I Remember You/Martita, te recuerdo (Vintage, dual-language edition) tells the story of Corina, who left her Mexican family in Chicago to pursue her dream of becoming a writer in the cafés of Paris. Instead, she spent her brief time there running out of money and lining up with other immigrants to call home from a broken pay phone. But the months of befriending panhandling artists in the métro, sleeping on crowded floors, and dancing tango at underground parties are bathed in a certain glow, because of her intense friendships with Martita and Paola. Over the years the women have dispersed to different continents, falling out of touch and out of mind – until a rediscovered letter brings Corina’s days in Paris back with breathtaking immediacy. Publishers Weekly noted that Cisneros’ “language and rhythm of her prose reverberate with Corina’s longing for her youth and unfulfilled promise. The author’s fans will treasure this.”
Susanna Clarke’s debut novel Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell was shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel Award and The Guardian First Book Award, and won the British Book Awards Newcomer of the Year, the Hugo Award, and the World Fantasy Award. Her collection of short stories, The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories, was published in 2006. Piranesi (Bloomsbury Publishing) is set in a dreamlike alternative reality, where the house inhabited by its namesake protagonist is no ordinary building: Its rooms are infinite, its corridors endless, its walls are lined with thousands of statues, each one different from all the others. And within this infinite labyrinth of halls, an ocean is imprisoned. Waves thunder up staircases and rooms are flooded in an instant, yet Piranesi lives to explore his unusual dwelling. He shares it with another – a man called The Other, who visits Piranesi twice a week and asks for help in researching A Great and Secret Knowledge. And as Piranesi wanders through the never-ending corridors, a terrible truth begins to unravel, revealing a world beyond the one he has always known. Described as “rich, wondrous, full of aching joy and sweet sorrow,” by The New York Times, Clarke’s latest – shortlisted for the Costa Novel of the Year Award, the RSL Encore Award, and the Women’s Prize for Fiction – is hypnotic.
Jelani Cobb is a historian and a professor of journalism at Columbia University. A staff writer at The New Yorker since 2015, he is a recipient of the Sidney Hillman Award for Opinion and Analysis and fellowships from the Ford Foundation and the Fulbright Foundation. Reaching back across a century through writings on race in America, The Matter of Black Lives: Writing from The New Yorker (Ecco), co-edited with David Remnick, includes Rebecca West’s classic account of a 1947 lynching trial and James Baldwin’s Letter from a Region in My Mind, weighty additions to a collection that brings together reporting, profiles, memoir, and criticism by writers such as Toni Morrison, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Hilton Als, Zadie Smith, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Elizabeth Alexander, Henry Louis Gates Jr., and Malcolm Gladwell. Publishers Weekly called it “an essential volume for readers interested in the Black past and present, as all readers should be.”
Harlan Coben is a New York Times bestselling author of 31 novels – including The Boy From the Woods, Run Away, Fool Me Once, and Tell No One: A Novel – and the Myron Bolitar series. He is also the creator and executive producer of several Netflix television dramas, including The Stranger, Safe, The Five, and The Woods.
Marsha B. Cohen
Marsha B. Cohen, Ph.D., is a lecturer, educator, independent scholar, cultural historian, and news analyst. A lecturer in international relations for more than a decade at Florida International University, where she earned her Ph.D. in that field, she currently teaches lifelong learning and adult education courses, including online courses via Zoom.
Andy Cohen is the host and executive producer of Watch What Happens Live, Bravo’s late night interactive talk show; executive producer of The Real Housewives franchise and host of its highly rated reunion specials; and the author of three New York Times bestselling books. He has made a career, and a life, out of making the ordinary extraordinary. The inspiration for this fabulous, over-the-top view of the world has always come from the incredible women he adores – from his mother to Madonna. In Glitter Every Day: 365 Quotes from Women I Love (Henry Holt and Co.) Cohen shares his most beloved words of daily inspiration, affirmation, and (just enough) intoxication from those lovely ladies to make any ordinary day shine bright. These collected saying and quotes come from the icons, thought leaders, Real Housewives, and legendary celebs that fuel his fun, and he also writes of the people and experiences that have given him the most joyous life a little boy growing up in St. Louis could ever have dreamed of.
