Fiction

Take a look at any bestseller list – the buzziest fiction books and writers there are at Miami Book Fair. Escape with them to new worlds, meet fascinating figures, and lose yourself in other lives. Your favorite storytellers – some you know, some you’ve yet to meet – are waiting.

Past Events

November 2023

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

A PAST THAT HAUNTS: STORIES THAT SPAN TIME

BRIAN BANDELL’s The Rabbi and the Condemned it’s 2053 and a man sits on death row on Stark Station in the asteroid belt – will the rabbi who’s had proof of his innocence for 31 years set him free? And in JOHN LANTIGUA’s In the War Zone of the Heart and Other Stories: Willie Cuesta Mystery Stories, the histories and issues of Miami’s Latin American communities, and how the past continues to haunt them, is the focus.…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

KEEP THE LIGHT ON: FOUR THRILLERS

In JENNIFER MCMAHON’s My Darling Girl: A Novel, a woman is forced to relive the traumatic memories of her mother’s alcoholism and violent abuse – and perhaps her much more recent machinations. In NATHAN OATES, A Flaw in the Design: A Novel, a man takes in his orphaned nephew, whose chilling tales of murder may reflect more than just a vivid imagination. In The House in the Pines: A Novel by ANA REYES,…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 4:45 pm
Room 8503 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

CITA CON HÉCTOR ABAD FACIOLINCE, EN CONVERSACIÓN CON PATRICIA JANIOT

El galardonado escritor y periodista colombiano HÉCTOR ABAD FACIOLINCE presenta Salvo mi corazón, todo está bien, la historia de un sacerdote que pone a prueba sus creencias y su optimismo. Una novela que ofrece una visión del matrimonio como una muralla que divide a quienes desean pasarse al lado al que no pertenecen. Abad Facionline conversará con la periodista, presentadora y corresponsal de noticias PATRICIA JANIOT. Compra Salvo mi corazón, todo está bien. – Faciolince…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 4:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

EMERGING FROM STRIFE: STORIES OF DOMESTIC & POLITICAL UPHEAVAL

MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM’s Day: A Novel tracks the lives of a Brooklyn, New York, family as they endure the pandemic lockdown and their veneer of domestic bliss begins to crack. In ANDRE DUBUS III’s Such Kindness: A Novel, Tom Lowe has invested his identity in his work with his back and hands – until he injures himself and becomes addicted to painkillers. If he is not a working man, who is he? BEN FOUNTAIN’s Devil Makes Three: A Novel is set in Haiti in the 1990s,…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 4:15 pm
Room 8525 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

LITERATURBIA: THRILLERS Y MISTERIOS

PEDRO MEDINA LEÓN nos muestra a un investigador desenredando un asesinato durante el período más incómodo de la historia de Miami; JOSÉ IGNACIO CHASCAS VALENZUELA llega con un noir de giros sorprendentes que nos pregunta qué haríamos para esconder la parte más oscura de nuestra alma, y LUCRECIA ZAPPI presenta la historia de dos amigas brasileras de clase alta que se encuentran en Estados Unidos una década después de haber cometido un crimen. Compra Bandidos.…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

LOVE & WAR

In ARMANDO CORREA‘s The Night Travelers: A Novel, four generations of women experience love, loss, war, and hope from the rise of Nazism and the Cuban Revolution to the fall of the Berlin Wall. ​​JOSH TUININGA’s graphic novel We Are Not Strangers follows a young boy as he learns of his Jewish grandfather’s allyship for Japanese families during the incarceration camps of World War II. And in ALICE WINN’s Memoriam: A Novel,…

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LOVE & WAR

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

PLOT TWIST! HEISTS, SPIES & UNDERCOVER LIVES

In JAMES GRIPPANDO‘s Code 6: A Novel, aspiring playwright Kate Gamble is secretly writing about the dark side of Big Data. But she’s the daughter of the CEO of a private data integration company whose clients include the CIA and virtually every counterterrorism organization in the Western World. And in DWYER MURPHY’s The Stolen Coast: A Novel, adrift in a sleepy coastal Massachusetts town, a man who ferries fugitives by day gets twisted up in a plot to pilfer diamonds.…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
The Art Lab (Building 1, First Floor, Room 1101)
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, 33132 United States

SWOONWORTHY SPICE & EVERYTHING NICE: FOUR YOUNG ADULT ROM-COMS

You won’t want to miss this sizzling panel with four young adult romance writers on juggling the entanglements in love and life. In The Secret Summer Promise by KEAH BROWN, Andrea spent last summer recovering from the latest surgery for her cerebral palsy, and is determined to make up for lost time with the Best Summer Ever List – which includes falling out of love with her best friend. In ALI HAZELWOOD’s Check & Mate,…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

VOICES OF JAMAICA: EXPLORING RACE, IDENTITY & MEMORY

Three distinct Jamaican voices, each contributing unique perspectives on race, identity, and memory. GEOFFREY PHILP creates powerful verse in Archipelagos that reflects the struggles of the Caribbean in a world facing global disasters and societal inequities. DALE MAHFOOD’s When Trees Fall: Book One of the Wood and Water Saga delves into secrets, love, and the quest for paternal approval against the backdrop of historical political change in Jamaica. And SAFIYA SINCLAIR‘s How to Say Babylon: A Memoir provides a profound exploration of Jamaican identity in a shifting cultural and social landscape.…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 3:30 pm
Room 8503 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

LA LITERATURA: ESPEJO DE LA SOCIEDAD

ENZO MAQUEIRA presenta una crítica letal a la idiosincrasia de la clase media argentina semi culta y universitaria plasmada en un folletín de amor. CLAUDIA PIÑEIRO llega con un relato de coraje y amistad a través de la historia de una ama de casa tradicional estafada tanto por su madre como por su hija. Los autores conversarán con la periodista de Associated Press GISELA SALOMÓN. Compra Electrónica. – Maquiera Compra El tiempo de las moscas.…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 3:00 pm
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

JULIA NAVARRO ON FROM NOWHERE

JULIA NAVARRO’s From Nowhere tells the story of a teenage boy who witnesses his family’s murder during a mission of the Israeli Army; meanwhile, one of the killers struggles with the repercussions of fighting an enemy he never chose. When the men’s lives astonishingly intersect years later, they’re forced to confront identities they can’t escape. Moderating is writer and journalist MARCIA MORGADO. This session will have simultaneous translation from Spanish to English. Buy From Nowhere.…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 3:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

ON COMICS: FROM NANCY TO THE FANTASTIC FOUR

BILL GRIFFITH‘s graphic novel Three Rocks: The Story of Ernie Bushmiller, The Man Who Created Nancy isn’t just about a brilliant comic book artist – it’s also the story of an American art form. Tracing its inception in 1895, he explores the creation of Nancy, strips such as Peanuts and The Far Side, and expands upon his philosophy of creating comics. The Super Hero’s Journey is a synthesis of PATRICK MCDONNELL’s positive inspirational sensibility and Marvel Entertainment’s blockbuster brand,…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 3:00 pm
The Art Lab (Building 1, First Floor, Room 1101)
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, 33132 United States

THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: ADVENTURES IN ALTERNATE UNIVERSES

Step into other worlds with each of these chilling, action-packed middle-grade adventures. In The Shape of Time by RYAN CALEJO, Antares has never left South Florida – until strange creatures whisk him away to the mysterious Rymworld, where he must outsmart molemen, mermaids, mystics in search of a mythic compass. The Cursed Moon by ANGELA CERVANTES follows Rafael, who discovers that the chilling ghost story he made up about The Caretaker might actually be real – and only he can stop him.…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 2:45 pm
Room 8525 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

LITERATURA SIN CORSET

ENA COLUMBIÉ presenta una selección exquisita de sus cuentos, ALEJANDRO ROBLES llega con un volumen de microrrelatos sobre la figura del dragón, y LENA YAU ofrece una colección de poemas que parten de un sabor, un olor o un espacio. Los autores conversarán con el poeta, periodista y editor GERMÁN GUERRA. Compra Cabrón. – Columbié Compra Gabinete de dragones. – Robles Compra Trae tu espalda para hacer mi mesa. – Yau Compra Hormigas en la lengua.…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 2:30 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

INTERGENERATIONAL STORIES: ON FAMILY & RESILIENCE

PATRICIA ENGEL‘s The Faraway World: Stories is a collection of 10 short stories set across the Americas and linked by migration, sacrifice, moral compromise, and the cost of leaving – and staying. In When the Hibiscus Falls: Stories, M. EVELINA GALANG examines the triumphs and sorrows connecting generations of women and the complexity of family, community, and Filipino American identity. CRISTINA GARCÍA’s Vanishing Maps: A Novel tracks four generations of the del Pino family against the tumultuous backdrops of Cuba,…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

BETH RAYMER ON FIREWORKS EVERY NIGHT: A NOVEL

In Fireworks Every Night: A Novel, a young woman trapped in a deeply dysfunctional family in the seedy wilds of South Florida must make a choice – save her family or save herself. BETH RAYMER’s unforgettable protagonist fights against the structural and cultural challenges of growing up in poverty, determined to create a better life for herself than the one she was born into. Buy Fireworks Every Night: A Novel. – Raymer…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

HISTORICAL FICTION: WOMEN’S STORIES

In Unearthed: A Lost Actress, a Forbidden Book, and a Search for Life in the Shadow of the Holocaust, MERYL FRANK explores the life and tragic end of her cousin Franya Winter, the leading light of Vilna’s Yiddish theater. In KERRI MAHER’s All You Have to Do Is Call: A Novel, the true story of the underground women’s health organization Jane Collective and its brave volunteers unfold. And in A Right Worthy Woman: A Novel, RUTH P.

