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Past Events

November 2021

Sunday, November 21 @ 6:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

In Conversation: Three Writers on Myth, Migration & Mourning

Talia, the protagonist of Patricia Engel’s Infinite Country: A Novel, is being held at a correctional facility in Colombia. Her father and a plane ticket to the U.S. are waiting for her back home in Bogotá. And her story, a tale of how her family came to be in two different countries and two different worlds, comes into focus like twists of a kaleidoscope. In Concepcion: An Immigrant Family’s Fortunes, Albert Samaha moves across decades and countries as he questions the belief in a better future that inspired his family to uproot themselves from the Philippines.…

Sunday, November 21 @ 6:00 pm
Room 8503 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

In Conversation: Three Debut Authors on Fantasy & Identity

Nana Nkweti’s debut collection Walking on Cowrie Shells: Stories is also a virtuosic display of genre-bending. She draws freely from mystery and horror stories, realism, myth, and graphic novels. There are tales about a zombie outbreak in West Africa and a selfless mermaid, but also a skewering of racial prejudice and international adoption. Dominican American author Brenda Peynado’s first collection of short works, The Rock Eaters: Stories, is threaded with magic. Her tales explore issues ranging from class differences to immigration and first-generation experiences to xenophobia,…

Sunday, November 21 @ 5:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

In Conversation: On Monster in the Middle: A Novel & The Final Revival of Opal & Nev

Tiphanie Yanique’s Monster in the Middle follows Fly and Stella across decades, from the United States to the Virgin Islands to Ghana and back again, as they deal with their families’ lore and love stories now shaping their own experience. To answer the question “Who are we meant to be with?” we must first understand who we are and how we came to be. Fiercely independent Opal, the central character in Dawnie Walton’s The Final Revival of Opal &…

Sunday, November 21 @ 3:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

In Conversation: On Here Lies a Father: A Novel & Disappearing Earth: A Novel

At his father’s funeral, Ian Daly finds out that he abandoned two other families, two wives, and several children who never knew their father. Mckenzie Cassidy’s Here Lies a Father: A Novel examines the impact of secrets on a family, and how to relearn right and wrong when every value and moral principle you’ve been taught was based on a lie. In Julia Phillips’ novel Disappearing Earth – a National Book Award in Fiction finalist – two sisters living in the far eastern Russian peninsula of Kamchatka mysteriously go missing.…

Sunday, November 21 @ 2:00 pm
Livestreamed

In Conversation: On All’s Well: A Novel

Miranda Fitch, the protagonist of Mona Awad’s All’s Well: A Novel, is in all kinds of pain. The accident that ended her acting career left her with excruciating chronic back pain, a failed marriage, and a dependence on painkillers. She’s now on the verge of losing her job as a college theater director – and that’s when she meets three odd benefactors. Moderated by writer, editor, and radio producer Cary Barbor. Captioning and Audience Q&A: To access the live-captioning option and/or submit questions for the audience Q&A,…

Sunday, November 21 @ 1:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

In Conversation: On Those We Throw Away Are Diamonds: A Refugee’s Search for Home & Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City

Mondiant Dogon, a Bagogwe Tutsi born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, was 3 years old when he and his family escaped certain death in Rwanda. They would spend decades in United Nations tent cities. Drawing from these personal experiences, Dogon opens a new, different window into the plight of displaced people in Those We Throw Away Are Diamonds: A Refugee’s Search for Home. In Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Andrea Elliott follows eight years in the life of Dasani,…

Sunday, November 21 @ 12:00 pm
Livestreamed

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. As a 14-year-old, Marlon Peterson (Trinidad) suffered terrible violence. At 19 he was involved in a violent crime himself and served seven years in prison as a result.…

