Nonfiction

Real life writ large, from history, politics, and current events to music, art, fashion, and everything that falls in between – year after year, the nonfiction authors talking about the topics at the top of everyone’s minds are at Miami Book Fair.

Past Events

November 2023

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
Room 8503 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

ENCUENTRO CON JULIA NAVARRO, EN CONVERSACIÓN CON MIRTA OJITO

La gran escritora y periodista española JULIA NAVARRO regresa a Miami con Una historia compartida, su obra más personal, casi un diálogo consigo misma, y una invitación a compartir las historias escritas y vividas y por mujeres a través de la Historia, aunque desde una nueva perspectiva. La autora conversará con la periodista y escritora MIRTA OJITO. Compra Una historia compartida. – Navarro…

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

ENSAYOS Y CRÓNICAS PARA PENSAR EL MUNDO

JOSÉ FERNÁNDEZ PEQUEÑO presenta un ensayo sobre el escritor, poeta, profesor y diplomático dominicano Max Henríquez Ureña; ERNESTO G. descubre secretos de la Pequeña Habana a través de un volumen de crónicas y GABRIELA GUERRA REY toma como punto de partida la historia del exilio cubano y la nostalgia para enfocarse en la figura de Eliseo Alberto Diego. Compra En el espíritu de las islas. Los tiempos cubanos de Max Henríquez Ureña. – Pequeño Compra Nostalgia,…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

HEALING TO CHANGE LIVES

Raped at a young age, BROOK BELLO ran away from her broken family only to be forced into drug addiction and the world of human trafficking. In Shame Undone: A Memoir, she writes about turning her torment into a force for healing and education. Bello is the founder of More Too Life foundation, which provides opportunities to turn “victims to survivors, survivors to thrivers, and thrivers into champions.” In the fight to attack human trafficking, MTL provides care to its victims and prevention to those on the fringe.…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

LIVING IN HOPE, CHANGING THE WORLD

LEON FORD was 19 when he was shot five times by a police officer during a traffic stop. When he woke up, he discovered he was a new father and paralyzed from the waist down. An Unspeakable Hope: Brutality, Forgiveness, and Building a Better Future for My Son is his memoir and manifesto, and offers fresh, counterintuitive ways to effect social change. Joining him in conversation is CHRIS ADAMO, a founding partner of Flamingo Capital. This session is part of the Transformational Deep Dives with Chris Adamo and Stuart Sheldon series.…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

MARTIN BARON ON THE WASHINGTON POST

Months into his new job at The Washington Post, journalist MARTIN BARON received news that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos would buy the paper. Two years later, Donald Trump won the presidency. Collision of Power: Trump, Bezos and The Washington Post explores the nature of tech, media, and power in the 21st century. Moderating is MATT HAGGMAN, executive vice president of One Community One Goal, an initiative of the Miami-Dade Beacon Council Foundation. Buy Collision of Power: Trump,…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

ON PHOTOGRAPHY: THE UNFLINCHING EYE

With The Precipice, Miami-based biomedical photographer ANTONIO “TONY” CHIRINOS threads the needle between the delicate, often brutal world of surgical intervention. Organized in three sections – surgical photographs of living subjects, exquisitely photographed tools, and the journey to the afterlife – the book is a celebration of life and an unflinching observation of what follows. Buy The Precipice. – Chirinos…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 4:30 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

INTO THE UNKNOWN: EXPEDITION STORIES

Complete with more than 50 full-color images, BRAD FOX’s The Bathysphere Book: Effects of the Luminous Ocean Depths is a wide-ranging, sensual account of early deep-sea exploration and its afterlives. ADAM GOODHEART’s The Last Island: Discovery, Defiance, and the Most Elusive Tribe on Earth is both a history and travel book, as well as a meditation on the dangers of our hyperconnected, global society. And GREGORY WALLANCE’s Into Siberia: George Kennan’s Epic Journey Through the Brutal,…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 4:30 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

WHEN THE MUPPETS TOOK MOSCOW

In Muppets in Moscow: The Unexpected Crazy True Story of Making Sesame Street in Russia, NATASHA LANCE ROGOFF shares how a dedicated Moscow team brought Sesame Street to Russian children after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Despite many odds, Lance Rogoff and her team remained determined to bring laughter and learning to children across the former Soviet empire. Buy Muppets in Moscow: The Unexpected Crazy True Story of Making Sesame Street in Russia. – Rogoff…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

ARTS IN MIAMI

OCTAVIA YEARWOOD’s How The Hell Did You Do That?! is an interactive journey meant to facilitate self-healing. Sharing stories from her troubled childhood and past, she provides inspiration to those seeking it. Joining her in conversation are CHRIS ADAMO, a founding partner of Flamingo Capital, and STUART SHELDON, co-host of the Swan Dive podcast. This session is part of the Transformational Deep Dives with Chris Adamo and Stuart Sheldon series. Buy How The Hell Did You Do That?!…

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Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF MS. MAGAZINE

Founded in 1971 by journalist and activist Gloria Steinem, Ms. was the first national American feminist magazine that subverted the male-dominated print industry. Join us in celebrating 50 years of this iconic publication with its executive director for partnerships and strategy, JENNIFER WEISS-WOLF, Ms. contributor JANE CAPUTI, and poet JULIE ENSZER, a member of the Ms. Committee of Scholars. 50 Years of Ms.: The Best of the Pathfinding Magazine That Ignited a Revolution,…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

TECH TALK: VISIONARIES, DELUSIONS OR BOTH?

Weaving together stories of average traders and victims, colorful crypto “visionaries,” Hollywood’s biggest true believers, anti-crypto whistleblowers, and government operatives, BEN MCKENZIE’s Easy Money: Cryptocurrency, Casino Capitalism, and the Golden Age of Fraud is an on-the-ground look at a perfect storm of irresponsibility and criminal fraud. In The End of Reality: How Four Billionaires are Selling a Fantasy Future of the Metaverse, Mars, and Crypto, JONATHAN TAPLIN explores the personal backgrounds and cultural power of Peter Thiel,…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 3:00 pm
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

BREAKING FREE: NOT JUST SURVIVING, BUT THRIVING

In Sink: A Memoir, JOSEPH EARL THOMAS revisits his volatile coming-of-age, laying bare his loneliness and illuminating the reprieve he found in geek culture. In The Girl in the Yellow Poncho: A Memoir, KRISTAL BRENT ZOOK – abandoned by her white father and raised by her African American mother and grandmother – shares a story of strong Black women and the generational cycles of oppression and survival that seemingly defined their lives. Buy Sink: A Memoir. – Thomas Buy The Girl in the Yellow Poncho: A Memoir.…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 3:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

EXTRAORDINARY LIVES

PABLO BRESCIA’s Diego Maradona: A Socio-Cultural Study tells the story of one of the greatest soccer players in history, who also became a culturally constructed political figurehead. In Charlie Chaplin vs. America: When Art, Sex, and Politics Collided, SCOTT EYMAN offers an insightful portrait of a genius and his fall from grace in an America consumed by political turmoil. And in ADRIAN MATEJKA’s Last On His Feet: Jack Johnson and the Battle of the Century,…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 3:00 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

MEMOIRS & MALADIES

Somber, funny but above all provocative, Rewriting Illness: A View of My Own is ELIZABETH BENEDICT’s unconventional memoir about her cancer journey. In JOHN HENDRICKSON’s Life on Delay: Making Peace With a Stutter, he writes candidly about the bullying, isolation, substance abuse, and depression that stutterers like him face. SANDEEP JAUHAR’s My Father’s Brain: Life in the Shadow of Alzheimer’s, shares his father’s descent into Alzheimer’s alongside his own journey toward understanding the disease.…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 3:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

THE WAR IN UKRAINE: A CONVERSATION

ASKOLD MELNYCZUK, novelist, short story writer, and co-editor of From Three Worlds, an anthology of Ukrainian writers, presents a panel on the war in Ukraine with guests HÉCTOR ABAD FACIOLINCE, Salvo mi corazón, todo está bien; CAROLYN FORCHÉ, What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance; CHRISTOPHER MERRILL, On the Road to Lviv; and OKSANA LUTSYSHYNA, Ivan and Phoebe.…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 3:00 pm
Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

TO LIVE WITH PURPOSE

After growing up in a tough Washington, D.C., neighborhood, CHRIS WILSON killed a man in self-defense and was sentenced to life in prison. The Master Plan: My Journey from Life in Prison to a Life of Purpose is his unforgettable story of self-improvement – reading, learning languages, even starting a business – and early release from jail. Joining him in conversation is CHRIS ADAMO, a founding partner of Flamingo Capital. This session is part of the Transformational Deep Dives with Chris Adamo and Stuart Sheldon series.…

