Julie Hauserman, an award-winning journalist, is editor-in-chief of the Florida Phoenix. She is a former national commentator for NPR's Weekend Edition and a former capital bureau reporter for the St. Petersburg Times. Drawn to the Deep: The Remarkable Underwater Explorations of Wes Skiles (University Press of Florida) celebrates the life of an extraordinary adventurer who braved extreme danger to share the hidden beauty and environmental truths of the planet with others. Skiles felt a pull to the water as a child, captivated by the cobalt springs of Florida. His passion for diving and his innovative camera techniques earned him assignments with National Geographic and Outside. He also took part in creating over a hundred films, many of which won international awards and acclaim. Through interviews with Skiles's friends and family, along with insights from his own journals, Julie Hauserman describes the escapades and achievements that characterized his life's work. This book is the inspiring story of an explorer and activist who uncovered environmental abuses, advanced the field of underwater photography, and astonished the world with unprecedented views of the secret depths of the planet.
Heather Havrilesky is the author of How to Be a Person in the World and the memoir Disaster Preparedness. She is a columnist for New York magazine, and has written for The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, and NPR's All Things Considered, among others. She was Salon's TV critic for seven years. Her latest book, What If This Were Enough: Essays? (Doubleday), is an impassioned collection tackling our obsession with self-improvement and urging readers to embrace the imperfections of the everyday. Through her incisive and witty inquiries, Havrilesky urges us to reject the pursuit of a shiny, shallow future that will never come. These timely, provocative, and often hilarious essays suggest an embrace of the flawed, a connection with what already is, who we already are, what we already have. She asks us to consider: What if this were enough? Our salvation, Havrilesky says, can be found right here, right now, in this imperfect moment.
John Hendrix is the author and illustrator of John Brown: His Fight for Freedom and Shooting at the Stars, and the illustrator of Nurse, Soldier, Spy by Marissa Moss. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri. In The Faithful Spy (Amulet Books) John Hendrix tells the fascinating story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his fight against the oppression of the German people during World War II. Bonhoeffer was a German Lutheran pastor and theologian who was shocked to watch the German church embrace Hitler’s agenda of hatred. He spoke out against the Nazi party and led a breakaway church that rebelled against racist and nationalist beliefs of the Third Reich. Struggling with how his faith interacted with his ethics, Bonhoeffer eventually became convinced that Hitler and the Nazi Party needed to be stopped—and he was willing to sacrifice anything and everything to do so.
Jaime Hernandez is the co-creator, along with his brothers Gilbert and Mario, of the comic book series Love and Rockets. Since publishing the first issue of Love and Rockets in 1981, Jaime has won an Eisner Award, 12 Harvey Awards, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. The New York Times Book Review calls him "one of the most talented artists our polyglot culture has ever produced." He is the author of The Dragon Slayer: Folktales from Latin America (TOON Graphics). How would a kitchen maid fare against a seven-headed dragon? What happens when a woman marries a mouse? And what can a young man learn from a thousand leaf cutter ants? Famed Love and Rockets creator Jaime Hernandez asks these questions and more as he transforms beloved myths into bold, stunning, and utterly contemporary comics. Guided by the classic works of F. Isabel Campoy and Alma Flor Ada, Hernandez’s first book for young readers brings the sights and stories of Latin America to a new generation of graphic-novel fans around the world.
Photographer Manny Hernandez has made his mark on the society pages, capturing images of celebrities and fashion icons at their best and their worst. Hernandez has focused on nightlife, arts, and society, photographing the rich, the famous, the beautiful, and the colorful characters who are part of that scene. As a social photographer, he has documented Miami’s partying ways as well as its rise into cultural significance. His photos have appeared in the Miami Herald, Ocean Drive, Haute Living, and too many other publications to name. In CANDIDS Miami (Wynwood Books), Hernandez’s photographs chronicle the Magic City's celebrity-driven tipping point of the late 1980s and 1990s.