Sunday, November 21 @ 12:00 pm
Livestreamed

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

First published in French in 1996, later published in English, revised and augmented in 1999, Patrick Lemoine’s (Haiti) Fort-Dimanche, Fort-La-Mort/Fort Dimanche, Dungeon of Death is a poignant testimony of his years spent in the jails of Fort-Dimanche under the regime of Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier. It bears witness to the extraordinary capacity of a man to face adversity and horror while fighting to maintain his dignity. Moderated by author M.J. Fievre, ReadCaribbean coordinator. In English with Haitian Creole subtitles.…

Sunday, November 21 @ 11:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

In Conversation: On You Exist Too Much: A Novel & With Teeth

Opening up the fantasies and desires of one young woman caught between cultural, religious, and sexual identities, Zaina Arafat’s You Exist Too Much addresses two of our most intense longings – love and a place to call home. Kristen Arnett’s With Teeth tells the surprising and moving story of two mothers, one difficult son, and the limitations of marriage, parenthood, and love. It’s not only a candid take on queer family dynamics, but also on the delicate fabric of family,…

Sunday, November 21 @ 10:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

In Conversation: Two Thrill Writers Traverse the Genre 

In James Grippando’s Twenty: A Jack Swyteck Novel, attorney Jack must defend the son of a family friend who’s just confessed to a mass school shooting. Now he must unearth the Khoury family’s secrets to expose a shocking truth and save his client. Written by Charles Lichtman, an expert in Middle East affairs and terrorism-related issues, The Sword of David: A Novel is an action-packed thriller that tells the story of an Israeli commando traveling across the globe,…

Saturday, November 20 @ 6:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

In Conversation: On American Estrangement: Stories

In Saïd Sayrafiezadeh’s American Estrangement: Stories, characters contend with internal struggles – a son’s fractured relationship with his father, the death of a mother, drug addiction – while being battered by the larger, often invisible forces of economics, politics, and race. Moderated by Ariel Gonzalez, writer and professor of English and communications at Miami Dade College. To livestream this event visit MiamiBookFairOnline.com. This event requires a ticket for admission. All in-person events at MBF 2021 will require a ticket for entry.…

Saturday, November 20 @ 6:00 pm
Room 8503 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

In Conversation: On What Storm, What Thunder: A Novel

Myriam J. A. Chancy‘s What Storm, What Thunder: A Novel recounts the aftermath of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Port-au-Prince, delivering both a haunting record of heartbreaking trauma and a testimony to the tenacity of the human spirit. Moderated by Guerda Nicolas, Ph.D., professor at the University of Miami School of Education and Human Development. This event requires a ticket for admission. All in-person events at MBF 2021 will require a ticket for entry. Tickets will be available to Friends of the Fair October 18 and to the general public November 3.…

Saturday, November 20 @ 4:00 pm
Room 8503 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

In Conversation: On Island Queen: A Novel & Black Girls Must Die Exhausted: A Novel

Vanessa Riley’s Island Queen: A Novel is based on the incredible true-life story of Dorothy Kirwan Thomas, a free woman of color who rose from slavery – she bought her freedom and that of her sister and her mother from her Irish planter father – to become one of the wealthiest and most powerful landowners in the colonial West Indies. Jayne Allen’s debut fiction work, Black Girls Must Die Exhausted: A Novel, is the first installment in a three-book series about modern womanhood.…

Saturday, November 20 @ 2:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

In Conversation: On Matrix: A Novel

Lauren Groff’s Matrix: A Novel follows 17-year-old Marie de France as she’s cast out of the royal court by Eleanor of Aquitaine and into a new life as the prioress of an impoverished abbey. Steadily supplanting her desire for a family, homeland, and the passions of her youth with a growing devotion to her fellow sisters, Marie begins to chart a different course – one led by divine vision. Moderated by Mitchell Kaplan, Miami Book Fair and Books &…

Saturday, November 20 @ 1:00 pm
Livestreamed

In Conversation: 72nd Annual National Book Award Winners

Newly-minted 2021 National Book Award Winners Aneesa Abbas Higgins (Winter in Sokcho by Elisa Shua Dusapin, Translated Literature), Martín Espada (Floaters, Poetry), Malinda Lo (Last Night at the Telegraph Club, Young People’s Literature), Tiya Miles (All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake, Nonfiction), and Jason Mott (Hell of a Book, Fiction) join the National Book Foundation’s Executive Director Ruth Dickey for an on-screen conversation and celebration of their recognized work across genre.…