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
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

MIAMI LEGENDARY

Different viewpoints of the Magic City emerge with ANDREW OTAZO’s The Miami Creation Myth – which offers modern legends that explain, celebrate, and lampoon what makes Miami a globally unique metropolis – and Waterproof: Evidence of a Miami Worth Remembering, edited and with an introduction by MARIO ALEJANDRO ARIZA. It’s a collection of micro-elegies to Miami places in which Miamians were asked, “What will you miss when Miami is gone?” Their answers: 197 pieces from 165 writers and artists,…

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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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Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

RICHARD HAASS ON THE BILL OF OBLIGATIONS: THE TEN HABITS OF GOOD CITIZENS

In The Bill of Obligations: The Ten Habits of Good Citizens, DR. RICHARD HAASS offers a provocative guide to reenvisioning citizenship if American democracy is to survive. The United States faces dangerous threats from Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, terrorists, climate change, and future pandemics, but, writes Haass, the greatest danger comes not from abroad but from within, from ourselves. Buy The Bill of Obligations: The Ten Habits of Good Citizens. – Haass  …

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

TECH TALK: RETHINKING AUTOMATION & OPTIMIZATION

In Optical Illusions: The False Promise of Optimization, COCO KRUMME explores how optimization has taken over the world – and the urgent case for a new approach. In Blood in the Machine: The Origins of the Rebellion Against Big Tech, BRIAN MERCHANT discusses how automation changed our world and how it’s shaping our future. Moderated by NATALIA MARTINEZ-KALININA, founder and principal of NMK Group. Buy Optical Illusions: The False Promise of Optimization. – Krumme Buy Blood in the Machine: The Origins of the Rebellion Against Big Tech.…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

THE RETURN OF GREAT POWERS: JIM SCIUTTO IN CONVERSATION WITH STUART SHELDON

CNN anchor JIM SCIUTTO, the network’s chief national security analyst, details a new post–post–Cold War era, the increasingly aligned Russian and Chinese governments, and the flashpoint of a new global nuclear arms race in The Return of Great Powers: Russia, China, and the Next World War. Joining him in conversation is STUART SHELDON, co-host of the Swan Dive podcast. This session is part of the Transformational Deep Dives with Chris Adamo and Stuart Sheldon series.…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 1:00 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

ARTISTS LOOK BACK: ON EXILE & DISPLACEMENT

In Worm: A Cuban American Odyssey, EDEL RODRIGUEZ tells the story of a Cold War childhood, an exiled family’s displacement, and a tenacious longing for those left behind. In Dwell Time: A Memoir of Art, Exile, and Repair, ROSA LOWINGER chronicles her Cuban Jewish family’s intergenerational trauma in a story about repair and healing that will change how you see the places we cherish. Moderated by DR. MICHAEL J. BUSTAMANTE, director of the Cuban studies program at the University of Miami’s College of Arts &…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 1:00 pm
Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

BLOCKCHAIN & THE FUTURE

In A Kids Book About Blockchain, HAROLD HUGHES asks readers, “What if I told you that someday, you’ll use blockchain everywhere? You’ll use it in school, playing your favorite video game, when you buy something, even when you make art!” fostering curiosity and conceptual discussion of the evolving technology. Moderating is journalist JEFF CARVALHO, co-host of the Culture Club Show podcast.  This session is part of the Transformational Deep Dives with Chris Adamo and Stuart Sheldon series.…

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

CHAMPIONS OF ART: THE ENDURING DEVOTION OF PRIVATE COLLECTORS

In The Guardians of Art: Conversations with Major Collectors, DANI LEVINAS brings together the most outstanding names in contemporary art collecting, discussing the motivations behind their drive to collect and how they share their passion for art with the broader public. Moderating is author and chair of the O, Miami Poetry festival, TOM HEALY. Buy The Guardians of Art: Conversations with Major Collectors. – Levinas Sponsored by …

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 1:00 pm
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

CHANGING THE NARRATIVE, EMPOWERING YOUTH

Labeled: Ward of the State: A Memoir is KENISHA E. ANTHONY’s powerful story of an abandoned child of drug-addicted parents and Florida’s broken child welfare system, who went on to earn graduate degrees and become an advocate for change. Moderating is LANITA PATTON, consumer business strategist. Buy Labeled: Ward of the State: A Memoir. – Anthony Sponsored by…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 1:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

DYNASTIC INFLUENCES

JOSEPH SASSOON’s The Sassoons: The Great Global Merchants and the Making of an Empire is a saga of the making – and undoing – of a family dynasty. In The Money Kings: The Epic Story of the Jewish Immigrants Who Transformed Wall Street and Shaped Modern America, DANIEL SCHULMAN shares the story of the German-Jewish immigrants who influenced what would become some of the largest investment banks in the world. Buy The Sassoons: The Great Global Merchants and the Making of an Empire.…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 12:15 pm
Room 8503 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

ABRIR LA MENTE, SANAR EL CUERPO

CAROLINA NOVOA ARIAS nos muestra cómo las enfermedades tienen un factor emocional y el sanar es un proceso holístico que está en nuestras manos. DON MIGUEL RUIZ JR. nos invita a un viaje Inspirado en las pirámides de Teotihuacán, centro espiritual de la sabiduría tolteca. JUAN DIEGO CALISTO nos ofrece formas prácticas de calmar la mente y aumentar el bienestar. Los autores conversarán con la periodista puertorriqueña LOURDES DEL RÍO. Compra El cuerpo grita lo que las emociones callan.…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

A WATCHMAN IN THE NIGHT: CAL THOMAS ON 50 YEARS OF REPORTAGE

In A Watchman in the Night: What I’ve Seen Over 50 Years Reporting on America, CAL THOMAS takes readers through more than five decades of journalism and American history – from the Reagan era to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a living history of our times: who we were, who we are now, and who we might become in the future. Buy A Watchman in the Night: What I’ve Seen Over 50 Years Reporting on America. – Thomas…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

GUARDIAN OF NATURE: MICHELE OKA DONER

MICHELE OKA DONER is an artist whose work encompasses sculpture, prints, drawings, furniture, jewelry, public art, functional objects, video, costume and set design, and artists’ books. Her permanent art installations include Radiant Site at New York City’s Herald Square 34th Street subway station and A Walk on the Beach, the mile-and-a-quarter-long bronze terrazzo concourse at Miami International Airport. Her work is also part of the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Art Institute of Chicago,…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

HOW THEY BUILT IT: STORIES ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP

In Nightlife Lessons: How I Conquered the Business of Partying with Tech and a Glimpse into Its Future, SHANE NEMAN blends his passion for partying and nose for technology into a multimillion-dollar cocktail. In MICHAEL SAYMAN’s App Kid: How a Child of Immigrants Grabbed a Piece of the American Dream, the story of how he went from second-generation Latino immigrant to 13-year-old coder to successful entrepreneur unfolds. And in The Bad Bitch Business Bible: 10 Commandments to Break Free of Good Girl Brainwashing and Take Charge of Your Body,…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

NEW YORK: UNDRESSED

Drag’s evolution as an art form, a community, and a mode of liberation is chronicled in ELYSSA MAXX GOODMAN’s Glitter and Concrete: A Cultural History of Drag in New York City, in all its dramatic, provocative, and sparkly glory. In Naked: On Sex, Work, and Other Burlesques, FANCY FEAST delivers an incisive, poignant, and wildly entertaining collection of personal essays that is part exclusive backstage pass and part long-form literary striptease. Buy Glitter and Concrete: A Cultural History of Drag in New York City.…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

ON RACIAL EQUITY & THE LEGACY OF DR. KING

King: A Life is the first major biography of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. in decades; in it, JONATHAN EIG offers an intimate view of an emotionally troubled man who was rarely at peace with himself. In Dream Town: Shaker Heights and the Quest for Racial Equity, LAURA MECKLER tells the story of a decadeslong pursuit in Shaker Heights, Ohio, to become a national model for housing integration, uncovering the persistent roadblocks that have threatened the progress of racial equity.…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

PEN AMERICA PRESENTS: THE FREEDOM TO READ & WRITE

SUZANNE NOSSEL, CEO of PEN America, discusses freedom of expression in the U.S. and around the world, and PEN’s role in addressing attempts at censorship. She is joined by RENEE O’CONNOR, South Florida high school teacher, and BEN FOUNTAIN, recipient of the PEN Hemingway Award and author of Beautiful Country Burn Again: Democracy, Rebellion, and Revolution and his latest, Devil Makes Three: A Novel, a tale of greed and American complicities in Haiti.…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 11:45 am
Room 8525 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