María Elena Hernández Caballero
Hernández Caballero, María Elena (La Habana, Cuba, 1967). Poeta y novelista. Reside en Miami desde 2016. Ha publicado los poemarios: El oscuro navegante (1987), Donde se dice que el mundo es una esfera que Dios hace bailar sobre un pingüino ebrio (1989), Premio David de la Unión de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba; Elogio de la sal (1996), Electroshock-palabras (2001), La rama se parte (2013), Yo iba tranquila dentro de una bala (2016) y La noche del erizo (2018). Además, es autora de la novela Libro de la derrota (2010, reeditada en 2015). Poemas aparecen incluidos en antologías sobre poesía cubana actual como Retrato de grupo (Letras Cubanas), Un grupo avanza silencioso (UNAM, México), Otra Cuba secreta (Ed Verbum) y 80 años de poesía cubana (Duke University Press 2017). Presenta este año Tres metros cuadrados de purgatorio (Hypermedia).
Marcelo Hernandez Castillo
Marcelo Hernandez Castillo was born in Mexico and immigrated to the United States at age five through the mountains of Tijuana. He is a CantoMundo Fellow and is the first undocumented student to graduate from the University of Michigan's Creative Writing MFA program. He cofounded Undocupoets, for which he was awarded the 2016 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award from Poets & Writers. His poems, essays, and translations have appeared in PBS NewsHour, New England Review, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, Southern Humanities Review, and BuzzFeed, among others. In Cenzontle (BOA Editions), a highly lyrical, imagistic debut, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo creates a nuanced narrative of life before, during, and after crossing the US/Mexico border. These poems explore the emotional fallout of immigration, the illusion of the American dream via the fallacy of the nuclear family, the latent anxieties of living in a queer brown undocumented body within a heteronormative marriage, and the ongoing search for belonging. Finding solace in the resignation to sheer possibility, these poems challenge us to question the potential ways in which two people can interact, love, give birth, and mourn―sometimes all at once.
Juan Felipe Herrera
Juan Felipe Herrera is a poet, performance artist, and activist. The son of migrant farm workers, he was the U.S. Poet Laureate from 2015–2017. Herrera has published more than a dozen collections of poetry, in addition to short stories, young adult novels, and children’s literature. In Jabberwalking (Candlewick), Juan Felipe Herrera, the first Mexican-American Poet Laureate in the USA, is sharing secrets: how to turn your wonder at the world around you into weird, wild, incandescent poetry. Can you walk and talk at the same time? How about Jabber Walk? Can you write and draw and walk and journal all at the same time? If not, you’re in luck: exuberant, blue-cheesy cilantro man Juan Felipe Herrera, Poet Laureate of the United States, is here to teach you everything he knows about being a real-life, bonified, jabberwalking poet! Jabberwalkers write and speak for themselves and others no matter where their feet may take them — to jabberwalk is to be a poet on the move. And there’s no stopping once you’re a Jabberwalker, writing fast, fast, fast, scribble-poem-burbles-on-the-run. Scribble what you see! Scribble what you hear! It’s all out there — vámonos!
Marjorie Herrera Lewis
Marjorie Herrera Lewis knew early on she wanted a career related to sports. After several years at small newspapers, at age twenty-seven she began working at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Soon after, she was named a beat writer for the Dallas Cowboys and eventually joined the Dallas Morning News sportswriting staff. She presently teaches media ethics at the University of North Texas. She is the author of When the Men Were Gone: A Novel (William Morrow). Football is the heartbeat of Brownwood, Texas. Every Friday night for as long as assistant principal Tylene Wilson can remember, the entire town has gathered in the stands. Now, the war has changed everything. Most of the Brownwood men over 18 and under 45 are off fighting. Could this mean a season without football? But no one counted on Tylene, who learned the game at her daddy’s knee. She does the unthinkable, convincing the school to let her take on the job of coach. Faced with extreme opposition—by the press, the community, rival coaches, and referees and even the players themselves—Tylene remains resolute. Based on a true story, When the Men Were Gone is a powerful and vibrant novel of perseverance and personal courage.
