Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed: 15 Voices from the Latinx Diaspora

In Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed: 15 Voices from the Latinx Diaspora, bestselling and award-winning authors as well as up-and-coming voices interrogate the different myths and stereotypes about the Latinx diaspora. These 15 original pieces delve into everything from ghost stories and superheroes, to memories in the kitchen and travels around the world, to addiction and grief, to identity and anti-Blackness, …

Centenario del nacimiento de Augusto Monterroso

Los narradores Ana María Shua (Argentina), Pía Barros (Chile), Agustín Monsreal (México), Raúl Brasca (Argentina), Pablo Montoya (Colombia) y José María Merino (España) dialogan sobre la obra del gran escritor nacido en Honduras y formado en Guatemala Augusto Monterroso, maestro del microrrelato, al cumplirse cien años de su nacimiento. …

In Conversation: On Our Last Blue Moon: A Memoir

In Our Last Blue Moon: A Memoir, her first book, psychotherapist and former dancer and choreographer Kris O’Shee tells the story of the loss of her husband, Alan Cheuse, the novelist, teacher, and literary commentator known as the “voice of books” on NPR’s All Things Considered. Panelists include poet Robert Pinsky, fiction writer Ana Menéndez, …

In Conversation: On A Punkhouse in the Deep South: The Oral History of 309

In A Punkhouse in the Deep South: The Oral History of 309, co-authors Scott Satterwhite and Aaron Cometbus relay the improbable story of the house at 309 6th Avenue that became a crossroads for punk rock, activism, veganism, and queer culture in Pensacola, a Gulf Coast city at the border of Florida and Alabama. With panelists Valerie N.

Reason & Unreason: Three Poets on Destruction, Memory & Hope

Walking through the landscape of loss, the poems in Anne Marie Macari’s Heaven Beneath: Poems explore the illness of a parent and the parallel ongoing degradation and destruction of the planet and its creatures. Beneath “paved-over space,” in the deep currents of a river, or the shadows of great trees, there’s another world, there’s a heaven, unknowable, in the muck, …

Three Poets on Geography, Intimacy & Dislocation

In All the Names Given: Poems, Raymond Antrobus outlines a childhood caught between intimacy and brutality, sound and silence, and conflicting racial and cultural identities – shifting fluidly between England, South Africa, Jamaica, and the American South. This Alaska by Carlie Hoffman interrogates all that emotional and physical intimacy cannot salvage or keep warm. To live in an Alaska of the mind is to map the imagined cartography of winter on all that is physical, …

Three YA Authors on Remixing the Classics

In Our Violent Ends, Chloe Gong’s Shakespearean sequel to These Violent Delights, secrets keep Roma and Juliette apart, and a new monstrous danger emerges in Shanghai, already on the edge of revolution. Rumor has it that the Head of the legendary Dragon Fleet had one last treasure – the plunder of a thousand ports – and two intrepid girls take to the deadly high seas to find it in C.B.

On Resistance, Romance, and Building Fantastic Worlds

Revisit Melissa Albert’s Hazel Wood world with 12 Tales from the Hinterland, where an enchantress is killed twice – and lives – a young woman spends a night with Death, and more. In Romina Garber’s Cazadora: A Novel (Wolves of No World #2), Manu and her friends cross the mystical border into Kerana, a cursed realm in Argentina rife with werewolves and witches. …

Murder She Wrote: Four YA Thrillers

Gossip Girl meets Get Out in Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé, where two students struggle against an anonymous bully whose sick prank quickly turns into a dangerous game. In Holly Jackson’s As Good As Dead: The Finale to A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, the conclusion of the series, Pip wonders whether her anonymous online stalker is something more sinister. …

Three Writers on History, Hardship & Healing

In Ruth Behar’s Letters from Cuba, a Jewish girl escapes Poland to make a new life in Cuba, where she works to rescue the rest of her family. Twenty years after the 9/11 terrorist attack, Yusuf Azeem is Not a Hero but he still has to navigate grief, identity, and stand up for what’s right in Saadia Faruqi’s new novel. …