POLÍTICA ACTUAL BAJO LA LUPA

ERNESTO FUNDORA se cuestiona el fracaso de las revoluciones políticas y culturales, que en un principio parecían reacciones espontáneas; FAISEL IGLESIAS propone la reconstrucción de Cuba a través de un nuevo sistema de derecho; FRANCISCO LARIOS parte de La Rebelión de los Autoconvocados de Nicaragua de 2018 para interpretar el devenir hispanoamericano, mientras ALFREDO TRIFF intenta encontrar respuestas al apoyo al castrismo en el siglo XXI. Compra El pacto social postmoderno. – Iglesias Compra Contra el poder (Nicaragua y la lucha por la libertad en América Latina).…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 11:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

CALEB EVERETT ON THE LANGUAGE-BRAIN CONNECTION

We may assume all languages categorize ideas and objects similarly, reflecting our shared human experience, but that isn’t the case. In A Myriad of Tongues: How Languages Reveal Differences in How We Think, CALEB EVERETT explains what linguistic diversity tells us about human culture. Moderating is LES LEVI, Executive-In-Residence at the University of Miami, and president/CEO of HC2 Broadcasting. Buy A Myriad of Tongues: How Languages Reveal Differences in How We Think. – Everett Sponsored by…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 11:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

JEFFREY TOOBIN WITH MICHAEL GRUNWALD ON TIMOTHY MCVEIGH & EXTREMISM

In Homegrown: Timothy McVeigh and the Rise of Right-Wing Extremism, JEFFREY TOOBIN details the profound legacy of McVeigh, from the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing to the January 6, 2021, insurrection. Featuring interviews with key figures such as Bill Clinton, Homegrown provides not only a powerful retelling of one of the great outrages of our time, but a warning for the future. Moderating is author and journalist MICHAEL GRUNWALD, senior writer for Politico magazine. Buy Homegrown: Timothy McVeigh and the Rise of Right-Wing Extremism.…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 11:00 am
Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

NEW POSSIBILITIES IN THE FIGHT FOR EQUALITY

In How We Ended Racism: Realizing a New Possibility in One Generation, SHELLY TYGIELSKI and JUSTIN MICHAEL WILLIAMS reveal a path for ending racism in a single generation. Drawing from a wide array of scientific studies and their practical successes in teaching a multitude of diverse groups, they offer a way to shift perspectives and enact lasting change. Buy How We Ended Racism: Realizing a New Possibility in One Generation. – Tygielski Buy How We Ended Racism: Realizing a New Possibility in One Generation.…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 11:00 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

REMEMBRANCES OF MY FATHER: A CONVERSATION

From journalist LUKE RUSSERT, Look for Me There: Grieving My Father, Finding Myself is an exploration of one’s place in the world in the face of crushing grief. It chronicles the emotional story of a young man taking charge of his life, reexamining his relationship with his parents, and finally grieving his larger-than-life father, who died far too young. Moderating is author DANI SHAPIRO. Buy Look for Me There: Grieving My Father, Finding Myself. – Russert…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 11:00 am
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

RETIRED JUDGE PHILLIP A. HUBBART ON FROM DEATH ROW TO FREEDOM

RETIRED JUDGE PHILLIP A. HUBBART’s From Death Row to Freedom: The Struggle for Racial Justice in the Pitts-Lee Case is an insider’s account of the case of Freddie Pitts and Wilbert Lee, two Black men wrongfully charged, convicted, and sentenced to death for the murder of two white gas station attendants in Port St. Joe, Florida, in 1963. Their story chronicles the deep prejudice in the courts and police brutality during the civil rights era. Buy From Death Row to Freedom: The Struggle for Racial Justice in the Pitts-Lee Case.…

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @ 11:00 am
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

WRITERS ON WRITERS: DIDION, SONTAG & STEINER

The World According to Joan Didion by EVELYN MCDONNELL is an illustrated journey through Didion’s life, tracing the path she carved from California to New York, Miami, and Hawaii. Maestros & Monsters: Days & Nights with Susan Sontag & George Steiner is ROBERT BOYERS‘ memoiristic take on his intense friendships with two public intellectuals who achieved celebrity status. Buy The World According to Joan Didion. – McDonnell Buy Maestros & Monsters: Days & Nights with Susan Sontag &…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

AIDA RODRIGUEZ ON LEGITIMATE KID: A MEMOIR

In her highly anticipated debut, Legitimate Kid: A Memoir, AIDA RODRIGUEZ chronicles her whirlwind life – from being kidnapped (twice!) and enduring homelessness with her children to securing an HBO Max special and multiple development deals. Rodriguez used her gifts and worked tirelessly to turn her pain into biting comedy that takes on everything from misogyny and racism to the latest news headlines. Moderating is GUISELL GÓMEZ, editor-in-chief for BELatina News. Buy Legitimate Kid: A Memoir.…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
On Demand (Virtual)

CRÓNICAS DESPOJADAS DE CUBA

El premiado periodista ABRAHAM JIMÉNEZ ENOA, cofundador de la revista cubana independiente El Estornudo, presenta La isla oculta. Historias de Cuba, un libro de crónicas que nos hace llegar a sus lugares desconocidos con una mirada perturbadora y desvergonzada. El autor conversará con la periodista y editora de el Nuevo Herald  SARAH MORENO. Compra La isla oculta. Historias de Cuba. – Enoa…

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 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

TRUE CRIME TALES

In Narcas: The Secret Rise of Women in Latin America’s Cartels, DEBORAH BONELLO shows them to be just as capable, ruthless, and violent as their male counterparts. MICHAEL FINKEL’s The Art Thief: A True Story of Love, Crime, and Dangerous Obsession tells the story of Stéphane Breitwieser, who carried out more than 200 heists in museums and cathedrals all over Europe. And in The Angel Makers: Arsenic, a Midwife, and Modern History’s Most Astonishing Murder Ring,…

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

BEATLEMANIA MEETS MIAMI

In 1964, Beatlemania exploded in the United States as the Fab Four appeared live on The Ed Sullivan Show and toured the country. On that visit, The Beatles spent more time in Florida than anywhere else. In Good Day Sunshine State: How the Beatles Rocked Florida, BOB KEALING explores the band’s influence on the people and culture of the state. Joining him in conversation is radio personality JOE JOHNSON, host of the nationally syndicated “Beatle Brunch” show.…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

CELESTIAL BODIES: A CONVERSATION

In Starstruck: A Memoir of Astrophysics and Finding Light in the Dark, Egyptian American astrophysicist SARAFINA EL-BADRY NANCE shares how she carved out a place in her field, grounding herself in a lifelong love of the stars to face life’s inevitable challenges and embrace the unknown. In ELIO MORILLO’s The Boy Who Reached the Stars: A Memoir, he chronicles an itinerant childhood and unique journey from the farthest expanse of human endeavor – space – to AI and robotics.…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

EDUARDO BRICEÑO ON THE PERFORMANCE PARADOX

To succeed in a fast-changing world, individuals and companies must create a culture of growth in which experimentation and feedback are encouraged, and where learning is integrated into the everyday. In The Performance Paradox: Turning the Power of Mindset Into Action, EDUARDO BRICEÑO writes that mastering personal, organizational, and financial growth hinges on navigating the crucial balance between learning and performing. Moderating is PATRICK NELLIS, district director, MDC Center for Institutional and Organizational Learning. Buy The Performance Paradox: Turning the Power of Mindset Into Action.…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 4:45 pm
Room 8525 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

CUBA: AL RESCATE DE LA MÚSICA Y EL SABOR

RICARDO BECERRA presenta una compilación de recetas tradicionales de la cocina cubana que habían estado perdidas durante 60 años, mientras ARMANDO LÓPEZ SALAMÓ llega con una obra sobre la bohemia habanera, el bolero y su posterior destierro. Los autores conversarán con el periodista cultural y crítico de cine ALEJANDRO RÍOS. Compra Sabrosura. 100 recetas auténticas cubanas. – Becerra Compra Boleros prohibidos. La Habana sin Olga Guillot. – Salamó…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 4:30 pm
Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