Carl Hiaasen writes a column for the Miami Herald and is the author of many bestselling novels, including Razor Girl and Bad Monkey. Hiaasen has also written two nonfiction books, Team Rodent and The Downhill Lie. Together, his books have been published in 34 languages, which is 33 more than he can read or write. The London Observer has called him “America’s finest satirical novelist,” while Janet Maslin of the New York Times has compared him to Preston Sturges, Woody Allen and S.J. Perelman. For his journalism and commentary, Hiaasen has received numerous honors, including the Damon Runyon Award from the Denver Press Club and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. One of Hiaasen's most well-known novels, Strip Tease, was turned into a major motion picture starring Demi Moore. Hiaasen’s books for younger readers include the Newbery Honor-winner Hoot, as well as Flush, Scat, Chomp, and Skink--No Surrender. In Squirm (Knopf Books for Young Readers0, Hiaasen tells a wickedly funny, slightly twisted tale about families, figuring out what's really important, and knowing when (and when not) to let things go.
Joanne C. Hillhouse
Joanne C. Hillhouse is the Antiguan and Barbudan author of The Boy from Willow Bend, Dancing Nude in the Moonlight, Fish Outta Water, Musical Youth, With Grace, and Oh Gad! Her fiction, non-fiction, and poetry have been published in various international journals and anthologies. Joanne lives in Antigua and from there she freelances across borders as a writer, editor, writing coach, and workshop/course facilitator; and runs the Wadadli Youth Pen Prize writing program. She is the author of Lost! A Caribbean Sea Adventure (Caribbean Reads Publishing). When an Arctic seal named Dolphin finds himself far from home in the warm Caribbean Sea, he has to rely on new friends for help. Will he make his way back to his Arctic home? This book includes a short story and a puzzle. The story of Dolphin, the Arctic Seal, was inspired by Wadadli, a young male hooded seal that left its home in the North Atlantic and found himself stranded in the Caribbean Sea just off the island of Antigua. He was rescued by the Coast Guard of Antigua and Barbuda, and like Dolphin, the Arctic Seal, he was returned to his home by plane.
Joan Hilty is a co-founder of Pageturner, a boutique book agency and production company, and Comics Editor at Nickelodeon. As a senior editor at DC Comics, she directed an all-ages licensed property comics line and acquired and edited literary graphic novels, including Cairo, Cuba: My Revolution, Gone to Amerikay, Shooters, and Bad Houses. Awards include the Eisner Award, Harvey Award, Best Graphic Story from the International Horror Guild, the Glyph Comics Award and Best American Comics 2013. From 2001-2012, she wrote and drew the syndicated comic strip Bitter Girl; her illustrated and prose writing has appeared in the Village Voice, The Advocate, Ms. Magazine, Women’s Review of Books,and The Guardian. She is a faculty member at NYC’s School of Visual Arts and the Maryland Institute College of Art; a member of the PowderKeg writers’ residency; and serves on programming committees for the Miami Book Fair and Brooklyn Book Festival.
Melanie Hobson holds a BA in Classical Studies from McMaster University, was a Michener Fellow in the MFA at the University of Miami, and a Kingsbury Fellow in the PhD Program at Florida State University. Summer Cannibals (Penguin) is her first novel. Summoned to their magnificent family home on the shores of Lake Ontario--a paradisiacal mansion perched on an escarpment above the city--three adult sisters, George, Jax, and Pippa, come together in what seems like an act of family solidarity. Pregnant and unwell, the youngest, Pippa, has left her husband and four young children in New Zealand and returned home to heal. But home to this family means secrets, desire, and vengeance--and feasting on the sexual appetites and weaknesses of others. As the affluent family endures four intense days in one another's company, old fissures reappear. When long-buried truths finally come to light, the sisters and their parents must face the unthinkable consequences of their actions. Summer Cannibals is a riveting, psychological story of lust, betrayal, and family from a dazzling new voice in fiction.