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Make a melody with Justin Roberts

Make a melody with Grammy-nominated children’s songwriter JUSTIN ROBERTS as he sings and plays guitar for a special performance inspired by his latest picture book, Giant-Sized Butterflies on My First Day of School, and many other stories!…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

POETIC PROSE

KELLE GROOM answers the question of How to Live: A Memoir-in-Essays by traveling from the East Coast to the West, to places she’s never been, then back to her childhood home in New England’s Cape Cod. In SOPHIE KLAHR’s There Is Only One Ghost in the World follows the fragmented meditations of a multilayered voice, an intimate witness to our times that delicately and bluntly reveals the best and the worst in all of us. And JULIE MARIE WADE’s Otherwise: Essays presents a series of intimate,…

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POETIC PROSE

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
The Art Lab (Building 1, First Floor, Room 1101)
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, 33132 United States

TRIALS, TRAITORS & TEMPTATIONS: YOUNG ADULT FANTASY SUPERSTARS

Join four bestselling young adult fantasy writers on breaking curses, liberating lands, and how to fight the darkness within and without. In ALEX ASTER’s Nightbane, Isla Crown has secured the love of two powerful rulers and broken centuries-long curses, but as certain death races toward Lightlark, she must weigh her responsibility to her people against the whims of the most dangerous traitor of all: her heart. LAUREN ROBERTS’ Powerless follows Paedyn Gray, an Ordinary posing as a Psychic to keep from being banished from the world of Elites who finds herself thrown into the Purging Trials – and if the opponents don’t kill her,…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 1:45 pm
Room 8503 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

HISTORIA, FAMILIAS Y LEGADOS JUDÍOS

JEANNETTE GRUNHAUS DE GELMAN cuenta el recorrido de sus padres durante el Holocausto, y lleva al laector desde los oscuros años de la Europa en guerra hasta la salvación y la nueva vida en Venezuela. ARIANA NEUMANN reconstruye su historia familiar, tomando como punto de partida la documentación legada por su padre y los recuerdos de los meses que pasó en Berlín bajo una falsa identidad. SAÚL SOSNOWSKI narra las experiencias de personajes con vidas que discurren entre partidas,…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 1:30 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

ON SLEUTHS & SPIES

Set in Berkley, California, in 1944, AMY CHUA‘s The Golden Gate: A Novel follows homicide detective Al Sullivan as he tries to find out who killed a wealthy industrialist and presidential candidate. In CHARLES CUMMING’s Kennedy 35, questions surrounding a long-ago hunt for a war criminal resurface. And in BRENDAN SLOCUMB’s Symphony of Secrets: A Novel, a music professor discovers a shocking secret about the most famous American composer of all time: His music may have been stolen from a Black Jazz Age prodigy.…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 1:15 pm
Room 8525 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

NOVEDADES ARGENTINAS DE AQUÍ Y DE ALLÁ

GISELA HEFFES combina diálogos, ensayo y memoria para crear una obra enlazada a través de aforismos; NATALIA MORET recorre un mapa familiar que resulta en una pieza íntima y filosa, cargada de sentimientos, y GASTÓN VIRKEL presenta una novela ácida que transcurre en Miami, meca de las reinvenciones. Conversará con los autores la periodista ALEJANDRA LABANCA. Natalia Moret participa gracias al apoyo de la Dirección de Asuntos Culturales de la Cancillería Argentina a través del Programa Cultura Argentina al Mundo.…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 1:00 pm
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

GOTHIC MAGIC & DARK DESIRES

Set at a Victorian London circus, AMIEE GIBBS‘ The Carnivale of Curiosities: A Novel is a tale of Faustian bargains, jealousy, and murder, where for the right price, any wish may be granted. In DEENA MOHAMED’s Shubeik Lubeik, three wishes sold at an unassuming Cairo kiosk link three people, changing their perspectives as well as their lives. Buy The Carnivale of Curiosities: A Novel. – Gibbs Buy Shubeik Lubeik. – Mohamed…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 1:00 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

PICTURE BOOK STORYTIME: JUST WILD ENOUGH!

For Mireya Mayor, even as a young child whose house was filled with cats, dogs, rabbits, birds, a chicken, and a snapping turtle, nothing was quite wild enough. Older, she traded her pompoms as a cheerleader for the National Football League for the swamps of the South American jungle. The first woman wildlife TV reporter for National Geographic, she traveled the world, but things still weren’t quite wild enough. It was only when Mireya went to Madagascar that things FINALLY got wild enough.…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 1:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

UNCOVERED TRUTHS & MANIPULATED WORLDS

In TANANARIVE DUE‘s work of historical fiction, The Reformatory: A Novel, 12-year-old Robbie Stephens Jr. is sentenced to six months at the Gracetown School for Boys, furthering his journey into the terrors of the Jim Crow South. And in Our Missing Hearts: A Novel by CELESTE NG, a young boy whose mother disappeared when he was 9 receives a mysterious letter, pulling him into a quest to find her. Buy The Reformatory: A Novel. – Due Buy Our Missing Hearts: A Novel.…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

COURAGE & SURVIVAL: POWERFUL HISTORICAL FICTION

In JAYNE ANNE PHILLIPS’ Night Watch: A Novel, a family seeking refuge in the chaotic aftermath of the Civil War try to reclaim their lives. Go as a River: A Novel by SHELLEY READ was inspired by true events surrounding the destruction of a small Colorado town in the 1960s. And LUIS ALBERTO URREA’s Good Night, Irene: A Novel is based on the magnificent true story of courageous Red Cross women facing a precarious future during WWII.…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

PICTURE BOOK STORYTIME: THE TAIL OF CLAYBE

Claybe is a happy little monkey who lives in the jungle. His favorite thing to do is to swing by his beautiful long furry tail. Claybe is just as happy as happy can be until the day he discovers people. Suddenly, Claybe’s life doesn’t seem as great to him as the lives of people. Claybe wonders if a people’s life is better than a monkey’s life. In The Tail of Claybe by FRANCINELEE HAND, travel with Claybe to the Big City where he learns about people and their ways.…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
The Art Lab (Building 1, First Floor, Room 1101)
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, 33132 United States

SOLE SURVIVORS & DEADLY SECRETS: JENNIFER DUGAN IN CONVERSATION WITH KIMBERLY WHITE

In JENNIFER DUGAN’s chilling psychological thriller, The Last Girls Standing, Sloan and Cherry bonded over their traumatic experience as the sole survivors in their summer camp massacre. But as new evidence comes to light, Sloan begins to suspect that Cherry  may be more than just a survivor – she may actually have been part of it. Moderating is KIMBERLY WHITE, youth services coordinator, Broward County Libraries Division. Buy The Last Girls Standing. – Dugan…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

THE GHOSTS THAT HAUNT US

In JOHN MANUEL ARIAS’ Where There Was Fire: A Novel, 27 years after a blaze erupts at a banana plantation in Costa Rica, a woman is still trying to understand the machinations behind her family’s rupture. In KEVIN JARED HOSEIN’s Hungry Ghosts: A Novel, two sharply disparate households become entwined after a patriarch goes missing. And in RAUL PALMA’s A Haunting in Hialeah Gardens: A Novel, a man mired in debt makes a deal he’ll come to regret.…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 11:00 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

DYSTOPIAS & FALSE PROMISES

In the dystopian Chain-Gang All-Stars: A Novel, NANA KWAME ADJEI-BRENYAH offers a clear-eyed look at the American prison system’s unholy alliance of systemic racism, unchecked capitalism, and mass incarceration – and what freedom in this country really means. In JINWOO CHONG’s Flux: A Novel, a young man’s reality unravels when he suspects that his mysterious employers have inadvertently discovered time travel and are using it to cover up a string of violent crimes. And in JONATHAN ESCOFFERY’s If I Survive You,…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 11:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

MACABRE FICTION: FEMALE BODY HORROR

In K-MING CHANG‘s Organ Meats: A Novel, best friends find refuge with a group of stray dogs that have a mysterious ability to communicate with humans. And in JADE SONG’s Chlorine: A Novel, a young swimmer aches to become a mermaid, an obsession that becomes catastrophic. Moderating is MITZI RAPKIN, founder, host, and producer of the literary podcast First Draft: A Dialogue on Writing. Buy Organ Meats: A Novel. – Chang Buy Chlorine: A Novel.…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 11:00 am
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