FOUR MEMOIRS

In First Gen: A Memoir, ALEJANDRA CAMPOVERDI retraces her trajectory as a Mexican American woman raised by an immigrant single mother in Los Angeles with candor and heart. In AVA CHIN’s Mott Street: A Chinese American Family’s Story of Exclusion and Homecoming, she traces her decadeslong quest to understand her family’s story, from the Pearl River Delta to a Mott Street building in New York’s Chinatown. In A Living Remedy: A Memoir,…

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Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 4:30 pm
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

ON EMPOWERED DEFIANCE

On Defiant Dreams: The Journey of an Afghan Girl Who Risked Everything for Education, Indian American human rights activist MALAINA KAPOOR and Afghani mathematician SOLA MAHFOUZ share the story of Mahfouz’s extraordinary escape from her Taliban-ordained future. In SAFIYA SINCLAIR’s How to Say Babylon: A Memoir, she shares her struggle to break free of her rigid Rastafarian upbringing and find her own voice as a woman and poet, which stemmed from an inevitable collision course between her and her strict patriarchal father.…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

COMIC RELIEF & POP CULTURE ZEITGEIST

In Unreliable Narrator: Me, Myself, and Impostor Syndrome, comedian APARNA NANCHERLA delivers a collection of essays marked by her signature humor, sharing hilarious and incredibly insightful meditations on body image, productivity culture, the ultra-meme-ability of mental health language, and who, exactly, gets to make art “about nothing.” In her memoir Living My Best Life, Hun: Following Your Dreams is No Joke, LONDON HUGHES recounts disastrous experiences in friendships, relationships, and career choices, but reminds readers that however bad things get,…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

IN THE KITCHEN WITH MARK KURLANSKY

James Beard Award-winner MARK KURLANSKY’s The Core of an Onion: Peeling the Rarest Common Food – Featuring More Than 100 Historical Recipes details the science behind the onion, its 20 varieties, and the cultures built around them. Raw, roasted, creamed, marinated, or pickled, here this humble vegetable is celebrated in all its iterations. Moderating is food journalist and cookbook author LINDA GASSENHEIMER, producer and host of the Food News and Views podcast. Buy The Core of an Onion: Peeling the Rarest Common Food – Featuring More Than 100 Historical Recipes.…

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
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

ON JOHN PRINE’S LIFE & LEGACY

John Prine hated giving interviews. Prine on Prine: Interviews and Encounters with John Prine, edited by HOLLY GLEASON – who enjoyed a long-standing relationship with the singer-songwriter – captures him unguarded and unfiltered, on the road, in the kitchen, at the Library of Congress, and on a radio show. Prine hated giving interviews, but said much when he talked. Joining her in conversation is MICHAEL LEONARD, former feature reporter for the Today Show, and music journalist MICHAEL MCCALL.

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

ON MASTERY & KNOWLEDGE: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE

From the creation of the first encyclopedia and Wikipedia to ancient museums and modern kindergarten classes, SIMON WINCHESTER’s Knowing What We Know: The Transmission of Knowledge: From Ancient Wisdom to Modern Magic offers an all-encompassing look at how humans acquire, retain, and pass on information and data. In The Real Work: On the Mystery of Mastery, ADAM GOPNIK asks a foundational question to the human experience: How do we learn – and master – a new skill?…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 3:30 pm
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

LOVE, ACTUALIZED: TWO AUTHORS IN CONVERSATION

In WILL SCHWALBE’s memoir We Should Not Be Friends: The Story of a Friendship, he recalls an extraordinary bond with a man he met in college, one that became a mainstay in their lives as they repeatedly lose and find each other and themselves. And in Falling into Place: A Story of Love, Poland, and the Making of a Travel Writer, THOMAS SWICK chronicles his love story with a visiting Polish student and how they overcome cultural differences,…

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

ON IMMIGRATION & ENSLAVEMENT

The Great Escape: A True Story of Forced Labor and Immigrant Dreams in America is SAKET SONI’s gripping account of migrant workers trapped in squalid Gulf Coast “man camps” in 2006, who against all odds remained steadfast in their heroic journey for justice. In RACHEL L. SWARNS’ The 272: The Families Who Were Enslaved and Sold to Build the American Catholic Church, she offers a groundbreaking story of nearly two centuries of indentured servitude and enslavement to uncover the harrowing origin story of the Catholic Church in the United States.…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 3:15 pm
Room 8525 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

LITERATURA QUEER: IDENTIDAD Y RESISTENCIA

MAGELA BAUDOIN indaga en los silencios familiares y la conformación del deseo, ALEJANDRO CASTRO expone la soledad de quien aprende a amar y desamar por la fuerza, y MARÍA MÍNGUEZ ARIAS reconstruye la memoria de su cuerpo a través de términos obreros, feministas y queer. Los autores conversarán con la poeta, narradora y ensayista KELLY MARTÍNEZ GRANDAL. Compra El sonido de la H. – Baudoin Compra Wild West. – Castro Compra Nombrar el cuerpo.…

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

A HISTORICAL RECKONING: ON THE STATE OF AMERICA’S SOUL

In Democracy Awakening: Notes on the State of America, HEATHER COX RICHARDSON offers a compelling and original narrative of how, over the decades, a small group of wealthy people have made war on American ideals. In TRACY K. SMITH’s To Free the Captives: A Plea for the American Soul, she looks at the constant assaults on Black life, drawing on several avenues of thinking – personal, documentary, and spiritual – to understand who we are as a nation and what we might hope to mean to one another.…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 3:00 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

LARGER-THAN-LIFE TRUE TALES

In Gator Country: Deception, Danger, and Alligators in the Everglades, REBECCA RENNER tells the true story of the larger-than-life characters behind the underground operation of alligator poaching, a tale of the fight against poverty and the risks people will take to survive. In Agents of Chaos: Thomas King Forcade, High Times, and the Paranoid End of the 1970s, SEAN HOWE explores the life and times of the founder of High Times, an underground newspaper editor and marijuana kingpin who battled both the United States government and fellow radicals.…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 3:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

MIAMI: PUNK ROCK CITY

In Punk Under the Sun: ’80s Punk and New Wave in South Florida, CHRIS POTASH and JOEY SEEMAN chronicle the alternative music, art, and club scenes in South Florida during the 1980s. They document the bands, venues, galleries, and scenesters who started and sustained the groundswell of activity that made Miami a progressive mecca and the international cultural destination it is today. Joining them are music and culture photographer JILL KAHN, and Open Records record label co-founder LESLIE WIMMER.…

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
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

HAPPILY NEVER AFTER: THE FEMININE URGE TO STAGE A RECKONING

In the bittersweet You Could Make This Place Beautiful: A Memoir, poet MAGGIE SMITH explores the disintegration of her marriage and her renewed commitment to herself, ultimately reckoning with contemporary womanhood and the historical power dynamics that persist even in many progressive homes. In We Are Too Many: A Memoir [Kind of], HANNAH PITTARD recalls a decade’s worth of unforgettable conversations, beginning with the one in which she discovers her husband has been having sex with her charismatic best friend.…

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

HUMANS: RISE & FALL

SIMON SCHAMA’s Foreign Bodies: Pandemics, Vaccines, and the Health of Nations investigates the tangled history of pandemics and vaccines through the 18th and 19th centuries, from smallpox in London to the plague in India. In The World: A Family History of Humanity, SIMON SEBAG MONTEFIORE chronicles great dynasties, from the Caesars to the Kennedys, linking themes of war, migration, plague, religion, and technology. Buy Foreign Bodies: Pandemics, Vaccines, and the Health of Nations. – Schama Buy The World: A Family History of Humanity.…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

OUR WONDROUS OCEANS

For The Underworld: Journeys to the Depths of the Ocean, SUSAN CASEY traversed the globe, joining scientists and explorers on dives to learn how vital the deep is to the planet’s future. In Kings of Their Own Ocean: Tuna, Obsession, and the Future of Our Seas, KAREN PINCHIN shares a tale of human obsession, the limits of ocean science, and the truth of how our insatiable appetite for bluefin has become a global dilemma. Buy The Underworld: Journeys to the Depths of the Ocean.…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

URBANISM & GLOBAL CITIES

Engaging Place, Engaging Practices: Urban History and Campus-Community Partnerships, co-edited by ROBIN FAITH BACHIN, addresses such topics as historical injustices, affordable housing, and the emergence of digital humanities. In Emerging Global Cities: Origin, Structure, and Significance, co-author ALEJANDRO PORTES looks at “secondary cities” such as Dubai, Singapore, and Miami that have emerged as global forces in their own right. Moderating is CARIE PENABAD, associate professor, University of Miami, and host of the international radio program “On Cities.” Moderating is CARIE PENABAD,…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 1:30 pm
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