Saturday, November 20 @ 1:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

In Conversation: On The Very Nice Box: A Novel & The Other Black Girl: A Novel

The Very Nice Box: A Novel, from co-authors Laura Blackett and Eve Gleichman, is an offbeat, wryly funny debut that blends workplace satire and mystery around a core theme of triumph after tragedy. As it follows the troubled relationship between the only two Black women working in a major publishing house, Zakiya Dalila Harris’ The Other Black Girl becomes both a smart, dynamic thriller and a sly social commentary. Moderated by Dr.

Saturday, November 20 @ 1:00 pm
Room 8106 (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

In Conversation: On Until We’re Fish: A Novel & Letters from Cuba

Susannah Rodriguez Drissi’s coming-of-age story Until We’re Fish: A Novel blends love and the romance, violence, mood, and ethos of the Cuban Revolution. It’s a gossamer tale of political defiance and hearts set adrift, and of two ordinary characters: childhood sweethearts Elio and Maria, people willing to sacrifice everything to be free. When Esther follows her father’s escape to Cuba as the situation for Jews worsens in Poland on the eve of WWII, she promises her sister to write to her sharing everything she experiences until they reunite.…

Saturday, November 20 @ 12:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

In Conversation: On The Arsonists’ City

Hala Alyan’s The Arsonists’ City is the saga of a geographically and emotionally scattered family – Syrian mother, Lebanese father, and three American children – compelled to reunite at their ancestral home in Beirut, where tensions, secrets, and ancient slights come to the fore. Moderated by author Diana Abu-Jaber, Fencing With the King: A Novel. To livestream this event visit MiamiBookFairOnline.com. This event requires a ticket for admission. All in-person events at MBF 2021 will require a ticket for entry.…

Saturday, November 20 @ 12:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Mitch Albom: On The Stranger in the Lifeboat: A Novel

In The Stranger in the Lifeboat: A Novel, Mitch Albom asks what would happen if we called on God for help and God actually appeared? It’s a question that must be contemplated by a group of shipwrecked passengers, adrift in a raft after a ship explosion and struggling to survive. But when they pull a strange man from the water claiming to be “the Lord,” he tells them that salvation may be theirs – if they all believe in him.…

Saturday, November 20 @ 10:00 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

In Conversation: On L.A. Weather: A Novel

In María Amparo Escandón‘s L.A Weather: A Novel, Los Angeles is parched and dry as a bone. And all Oscar – the weather-obsessed patriarch of the Alvarado family – wants, desperately, is a little rain. But he also has a secret. His wife, Keila, tired of too little intimacy and too much Weather Channel, feels she has no choice but to end their marriage. And it’s a choice that pushes Oscar, Keila, and their three daughters to question everything they know.…

Friday, November 19 @ 6:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Dantiel W. Moniz & Deesha Philyaw: On Milk Blood Heat: Stories & The Secret Lives of Church Ladies

IMPORTANT: Please note that we have changed the location of this event. The event will now take place in the Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261). Set in the cities and suburbs of Florida, the 11 short works in Dantiel W. Moniz’s debut collection, Milk Blood Heat: Stories, delve into the ordinary worlds of young girls, women, and men who find themselves confronted by extraordinary moments of violent personal reckoning. These stories explore human connection,…

Friday, November 19 @ 12:00 pm
Livestreamed

In Conversation: On Swimming Back to Trout River: A Novel

Linda Rui Feng’s Swimming Back to Trout River: A Novel is set against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution in the 1980s. It follows a father’s quest to return from America and fulfill a promise to retrieve his daughter by her 12th birthday and reunite his family, even if it means bringing painful family secrets to light. Moderated by author Weike Wang.…