SHORT STORIES: AN EXPLORATION OF HOME & LONGING

In her debut collection Tomb Sweeping: Stories, ALEXANDRA CHANG probes the loyalties we hold: to relatives, to strangers, and to ourselves. HALLE HILL’s Good Women: Stories, chronicles the stories of 12 Black women across the Appalachian South, from a woman meeting her sugar daddy’s mother to a state fair employee considering revenge on a local preacher. And in JENNIFER MARITZA MCCAULEY’s When Trying to Return Home: Stories, the question of belonging is at the fore,…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 6:30 pm
Room 8503 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

ESMERALDA SANTIAGO, EN CONVERSACIÓN CON PATRICIA ENGEL

ESMERALDA SANTIAGO, la galardonada autora de Cuando era puertorriqueña, presenta su nueva obra Las madres, que pone el foco en la familia, la fe, la fuerza, el sexo y la amistad de cinco mujeres unidas por un secreto. Santiago conversará con la escritora PATRICIA ENGEL. Compra Las madres. – Santiago…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

FROM THE BANGLES TO BUNGLED LOVE: A READING & PERFORMANCE WITH SUSANNA HOFFS

Jane Start had a hit once, 10 years ago. Now she’s 33, broke, newly single and living out of four garbage bags at her parents’ house. In This Bird Has Flown: A Novel, SUSANNA HOFFS, lead singer of ’80s band the Bangles, explores love and the ghosts of our past – while offering an insider’s view of pop music fame. Hoffs will perform a few of her greatest hits and be in conversation with journalist and pop culture critic EVELYN MCDONNELL.…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

THE NATIONAL BOOK FOUNDATION PRESENTS AN EVENING WITH THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS

A special event featuring many of this year’s honorees, including NANA KWAME ADJEI-BRENYAH, AALIYAH BILAL, ERIN BOW, KENNETH M. CADOW, OLIVER DE LA PAZ, ELIOT DUNCAN, JONATHAN EIG, CRISTINA RIVERA GARZA, HUDA FAHMY, STÊNIO GARDEL, ANNELYSE GELMAN, VASHTI HARRISONTANIA JAMES,

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 5:30 pm
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

THE CURSE OF THE GARDEN OF EDEN

In DAVID AND RHONDA ROSENBERG‘s The Eden Revelation: An Evolutionary Novel, our original ecosystem – a buried Garden of Eden where humankind evolved – is discovered by an archaeologist’s Middle Eastern dig. And it is here that a reckoning with the psychic attachments underlying sexuality begins, and the voice breaking through one man’s mind has his colleagues fearing for his sanity. Moderating is prize-winning Miami Herald journalist LINDA ROBERTSON. Buy The Eden Revelation: An Evolutionary Novel.…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
Room 8503 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

DE CIENCIA, IDEAS Y DESCUBRIMIENTOS

GUILLERMO ARRIAGA propone un relato acerca del impresionante despegue de la ciencia en el siglo XVIII y su choque con las posturas religiosas y aristocráticas de la época. WILLIAM OSPINA recrea la vida del hombre de ciencias Alexander Von Humboldt, le sigue los pasos en su viaje por América y reflexiona sobre la conquista desde una perspectiva original. Los autores conversarán con la periodista y productora LUZ MARÍA DORIA. Compra Extrañas. – Arriaga Compra Pondré mi oído en la piedra hasta que hable.…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

DON’T CALL ME SHIRLEY: DAVID ZUCKER ON THE MAKING OF AIRPLANE!

Surely You Can’t Be Serious: The True Story of Airplane! is a first-ever history of the making of the 1980 comedy classic Airplane! by DAVID ZUCKER, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker, the writers and directors of the hit film. Made with a modest $3.5 million budget, Airplane! premiered July 2, 1980, and went on to make nearly $200 million in sales – and a book’s worth of hilarious lines and absurd comedic situations. Joining Zucker in conversation is author DAVE BARRY.…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
The Art Lab (Building 1, First Floor, Room 1101)
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, 33132 United States

FICTION MADE FROM FACTS: A CONVERSATION WITH SHARON CAMERON & MARUCHI MENDEZ

Two young adult historical novelists join forces for a conversation on finding the fiction in true stories. In Artifice by SHARON CAMERON, as the Nazi occupation sweeps through Europe buying and stealing cultural artifacts, Isa de Smit sells a fake Rembrandt to Hitler himself to secretly help fund a Dutch resistance ring smuggling Jewish babies out of Amsterdam. Based on the true stories of Han Van Meegeren, a master art forger who is credited with saving 600 Jewish children from death in Amsterdam.…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

HISTORICAL FICTION & FATEFUL DECISIONS

JON CLINCH’s historical The General and Julia: A Novel explores how Ulysses S. Grant’s views on race and Reconstruction changed over time. In AANCHAL MALHOTRA’s The Book of Everlasting Things: A Novel, a perfumer’s apprentice and a calligrapher’s apprentice make a series of fateful decisions that will change the course of their lives forever. In KIRTHANA RAMISETTI’s Advika and the Hollywood Wives, a shocking stipulation in an ex-wife’s will compels a man’s current wife to investigate her new husband.…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 4:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

RECKONINGS & RECRIMINATIONS

Pineapple Street: A Novel, JENNIFER JACKSON‘s debut, follows three women in a one-percenter clan, offering glimpses of their indulgent pleasures, the miles between the haves and have-nots, and the insanity of first love. In MARY BETH KEANE’s The Half Moon: A Novel, when a blizzard traps a couple in place for a week, he learns shocking news about the woman he loves. In REBECCA MAKKAI’s I Have Some Questions for You: A Novel,…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 4:30 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

T.C. BOYLE ON BLUE SKIES

T.C BOYLE‘s Blue Skies: A Novel takes readers to water-logged and heat-ravaged coastal America, where Cat and her hapless, nature-loving family are struggling to adapt to a “new normal” in which natural disasters happen once a week and drinking seems to be the only way to cope. Lurking beneath their story lies a caricature of materialist American society and a warning about our planet’s future. Buy Blue Skies: A Novel. – Boyle…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 4:15 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

X Seminario de Literatura Infantil y Lectura

X Seminario de Literatura Infantil y Lectura: Libros para un mundo plural, “Literatura y escena: la experiencia de Artefactus”, con EDDY DÍAZ SOUZA en conversación con DAINERYS MACHADO VENTO y ANTONIO ORLANDO RODRÍGUEZ. Con el apoyo de En colaboración con …

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

LITERARY WAVES: CUBA, PUERTO RICO, JAMAICA & HAITI

Travel deep into the heart of Caribbean literature with voices from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and Haiti. Engage with CLAIRE JIMÉNEZ, What Happened to Ruthy Ramirez: A Novel, RAUL PALMA, A Haunting in Hialeah Gardens: A Novel, MICKI BERTHELOT MORENCY, The Island Sisters: A Novel, and PATRICIA SAUNDERS, Buyers Beware: Insurgency and Consumption in Caribbean Popular Culture, as they explore the diverse narratives, histories, and cultural complexities of their respective homelands.…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

ON HORRORS REAL & IMAGINED

In The Wishing Pool and Other Stories, TANANARIVE DUE’s second collection of short fiction, there are classic tales of horror, several stories set in a Florida town, and two sections of post-apocalyptic futures. From the mysterious, magical town of Gracetown to the aftermath of a pandemic (chillingly, written before 2020), Due masterfully evokes a sense of dread and fear, balanced with heart and hope. Buy The Wishing Pool and Other Stories. – Due   Sponsored by…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
The Art Lab (Building 1, First Floor, Room 1101)
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, 33132 United States

WHERE ARE YOU GOING, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? THREE YA AUTHORS ON DANGER, DISAPPEARANCES & DIFFICULT DECISIONS

Three young adult authors bring real main character energy to their thrilling new novels about the complexities of family, friendships, and romance in a desperate search for answers. In ALLY CONDIE’s novel The Only Girl in Town, every single person in July Fielding’s small town has disappeared. No family. No friends. Her only chance at unraveling the mystery of their disappearance is a series of objects, each a reminder of the people she loved most. And a mysterious message: GET TH3M BACK.…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 3:45 pm
Room 8503 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

PREMIO ALFAGUARA: GUSTAVO RODRÍGUEZ EN CONVERSACIÓN CON WENDY GUERRA

El escritor peruano GUSTAVO RODRÍGUEZ presenta Cien cuyes, una novela tragicómica que explora, desde un barrio residencial de Lima, uno de los nuevos conflictos contemporáneos: la longevidad de la población. Rodríguez conversará con la escritora y guionista cubana WENDY GUERRA. Compra Cien cuyes. – Rodríguez…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 3:30 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

TEXAS THEN & NOW: TWO AUTHORS ON WRITING, HISTORY & THE LONE STAR STATE

ELIZABETH CROOK’s The Madstone: A Novel is set in 1868 Texas, where 19-year-old tradesman Benjamin Shreve’s quiet existence takes a sharp turn when he’s asked by a mysterious stranger to find a stagecoach carrying Nell, a pregnant woman, and her 4-year-old son, Tot. In LAWRENCE WRIGHT’s Mr. Texas: A Novel, when a dark-horse candidate risks his personal happiness for a career in the Texas House of Representatives, he must navigate life in politics while weighing his own ethics against the pressures of veteran politicians,…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 3:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