LITTLE PUSS PRESS: NEW WORKS

CAT FITZPATRICK, co-publisher of the imprint, presents two authors. EMILY ZHOU’s Girlfriends is a collection of short stories that chronicle modern queer life with uncompromising and hilarious lucidity. Faltas: Letters to Everyone in My Hometown Who Isn’t My Rapist, is CECILIA GENTILI’s memoir in letters about transgender childhood, sexual trauma, motherhood, and a young queer life in 1970s Argentina. Buy Girlfriends. – Zhou Buy Faltas: Letters to Everyone in My Hometown Who Isn’t My Rapist.…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 1:00 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

CHRONICLING THE SUNSHINE STATE: A CONVERSATION

In Wild Florida: An Animal Odyssey, KIRSTEN HINES provides a captivating visual and narrative journey into the ecology of the state’s animals. JACKI LEVINE’s Once Upon a Time in Florida: Stories of Life in the Land of Promises is an anthology of 50 intriguing stories of life in the Sunshine State by some of the nation’s most acclaimed writers and scholars. Buy Wild Florida: An Animal Odyssey. – Hines Buy Once Upon a Time in Florida: Stories of Life in the Land of Promises.…

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

KOBI KARP: AN ARCHITECTURAL BODY OF WORK

Written by Ian Volner, Kobi Karp: Architecture, Interior Design, Planning Since 1988 is a lusciously illustrated book that examines the visionary and original body of work that renowned architect KOBI KARP has produced. Included are his designs for magnificent mansions and single-family homes, his work at the historic Surf Club and the Cadillac Hotel, and his projects in America’s most expensive ZIP code, Fisher Island.  …

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

ROSS GAY ON THE BOOK OF (MORE) DELIGHTS

ROSS GAY‘s new collection of genre-defying essays, The Book of (More) Delights: Essays, continues his ongoing investigation of joy. For Gay, what makes us happy is what connects us and gives us meaning. It might be hearing an old song blasting from a passing car, the pleasure of refusing the “nefarious” scannable QR code menus, or his mother baking a dozen kinds of cookies for her grandchildren. Joining Ross in conversation is award-winning author and poetry editor of the Harvard Review,…

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

USING LOSS, LOVE & TRAUMA TO CRAFT PROPULSIVE READS

In My What If Year: A Memoir, ALISHA FERNANDEZ MIRANDA writes about pausing her successful high-powered career for a year to explore a few jobs of her dreams, a journey that tested what she thought she was physically, mentally, and emotionally capable of. In EMMA GREY’s The Last Love Note: A Novel, two years after losing her husband, Kate is still grieving, solo parenting, and lurching from one comedic crisis to the next. In BRITTANY MEANS’ Hell If We Don’t Change Our Ways: A Memoir,…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 12:30 pm
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

LOOKING OUTWARD, SEEING WITHIN: THREE MEMOIRS

Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant: A Memoir is CURTIS S. CHIN’s love letter to Detroit’s Chung’s Cantonese Cuisine, where anyone – from local drag queens to elderly Jewish couples – could come in, sit down, and enjoy a home-cooked meal. In ANNE HULL’s Through the Groves: A Memoir, she writes about a vanishing place in Central Florida – where the orange groves her father’s family had worked for generations gave way to Disney World.…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

ARCHITECTURE & THE AFRICAN DIASPORA: A CONVERSATION

Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America is a call for architects to reconceive and reconstruct the built environment, changing the buildings, infrastructure, and urban plans that have embodied and sustained anti-Black racism in the United States. The book, which includes a broad range of essays by curators and prominent scholars from diverse fields – including architect GERMANE BARNES and artist OLALEKAN JEYIFOUS – is a “field guide” to the 2021 exhibition of the same name at New York’s Museum of Modern Art.…

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 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

MIKHAIL ZYGAR ON WAR AND PUNISHMENT: PUTIN, ZELENSKY, THE PATH TO RUSSIA’S INVASION OF UKRAINE

In War and Punishment: Putin, Zelensky, the Path to Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine, Russian journalist MIKHAIL ZYGAR explains the impact of a new generation of Ukrainians, and provides an overview of a war that continues to threaten the world as we know it. Moderating is author, historian, and award-winning professor PHIL HARLING. Buy War and Punishment: Putin, Zelensky, the Path to Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine. – Zygar…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

ON THE MAJESTY OF BIRDS

In A Wing and a Prayer: The Race to Save Our Vanishing Birds, co-authors ANDERS AND BEVERLY GYLLENHAAL chronicle the costly experiments, contentious politics, and new technologies centered around pulling our birds back from the brink of extinction. Alfie and Me: What Owls Know, What Humans Believe is ecologist CARL SAFINA’s tale of nursing a near-death baby owl back to health – and the remarkable impact it has on his family’s life. Buy A Wing and a Prayer: The Race to Save Our Vanishing Birds.…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

TWO LEGENDARY CARTOONISTS: CHAST & ECKSTEIN

In I Must Be Dreaming, acclaimed cartoonist ROZ CHAST explores and lays bare her own dream world – it’s a place that’s sometimes creepy but always hilarious. In The Complete Book of Cat Names (That Your Cat Won’t Answer to, Anyway), New Yorker cartoonist BOB ECKSTEIN offers the most popular cat names (to avoid), cat names for foodies, James Bond villain cats, and more. Moderating is CHARLES KOCHMAN, editor-in-chief of Abrams ComicArts. Buy  I Must Be Dreaming.…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 11:00 am
Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

CELEBRATING THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD NOMINEES FOR NONFICTION

A special event with JONATHAN EIG, King: A Life; PRUDENCE PEIFFER, The Slip: The New York City Street That Changed American Art Forever; CRISTINA RIVERA GARZA, Liliana’s Invincible Summer: A Sister’s Search for Justice; JOHN VAILLANT, Fire Weather: A True Story from a Hotter World; and KIDADA E. WILLIAMS, I Saw Death Coming: A History of Terror and Survival in the War Against Reconstruction. Buy King: A Life.…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 11:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

EXAMINING A FRACTURED AMERICA

Recoding America: Why Government Is Failing in the Digital Age and How We Can Do Better is a bold call to reexamine how our government operates – and how it sometimes fails. JENNIFER PAHLKA shows why we must stop trying to move what we have today onto new technology and instead consider what it would mean to truly recode American government. In Bootstrapped: Liberating Ourselves from the American Dream, ALISSA QUART explores America’s “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” credo,…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 11:00 am
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

HEARING THROUGH THE NOISE: A CONVERSATION

In Breaking Through: Communicating to Open Minds, Move Hearts, and Change the World, SALLY SUSMAN reveals how we can break through the noise to get our message across and make positive change. She shares the fascinating story of how Pfizer managed the massive communications challenge that came with COVID-19, illustrating how leaders need to muster the courage to be candid and how they must disarm with humility and delight with humor in order to connect. Speaking with her about the book is JOE NATOLI,…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 11:00 am
Room 8202 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

ICONIC SPECIES RETURN: BEAVERS & BUFFALO BACK FROM THE BRINK

American buffalo were revered by Native people, but newcomers to the land considered them a hindrance to the nation’s expansion and slaughtered them by the millions. They were rescued from extinction by a motley collection of committed individuals. DAYTON DUNCAN and Ken Burns’ Blood Memory: The Tragic Decline and Improbable Resurrection of the American Buffalo is a story of America at its very best and worst. In Beaverland: How One Weird Rodent Made America, LEILA PHILIP highlights how beavers play an oversized role in American history and its future.…

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @ 11:00 am
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

PHOTOGRAPHER MANNY HERNANDEZ ON CANDIDS MIAMI 2

With the images in Candids Miami 2, a follow-up of Candids Miami (2019), MANNY HERNANDEZ captures Miami’s celebrity-driven tipping point of the 1990s. As a social photographer, he documented the city’s partying ways and its boldface name-obsessed ethos, but also its rise into cultural significance. Buy Candids Miami 2. – Hernandez    …

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

DANI SHAPIRO’S FAMILY SECRETS: LIVE WITH GUEST MAGGIE SMITH

For her podcast Family Secrets, author DANI SHAPIRO interviews poet MAGGIE SMITH about her bittersweet new book, You Could Make This Place Beautiful: A Memoir, an exploration of the disintegration of her marriage and her renewed commitment to herself. The book begins with Smith’s heartbreak, but its circles widen into a reckoning with contemporary womanhood, traditional gender roles, and the historical power dynamics that persist even in many progressive homes. Buy Signal Fires: A Novel. – Shapiro Buy You Could Make This Place Beautiful: A Memoir.…