Friday, November 19 @ 12:00 pm
Livestreamed

In Conversation: On The House of Rust: A Novel

The House of Rust: A Novel by Khadija Abdalla Bajaber is a magical realist coming-of-age tale told through the lens of the Swahili and Hadrami culture in Mombasa, Kenya. It tells the story of Aisha as she takes to the sea on a magical boat made of a skeleton’s bones to rescue her missing fisherman father. There are talking cats and sea monsters – and then things get strange. Moderated by author Helon Habila.…

Friday, November 19 @ 12:00 pm
Livestreamed

In Conversation: On The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois: A Novel

In her fiction debut, The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois: A Novel, author Honorée Fanonne Jeffers follows Ailey Pearl Garfield as she embarks on a journey through her family’s past – from centuries of colonial slave trade and the Civil War to our present conflicted era – to come to terms with her identity. Moderated by Leigh Haber, books editor for O, The Oprah Magazine.…

Friday, November 19 @ 12:00 pm
Livestreamed

In Conversation: On What About the Baby? Some Thoughts on the Art of Fiction

In What About the Baby? Some Thoughts on the Art of Fiction, acclaimed novelist Alice McDermott shares wisdom about her chosen art. It is knowledge earned over a lifetime as an acclaimed writer and teacher of writing. There’s much to explore here, from technical advice and wry musings about success to that rarity: uncommon common sense. Moderated by Jonathan Galassi, editor and president of Farrar, Straus and Giroux.…

Thursday, November 18 @ 12:00 pm
Livestreamed

In Conversation: On Talk to Me: A Novel

In Talk to Me: A Novel by T.C. Boyle, an animal behaviorist teaches Sam, his young chimp, to speak in sign language. But in time, this raises more questions: What if it were possible to talk to members of another species and exchange ideas, and have a meeting of minds? Moderated by author Brad Thor.…

Thursday, November 18 @ 12:00 pm
Livestreamed

In Conversation: On The Book of Form and Emptiness

Ruth Ozeki’s The Book of Form and Emptiness: A Novel follows 13-year-old Benny Oh, who, a year after his father’s death, begins to hear voices. They belong to random objects scattered within his home – a sneaker, a broken Christmas ornament, a piece of wilted lettuce – but in time, also a book, one that narrates his life and teaches him to listen to the things that truly matter. Moderated by Neda Ulaby, NPR arts desk reporter.…

Thursday, November 18 @ 12:00 pm
Livestreamed

In Conversation: On The Butterfly Lampshade: A Novel

The Butterfly Lampshade: A Novel is Aimee Bender’s poignant tale of a mother, a daughter, mental illness, and the continuously shifting barrier between the mind and the world. Moderated by Mitzi Rapkin, host of the podcast First Draft: A Dialogue on Writing.…

Thursday, November 18 @ 12:00 pm
Livestreamed

In Conversation: On In the Company of Killers: A Novel

In Bryan Christy’s thriller In the Company of Killers: A Novel, Tom Klay is an investigative reporter leading a double life as a CIA spy. But when his closest friend is murdered, his carefully constructed double life unravels – and the deeper he digs the more he realizes that everything he thought he knew about his work may have been a lie. Moderated by author Philip Mudd, CNN counterterrorism analyst.…

Thursday, November 18 @ 12:00 pm
Livestreamed

In Conversation: On The Island of Missing Trees: A Novel

The Island of Missing Trees: A Novel by Elif Shafak tells a story of young love, war, and the trees of a place, rooted on the ground beneath and inextricably entwined within our histories. Moderated by Ellen Book, Miami-Dade Public Library System.…

Thursday, November 18 @ 12:00 pm
Livestreamed

In Conversation: On The Mad Women’s Ball: A Novel & Mrs. March: A Novel

In Victoria Mas’ The Mad Women’s Ball: A Novel, the dazzling displays of hypnotism on women who have been deemed mad and cast from society in 1885 Paris’ Salpêtrière Asylum hide a wicked truth – these women are not sick, just inconvenient. Among them is 19-year-old protagonist Eugenie, who is determined to escape from the asylum and the bonds of her gender. In Virginia Feito’s Mrs. March: A Novel – part Hitchcockian psychological thriller, part social satire – the title character is the proper,…