DAUGHTERS OF LATIN AMERICA: A CONVERSATION

SANDRA GUZMÁN, editor of Daughters of Latin America: An International Anthology of Writing by Latine Women, is joined by contributors ELIZABETH ACEVEDO, DAINA CHAVIANO, ANJANETTE DELGADO, and ESMERALDA SANTIAGO to discuss the power, strength, and creativity of the 140+ voices collected in the book, including writers, leaders, scholars, and activists, and 24 Indigenous voices. Moderating is Emmy-winning journalist SOLEDAD O’BRIEN, author of Latino in America.…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 3:00 pm
The Art Lab (Building 1, First Floor, Room 1101)
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, 33132 United States

IT AIN’T EASY BEING IN MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL EDITION

Illustrator ROSE BOUSAMRA’s Frizzy is about Marlene, a young Dominican girl who hates being in the salon and doesn’t understand why her curls are not considered pretty by those around her. MAX BRALLIER returns to his bestselling series with The Last Comics on Earth, in which The Last Kids discover they’ve read every last issue of their favorite comic and decide to continue Z-Man’s legacy by writing and illustrating their own comic book. In A First Time for Everything,…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 3:00 pm
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

ON ESCAPES & BREAKING FREE

In DUNYA MIKHAIL’s The Bird Tattoo: A Novel, a young Yazidi woman’s life is changed forever when her husband, a journalist, goes missing, and her search for him results in her captivity. In JAMILA MINNICKS’ Moonrise Over New Jessup: A Novel, a young woman who flees to a 1950s all-Black town in Alabama falls in love with a man who challenges the town’s long-standing status, actions that could lead to the couple’s expulsion – or worse.…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 3:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

THREE AUTHORS ON FRACTURED FAMILIES

ALLEGRA GOODMAN’s Sam: A Novel is the story of a 7-year-old with a nearly absent father and a mother struggling to make ends meet. But all Sam wants to do is climb, hang from the highest limbs of the tallest trees, and scale the side of a building. In JESS ROW’s The New Earth: A Novel, a family reckons with the harms of the past and confronts an uncertain future. And in THRITY UMRIGAR’s The Museum of Failures: A Novel,…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 3:00 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

X Seminario de Literatura Infantil y Lectura

X Seminario de Literatura Infantil y Lectura: Libros para un mundo plural, “Cuando hay algo que contar”, charla de ELENA ODRIOZOLA. Con el apoyo de En colaboración con …

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 2:30 pm
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

CELEBRATING FREEMAN’S: CONCLUSIONS – A CONVERSATION WITH ANDREW HOLLERAN

Freeman’s: Conclusions is the 10th and final installment of JOHN FREEMAN‘s boundary-pushing literary journal. Having spent a decade introducing the English-speaking world to writers from around the globe, as well as writers working in English, in this issue, fittingly, contributions explore ways of bringing a story to an end. Few writers in America know how to do that quite as well as ANDREW HOLLERAN, the beloved author of Dancer from the Dance, The Beauty of Men,…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 2:30 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

LOVE IS MAGIC, LOVE IS SCIENCE

In MEG CABOT‘s rom-com fantasy Enchanted to Meet You: A Witches of West Harbor Novel, Jessica Gold is a plus-size witch who as a teenager was cast out of the World Council of Witches – then handsome WCW member Derrick Winters show up 15 years later to tells her she’s destined to save it. In Love, Theoretically by ALI HAZELWOOD, physicist Elsie Hannaway makes up for her nonexistent paycheck by offering her services as a fake girlfriend.…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 2:15 pm
Room 8503 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

LO NUEVO DE CRISTINA RIVERA GARZA

La autora, traductora y crítica mexicana CRISTINA RIVERA GARZA presenta sus nuevas obras: El invencible verano de Liliana, una crónica sobre el femicidio de su hermana; Turbar la quietud. Gestos subversivos entre fronteras, obra editada junto a GISELA HEFFES acerca del trabajo de autoras de habla hispana, y Me llamo cuerpo que no está, un volumen con su poesía reunida. Rivera Garza y Heffes conversarán con el periodista ÓSCAR MOLINA V., primer participante del Miami Book Fair Emerging Writer Fellowships Program en español.…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

HAITI UNVEILED: NARRATIVES OF CULTURE, HISTORY & WOMANHOOD

Explore the evocative tapestry of Haiti as we journey through its history and culture, and the profound stories of its women. Join distinguished authors MICKI BERTHELOT MORENCY, The Island Sisters: A Novel, MYRIAM J. A. CHANCY, Harvesting Haiti: Reflections on Unnatural Disasters, EDWIDGE DANTICAT, Everything Inside: Stories, and DR. SOLANGES VIVENS, Girls Can Move Mountains: Rewriting the Rules of Female Entrepreneurship, as they discuss the role of literature in capturing the essence of Haitian life.…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
The Art Lab (Building 1, First Floor, Room 1101)
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, 33132 United States

ON CONSPIRACIES, COMICS & SELF-CONFIDENCE: A CONVERSATION WITH URU-CHAN & HUDA FAHMY

From URU-CHAN comes unOrdinary, the popular, action-packed web series about John, an ordinary teen trying to survive high school in a world where superpowers dictate social status, and betrayal and conspiracies make up every turn. Nobody pays much attention to John at a school where the social elite happen to possess unthinkable powers and abilities. He prefers it that way; the more he stays under the radar, and stays close to the Royal’s most powerful Ace, Seraphina, the safer he is in the halls of Wellston High.…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

WACKY, WILD & WITTY

In DAVE BARRY‘s Swamp Story: A Novel, Jesse Braddock is trapped in a tiny cabin deep in the Everglades with her infant daughter and her bad-news ex-boyfriend – then she stumbles across a long-lost treasure, some very bad men, and an unemployed, alcoholic newspaperman in a monster costume. In ADAM MANSBACH’s The Golem of Brooklyn: A Novel, Len Bronstein knows little about Judaism and even less about golems, but he makes one anyway and brings him to life – then things get weird.…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 1:30 pm
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

CULTURAL EXPECTATIONS & COMPLICATED CHILDHOODS

In NIGAR ALAM‘s Under the Tamarind Tree: A Novel, it is 1964 in Karachi, Pakistan, and Rozeena is about to lose her home as the lives of her childhood best friends seem to be unraveling. Fifty-five years later, she receives a call – and a voice she never thought she’d hear again unearths long-buried secrets. In ETAF RUM’s Evil Eye: A Novel – a striking exploration of the expectations of Palestinian American women – when Yara is placed on probation at work for fighting with a racist coworker,…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 1:30 pm
Room 8525 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

NOVEDADES DE NARRATIVA CUBANA

GRETHEL DELGADO ofrece una visión actual del retorno a los orígenes de cada inmigrante, CARMEN DUARTE llega con una ficción sobre los cubanos y la guerra de Angola, LUIS DE LA PAZ presenta un nuevo volumen de cuentos que pivotan en las dualidades, y CHAGO RODRÍGUEZ ofrece una novela negra que arde en el corazón de la Pequeña Habana. Los autores conversarán con el periodista cultural y crítico de cine ALEJANDRO RÍOS.…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 1:30 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

THRILLING SCI-FI

In GARTH STEIN and cartoonist MATTHEW SOUTHWORTH’s eagerly anticipated The Cloven: Book Two, Dr. Kenneth Langner, a world-renowned geneticist and creator of the Cloven species, reveals himself to Seattle Stranger reporter Jake Arthur. When Langner turns up dead the next morning, Arthur learns he’s into something far more sinister than he realized. In STONA FITCH’s Death Watch, artist-provocateur Watanabe claims that his latest creation, a watch called Cassius Seven, can kill its wearer – and watch-wearers start dying.…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 1:30 pm
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

X Seminario de Literatura Infantil y Lectura

X Seminario de Literatura Infantil y Lectura: Libros para un mundo plural, “Botánica del espíritu” conferencia de VERÓNICA MURGUÍA; presenta ANA SCHEIN. Compra #NiLocasNiSolas: Narrativa escrita por mujeres en Estados Unidos. – Schein En colaboración con …

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 1:00 pm
The Art Lab (Building 1, First Floor, Room 1101)
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, 33132 United States

CARL HIAASEN WITH CARLOS FRÍAS ON WRECKER

Wrecker is the latest, wildest adventure in CARL HIAASEN’s Florida. Valdez Jones VIII calls himself Wrecker because his great-great-great-great-great-grandfather salvaged shipwrecks for a living. So is it destiny, irony, or just bad luck when Wrecker comes across a speedboat that has run hard aground on a sand flat? The men in the boat don’t want Wrecker to call for help – in fact, they’ll pay him to forget he ever saw them. Wrecker would be happy to forget,…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 1:00 pm
Room 8503 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

ENTRE FAMILIAS, TIEMPO, Y ESPERANZA

ANA ALCOLEA presenta una obra narrada en primera persona, que repasa la vida de una mujer y sus maestros, sus amantes, sus viajes … ARMANDO CORREA llega con una novela que hace foco en cuatro generaciones de mujeres desde la Alemania nazi hasta la caída del Muro de Berlín. Conversa con los autores la periodista ALEJANDRA LABANCA. Compra Todas las que fui. – Alcolea Compra La viajera nocturna. – Correa…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 1:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

MITCH ALBOM ON THE LITTLE LIAR

Eleven-year-old Nico Crispi never told a lie. But after the Nazis invade his home in Greece, he’s lied about convincing his fellow Jewish residents to board trains heading toward “the East” to safety. After learning he has helped send family and neighbors to their deaths, Nico never tells the truth again. MITCH ALBOM‘s The Little Liar: A Novel is a moving parable that explores honesty, survival, revenge, and devotion. Buy The Little Liar: A Novel. – Albom Sponsored by…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 1:00 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

PICTURE BOOK STORYTIME: PEPITA MEETS BEBITA!