Brandon Hobson is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation tribe. He is a recipient of a 2016 Pushcart Prize, and his writing has appeared in such places as Conjunctions, NOON, The Paris Review Daily, the Believer, and elsewhere. His books include Desolation of Avenues Untold, Deep Ellum, and The Levitationist. Where the Dead Sit Talking (Soho Press), his latest novel, is a startling, authentically voiced and lyrically written Native American coming-of-age story. With his single mother in jail, Sequoyah, a fifteen-year-old Cherokee boy, is placed in foster care with the Troutt family. Literally and figuratively scarred by his mother’s years of substance abuse, Sequoyah keeps mostly to himself, living with his emotions pressed deep below the surface. At least until he meets seventeen-year-old Rosemary, another youth staying with the Troutts. Sequoyah and Rosemary bond over their shared Native American background and tumultuous paths through the foster care system, but as Sequoyah’s feelings toward Rosemary deepen, the precariousness of their lives and the scars of their pasts threaten to undo them both.
Ingrid Hoffmann—professional eater, author, and host of Top Chef Estrellas (Telemundo, NBC), Simply Delicioso (Cooking Channel), and Delicioso (Univision)—is passionate about cooking, entertaining, and helping her fans lead a healthy and balanced lifestyle. With this in mind, Ingrid has launched her very own food brand, Cocina by Ingrid Hoffmann, which focuses on easy, delicious, and healthy meal solutions for the family. She is excited to partner with the American Diabetes Association to publish her new cookbook and help those with diabetes eat the foods they love. Celebrate the joys of Latin cooking and healthy eating with Latin Comfort Foods Made Healthy: More than 100 Diabetes-Friendly Latin Favorites (American Diabetes Association), a collection of more than 100 diabetes-friendly Latin dishes. Latin Comfort Foods Made Healthy celebrates the joys of cooking and eating through healthy ingredients and recipes that are bursting with flavor. These classic Latin dishes are satisfying and demonstrate Ingrid's philosophy of easy, simple recipes with a healthy twist.
Jodie Hollander’s work has appeared in publications such as The Poetry Review, The Dark Horse, The Rialto, Verse Daily, The Warwick Review, The Manchester Review, Australia's Best Poems, 2011, and Australia's Best Poems of 2015. Her debut pamphlet, The Humane Society, was released with Tall-Lighthouse in 2012. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship in South Africa and was awarded a MacDowell Colony fellowship in 2015. My Dark Horses (Liverpool University Press) is her first full-length collection of poetry. Set against the charms and vicissitudes of growing up in a family of musicians, Jodie Hollander's beautifully-structured and compelling debut follows the story of a daughter's maturing relationship with her mother. Interspersed with versions of Rimbaud, and always alert to the surreal comedy of the human condition, these powerful and immediate poems chart with huge passion, musicality and insight a complex journey towards familial understanding and reconciliation.
Michael K. Honey
Michael K. Honey, a former Southern civil rights and civil liberties organizer, is Haley Professor of Humanities at the University of Washington Tacoma, where he teaches labor, ethnic, and gender studies and American history. He is a Guggenheim Fellow and has won numerous research fellowships and book awards for his books on labor, race relations, and civil rights history, including the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award for Going Down Jericho Road. He is the author of To the Promised Land: Martin Luther King and the Fight for Economic Justice (W. W. Norton & Company). Fifty years ago, a single bullet robbed us of one of the world’s most eloquent voices for human rights and justice. To the Promised Land goes beyond the iconic view of Martin Luther King Jr. as an advocate of racial harmony to explore his profound commitment to the poor and working class and his call for "nonviolent resistance" to all forms of oppression, including the economic injustice that "takes necessities from the masses to give luxuries to the classes." To the Promised Land challenges us to think about what it would mean to truly fulfill King’s legacy and move toward his vision of "the promised land" in our own time.
A former staff writer, editor, and culture critic at the Washington Post and The Root, Natalie Hopkinson is an assistant professor in Howard University's graduate program in communication, culture and media studies and a fellow at the Interactivity Foundation. She is the author of Go-Go Live and Deconstructing Tyrone (with Natalie Y. Moore). Her most recent book, A Mouth Is Always Muzzled: Six Dissidents, Five Continents, and the Art of Resistance (The New Press), is a meditation in the spirit of John Berger and bell hooks on art as protest, contemplation, and beauty in politically perilous times. Part post-colonial manifesto, part history of British Caribbean, part exploration of art in the modern world, A Mouth Is Always Muzzled is a dazzling analysis of the insistent role of art in contemporary politics and life. In crafted, well-honed prose, Hopkinson knits narratives of culture warriors. A Mouth Is Always Muzzled is a moving meditation documenting the artistic legacy generated in response to white supremacy, brutality, domination, and oppression. In the tradition of Paul Gilroy, it is a cri de coeur for the significance of politically bold—even dangerous—art to all people and nations.