Marina Colasanti (Asmara, Eritrea, 1937) – Narradora, poeta, periodista, traductora y artista plástica italobrasileña. De padres italianos, la mayor parte de su niñez transcurrió en Italia hasta que en 1948 su familia emigró a Rio de Janeiro. Graduada de Diseño en la Escuela Nacional de Arte. Trabajó como periodista, editora y presentadora de televisión durante muchos años. Entre sus libros para adultos traducidos al español se destacan Cuentos de amor rasgado (2014) y Con su voz de mujer (2013), ambos de cuentos, y el poemario Clasificados y no tantos (2011). Algunas de sus obras narrativas para niños y jóvenes editadas en lengua española son Ana Z. ¿a dónde vas? (2016), Penélope manda saludos (2016), Breve historia de un pequeño amor (2015), Veintitrés historias de un viajero (2010), Un amigo para siempre (2012) y Lejos de mi querer y otros cuentos (2006). También han aparecido en español dos de sus libros de ensayos Mi guerra ajena (2013) y Como si hiciese un caballo (2008). Ha traducido a autores como Alberto Moravia y Roland Barthes. Interviene en el 8vo. Seminario de Literatura Infantil y Lectura.
Ena Columbié (Guantánamo, Cuba) – Poeta, narradora, antóloga, periodista, editora, crítica y fotógrafa. Reside en Miami. Licenciada en Filología. Algunos de sus poemarios más recientes son: Solitar (2012), Sepia (2017), Intimisma (2018), Jazz (2018), Piedra (2019) y Nauseamundo (2020). En 2018 dio a conocer la novela Confesiones de un idiota. Estuvo a cargo de la selección y el prólogo de las obras incluidas en Las horas (2011), La luz que conduce a los poetas (2013), 13 poetas (2017) y del Dossier Mireya Robles (2017). Obras suyas han sido incluidas en: La crónica más larga: periodismo cubano en el exilio (2016), Antología de la poesía cubana del exilio (2011) y La mujer rota (2008). Codirige las editoriales Entre Ríos y AlphaBeta. Ha colaborado en algunas publicaciones como: Diario de Cuba, Cubaencuentro, Linden Lane Magazine, Revista Nagari, Revista Conexos, Revista Suburbano y Otro lunes. Escribe para el Nuevo Herald. La autora participa en una conversación con el escritor Santiago Rodríguez, quien presenta su libro Hitchcock, la homosexualidad y los MacGuffin. Manuel del impertinente.
Marina Condó (Argentina) – Narradora, editora, conferencista y tallerista. Trabajó en Mindvalley Hispano y actualmente es freelancer. Tiene un canal en Youtube (MarinaEscribe) en el que comparte reseñas de libros y cómics. Organiza encuentros de lectura y clases de escritura creativa. En 2021 gana el Premio Sed con su novela Flores de la calle, publicada en el mismo año por Ediciones Suburbano, en la que combina el tema del viaje con lo marginal, el fanatismo y el amor. Viene a compartir con el público de la feria este libro.
Michael Connelly is the author of 35 previous novels, including The New York Times bestsellers The Law of Innocence, Fair Warning, and The Night Fire. A former newspaper reporter, his books, which include the Harry Bosch, Lincoln Lawyer, and Renée Ballard series, have sold more than 80 million copies worldwide. In The Dark Hours (Little, Brown and Company), the fourth installment in the Ballard and Bosch series, it’s New Year’s Eve in Hollywood and LAPD detective Renée Ballard waits out the traditional rain of lead as hundreds of revelers shoot their guns into the air after the countdown. Minutes after midnight, she’s called to a scene where a hardworking auto shop owner has been fatally hit by a bullet in a crowded street party. Ballard quickly determines that the deadly bullet could not have fallen from the sky, and that it's linked to another unsolved murder. But the department is so hampered by inertia and low morale that to solve both cases, Ballard must go outside to the one detective she can count on: Harry Bosch. And as the two detectives work together to find out where old and new cases intersect, they must constantly look over their shoulders. Jeff Ayers of The Associated Press called Connelly “the Raymond Chandler of this generation, and readers will be studying his writing methods decades from now.”