El futuro llegó | Granta presenta su nueva selección de autores emergentes

Un panel bilingüe con Valerie Miles, cofundadora de Granta en español y editora del nuevo número de la revista, y con los autores recomendados Dainerys Machado (Cuba), Aniela Rodríguez (México) y Carlos Manuel Álvarez (Cuba). …

Bunkmates, Besties, Boyfriends: Three Irresistible Romances

In Sarah Dass’ Where the Rhythm Takes You, Reyna’s childhood best friend and first love comes roaring back into her life as a VIP guest at her family’s seaside resort in Tobago. A Brazilian teen pop star’s public image takes a dive after a messy public breakup – until she’s set up with a swoon-worthy fake boyfriend in Like a Love Song by Gabriela Martins. …

In Conversation: On Home in Florida: LatinX Writers and the Literature of Uprootedness

In Home in Florida: Latinx Writers and the Literature of Uprootedness, editor Anjanette Delgado offers a selection of the best literature of displacement and uprootedness – from nonfiction to poetry – by some of the most talented contemporary Latinx writers who have called Florida home. Joining Delgado are contributors Richard Blanco, Jennine Capó Crucet, …

Pamela Paul: On 100 Things We’ve Lost to the Internet

In 100 Things We’ve Lost to the Internet, Pamela Paul, author and editor of The New York Times Book Review, reflects on what we’ve gained and lost on our collective journey down the information superhighway, as seemingly every single aspect of modern life has been altered by the World Wide Web. Joining Paul will be select Miami Book Fair 2021 authors. …

Afro-Caribbean Men: Stories of Triumph & Empowerment Part I

In his memoir Saga Boy: My Life of Blackness and Becoming, Antonio Michael Downing (Trinidad) traces the arc, through loss and displacement, of his search for identity, from a boy in a tiny village in the tropical forests of Trinidad raised by his religious grandmother, to becoming a “Saga Boy” – a West Indian playboy archetype – living in Canada. …

It Takes Two: Graphic Novels on Family & Friendship

In Just Roll With It by Lee Durfey-Lavoie and Veronica Agarwal, Maggie just wants to get through her first year of middle school, but she’s having a tough time navigating new friendships, after-school clubs, and the rumored monster on school grounds. Jennifer L. Holm and Savanna Ganucheau join forces in the graphic novel adaptation of Turtle in Paradise, …

Modern Caribbean Fiction: Power, Disaster & Rebirth

In her debut How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House: A Novel, Cherie S.A. Jones (Barbados) tells a story of four people in Barbados, each with their own tale of violence – as victims or perpetrators – who are desperate to escape their legacy of bloodshed in a so-called “paradise.” Myriam J. A. Chancy’s (Haiti) What Storm, …

Singing Even in the Dark Times: Four YA Authors on Historical Fiction

In Tahereh Mafi’s An Emotion of Great Delight, Shadi tries to navigate her crumbling world in the wake of 9/11 by soldiering through, until one day, everything changes, and she explodes. In One of the Good Ones by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite, two sisters embark on a journey to honor the memory of their social activist sister, …

Virtual Pachanga: The Middle-Grade Fantasy Edition

In Chantel Acevedo’s Muse Squad #2: The Mystery of the Tenth, Callie is finally getting the hang of being one of the nine muses of Greek mythology, when she gets news of an unprecedented tenth. In Donna Barba Higuera’s The Last Cuentista, Petra wakes on a new planet, the only person who remembers the Earth, …

In Conversation: On Hear Us: Writing from the Inside During the Time of COVID

Hear Us: Writing from the Inside During the Time of COVID is a one-of-a-kind anthology of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and artwork from incarcerated writers, family members, and Department of Corrections staff. Presented by Exchange for Change, a nonprofit that offers writing classes in South Florida correctional institutions, it describes how the pandemic and George Floyd’s murder have impacted its contributors’ lives. …