Welcoming a new baby can be hard, especially when you’re used to being the center of attention! When it’s time for Pepita, the puppy of the family, to meet the brand new bebita, she’s in for a few surprises. What do you mean that Mami is too busy to bounce a ball for Pepita? And Papi seriously can’t find any time to scratch her ears? This new bebita is a bit of a problem … But along the way, the two will grow to love one another and become a family with even more smiles and heartwarming moments.…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 12:30 pm
Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

CELEBRATING THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD NOMINEES FOR FICTION

A special event with NANA KWAME ADJEI-BRENYAH, Chain-Gang All-Stars: A Novel; AALIYAH BILAL, Temple Folk; ELIOT DUNCAN, Ponyboy: A Novel; PAUL HARDING, This Other Eden: A Novel; TANIA JAMES, Loot: A Novel; JAYNE ANNE PHILLIPS, Night Watch: A Novel; HANNA PYLVÄINEN, The End of Drum-Time: A Novel; JUSTIN TORRES, Blackouts: A Novel; and LATOYA WATKINS,…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 12:30 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

DAMES OF DERRING-DO

In RAMONA AUSUBEL’s The Last Animal: A Novel, teenage sisters accidentally discover a perfectly preserved, 4,000-year-old baby mammoth and set off a surprising chain of events. In RITA CHANG-EPPIG’s Deep as the Sky, Red as the Sea, Shek Yeung navigates a marriage of convenience, motherhood, and leadership crises, and must decide what she’s willing to sacrifice to the price of power. And in JEANNETTE WALLS’ Hang the Moon: A Novel, a privileged young woman in Prohibition-era Virginia is cast out of the home after a tragic accident.…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 12:30 pm
Room 8525 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

SABINA COVO PRESENTA LA CASA DE LOS RELOJES

La periodista, presentadora de radio y televisión y comisionada colombiano-estadounidense SABINA COVO presenta una obra en la que, a través de la historia de Niké y su padre, se propone un análisis profundo que lleva al lector por el camino de su verdadero ser y de la razón de su existencia. En conversación con el periodista ERWIN PÉREZ. Compra La casa de los relojes. – Covo…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

ECHOES OF THE CARIBBEAN: EXPLORING IDENTITY, CULTURE & RESISTANCE IN CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE

From Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago to Haiti and Jamaica, the Caribbean has long been a rich source of culture, history, and artistic inspiration. Four acclaimed authors, each hailing from a different nation, explore and discuss their works and how their homelands influence their storytelling. Delving into the themes of identity, culture, and resistance are MYRIAM J. A. CHANCY, Spirit of Haiti: A Novel, KEVIN JARED HOSEIN, Hungry Ghosts: A Novel, KAREN LORD,…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

FOUR AUTHORS ON MYSTERIES & THE MISSING

In ANA CASTILLO’s Doña Cleanwell Leaves Home: Stories, Katia leaves home in search of her mother, but finds she’s no longer the traditional Mexican American mom she knew before. When a severed hand washes ashore in a wealthy Palm Beach, Florida, enclave in DEBORAH GOODRICH ROYCE’s Reef Road: A Novel, two women’s lives collide as the world shutters amid the pandemic lockdown. In CLAIRE JIMÉNEZ’s What Happened to Ruthy Ramirez: A Novel,…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

JAMES MCBRIDE ON THE HEAVEN & EARTH GROCERY STORE

In JAMES MCBRIDE’s The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store: A Novel, workers digging a foundation find a skeleton at the bottom of a well in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Who the skeleton was and how it got there are two long-held secrets kept by the residents of the town’s Chicken Hill neighborhood. And as the mystery unfolds we learn that it is love and community – heaven and earth – that sustain us. Moderating is TAMEKA BRADLEY HOBBES,…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

PICTURE BOOK STORYTIME: THE TAIL OF CLAYBE

Claybe is a happy little monkey who lives in the jungle. His favorite thing to do is to swing by his beautiful long furry tail. Claybe is just as happy as happy can be until the day he discovers people. Suddenly, Claybe’s life doesn’t seem as great to him as the lives of people. Claybe wonders if a people’s life is better than a monkey’s life. In The Tail of Claybe by FRANCINELEE HAND, travel with Claybe to the Big City where he learns about people and their ways.…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
The Art Lab (Building 1, First Floor, Room 1101)
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, 33132 United States

THE STORIES WE TELL: A CONVERSATION WITH ERIN BOW & DONNA BARBA HIGUERA

In ERIN BOW’s Simon Sort of Says, Simon is known online as a famous survivor of gun violence at school. Two years after the infamous event, 12-year-old Simon and his family move to the National Quiet Zone – the only place in America where the internet is banned. Instead of talking about Simon, the astronomers who flock to the area are busy listening for signs of life in space. And when Simon makes a friend who’s determined to give the scientists what they’re looking for,…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 11:30 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

SECRETS, GENERATIONAL TIES & WOMEN’S VOICES

Las Madres: A Novel is the story of five women and the secret that binds them together. Spanning from 1970s Puerto Rico to modern-day New York, ESMERALDA SANTIAGO’s powerful novel chronicles the women’s lives, from a devastating childhood car accident to a shocking revelation. In Family Lore: A Novel, ELIZABETH ACEVEDO tells the story of one Dominican American family through the voices of its women over three days as they prepare for a living wake, a gathering that will bring family and community together and forever change their lives.…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 11:15 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

X Seminario de Literatura Infantil y Lectura

X Seminario de Literatura Infantil y Lectura: Libros para un mundo plural, “La creación literaria: leer y escribir”, con ANA ALCOLEA, coordina BETTY QUINTERO. Compra Todas las que fui. – Alcolea En colaboración con …

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 11:00 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

CHRISTOPHER PAOLINI ON MURTAGH: THE WORLD OF ERAGON

Master storyteller CHRISTOPHER PAOLINI returns to the World of Eragon with Murtagh, a stunning epic fantasy set a year after the events of the Inheritance Cycle. The world is no longer safe for the Dragon Rider Murtagh and his dragon, Thorn. An evil king has been toppled, and they are left to face the consequences of the reluctant role they played in his reign of terror. Now they are hated and alone, exiled to the outskirts of society. So begins an epic journey into lands both familiar and untraveled,…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 11:00 am
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

CROSSING BORDERS & EXPLORING DIASPORAS

The collection comprising JAMEL BRINKLEY‘s Witness: Stories are set in New York City and feature a range of characters – from children to grandmothers­ – living the responsibility of perceiving and the moral challenge of speaking up or taking action. RU FREEMAN addresses subjects as diverse as Bowie and Dylan, personal and cultural identity, and #MeToo in Bon Courage: Essays on Inheritance, Citizenship, and a Creative Life, and explores crossing borders, both real and imagined, in Sleeping Alone: Stories.…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 11:00 am
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

FOUR AUTHORS ON SELF-EXPLORATION & IDENTITY

In SALAR ABDOH‘s A Nearby Country Called Love: A Novel, two brothers struggle to find their place in an Iran that’s on the brink of exploding. SHASTRI AKELLA’s debut novel, The Sea Elephants, follows a grief-stricken young man who finds a sense of belonging with a traveling theater troupe performing the Hindu myths of his childhood. Punctuated by both joy and loss, BUSHRA REHMAN’s Roses, in the Mouth of a Lion: A Novel is a fiercely compassionate coming-of-age story about a girl struggling to reconcile her heritage and faith with her desire to be true to herself.…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 10:30 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

JANET EVANOVICH ON DIRTY THIRTY

Plucky lingerie buyer turned hardworking bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is back in JANET EVANOVICH‘s Dirty Thirty (Stephanie Plum #30), taking on an assignment that seems simple enough: A local jeweler wants her to find a former security guard he’s convinced stole a fortune in diamonds from his safe. But things get complicated, the body count rises, witnesses start to disappear, and everyone is playing dirty. Buy Dirty Thirty (Stephanie Plum #30). – Evanovich…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 10:30 am
Room 8303 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

SO YOU WANT TO START A LITERARY PUBLICATION: A ROUNDTABLE WITH EDITORS & WRITERS

Join four Florida-rooted editors and writers for an industry talk about how to take any community-centered literary project – anthology, creative arts publication, food culture, and more – from start to finish. Featuring DUSTIN BROOKSHIRE, Let Me Say This: A Dolly Parton Poetry Anthology co-editor; GRAZIE SOPHIA CHRISTIE and GINEVRA LILY DAVIS, The Miami Native co-editors; SUANAY HERNANDEZ, UndrBelly editor; and JASMINE RESPESS, Islandia Journal literary editor.…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 10:15 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

X Seminario de Literatura Infantil y Lectura

X Seminario de Literatura Infantil y Lectura: Libros para un mundo plural, “Censura y libros para niños y jóvenes”, con CLAUDIA PIÑEIRO, coordina SERGIO ANDRICAÍN. Compra El tiempo de las moscas. – Piñeiro EN COLABORACIÓN CON…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 10:00 am
Room 3314 (Building 3, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Inauguración del X Seminario de Literatura Infantil y Lectura: Libros para un mundo plural.