Thursday, November 18 @ 12:00 pm
Livestreamed

In Conversation: On The Removed: A Novel

In telling the story of the Echota family, Brandon Hobson‘s The Removed: A Novel also offers a meditation on family, grief, home, and the power of stories on both a personal and ancestral level. Moderated by author Kelli Jo Ford.…

Thursday, November 18 @ 12:00 pm
Livestreamed

In Conversation: On The Sweetness of Water: A Novel

In The Sweetness of Water: A Novel, Nathan Harris shares the story of brothers Prentiss and Landry, freed by the Emancipation Proclamation in the waning days of the Civil War and seeking refuge – and the means to make their way north to reunite with the mother who was sold away when they were boys. Moderated by author Luis Alberto Urrea.…

Thursday, November 18 @ 12:00 pm
Livestreamed

In Conversation: On We Run the Tides: A Novel

The changing lives of the teenage girls at the center of We Run the Tides: A Novel are a mirror to the story of pre-tech boom San Francisco. Vendela Vida’s book is a portrait of a place on the brink of radical transformation. Moderated by essayist and critic Maris Kreizman, host of The Maris Review podcast on LitHub Radio.…

Thursday, November 18 @ 12:00 pm
Livestreamed

In Conversation: On What’s Mine and Yours: A Novel

Naima Coster’s What’s Mine and Yours: A Novel tells the story of two families, one Black, the other white Latino, unexpectedly coming together. Her tale moves between the years and from North Carolina to Paris, exploring the unique organism that is each family, what breaks them apart, and how they come back together. Moderated by author and Today co-host Jenna Bush Hager.…

Thursday, November 18 @ 12:00 pm
Livestreamed

In Conversation: On O Beautiful: A Novel

In O Beautiful: A Novel, Jung Yun tells the story of Elinor Hanson, a fortysomething former model struggling to reinvent herself as a freelance writer, returns on assignment to the town in North Dakota where she spent her unhappy childhood. It’s decades later, yet Elinor finds her past intertwining with the story she’s trying to tell – and the revelations will forever change her and the way she looks at the world. Moderated by Kendra Winchester,…

Thursday, November 18 @ 12:00 pm
Livestreamed

In Conversation: On New York, My Village: A Novel

In New York, My Village: A Novel by Uwem Akpan, Nigerian editor Ekong Udousoro is in New York City to learn at the center of the publishing industry. He finds ruthlessness, racism, and a shared hostility toward the “other.” And yet, there is hope in sharing our stories – even as tribalism defines our lives, no matter the size of our village. Moderated by author Lauren Groff.    …

Thursday, November 18 @ 12:00 pm
Livestreamed

In Conversation: On Libertie: A Novel & Great Circle: A Novel

Kaitlyn Greenidge‘s Libertie: A Novel follows the coming of age of Libertie Sampson in a free Black community in Reconstruction-era Brooklyn, as she tries to parse what freedom means for a Black woman. The story, rich with historical detail, is inspired by the life of one of the first Black female doctors in the United States. From Maggie Shipstead comes Great Circle: A Novel, an epic story of two captivating women 100 years apart – Marian,…

Thursday, November 18 @ 12:00 pm
Livestreamed

In Conversation: On I Love You but I’ve Chosen Darkness: A Novel

Claire Vaye Watkins’ I Love You but I’ve Chosen Darkness: A Novel chronicles one woman’s furious revisiting of family, marriage, work, sex, and motherhood, set against a darkly funny confrontation with a past that’s suddenly demanding her attention. Moderated by writer Molly Tolsky, founder of HeyAlma.com.…