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

AN EVENING WITH CASSIDY HUTCHINSON IN CONVERSATION WITH GLENNA MILBERG

Ever since a childhood visit to Washington, D.C., CASSIDY HUTCHINSON aspired to serve her country in government. Raised in a working-class family with a military background, she was the first in her immediate family to graduate from college. Despite having no ties to Washington, she landed a vital position at the center of the Trump White House, mere steps away from the most controversial president in recent American history. And on January 6, 2021, she found herself in one of the most extraordinary and unprecedented calamities in modern-day politics at the tender age of 24.…

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,…

Tuesday, November 14, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

CITA CON ANDRÉS OPPENHEIMER

El periodista, escritor, columnista del “Miami Herald” y analista de CNN en Español ANDRÉS OPPENHEIMER presenta Cómo salir del pozo, un innovador ensayo que explora el fenómeno global de la insatisfacción, y propone nuevas estrategias para que no solo seamos más prósperos, sino también más felices. El autor responderá preguntas del público, y se referirá también a algunos aspectos de la actual situación política argentina y latinoamericana. Oppenheimer conversará con el reconocido presentador MARIO KREUTZBERGER, DON FRANCISCO. Compra Cómo salir del pozo.…

Monday, November 13, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

AN EVENING WITH DAVID BROOKS

As DAVID BROOKS observes, “There is one skill that lies at the heart of any healthy person, family, school, community organization, or society: the ability to see someone else deeply and make them feel seen – to accurately know another person, to let them feel valued, heard, and understood.” And yet we don’t always do this well. All around us, people feel invisible, unseen, misunderstood. In How to Know a Person: The Art of Seeing Others Deeply and Being Deeply Seen,…

Sunday, November 12, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
Miami Book Fair * Miami Dade College
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

AN EVENING WITH JOAN BAEZ IN CONVERSATION WITH JUSTIN RICHMOND

From legendary singer and social justice activist JOAN BAEZ comes Am I Pretty When I Fly?: An Album of Upside Down Drawings, which feels like a long, funny letter from an old friend. Since retiring from active performing, Baez has focused her formidable talents on painting and drawing, and this collection of her work – lovingly loose and charming sketches on recurring themes such as politics, relationships, women, animals, and family – shows another, insightful side of her. Each section,…

Sunday, November 12, 2023 @ 5:30 pm
Miami Book Fair * Miami Dade College
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

AN EVENING WITH JADA PINKETT SMITH IN CONVERSATION WITH LENA WAITHE

JADA PINKETT SMITH revisits lessons learned in the course of a difficult but riveting life journey in Worthy, a bracingly honest memoir that takes readers on a rollercoaster ride from the depths of suicidal depression to the heights of personal rediscovery and authentic feminine power. With no holds barred, Pinkett Smith reveals her unconventional upbringing in Baltimore – as the child of two addicts to a promising theater student and a violent interlude as a petty drug dealer – followed by a parallel rise to stardom alongside her close friend,…

Sunday, November 12, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
Miami Book Fair * Miami Dade College
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

AN AFTERNOON WITH KERRY WASHINGTON IN CONVERSATION WITH EVA LONGORIA

In Thicker than Water: A Memoir, KERRY WASHINGTON provides an intimate view into her public and private worlds – as an artist, advocate, entrepreneur, mother, daughter, wife, and Black woman. Chronicling her upbringing and life’s journey thus far, she reveals how she faced a series of challenges and setbacks, effectively hid childhood traumas, met extraordinary mentors, managed to grow her career, and crossed the threshold into stardom and political advocacy, ultimately discovering her truest self and, with it, a deeper sense of belonging.…

November 2022

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 6:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Siddhartha Mukherjee

In The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human, Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., an academic, cancer physician, and researcher, tells the story of how scientists discovered cells, began to understand them, and are now using that knowledge to create new humans. Mukherjee seduces the reader with  vivid, lucid, and suspenseful writing that makes complex science thrilling. Moderating is author and oncologist Mikkael Sekeres, M.D. This in-person program will also be livestreamed at MiamiBookFairOnline.com. Tickets on sale Monday,

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 5:30 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Stacy Schiff With David S. Brown: A Conversation

In The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Stacy Schiff returns Adams to his seat of glory, introducing us to the shrewd, eloquent, and intensely disciplined man who supplied the moral backbone of the American Revolution. Moderating is David S. Brown, author of The First Populist: The Defiant Life of Andrew Jackson. This in-person program will also be livestreamed at MiamiBookFairOnline.com. Tickets on sale Monday, October 17, 2022 FREE TICKETS REQUIRED FOR ENTRY…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 4:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Ada Calhoun & Maud Newton: A Conversation

In Also a Poet: Frank O’Hara, My Father, and Me, Ada Calhoun explores her relationship with her father, celebrated art critic Peter Schjeldahl, as she provides new insights into the life of O’Hara, one of our most important poets. The result is a meditation on parents and children, artistic ambition, and the complexities of what we leave behind. Author Maud Newton‘s ancestors include an accused witch in Puritan-era Massachusetts, a killer, a grandfather who married 13 times,…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 4:30 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Reza Aslan on An American Martyr in Persia: The Epic Life and Tragic Death of Howard Baskerville: Nonfiction

In An American Martyr in Persia: The Epic Life and Tragic Death of Howard Baskerville, Reza Aslan explores the story of Howard Baskerville, a student of Woodrow Wilson at Princeton. Baskerville is a believer in the gospel of Jesus – and Wilson’s, by which constitutional democracy is the birthright of all nations. While in his missionary service in Iran in 1907, he joined his students fighting for a democratic revolution, and it cost him his life. This is a ReadingEast program.…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 4:30 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Sebene Selassie & Pamela Paul With Jessi Hempel: A Conversation

In Sebene Selassie‘s first book, You Belong: A Call for Connection, the meditation expert calls for an exploration of our tangled relationship with belonging, connection, and each other. We are not separate from each other but we don’t always believe it – and we certainly don’t always practice it. In Pamela Paul‘s 100 Things We’ve Lost to the Internet, her musings turn to modern life and its absolute entrenchment in the digital space. The internet has put an entire world at our fingertips,…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 4:15 pm
Room 8525 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Mirar el mundo desde la no ficción

Alberto Muller, escritor y periodista, presenta ¡Pobre Cuba! Mis memorias, un recuento de su vida, consagrada desde muy joven a lograr la libertad de su país. La periodista y narradora colombiana Diana Pardo ofrece Más allá del abismo. Relatos de líderes sociales que abren camino, testimonios de dirigentes de comunidades que realizan un importante trabajo social en Colombia. El arquitecto y ensayista dominicano Rodolfo Pou presenta Diáspora y desarrollo, Volumen II, un libro con iniciativas para las comunidades que viven fuera de sus naciones de origen.…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Andrew T. Huse & Jeff Houck on The Cuban Sandwich: A History in Layers: Nonfiction

The table is now set; come hungry. The Cuban Sandwich: A History in Layers, written by Andrew Huse, Jeff Houck, and Bárbara C. Cruz, explores the story behind the ubiquitous “sandwich Cubano” with vintage recipes and gossip as it takes readers through a fascinating bite of culinary history. Sponsored by…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Robert Samuels, Toluse Olorunnipa, Kerri K. Greenidge & Ellis Cose: A Conversation

Long before his name became synonymous with civil rights, George Floyd, murdered outside of a Minneapolis convenience store by a white police officer, was a father, partner, athlete, and friend striving for a better life. Deeply researched, His Name Is George Floyd: One Man’s Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice, co-written by Toluse Olorunnipa and Robert Samuels, places Floyd’s narrative within the context of the country’s legacy of institutional racism. In The Grimkes: The Legacy of Slavery in an American Family,…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

April Ryan on Black Women Will Save the World: An Anthem: Nonfiction

In Black Women Will Save the World: An Anthem, White House correspondent April Ryan argues that, since the birth of our nation, Black women have transformed their pain into progress and have been at the frontlines of the country’s political, social, and economic struggles. Ryan’s book celebrates the tenacity, power, and impact of Black women across America. This in-person program will also be livestreamed at MiamiBookFairOnline.com. Tickets on sale Monday, October 17, 2022 FREE TICKETS REQUIRED FOR ENTRY With thanks to major sponsor…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
Room 8503 (Building 8, 5th Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Cultura en formato de ensayos