Inauguración del X Seminario de Literatura Infantil y Lectura: Libros para un mundo plural. EN COLABORACIÓN CON…

Friday, November 17, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

ENCUENTRO CON JAIME BAYLY

JAIME BAYLY presenta su nueva novela Los genios, donde recrea los gloriosos años de la férrea amistad entre Gabriel García Márquez y Mario Vargas Llosa, y explora los secretos y las iras que hicieron añicos esa relación. Compra Los genios. – Bayly…

Friday, November 17, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

AN EVENING WITH HENRY WINKLER IN CONVERSATION WITH DANIEL SILVA

HENRY WINKLER launched into prominence through his role as “The Fonz” in the long-running TV classic Happy Days and has since transcended the role that first made him famous. Brilliant, funny, and widely regarded as the nicest man in Hollywood – though he would be the first to tell you that it’s simply not the case, he’s really just grateful to be here – he shares in his achingly vulnerable memoir the disheartening truth of his childhood, the difficulties of a life with severe dyslexia,…

Friday, November 17, 2023 @ 10:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

MIAMI BOOK FAIR & THE NATIONAL BOOK FOUNDATION PRESENT THE TEEN PRESS CONFERENCE 2023

The 2023 National Book Award-honored authors in Young People’s Literature visit Miami Book Fair to share more about their books and answer questions from Miami-Dade County’s middle and high school students acting as journalists! Hosted by EBONY LADELLE, authors include ERIN BOW, Simon Sort of Says; KENNETH M. CADOW, Gather; HUDA FAHMY, Huda F Cares; DAN NOTT, Hidden Systems: Water, Electricity, the Internet, and the Secrets Behind the Systems We Use Every Day;…

Thursday, November 16, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

NI LOCAS NI SOLAS: NARRATIVA ESCRITA POR MUJERES DESDE EE.UU.

Escritoras de Miami presentan esta antología que reúne el trabajo de 35 autoras que viven en distintos puntos de Estados Unidos. Un volumen que refleja la solidez de la literatura en castellano escrita por mujeres. Editado por NAIDA SAAVEDRA, MAYA PIÑA y MARÍA MÍNGUEZ ARIAS. Con ANJANETTE DELGADO, ANA SCHEIN, ENA COLUMBIÉ, LEGNA RODRÍGUEZ IGLESIAS y ROSSANA SISSO. Compra #NiLocasNiSolas: Narrativa escrita por mujeres en Estados Unidos. – Arias Compra #NiLocasNiSolas: Narrativa escrita por mujeres en Estados Unidos.…

Thursday, November 16, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

VOICES OF HAITI: STORIES IN THREE LANGUAGES

VIRTUAL EVENT! Haiti is a land of richness, not just in its culture and history but also in the languages that tell its tales. Join this online session for a heartfelt discussion between three distinct Haitian authors: PASCALE DOXY, Les Enfants de la cause/Heirs to a Cause, who crafts tales of intrigue in French, SHERLEY LOUIS, Silans Konfyans: Yon Lanmou San Fontyè, who paints vivid images of society’s ebb and flow in Haitian Creole,…

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

AN EVENING WITH WALTER MOSLEY IN CONVERSATION WITH TOCHI ONYEBUCHI

Intergalactic visions, deadly threats, and explosive standoffs between mostly good and completely evil converge in WALTER MOSLEY’s dystopian fantasy Touched. Martin Just wakes up one morning after what feels like – and might actually be – a centuries-long sleep, with two innate pieces of knowledge: Humanity is a virus destined to destroy all existence and he is the cure. Just begins slipping into an alternate consciousness and discovering new physical strengths, strengths he’ll need to violently defend himself,…

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

UN BRINDIS PARA PRESENTAR LUGAR COMÚN-ALLITERATION

Una conversación entre la poeta BETTSIMAR DÍAZ, el escritor y poeta LEONARDO PADRÓN, el escritor CAMILO PINO y el editor GARCILASO PUMAR presentando la nueva propuesta cultural de Miami Beach.…

Tuesday, November 14, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

AN EVENING WITH ABRAHAM VERGHESE IN CONVERSATION WITH LEIGH HABER

New York Times bestselling author ABRAHAM VERGHESE is back with his long-awaited new book, The Covenant of Water: A Novel. Spanning the years between 1900 and 1977 and set in Kerala on South India’s Malabar Coast, the story follows three generations of a family that suffers a peculiar affliction: in every generation, at least one person dies by drowning – and in Kerala, water is everywhere. Against this backdrop of foreboding is a 12-year-old girl, grieving her father and on her way to her wedding by boat,…

Monday, November 13, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

“AN EVENING IN PORTUGAL” HONORING NOBEL WINNER JOSÉ SARAMAGO

Join Miami Book Fair as we dive into “The Legacy of José Saramago in Contemporary Literature,” a conversation featuring Portuguese writer VALTER HUGO MAE, winner of the 2007 Saramago Prize and 2012 Oceanos Prize, and Portuguese writer and journalist ANA MARGARIDA DE CARVALHO, winner of the 2013 and 2016 Portuguese Writers Association Award, and film director MIGUEL GONÇALVES MENDES. Moderated by RICARDO VASCONCELOS, PH.D., professor of Portuguese and Brazilian literature at San Diego State University.…

Sunday, November 12, 2023 @ 3:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

UNA TARDE CON ROSA MONTERO, EN CONVERSACIÓN CON JOSÉ IGNACIO VALENZUELA

La galardonada periodista y narradora española ROSA MONTERO inaugura la edición número 40 de la Feria con la presentación de La desconocida, una trepidante novela negra escrita junto al periodista francés Oliver Truc. Montero conversará con el escritor y guionista chileno JOSÉ IGNACIO CHASCAS VALENZUELA. Compra La desconocida. – Montero Compra Cuando nadie te ve. – Valenzuela…

November 2022

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 5:30 pm
Room 8503 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

No es un boom. Ellas siempre escribieron.

Marta Barrio, editora y novelista española, presenta Leña menuda, en la que narra la historia de una mujer joven que ve frustrados sus deseos de ser madre. Poeta y narradora argentina, Valeria Correa Fiz ofrece Hubo un jardín, siete cuentos que exploran las relaciones de los protagonistas con la naturaleza exterior y su mundo interior. La narradora y ensayista colombiana Margarita García Robayo presenta La encomienda, que aborda la fuerza de las relaciones familiares en la vida de una joven. …

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Bruce Holsinger & Lan Samantha Chang: A Conversation

When Luna – the world’s first Category 6 hurricane – hits Miami, it upends everything the Larsen-Hall family has taken for granted. Their deluxe home is destroyed, two members are missing, and their finances are abruptly cut off. Bruce Holsinger‘s The Displacements: A Novel explores what happens when privilege is lost and resilience is tested in a swiftly changing world. Lan Samantha Chang‘s The Family Chao: A Novel, Big Leo Chao, his wife, Winnie, and their sons own Fine Chao,…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 4:30 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Omolola Ijeoma Ogunyemi, Jenny Tinghui Zhang & Mecca Jamilah Sullivan: A Conversation

A linked short story collection that moves between Nigeria and America, Omolola Ijeoma Ogunyemi‘s Jollof Rice and Other Revolutions: A Novel in Interlocking Stories offers a window into the world of four accomplished Nigerian women. As it explores loss, belonging, family, friendship, alienation, and silence, the book draws a portrait of women dealing with the notion that moving forward in time isn’t necessarily progress. Jenny Tinghui Zhang‘s debut Four Treasures of the Sky: A Novel tells the story of Daiyu.…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

E. Lockhart on Family of Liars: The Prequel to We Were Liars: Young Adult Fiction

Family of Liars: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart is the story of another summer, another generation – and the secrets that will haunt them for decades to come. A windswept private island off the coast of Massachusetts. A hungry ocean, churning with secrets and sorrow. A fiery, addicted heiress. An irresistible, unpredictable boy. A summer of unforgivable betrayal and terrible mistakes. Welcome back to the Sinclair family. They were always liars. Moderated by Safon Floyd,…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Erika T. Wurth & Morowa Yejide: A Conversation

White Horse: A Novel, a gritty debut from Erika T. Wurth, tells the story of Kari James, an Indigenous woman who must face her past when she discovers a bracelet haunted by her mother’s spirit. The journey to a truth long denied forces Kari to confront her dysfunctional relationships, thoughts about a friend she lost in childhood, and her desire for the one thing she’s always wanted but could never have. In Morowa Yejide‘s Creatures of Passage,…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Jason Rekulak & Dwyer Murphy With Gio Gutierrez: A Conversation