Kevin Jared Hosein
Kevin Jared Hosein is a winner of a Commonwealth Short Story prize and has been twice shortlisted for the Small Axe Literary Prize for prose. He has previously published The Repenters and Littletown Secrets. The Beast of Kukuyo was one of the winners of the 2017 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature. He is the author of The Beast of Kukuyo (Blouse & Skirt Books). For the second time in her life, 15-year-old Rune Mathura comes face-to-face with a brutal murder when her classmate Dumpling Heera goes missing and is eventually found dead. Dumpling’s murder drags the small, rural village of Kukuyo into the national spotlight, revealing a darkness curdling in the town. But Rune knows that the memories of the villagers and police are short. Inspired by her love of detective television shows, she launches her own investigation. Yet, Rune soon learns that real life is not the same as television and neither justice nor evil appear in black and white. Her journey takes her along a bloody trail of chicken feathers, down a muddy ravine and into a grimy den where she encounters dark secrets and a terror that is very, very real.
Silas House is the author of five novels, including A Parchment of Leaves. He is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and a former commentator for NPR's All Things Considered. House is the winner of the E. B. White Award, the Nautilus Award, and other honors. House serves as Writer-in-Residence at Lincoln Memorial University, where he also directs the Mountain Heritage Literary Festival. Southernmost (Algonquin Books) is his most recent book. In the aftermath of a flood that washes away much of a small Tennessee town, evangelical preacher Asher Sharp offers shelter to two gay men. In doing so, he risks losing everything: his wife; his congregation, which shuns Asher after he delivers a passionate sermon in defense of tolerance; and his young son, Justin, caught in the middle of a bitter custody battle. With no way out but ahead, Asher takes Justin and flees to Key West, where he hopes to find his brother, Luke, whom he’d turned against years ago after Luke came out. And it is there, at the southernmost point of the country, that Asher and Justin discover a new way of thinking about the world, and a new way of understanding love.
Ambassador Vicki Huddleston served under presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush as Chief of the US Interests Section in Havana, and earlier under President George H.W. Bush was in charge of US policy toward Cuba at the State Department. She is co-author of a report for the Brookings Institution that was a blueprint for President Obama's diplomatic opening with Raúl Castro in 2014. She has written opinion pieces in The New York Times, The Miami Herald, and The Washington Post. Our Woman in Havana: A Diplomat's Chronicle of America's Long Struggle with Castro's Cuba (The Overlook Press) chronicles the past several decades of US-Cuba relations from the bird’s-eye view of State Department veteran and longtime Cuba hand Vicki Huddleston. Uniquely qualified to explain the inner workings of US-Cuba relations, Huddleston examines the Obama administration's diplomatic opening of 2014, the mysterious “sonic” brain and hearing injuries suffered by US and Canadian diplomats who were serving in Havana, and the rescinding of the diplomatic opening under the Trump administration. Our Woman in Havana is essential reading for everyone interested in Cuba.
Maria Hummel is the author of Motherland (2014), an SF Chronicle Book of the Year; House and Fire, and Wilderness Run. She received a Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University and taught there for many years. She is currently an assistant professor at the University of Vermont. Of her latest book, Still Lives: A Novel (Counterpoint), Reese Witherspoon writes, "It’s a thrilling mystery that will leave you wondering which characters you can and can’t trust... There’s a twist at the end that still keeps us up at night, it's THAT good." Kim Lord is an avant-garde figure, feminist icon, and agent provocateur in the L.A. art scene. Her groundbreaking new exhibition Still Lives is comprised of self-portraits depicting herself as famous, murdered women―the Black Dahlia, Chandra Levy, Nicole Brown Simpson, among many others―and the works are as compelling as they are disturbing, implicating a culture that is too accustomed to violence against women. As the city’s richest art patrons pour into the Rocque Museum’s opening night, all the staff, including editor Maggie Richter, hope the event will be enough to save the historic institution’s flailing finances. Except Kim Lord never shows up to her own gala. Set against a culture that often fetishizes violence, Still Lives is a page-turning exodus into the art world’s hall of mirrors, and one woman’s journey into the belly of an industry flooded with money and secrets.