El narrador, poeta, ensayista, editor y crítico argentino Pablo Brescia presenta Planeta Diego. 16 miradas a un icono, un retrato de múltiples aristas sobre Diego Armando Maradona. Abilio Estévez, narrador, poeta, dramaturgo y ensayista cubano, llega con Una imagen en el espejo, una colección de reflexiones y memorias sobre temas literarios, culturales y humanísticos. El ensayista y antropólogo colombiano Carlos Granés trae a la Feria Delirio americano. Una historia cultural y política de América Latina,…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Isaac Fitzgerald & Jerry Stahl With Jonathan Ames: A Conversation

Isaac Fitzgerald has lived many lives: altar boy, bartender, fat kid, smuggler, biker, and prince of New England. In Dirtbag, Massachusetts: A Confessional, he recounts his ongoing search for forgiveness, a more far-reaching vision of masculinity, and a more expansive definition of family and self – while embracing the idea that one can be generous to oneself by being generous to others. In Nein, Nein, Nein!: One Man’s Tale of Depression, Psychic Torment, and a Bus Tour of the Holocaust,…

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

Tajja Isen & Phoebe Robinson: A Conversation

In Some of My Best Friends: Essays on Lip Service, Tajja Isen explores the absurdities of life in a world fluent in the language of social justice but not always committed to following through with the necessary changes to address systemic problems. It is a fearless and darkly comic collection about race, justice, and the limits of good intentions. In her collection Please Don’t Sit on My Bed in Your Outside Clothes: Essays, the inaugural title from her imprint,…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

“Changing Haiti Through Higher Education”: Jacky Lumarque, Hérold Toussaint, Philippe Mathieu & Jean-Baptiste L. Charlot

Scholars from Haiti address the responsibilities that befall college students in the reconfiguration of the present of a country whose past has been marked by violence and corruption. With Chancellor of the Université Quisqueya Jacky Lumarque, academic Hérold Toussaint, agronomist Philippe Mathieu, and obstetrician and gynecologist Jean-Baptiste L. Charlot, M.D. In Haitian Creole with English interpretation. Media Partners…

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

Mark Kurlansky on The Importance of Not Being Ernest: My Life with the Uninvited Hemingway: Memoir

In The Importance of Not Being Ernest: My Life with the Uninvited Hemingway, New York Times bestselling author Mark Kurlansky focuses on the sprawling life and work of Ernest Hemingway while drawing parallels to his own. In this memoir-cum-biography, he offers an in-depth analysis of the places and people in Hemingway’s life.…

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

Emily Tamkin With Brian Siegal: A Conversation

In Bad Jews: A History of American Jewish Politics and Identities, Emily Tamkin examines the last 100 years of American Jewish politics, culture, and identities. As she tracks many of the evolving and conflicting Jewish positions on assimilation, Zionism and Israel, and philanthropy and social justice, what emerges is that American Jewish identity is always changing. Moderating is Brian Siegal, regional director of AJC Miami and Broward County.…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 1:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Billy Porter With Ana Navarro: A Conversation: Memoir

Acclaimed actor, recording artist, playwright, and director Billy Porter can now add published author to his long list of accomplishments. Unprotected: A Memoir – a powerful and revealing autobiography about race, sexuality, art, and healing – is the story of a boy whose talent and courage opened doors for him, but only a crack; a teenager discovering himself while learning his voice and his craft amid deep trauma; and a young man whose unbreakable determination led him through countless hard times to where he is now: a proud icon who refuses to back down or hide.…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 1:00 pm
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Scott Carney & Jason Miklian With Jack E. Davis: A Conversation

In November 1970, a storm barreled up the Bay of Bengal in Pakistan, the most densely populated coastline on Earth. In The Vortex: A True Story of History’s Deadliest Storm, an Unspeakable War, and Liberation, Scott Carney and Jason Miklian tell the dramatic story of how the storm and its aftermath sparked a liberation war in what is now Bangladesh. It’s a tale of political intrigue, corruption, violence, idealism, and bravery. Moderating is author Jack E.

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 1:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Sebastian Mallaby on The Power Law: Venture Capital and the Making of the New Future: Nonfiction

Sebastian Mallaby‘s The Power Law: Venture Capital and the Making of the New Future tells the story of Silicon Valley’s dominant venture capital firms – and how their strategies and fates have shaped the path of innovation and the global economy. It’s a story of iconic triumphs and infamous disasters, from the birth of Apple to the hubris at WeWork and Uber. Tickets on sale Monday, October 17, 2022 FREE TICKETS REQUIRED FOR ENTRY This in-person program will also be livestreamed at MiamiBookFairOnline.com.…

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

Susan Rogers With Nelson George: A Conversation

In This is What it Sounds Like: What the Music You Love Says About You, Susan Rogers, Ph.D., and her co-author, Ogi Ogas, Ph.D., explain why we fall in love with music. Readers are guided to recognize their “listener profile” based on responses to seven key dimensions of any song, deepening the connection to favorite artists, and changing how we listen to music. Joining her is Nelson George, author of the D Hunter mystery series and the nonfiction The Death of Rhythm &…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 1:00 pm
Room 8302 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

“For a New Haiti”: Eric Jean-Baptiste, Frantz Duval, Marie Lucie Bonhomme & Roberson Alphonse

  It was with utter shock and sadness that Miami Book Fair learned of the horrendous and separate attacks against two of our panelists for this program: journalist Roberson Alphonse and entrepreneur and philanthropist Eric Jean-Baptiste. We are profoundly shaken by these incomprehensible acts, condemn the continued instability in Haiti, and call for immediate action to stop the senseless violence. On behalf of our staff, sponsors, and partners, we extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the late Eric Jean-Baptiste,…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Moshe Safdie on If Walls Could Speak: My Life in Architecture: Nonfiction

In If Walls Could Speak: My Life in Architecture, Moshe Safdie takes readers behind the veil of an essential yet mysterious profession, explaining, through his own experiences, how an architect thinks and works. Committed to architecture as a social force for good, Safdie believes that any challenge can be addressed with solutions that enhance community and uplift the human spirit. Moderated by Victor Deupi, senior lecturer at the University of Miami School of Architecture. This in-person program will also be livestreamed at MiamiBookFairOnline.com.…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Stacey Vanek Smith With Rebecca Fishman Lipsey: A Conversation

In Machiavelli for Women: Defend Your Worth, Grow Your Ambition, and Win the Workplace, longtime public radio reporter and host Stacey Vanek Smith applies Renaissance politics to the 21st century, and demonstrates how women can take and maintain power in careers where they have long been cast as second-best. Joining her is Rebecca Fishman Lipsey, president and CEO of The Miami Foundation.…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 11:00 am
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

David E. Hoffman on Give Me Liberty: The True Story of Oswaldo Payá and His Daring Quest for a Free Cuba: Nonfiction

In Give Me Liberty: The True Story of Oswaldo Payá and His Daring Quest for a Free Cuba, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David E. Hoffman examines a lone individual with the courage, faith, and persistence to struggle for democracy against an unforgiving dictator. Founder of the Christian Liberation Movement, which called for nonviolent civil disobedience, Payá died in a suspicious car accident in 2012. Simultaneous translation into Spanish available. Sponsored by…

Sunday, November 20, 2022 @ 11:00 am
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Jeff Deutsch, Tananarive Due, Hernan Diaz & Robert Martin With Pamela Paul: A Conversation

Do we need bookstores in the 21st century? And if so, what makes a good one? With In Praise of Good Bookstores, Jeff Deutsch – director of Chicago’s Seminary Co-op Bookstores, one of the finest bookstores in the world – offers an eloquent and charming reflection on such entities. It is both a loving homage and an urgent account of why they are essential community places of discovery, refuge, and fulfillment. Joining is Robert Martin, founder of TheIndependantBookseller.com;…

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
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Neal Gabler & David S. Brown: A Conversation

With Against the Wind: Edward Kennedy and the Rise of Conservatism, 1976 – 2009, Neal Gabler completes his magisterial biography of Ted Kennedy and also unfolds the epic, tragic story of the fall of liberalism and the destruction of political morality in America. Against the Wind sheds new light on a revered figure of American politics and on the country’s current existential crisis. David S. Brown‘s timely The First Populist: The Defiant Life of Andrew Jackson positions the seventh president of the United States firmly in the forefront of the country’s populist tradition.…

Saturday, November 19, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Jose “Fat Joe” Cartagena with DJ Khaled

In The Book of Jose: A Memoir, written with journalist and entrepreneur Shaheem Reid, hip-hop legend Jose “Fat Joe” Cartagena tells the story of a kid who grew in New York’s South Bronx during its darkest years of drugs, violence, and abandonment, and how he navigated that traumatizing landscape until he found – through art, friendship, luck, and will – a path to a different life. Moderating is DJ Khaled.  This is a ticketed event ($31).…