In Jason Rekulak‘s Hidden Pictures: A Novel, Mallory Quinn takes a job as a babysitter looking after 5-year-old Teddy. He is a sweet, shy boy, always drawing. Then one day, he draws a man dragging a woman’s lifeless body in a forest. As his artwork becomes increasingly sinister, Mallory wonders if what she’s seeing are glimpses of an unsolved murder, relayed by a supernatural force. In Dwyer Murphy‘s An Honest Living: A Novel, an attorney who makes ends meet by picking up odd jobs takes what seems like a quick and easy assignment: find the husband of new client Anna Reddick.…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 3:30 pm
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Fatimah Asghar, Rasheed Newson & Moriel Rothman-Zecher: A Conversation

In When We Were Sisters: A Novel, Fatimah Asghar traces the intense bond of three orphaned siblings who, after their parents die, are left to raise one another. As Kausar, the youngest, grows up, she must contend with the collision of her private and public worlds, and choose whether to remain in the life of love, sorrow, and codependency she knows, or carve out a new path for herself. Rasheed Newson‘s debut novel, My Government Means to Kill Me: A Novel,…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 3:30 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Sarah Manguso & Lydia Millet: A Conversation

For Ruthie, the frozen town of Waitsfield, Massachusetts, is all she has ever known. Once home to the country’s oldest and most illustrious families – the Cabots, the Lowells – by the end of the 20th century, it’s an unforgiving place awash with secrets. The Waitsfield of Sarah Manguso‘s Very Cold People: A Novel is a place to be survived, one from which a girl like Ruthie would be lucky to get out of alive. Lydia Millet‘s Dinosaurs is the story of Gil,…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Hernan Diaz, Jill Bialosky & Karen Joy Fowler: A Conversation

Hernan Diaz‘s Trust: A Novel follows the wealthy Benjamin and Helen Rask in 1920s New York. Even in a decade of excess and speculation, at what cost have they acquired their immense fortune? The life of the unnamed narrator of Jill Bialosky‘s The Deceptions: A Novel is unraveling – and she seeks answers to the paradoxes of love, desire, and parenthood among the Greek and Roman gods at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Soon, she must choose between reality and myth.…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Megan Giddings & Sandra Newman: A Conversation

Megan Giddings‘ The Women Could Fly: A Novel is a piercing dystopian novel about the unbreakable bond between a young woman and her mysterious mother, set in a world in which witches are real and single women are closely monitored. Here, Giddings explores the limits women face – and the powers they have to transgress and transcend them. In Sandra Newman‘s The Men: A Novel, everyone with a Y chromosome suddenly disappears from the face of the Earth – doctors mid-surgery,…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Mortals & Monsters: Choose Your Own Comic Adventure: Nathan Hale, George O’Connor & Jason Shiga

From Nathan Hale, creator of the Hazardous Tales series, comes Let’s Make History! (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales): Create Your Own Comics, an exciting activity book that puts kids’ writing, drawing, and researching to the test. Do you have what it takes to be a Hazardous Cartoonist? George O’Connor draws his Olympians series to a close with the tale of Olympians #12: Dionysos: The New God, from his birth to a mortal mother, to his discovery of wine,…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Namwali Serpell & Jacinda Townsend: A Conversation

Namwali Serpell‘s The Furrows: A Novel tells the story of Cassandra Williams, who was 12 when her 7-year-old brother, Wayne, is lost forever. Years later, Cassandra meets a man mysterious and familiar, who is also searching for someone and his own place in the world. His name is Wayne. And in Jacinda Townsend‘s Mother Country: A Novel, a toddler in Morocco is adopted by a visiting African American woman. But the girl already has a mother – an undocumented Mauritanian who was trafficked as a teen – and the two women face an inevitable reckoning.…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Zain Khalid & Elizabeth Nunez: A Conversation

In Zain Khalid’s Brother Alive: A Novel, three boys intertwined by circumstance – Dayo, Iseul, and Youssef – are adopted as infants and share a bedroom atop a mosque in Staten Island, New York. Their adoptive father, Imam Salim, carries secrets, and when as adults they follow him on his return to Saudi Arabia, they must decide if they should change who they are to survive or defend their deeply held beliefs. And in Elizabeth Nunez’s Now Lila Knows,…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Zain Khalid & Leila Mottley: A Conversation

In Zain Khalid‘s Brother Alive: A Novel, three boys intertwined by circumstance – Dayo, Iseul, and Youssef – are adopted as infants and share a bedroom atop a mosque in Staten Island, New York. Their adoptive father, Imam Salim, carries secrets, and when as adults they follow him on his return to Saudi Arabia, they must decide if they should change who they are to survive or defend their deeply held beliefs. In Nightcrawling: A Novel, Leila Mottley welcomes readers into Kiara Johnson’s world in Oakland,…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 2:00 pm
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Angie Cruz, Cleyvis Natera & Ru Freeman: A Conversation

When Cara Romero loses her job, she is in her mid-50s and forced back into the job market for the first time in decades. In Angie Cruz‘s How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water: A Novel, we follow Cara in her sessions with a job counselor, where she narrates her life story and we come to know a woman buffeted by life but still full of fight. The Guerreros have lived in Nothar Park, a predominantly Dominican enclave of New York City,…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 2:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Blitz Bazawule & Michael Imperioli: A Conversation

Blitz Bazawule‘s debut, The Scent of Burnt Flowers: A Novel, follows Melvin and his fiancé, Bernadette, from a parking lot in Alabama to Ghana. With a persistent FBI agent on their trail and an unexpected encounter with a highlife musician adding lust, magic, and danger, what was meant to be a fresh start quickly spirals into chaos, threatening their relationship and lives. The Perfume Burned His Eyes is Michael Imperioli‘s debut novel, an edgy coming-of-age story that follows Matthew from 1976,…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 2:00 pm
Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Laird Hunt, Sabina Murray & Sloane Crosley: A Conversation

Laird Hunt‘s Zorrie: A Novel is set against a harsh, gorgeous, quintessentially American landscape, and spans Zorrie Underwood’s entire lifetime. It’s a life convulsed and transformed by the events of the 20th century and then, after finding love and community, a discovery that her trials have only begun. In Sabina Murray‘s The Human Zoo, Filipino American Christina “Ting” Klein travels from New York to Manila to escape her imminent divorce and start researching a book.…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 1:30 pm
Room 8503 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Amor y pasión en la narrativa de hoy

El narrador peruano-español Jorge Eduardo Benavides presenta Volver a Shangri-La, novela sobre la nostalgia y el dolor que causan el amor y el exilio. Brenda Navarro, narradora, periodista y socióloga mexicana, ofrece Ceniza en la boca, una historia de separaciones y abandonos, de pérdidas e iniciación a la vida. El narrador, guionista y productor de cine José Ignacio Valenzuela, nacido en Chile, presenta Naufragios, que reúne tres novelas, cada una protagonizada por un personaje en medio de una crisis sentimental.…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 1:30 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Joe Meno, Jean Chen Ho, Sanae Lemoine & Soon Wiley: A Conversation

In Book of Extraordinary Tragedies: A Novel, Aleksandar and Isobel – siblings and former classical music prodigies once destined for greatness – have been doomed by fate and a family history of failure. They’ve all but given up. But when illness forces Isobel and her young daughter to move back into the family home and she begins playing cello again, Aleks sees a world of possibility and wonder. In stories told in alternating voices, Jean Chen Ho‘s debut collection Fiona and Jane traces the lives of two young Taiwanese American women as they navigate friendship,…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 1:30 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Lynda Cohen Loigman, Melodie Winawer & Rochelle Weinstein: A Conversation

In The Matchmaker’s Gift: A Novel, Lynda Cohen Loigman tells the stories of two women, two generations apart, and the rare gift of matchmaking and seeking soulmates. When Abby, a successful Manhattan divorce attorney, inherits a collection of handwritten journals written by her beloved grandmother, Sara Glikman, she finds more questions than answers in the stories of long-ago matches. What did Sara hope Abby would discover within its pages? Melodie Winawer‘s Anticipation: A Novel is set in the crumbling city of Mystras,…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 1:00 pm
Room 8525 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Letras made in the 305

Poeta, narradora, guionista, dramaturga, traductora y compositora de música popular puertorriqueña, María Juliana Villafañe comparte la edición bilingüe de su poemario Aires de Tormenta / Storm Winds en el que indaga en su propio ser para intentar dar respuestas a sus preocupaciones esenciales. Jaime Cabrera González, narrador y periodista colombiano, presenta En un bosque de la China, donde convergen cuentos, microrrelatos, anécdotas y recuerdos, sazonados con humor e imaginación. Eduardo Herrera Baullosa es poeta,…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 1:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Steven Barnes, Tananarive Due, Alma Katsu & Silvia Moreno-Garcia: A Conversation

In the horror graphic novel The Keeper, Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due tell the story of Aisha, a young Black girl devastated after losing her parents and trapped between her grandmother’s wish to protect her and their family’s dark history. Inspired by the Japanese “yokai” and the “jorogumo” spider demon, Alma Katsu‘s The Fervor: A Novel explores the horrors of the supernatural beyond the threat of the occult. It’s 1944, and as World War II rages on,…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 12:30 pm
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Ann Leary, Sarai Walker & Phong Nguyen: A Conversation