Tera W. Hunter
Tera W. Hunter is Professor of History and African American Studies at Princeton University. Hunter's first book, To Joy My Freedom: Southern Black Women’s Lives and Labors After the Civil War, won the H. L. Mitchell Award from the Southern Historical Association, the Letitia Brown Memorial Book Prize from the Association of Black Women’s Historians and the Book of the Year Award in 1997 from the International Labor History Association. She is the author of Bound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century (Belknap Press). Americans have long viewed marriage between a white man and a white woman as a sacred union. But marriages between African Americans have seldom been treated with the same reverence. Bound in Wedlock is the first comprehensive history of African American marriage in the nineteenth century. Uncovering the experiences of African American spouses in plantation records, legal and court documents, and pension files, Tera W. Hunter reveals the myriad ways couples adopted, adapted, revised, and rejected white Christian ideas of marriage. Setting their own standards for conjugal relationships, enslaved husbands and wives were creative and, of necessity, practical in starting and supporting families under conditions of uncertainty and cruelty.
Michael Imperioli is best known for his starring role as Christopher Moltisanti in the acclaimed TV series The Sopranos, which earned him a Best Supporting Actor Emmy Award. He also wrote five episodes of the show and was co-screenwriter of the film Summer of Sam, directed by Spike Lee. Imperioli has appeared in six of Lee's films, as well as in films by Martin Scorsese, Abel Ferrara, Walter Hill, Peter Jackson, and the Hughes Brothers. Upcoming projects include Bruno de Almeida's Cabaret Maxime and The Last Full Measure. The Perfume Burned His Eyes (Akashic Books) is his debut novel. Matthew is a sixteen-year-old living in Jackson Heights, Queens, in 1976. After he loses his two most important male role models, his father and grandfather, his mother uses her inheritance to uproot Matthew and herself to a posh apartment building in Manhattan. Matthew soon befriends (and becomes a quasi-assistant to) Lou Reed, who lives with his transgender girlfriend Rachel in the same building. The drug-addled, artistic/shamanic musician eventually becomes an unorthodox father figure to Matthew, who finds himself head over heels for the mysterious Veronica, a wise-beyond-her-years girl he meets at his new school.Written from the point of view of Matthew at age eighteen, two years after the story begins, the novel concludes with an epilogue in the year 2013, three days after Lou Reed's death, with Matthew in his fifties.
Inguanzo, Rosie (La Habana, Cuba) Poeta, profesora y actriz. Reside desde 1985 en Miami. Tiene un doctorado en Español y Literatura Iberoamericana por la Florida International University. Realiza performances junto al violinista y compositor Alfredo Triff. Deseo de donde se era (2001) fue su primer libro de poesía y el segundo, que presenta este año en la Feria, se titula La vida de la vida (Hypermedia).
Michael Isikoff is an investigative journalist who has worked for the Washington Post, Newsweek, and NBC News. He is the author of two New York Times bestsellers, Uncovering Clinton: A Reporter's Story and Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War (co-written with David Corn). He is a frequent guest on MSNBC, CNN, and other TV talk shows. Isikoff is currently the chief investigative correspondent for Yahoo! News. His most recent book, Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump (Twelve) tells the incredible, harrowing account of how American democracy was hacked by Moscow as part of a covert operation to influence the U.S. election and help Donald Trump gain the presidency. This story of high-tech spying and multiple political feuds is told against the backdrop of Trump's strange relationship with Putin and the curious ties between members of his inner circle -- including Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn -- and Russia. Russian Roulette chronicles and explores this bizarre scandal, explains the stakes, and answers one of the biggest questions in American politics: How and why did a foreign government infiltrate the country's political process and gain influence in Washington?