Thursday, November 18 @ 12:00 pm
Livestreamed

In Conversation: On A Song Everlasting: A Novel

In Ha Jin‘s A Song Everlasting: A Novel, famous Chinese singer Yao Tian, in the U.S. on a state-supported tour, takes a private gig in New York to pick up extra cash for his daughter’s tuition fund. There’s nothing to it – until the government finds that supporters of Taiwan’s secession sponsored the event, placing Tian’s artistic and personal freedom at risk. Moderated by writers Whitney Terrell and V.V. Ganeshananthan, co-hosts of the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast on LitHub Radio.…

Thursday, November 18 @ 12:00 pm
Livestreamed

In Conversation: On A River Called Time: A Novel & The Ninth Metal

Courttia Newland‘s A River Called Time: A Novel is set at the Ark, a massive structure in the center of Dinium – an alternative London – that promised a utopian existence for those invited. Markriss Denny is one of the chosen – but once inside, he uncovers the truth about the Ark, himself, and the people he once thought he knew. In Benjamin Percy’s The Ninth Metal, a meteor shower brings to Earth a new metal – one that possesses world-changing properties as an energy source and a weapon – to Northfall,…

Thursday, November 18 @ 12:00 pm
Livestreamed

In Conversation: On A Line to Kill: A Novel

In A Line to Kill: A Novel, former Detective Inspector Daniel Hawthorne and his sidekick, author Anthony Horowitz, are invited to an exclusive literary festival. They never expected to find themselves in the middle of a murder investigation there – or to be trapped with a cold-blooded killer. Moderated by author and editor Otto Penzler.…

Thursday, November 18 @ 12:00 pm
Livestreamed

In Conversation: On A Calling for Charlie Barnes

The life of the title character in Joshua Ferris’ A Calling for Charlie Barnes is not going well. He wants out and into the American dream. As his hopes dwindle, something goes right, and he’s granted a second act. But it calls for a sacrifice that redounds with selflessness and love. Moderated by writers Whitney Terrell and V.V. Ganeshananthan, co-hosts of the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast on LitHub Radio.…

Thursday, November 18 @ 12:00 pm
Livestreamed

In Conversation: On 2034: A Novel of the Next World War

In 2034: A Novel of the Next World War, the work of co-authors Elliot Ackerman and retired Admiral James Stavridis, two seemingly unconnected events – one on the edge of Iranian airspace, the other in the South China Sea – leaves America’s military preeminence in tatters, and renders U.S. ships and planes defenseless.…

Thursday, November 18 @ 12:00 pm
Livestreamed

In Conversation: On Perestroika in Paris: A Novel

Paras, short for “Perestroika,” is a racehorse at a track west of Paris. When she finds the door of her stall open, she wanders off all the way to the great city, finding adventure and an unlikely cast of characters with which to share it. From Jane Smiley, Perestroika in Paris: A Novel celebrates curiosity, ingenuity, and the desire of all creatures for true love and freedom. Moderated by authors Julie Sternberg and Eve Yohalem.…

Wednesday, November 17 @ 8:00 pm
Building 1, Fourth Floor Terrace
300 N.E. 2nd Avenue (Bldg. 1, 2nd Floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Sandra Cisneros & Jan Beatty: On Martita, I Remember You/Martita, te recuerdo

In Martita, I Remember You/Martita, te recuerdo by Sandra Cisneros, Corina finds a letter written by a friend from her days in Paris, where she once escaped to be a writer. They have lost touch since, but Corina’s intense friendships with Martita and Paola is what gives that time a certain glow. Now the letter has brought those days back with breathtaking immediacy. Moderated by Cisneros’ friend and fellow author Jan Beatty. La reconocida autora Sandra Cisneros presenta Martita,…

Wednesday, November 17 @ 7:00 pm
Livestreamed

72nd Annual National Book Awards

Miami Book Fair joins the National Book Foundation to livestream the National Book Awards from New York City! Tune in to be among the first to learn who the winners are across its five categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Young People’s Literature, and Translation. Sponsored by In partnership with…