Ann Leary‘s The Foundling: A Novel tells the story of two friends raised in the same orphanage who meet years later, in 1927, at a public asylum for women – one as an employee, the other an inmate. When Lillian begs Mary to help her escape, alleging the place is not what it seems, Mary’s decision triggers a hair-raising sequence of events with life-altering consequences. In Sarai Walker‘s The Cherry Robbers: A Novel, Iris Chapel and her five sisters,…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 12:30 pm
Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Jeff Lindsay, Ben Mezrich & Megan Abbott: A Conversation

Jeff Lindsay‘s Three-Edged Sword: A Novel follows superthief Riley Wolfe. A rogue government agent has abducted the only two people Riley loves, and now he must do the man’s dirty work to set them free. Espionage, thievery, love, and betrayal – it looks like the only way out this time is through. In Ben Mezrich‘s The Midnight Ride: A Thriller, an MIT grad student unwittingly uncovers the hidden connection between the Gardner Museum heist and a fascinating secret in American history.…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 12:30 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

LaToya Watkins, Kai Harris & Janelle Williams With Phoebe Robinson: A Conversation

In LaToya Watkins‘ Perish: A Novel, a Black Texan family explores the effects of inherited trauma and intergenerational violence as it comes together to say goodbye to their matriarch on her deathbed. Perish follows four members of the Turner family as their reunion brings out long-kept secrets and forces each member to ask questions about who is deserving of forgiveness – and blame. Kai Harris‘ What the Fireflies Knew: A Novel is a coming-of-age novel told by almost-11-year-old Kenyatta “KB” Bernice.…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Bobby Finger, Steven Rowley & Shelby Van Pelt: A Conversation

Mary Alice Roth, the central character in Bobby Finger‘s The Old Place, retired from Billington High after nearly four decades just a few months ago, and she’s already bored. Billington, Texas, is a place where nothing changes. But then Mary Alice’s sister arrives with a piece of news that threatens friendships, questions the very fabric of Billington, and might force the unflappable Mary Alice to change after all. In Steven Rowley‘s The Guncle, Patrick, or Gay Uncle Patrick – aka “Guncle” – loves spending time with his niece and nephew.…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, Jean Hanff Korelitz & Dani Shapiro: A Conversation

In Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney‘s Good Company: A Novel, Flora Mancini has been happily married for more than 20 years. But everything she thought she knew about herself, her marriage, and her best friend, Margot, is upended when she finds an envelope containing her husband’s wedding ring – the one he claimed he lost one summer. In Jean Hanff Korelitz‘s The Latecomer: A Novel, we follow a wealthy, New York City-based family, from the first meeting of the parents to their triplets born during the early days of IVF.…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
Room 8503 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

De crímenes y oscuridades

Andrés Acosta presenta Su fantasmática presencia, novela histórica que recrea la vida y la época en que vivió el escritor Gustav Meyrink, autor de El Golem. Pablo De Santis llega con Academia Belladonna donde, en el Londres de los años 1930, un joven asiste a una escuela de asesinos con el objetivo de vengar la muerte de sus padres. Martha Riva Palacio Obón presenta El mono infinito, que aborda temas como el tiempo, la ciencia y la inteligencia artificial en un futuro postapocalíptico.…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Vanessa Garcia Picture Book Story Time: Children’s Fiction

In What the Bread Says: Baking with Love, History, and Papan, Vanessa Garcia relays how, when she was a little girl, she and her grandfather, Papan, baked bread while he shared the amazing adventures of his life. That’s how, as a child, Garcia learned about her roots – and how stories can carry us through no matter what. Sponsored by…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 11:30 am
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

David Yoon & Brendan Slocumb: A Conversation

David Yoon‘s City of Orange: A Novel is an end-of-the-world story about reassembling the things that make us who we are and finding our way back home. A man wakes up in an unknown landscape, injured and alone. He used to live in a place called California. How did he wind up here with a head wound and a bottle of pills in his pocket? Growing up Black in rural North Carolina, Ray McMillian, the main character in Brendan Slocumb’s The Violin Conspiracy: A Novel,…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 11:00 am
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Felicia Berliner & Susan Coll: A Conversation

Like the other women in her Brooklyn Hasidic community, Raizl expects to find a husband through an arranged marriage. But unlike other women, Raizl has a secret: She’s addicted to porn. Felicia Berliner‘s debut Shmutz: A Novel explores how Raizl, caught between traditional and modern worlds, tries to balance her growing understanding of her sexuality with the more conventional expectations of the family she loves. In Susan Coll‘s Bookish People, indie bookstore owner Sophie Bernstein is burned out on books.…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 11:00 am
Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Meng Jin, Dionne Irving & Ingrid Rojas Contreras: A Conversation

Meng Jin‘s Self-Portrait with Ghost: Short Stories features 10 thematically linked stories. Written during the turbulent years of the Trump administration and the first year of the pandemic, they explore intimacy and isolation, coming of age, and coming to terms with the repercussions of past mistakes, fraying relationships, and surprising moments of connection. In The Islands: Stories, Dionne Irving looks at the history and condition of Jamaican women in locations and times ranging from 1950s London and 1960s Panama to modern-day New Jersey.…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 11:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

William Dunlap on Brand Disloyalty: Fiction

William Dunlap‘s Brand Disloyalty presents 10 stories related to his previous short story collections in several ways. And, as with his earlier works, fiction often tells a greater truth than fact: “Language,” he asserts, “is something of a birthright for Southerners, and would be a shame to waste it on facts alone.”…

Saturday, November 19, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
Room 8503 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Una tarde con María Dueñas y Mirta Ojito

María Dueñas, la exitosa escritora española, llega a la Feria con Sira, novela donde la protagonista de El tiempo entre costuras transitará por escenarios como Londres, Tánger, Jerusalén y Madrid después de la segunda guerra mundial. Dueñas conversa con la periodista y escritora Mirta Ojito.…

Saturday, November 19, 2022 @ 5:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Sandra Cisneros & Manuel Muñoz: A Conversation

Woman Without Shame: Poems is Sandra Cisneros‘ first book of poetry in 28 years. The collection comprises dozens of never-before-seen poems and includes songs, elegies, and declarations that chronicle her pilgrimage toward rebirth and the recognition of her prerogative as a woman artist. These are bluntly honest and often humorous meditations on memory, desire, and the essential nature of love. The stories in Manuel Muñoz‘s The Consequences are mostly set in the 1980s in the small towns surrounding Fresno.…

Saturday, November 19, 2022 @ 4:30 pm
Room 8525 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

9.º Seminario de Literatura infantil y Lectura: “El derecho a decir quiénes somos”

9.º Seminario de Literatura infantil y Lectura: “El derecho a decir quiénes somos”. Mundos imaginarios: Metáforas de libertad: Daína Chaviano con Alejandro Ríos.   En colaboración con…

Saturday, November 19, 2022 @ 4:30 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Jonathan Escoffery & A.M. Homes With Yvonne Conza: A Conversation

In Jonathan Escoffery‘s If I Survive You: Stories, Topper, Sanya, and their two children flee to Miami in the 1970s to escape the political violence of their native Kingston, Jamaica. But America is hardly the promised land. The linked stories center on Trelawny, the couple’s youngest son, as he struggles to carve out a place for himself amid financial disaster, racism, and bad luck. In A.M. Homes‘ The Unfolding: A Novel, the Big Guy loves his family,…

Saturday, November 19, 2022 @ 4:30 pm
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Laura Warrell, Tia Williams & Tomi Obaro: A Conversation

In Laura Warrell‘s Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm: A Novel, a 41-year-old Boston-based trumpet player and old-school ladies’ man learns that the woman closest to his heart is pregnant by him. His response is to flee, which sets off a chain of interlocking revelations from the various women in his life. It’s a story about unrequited love and the perennial dangers of desire. Tia Williams‘ Seven Days in June: A Novel is a story of love found,…

Saturday, November 19, 2022 @ 4:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Scott Turow, Craig Johnson & Brad Meltzer: A Conversation

In Scott Turow‘s Suspect: A Thriller, three male police officers accuse Lucia Gomez, the police chief in the city of Highland Isle, of soliciting sex for promotions. She insists the accusations are designed to destroy her career and empower her enemies, and as her attorney, Rik Dudek, and his investigator, Clarice “Pinky” Granum, search for answers, they get drawn into the deepest recesses of the city’s criminal networks. In Hell and Back: A Longmire Mystery, the 18th installment of Craig Johnson‘s Longmire series,…

Saturday, November 19, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Sascha Rothchild, Deb Rogers & Virginia Hartman: A Conversation

In Sascha Rothchild‘s Blood Sugar: A Novel, Ruby may be a murderer – a three-time murderer, to be exact – but she isn’t a sociopath. When her beloved husband, Jason, is murdered, the homicide detectives at Miami Beach P.D. have questions. Ironically, this is one murder that Ruby didn’t not commit, and she needs to clear her name. It’s a mystery that’s an addicting mixture of sour and sweet. In Deb Rogers‘ Florida Woman: A Novel,…

Saturday, November 19, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States