Congressman Steve Israel was the former United States Representative New York’s third congressional district, serving in the United States Congress from 2001 to 2017. Born and raised in Brooklyn and on Long Island, Israel graduated from George Washington University. He is the author of The Global War on Morris. His latest book, Big Guns: A Novel (Simon & Schuster) is a comic tale about the mighty firearm industry, a small Long Island town, and Washington politics. When Chicago's Mayor Michael Rodriguez starts a national campaign to ban handguns from America's cities, towns, and villages, Otis Cogsworth, the wealthy chairman and CEO of Cogsworth International Arms worries about the effects on his company. In response he and lobbyist Sunny McCarthy convince an Arkansas congressman to introduce federal legislation mandating that every American must own a firearm. Events soon escalate. What ensues is a discomfiting, hilarious indictment of the state of American politics.
Iturralde, Joxemari (Tolosa, País Vasco, España, 1951) Narrador, profesor y traductor. Licenciado en Lenguas y Literaturas Románicas, es catedrático de Lengua y Literatura Vasca. Ha publicado novelas, libros de cuentos y también obras para público juvenil e infantil. Escribe en lengua vasca. Han sido traducidas al castellano sus novelas Las moscas no salen en las fotos (2003), El orador de Hyde Park (2010), Vida del auténtico Andy Bengoa (2010) y Luna amarilla (2014).Entre los premios literarios que ha recibido se destacan el de narrativa breve del Gobierno Vasco, el Premio Nacional de la Crítica, el de novela de la Diputación de Vizcaya, el de cuentos del Ayuntamiento de Bilbao, el de los Cuentos Incombustibles de Bilbao y el premio JUUL al mejor libro juvenil. Es académico correspondiente de Euskaltzaindia (Real Academia de la Lengua Vasca). El escritor viene a la Feria con su libroGolpes de gracia (2016), novela inspirada en las vidas de dos famosos boxeadores vascos, amigos y rivales, a quienes el estallido de la Guerra Civil sitúa en bandos antagónicos. También se presenta en el V Seminario de Literatura Infantil y Lectura en la mesa Más libros, más libres: Lectura y pensamiento independiente.
Iwasaki, Fernando (Lima, Perú, 1961) Novelista, profesor universitario, periodista, investigador y ensayista. Doctor en Historia de América por la Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla. Es autor de dos novelas, siete libros de cuentos, seis libros de ensayos, tres investigaciones históricas y siete compilaciones de crónicas y artículos. En 2018 publicó el estudio histórico ¡Aplaca, Señor, tu ira! Lo maravilloso y lo imaginario en Lima colonial (Fondo de Cultura Económica). Su obra ha sido traducida a ocho idiomas. Es profesor titular de Retórica en la Universidad Loyola Andalucía de Sevilla y obtuvo el Premio de Periodismo Rey de España 2015. Su web personal es www.fernandoiwasaki.com. En esta edición de la Feria presenta Las palabras primas (Páginas de Espuma) un libro sobre el habla, la escritura y la memoria desde dos lenguas maternas que son iguales y al mismo tiempo diferentes.
Izaguirre, Boris (Caracas, Venezuela, 1965) Desde hace más de veinte años, Boris Izaguirre es un nombre vinculado a la literatura y el periodismo. Venezolano de nacimiento, Izaguirre ha desarrollado una exitosa carrera profesional tanto en España como en Latinoamérica. Su novela Villa Diamante fue finalista del Premio Planeta en 2007. El autor ha publicado además once libros, destacando Y de repente fue ayer, Dos monstruos juntos, y Un jardín al norte. En su faceta periodística viene colaborado en revistas como Vanity Fair, El País, Hola, GQ y Vogue, y con la emisora Onda Cero. Ha trabajado también en la Cadena Ser. Tras hacerse un rostro muy reconocido como presentador y colaborador en la televisión española gracias a programas históricos como Crónicas marcianas, desde 2015, es presentador de Telemundo en los Estados Unidos. Está casado desde 2006 con Rubén Nogueira. Izaguirre llega este año a la Feria para presentar Tiempo de tormentas (Planeta), una enternecedora y envolvente novela autobiográfica donde construye una vida a veces complicada, siempre apasionante, a caballo entre dos países que también estaban creciendo.