Wednesday, November 17 @ 12:00 pm
Livestreamed

In Conversation: On Speculative Los Angeles

Denise Hamilton commissioned the 14 stories (including one of her own) that comprise Speculative Los Angeles. Each is set in a different neighborhood of the city and filled with local color, landmarks, and flavor – but each also reimagines the metropolis in very different ways. Joining her are contributing writers Alex Espinoza and S. Qiouyi Lu.…

Wednesday, November 17 @ 12:00 pm
Livestreamed

In Conversation: On Today a Woman Went Mad in the Supermarket: Stories

Today a Woman Went Mad in the Supermarket: Stories is a collection written by Hilma Wolitzer. Most of these stories were originally published in the 1960s and ’70s in such magazines as Esquire and The Saturday Evening Post, with a new work bringing Wolitzer’s early characters – the author is now in her 90s – into the present. Moderated by author Roxana Robinson.…

Wednesday, November 17 @ 12:00 pm
Livestreamed

In Conversation: On Three Sisters: A Novel & Send for Me: A Novel

Inspired by true events, Heather Morris’ Three Sisters: A Novel tells the story of Livia, Magda, and Cibi. After surviving Auschwitz, the sisters learn that to find true peace and happiness they must face the ghosts of their past, including the secrets they have kept from each other. Based on letters from Lauren Fox’s own family, Send for Me: A Novel is a work of historical fiction that moves between Germany on the eve of World War II and present-day Wisconsin.…

Wednesday, November 17 @ 12:00 pm
Livestreamed

In Conversation: On The Joy and Light Bus Company

In The Joy and Light Bus Company, the latest installment of Alexander McCall Smith’s the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi must move on two fronts at once, protecting Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni while solving an inheritance case. Moderated by Ian Rankin, author of the Inspector Rebus novels.…

Wednesday, November 17 @ 12:00 pm
Livestreamed

In Conversation: On The Jealousy Man and Other Stories

The Jealousy Man and Other Stories, a collection of 12 short works by Jo Nesbø, serves as a showcase for his dexterity in exploring the dark corners of the human heart. These tales take us on a journey of twisted minds and vengeful souls. Moderated by Marilyn Stasio, former longtime crime columnist for The New York Times.…

Wednesday, November 17 @ 12:00 pm
Livestreamed

In Conversation: On No One Goes Alone: A Novel

Erik Larson’s No One Goes Alone: A Novel (Random House Audio) is a ghost story grounded in history. It’s 1905, and psychologist William James leads an expedition to a remote isle in search of answers after a family inexplicably vanishes. Were there paranormal forces at work? Soon, the investigators are unsure whether they can trust their own eyes, their instincts, one another – or even themselves. Moderated by author Benjamin Percy.…

Wednesday, November 17 @ 12:00 pm
Livestreamed

In Conversation: On Late City: A Novel

Robert Olen Butler‘s Late City: A Novel centers around former newspaperman Sam Cunningham as he prepares to die. The conversation between the dying man and a surprising God covers much of the early 20th century. And as it unfolds, Sam is amazed at what he still has left to learn about himself. Moderated by Marrie Stone, co-host of the weekly KUCI radio show Writers on Writing.…

Tuesday, November 16 @ 7:00 pm
THE DORAL YARD
8455 NW 53rd St, Doral, FL 33166 United States

Doral Date with Book Fair

Reading, discussion, audience Q&A, and book signing. An Evening With prolific novelist Patricia Engel, author of Infinite Country: A Novel, in conversation with moderator Anjanette Delgado, whose recently published anthology, Home in Florida: Latinx Writers and the Literature of Uprootedness, features Engel’s work. This event requires a ticket for admission. CLICK HERE to Purchase Tickets Miami Book Fair @ Doral was made possible with the support of the CODINA PARTNERS