Felix Contreras is co-creator and host of Alt.Latino, NPR's pioneering radio show and podcast celebrating Latin music and culture since 2010. In addition to his post behind the mic, Contreras programs music from the Latin diaspora for the acclaimed Tiny Desk concert series and hosts a weekly Instagram Live interview with a wide-ranging roster of guests.
Pedro Corzo (Santa Clara, 1943) – Periodista y conferencista. Residió en Venezuela durante doce años y colaboró con varios medios de información. Actualmente trabaja en Radio Martí. Es presentador del programa Opiniones de WLRN y columnista del Nuevo Herald. Ha publicado más de quince libros, entre los que se destacan Cuba, Cronología, Perfiles del poder, La porfía de la razón, Guevara: Anatomía de un mito, Cuba, Desplazados y pueblos cautivos y El espionaje cubano en Estados Unidos. Es productor de dieciséis documentales entre los que sobresalen Zapata, Boitel y Los sin derechos. Recibió la medalla de la Libertad, otorgada por el gobernador de Florida en 2017. Presenta en la feria el último título que ha dado a conocer: Armando Sosa Fortuny Mártir de la libertad, que reúne testimonios sobre este preso político cubano que pasó cuarenta y tres años de su vida en las cárceles de la isla.
Naima Coster is the author of Halsey Street: A Novel, a 2018 Kirkus Prize for Fiction finalist. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Kweli, The Paris Review, Catapult, and elsewhere. In What’s Mine and Yours: A Novel (Grand Central Publishing), a community in the Piedmont of North Carolina rises in outrage as a county initiative draws students from the largely Black east side of town into predominantly white high schools on the west. For two students, Gee and Noelle, the integration sets off a chain of events that will entwine their two families together in unexpected ways over the next 20 years. Jade – Gee’s steely, ambitious mother – is determined to give her son the tools he’ll need to survive as a sensitive, anxious, young Black man. Noelle’s headstrong mother, Lacey May, is a white woman who refuses to see the half-Latina side of her daughters. When Gee and Noelle’s paths collide, the two seemingly disconnected families begin to form deeply knotted, messy ties that will shape the trajectory of their adult lives. And as love is built and lost, the past is never left far behind. Esquire noted that “Coster’s remarkable characters, each one of them authentically flawed and gorgeously realized, propel this wise and loving story ever forward, making for a graceful meditation on family, inequality, and the ties that bind.”
Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild award-winning actor Bryan Cranston is a director, producer, and screenwriter best known for his long-running roles as Hal in the sitcom Malcolm in the Middle and as Walter White in the AMC drama Breaking Bad. He has also acted on Broadway, most notably as President Lyndon B. Johnson in All the Way – for which he won his first of two Tony awards – and is the author of the critically lauded memoir A Life in Parts, described by Tom Hanks as “a cinematic record of how an actor shapes a career and an identity and a legacy all at the same time.” Cranston has also appeared in acclaimed films, including Saving Private Ryan, Little Miss Sunshine, Argo, and The Upside.
Yosie Crespo (Pinar del Río, Cuba) – Poeta y narradora. Tiene publicados tres libros de poesía: Solárium (2011, Premio Nuevos valores de la poesía hispana, convocado por Ediciones Baquiana y el Centro Cultural Español en Miami), La ruta del pájaro sobre mi cabeza (2013) y Caravana (2018). Recibió el Primer premio del IV Concurso Juvenil de Poesía Federico García Lorca y fue Premio Internacional en la categoría de Cuento corto en la Feria del Libro de Buenos Aires. Su poemario Estrella de ocho puntas obtuvo el Primer Premio Victoria Urbano 2019, convocado por la Asociación de estudios de género y sexualidades (AEGS) a la mejor obra creativa. Crespo llega a la feria con la edición bilingüe de Queríamos saber qué era una rosa/What Is a Rose? We Wondered, publicado a comienzos del 2021 por Artepoética Press, una colección de versos, con diferentes registros líricos, en que explora los vínculos de su mundo interior con la realidad.