Saturday, November 19, 2022 @ 5:30 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Sy Montgomery, Jack E. Davis & Tony Hiss: A Conversation

In The Hawk’s Way: Encounters with Fierce Beauty, Sy Montgomery reveals the wondrous world of these birds and what they can teach us about nature, life, and love. These are no pets but fierce predators, deeply emotional, quick to anger and frustration, and capable of holding a grudge for years – but they are also intensely loyal. In The Bald Eagle: The Improbable Journey of America’s Bird, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jack E. Davis takes readers from before the nation’s founding through inconceivable resurgences of an enduring all-American species.…

Saturday, November 19, 2022 @ 4:30 pm
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Diana Goetsch, Lars Horn & Putsata Reang: A Conversation

Diana Goetsch‘s This Body I Wore: A Memoir chronicles one woman’s long journey to coming out, a path that runs parallel to the emergence of the trans community over the past several decades. Offered here is not a transition memoir, but rather a full account of trans life, one at once unusually public and closeted. In Voice of the Fish: A Lyric Essay, Lars Horn explores the trans experience through themes of water, fish, and mythology,…

Saturday, November 19, 2022 @ 4:30 pm
Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Jose Garcia-Pedrosa on Pensándolo Bien: Una ensalada de ensayos con aliño picante/On Further Thought: A Salad of Essays with a Spicy Dressing: Nonfiction

In Pensándolo Bien: Una ensalada de ensayos con aliño picante/On Further Thought: A Salad of Essays with a Spicy Dressing, Jose Garcia-Pedrosa muses over a variety of eclectic topics, including the actual start of the 21st century, George Washington, and Mother Teresa, through writing inspired by the 19th-century Spanish author Mariano José de Larra and the late modern-day author and journalist Christopher Hitchens.…

Saturday, November 19, 2022 @ 4:30 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Mustafa Akyol on Reopening Muslim Minds: A Return to Reason, Freedom, and Tolerance: Nonfiction

In Reopening Muslim Minds: A Return to Reason, Freedom, and Tolerance, Mustafa Akyol diagnoses “the crisis of Islam” in the modern world and offers a way forward. He argues that values often associated with Western Enlightenment – freedom, reason, tolerance, and an appreciation of science – had Islamic counterparts, which sadly were cast aside in favor of more dogmatic views, often for political ends. This is a ReadingEast program.…

Saturday, November 19, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Anastasia Samoylova on Floridas: Nonfiction

Miami-based photographer Anastasia Samoylova has captured Florida on intensive road trips. Walker Evans (1903-75) photographed it over four decades. Twisting the visual cliches, these two remarkably discerning observers convey Florida’s dizzying combination of fantasy and reality. Evans witnessed modern Florida emerging in the 1930s, with its blend of cultures, waves of tourism, stark beauty, and blatant vulgarity. He photographed there until the 1970s, making Polaroids that still feel contemporary. Samoylova inherits what Evans saw coming. With intelligence and humor,…

Saturday, November 19, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Ignacio Julià, Thurston Moore, James Hamilton & Michael Imperioli: A Conversation

Ignacio Julià started writing about film and music in underground magazine Star in 1977. Linger On: The Velvet Underground is the definitive collection of his interviews with all members of the iconic, New York-born band, dating back to the 1970s. Joining him is his publisher, Thurston Moore, musician, writer, record label owner, and founder of Sonic Youth; rock ‘n’ roll photographer James Hamilton, whose work is featured in the book; and actor, musician,…

Saturday, November 19, 2022 @ 3:30 pm
Room 8301 (Building 8, 3rd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Elizabeth Williamson & Erin Kimmerle: A Conversation

The murder of 20 first graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, has become a foundational story of how false conspiracy narratives and misinformation have gained traction in society. Elizabeth Williamson‘s landmark Sandy Hook: An American Tragedy and the Battle for Truth shares the victims’ families’ battle to preserve their loved ones’ legacy despite threats to their own lives. In We Carry Their Bones: The Search for Justice at the Dozier School for Boys,…

Saturday, November 19, 2022 @ 3:30 pm
Room 3209 (Building 3, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

John Freeman, Tess Gunty, Eileen Myles & Christopher Soto: A Conversation

In author and editor John Freeman‘s anthology Animals – featuring new work from Mieko Kawakami, Martín Espada, Kali Fajardo-Anstine, Arthur Sze, Camonghne Felix, and more – he explores the irrevocably intertwined lives of animals and the humans that exist alongside them. In Pathetic Literature, Eileen Myles presents a global anthology of pieces selected from lesser-known classics by luminaries like Franz Kafka, Samuel R. Delany, and Gwendolyn Brooks, to up-and-coming writers that examine pathos and feeling, giving a well-timed rehab to the word “pathetic.” It’s a collection of pieces ranging from poetry to theater to prose to something in between.…

Saturday, November 19, 2022 @ 3:30 pm
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Samantha Cole With Ada Calhoun: A Conversation

Samantha Cole‘s How Sex Changed the Internet and the Internet Changed Sex: A History is a serious yet entertaining look at the convergence of sex and the internet. Cole has been on this beat for years as a senior writer for Vice, and here she offers up a highly visual history filled with broad themes and backstories, pioneering personalities, and eureka moments. Moderating is journalist and author Ada Calhoun.   In partnership with…

Saturday, November 19, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Carlos Manuel Álvarez & Vanessa Garcia: A Conversation

In The Tribe: Portraits of Cuba, translated by Frank Wynne, Cuban writer Carlos Manuel Álvarez uses the “crónica” form – a  Latin American writing genre that blends reportage, narrative nonfiction, and novelistic techniques – to illuminate a particularly turbulent period in Cuban history, from the reestablishment of diplomatic relations with the United States and the death of Fidel Castro to the convulsions of the San Isidro Movement. In What the Bread Says: Baking with Love, History, and Papan, Vanessa Garcia relays how,…

Saturday, November 19, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
Room 8201 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Marshall Jon Fisher With Michelle Kaufman: A Conversation

In Seventeen and Oh: Miami, 1972, and the NFL’s Only Perfect Season, Marshall Jon Fisher traces the arc from a ragtag bunch of overlooked, underappreciated, or just plain old players – losers in the previous Super Bowl – to an unbeatable team. Led by Don Shula, a genius young coach with a reputation that he couldn’t win the big game, the Miami Dolphins headed into only their seventh season with a team marked by generational and cultural divides. It featured party animals such as the late Jim “Mad Dog” Mandich;…

Saturday, November 19, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, 2nd Floor, Room 3210)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States

Philip Short, Michael Beckley & Meenakshi Ahamed With Sebastian Mallaby: A Conversation

Philip Short‘s timely Putin is a deeply researched biography that draws on almost 200 interviews conducted over eight years in Russia, the United States, and Europe. To the fullest extent anyone has yet been able, Short cracks open Vladimir Putin’s thick carapace to reveal the man underneath those bare-chested horseback rides. Michael Beckley‘s Dangerzone: The Coming Conflict with China is a provocative and urgent analysis of the United States-China rivalry. This is a contest of clashing geopolitical interests and an ideological dispute over whether authoritarianism or democracy will dominate the 21st century.…

Saturday, November 19, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
Room 2106 (Building 2, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Rabia Chaudry & Rafael Agustin: A Conversation

Fatty Fatty Boom Boom: A Memoir of Food, Fat, and Family is Rabia Chaudry‘s love letter (with recipes) to fresh roti, chaat, chicken biryani, ghee, and pakoras – and an often hilarious dissection of life in a Muslim immigrant family. It is also a searingly honest portrait of a woman grappling with a body that works, but refuses to meet the expectations of others. In Illegally Yours: A Memoir, TV writer Rafael Agustin (Jane the Virgin) recalls how,…

Saturday, November 19, 2022 @ 2:30 pm
Room 8203 (Building 8, 2nd Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Jacob Ward & Matthew Ball: A Conversation

In The Loop: How Technology is Creating a World Without Choices and How to Fight Back, Jacob Ward argues that the real danger isn’t some robot enslaving us: It’s our own brain. We are using our brains’ shortcuts, biases, and hidden processes, and building our worst instincts into our Artificial Intelligence platforms. He posits it will lead to fewer, predetermined, and even dangerous choices. In The Metaverse: And How It Will Revolutionize Everything, Matthew Ball offers a definitive account of the next internet: what the metaverse is,…