Tuesday, November 16 @ 12:00 pm
Livestreamed

In Conversation: On Wyman and the Florida Knights

In Larry Baker’s novel Wyman and the Florida Knights, Peter Wyman, the most famous portrait painter in America, just wants to go into hiding and disappear. Then a cashier in St. Augustine tells him about Knightville. “Ex-boyfriend of mine came from there and told me it was full of crazies,” she said. Which sounds just about perfect to Peter. Moderated by author Lynne Barrett, founding editor of the Florida Book Review and professor of creative writing at Florida International University.…

Monday, November 15 @ 6:00 pm
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An Evening With Lee Child, Andrew Child & Harlan Coben: On Better Off Dead: A Jack Reacher Novel

Captioning and Audience Q&A: To access the live-captioning option and/or submit questions for the audience Q&A, please join using the Zoom link and passcode you received in your ticket confirmation email. Jack Reacher was heading west and walking under the desert when he came 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. In Better Off Dead: A Jack Reacher Novel,…

Monday, November 15 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On Burnt Sugar: A Novel & The Archer

Avni Doshi‘s Burnt Sugar: A Novel is a story of love and betrayal between a mother and her daughter, who now confronts the task of caring for a woman who never cared for her. It’s a journey into shifting memories and the subjective nature of truth. In Shruti Swamy’s The Archer, a young Indian woman discovers kathak, a centuries-old dance form requiring utmost discipline and focus. Soon, pursuing artistic transcendence through kathak becomes the organizing principle of her life.…

Monday, November 15 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On Dream Girl: A Novel & The Dark Hours

In Dream Girl: A Novel, Laura Lippman shares the story of writer Gerry Andersen, injured in a freak fall and confined to a hospital bed in his high-rise apartment. Then late one night, the phone rings – and the caller claims to be the “real” Aubrey, the title character from Andersen’s most successful novel, Dream Girl. But there is no “real” Aubrey, and her corporeal claimant is threatening to visit and suggesting he owes her something. In Michael Connelly’s The Dark Hours – the fourth installment in the Ballard and Bosch series – a killer strikes on New Year’s Eve and LAPD detective Renée Ballard and detective Harry Bosch join forces to find justice for the victim,…

Monday, November 15 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On Pinkie Promises

Polly, the protagonist of Senator Elizabeth Warren and illustrator Charlene Chua’s Pinkie Promises, knows she’s strong and capable. But whenever she offers to help her uncle or brother or neighbor, they tell her: “That’s not what girls do.” Then Polly goes to a rally to meet a woman running for president, and they make a pinkie promise to remember all the things that girls do.…

Monday, November 15 @ 12:00 pm
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In Conversation: On Somebody’s Daughter: A Memoir & An American Marriage: A Novel.

Somebody’s Daughter: A Memoir is Ashley C. Ford‘s powerful debut work, a story of growing up a poor Black girl in Indiana battling her body and her environment, within a family fragmented by incarceration. For Celestial and Roy, the couple at the center of Tayari Jones‘ An American Marriage: A Novel, the American dream in sight. But it all collapses when Roy is arrested and sentenced to 12 years in jail for a crime he didn’t commit.…

Monday, November 15 @ 12:00 pm
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Rabih Alameddine: On The Wrong End of the Telescope: A Novel

Mina Simpson, the narrator of Rabih Alameddine’s The Wrong End of the Telescope: A Novel, is a transgender Lebanese doctor volunteering in the Moria refugee camp on Lesbos, Greece. As she deals with her own losses and displacement, Mina’s story offers a rare view into the many layers of the refugee crisis. Moderated by author Rebecca Makkai, The Great Believers.…

Sunday, November 14 @ 7:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Amor Towles: On The Lincoln Highway: A Novel

IMPORTANT: Please note that we have changed the location of this event. The event will now take place in the Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261). Miami Book Fair 2021 will kick off with New York Times bestselling author Amor Towles, appearing live and in person in a very special Evenings With presentation. In his latest title, The Lincoln Highway: A Novel, Towles introduces 18-year-old Emmett Watson – his parents dead, their farm gone,…

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