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November 2019

Sunday, November 17 @ 4:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Una tarde con Gioconda Belli

Levantamos el telón del Programa de Autores Iberoamericanos con la presentación de la poeta y narradora nicaragüense Gioconda Belli, autora de obras galardonadas tales como La mujer habitada, El infinito en la palma de la mano y El país de las mujeres. Belli nos ofrece su más reciente novela Las fiebres de la memoria (Planeta), un relato de amor, misterio y aventura donde se demuestra que nunca es tarde para reinventarse,…

Wednesday, November 20 @ 7:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Pat Mitchell Presents Becoming a Dangerous Woman, in Conversation with Catalina Escobar

Raised in a small town in Georgia with no money or connections, Pat Mitchell went on to become a consummate media game-changer. She was the first woman president of PBS, CNN Productions, and The Paley Center for Media, as well as an award-winning producer of documentaries and TV series. She is the cofounder and curator of TEDWomen and the Connected Women Leaders Initiative, chair of Sundance Institute and Co-Chair of The Women’s Media Center, trustee of the Skoll Foundation, and advisor to Participant Media.…

Thursday, November 21 @ 7:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Mitchell Wolfson Presents Wolfsonian-FIU Founder’s Choice

MITCHELL “MICKY” WOLFSON, JR. established The Wolfsonian Foundation, a research center and museum in Miami Beach, in 1986. He is an avid collector of modern art and design. In 1997, he donated his collection, estimated at 80,000 objects, and the state-of-the-art museum to Florida International University. It was the basis for the Wolfsonian Museum-FIU, a research center and museum. In Wolfsonian-FIU: Founder’s Choice (Editions Scala), Wolfson offers a personal take on the museum’s rich and varied collection of cultural artifacts, and a glimpse into the art of collecting.…

Friday, November 22 @ 10:00 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author David Yoon

Desperate to be with his white girlfriend without his Korean parents finding out, Frank fake-dates his friend, who is in a similar bind. But now he’s left wondering whether he really knows anything about love—or himself—in Frankly in Love.…

Friday, November 22 @ 11:30 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Aimee Lucido

In Emmy in the Key of Code, coding and music take center stage as twelve-year-old Emmy tries to find her place in a new school and prove that she isn’t a wrong note, but a musician in the world’s most beautiful symphony.…

Friday, November 22 @ 6:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With the National Book Awards Winners and Finalists

Miami Book Fair, in partnership with the National Book Foundation and with the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, welcomes the Finalists and Winners of the prestigious National Book Foundation’s National Book Awards. Previous winners of the Award—including William Carlos Williams, Joyce Carol Oates, and William Faulkner—comprise a who’s who of American literature. Following the awards ceremony in New York City on November 20, at which the winners will be announced, finalists and winners in the categories of fiction,…

Saturday, November 23 @ 10:00 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Pamela Paul: “By the book” live at MBF

Pamela Paul leads a conversation with Miami Book Fair presenting authors based on her wildly beloved New York Times column, with Dani Shapiro, T.C. Boyle, Thomas Mallon, SUSAN CHOI, and Ibram X. Kendi. Sponsored by  …

Saturday, November 23 @ 11:00 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Joyce Carol Oates on Pursuit

In Joyce Carol Oates’ Pursuit, a newlywed husband begins to uncover his bride’s dark secrets, as she lies hospitalized after an accident. Or did she attempt suicide?  Oates will be in conversation with Christopher Beha, Executive Editor, Harper’s Magazine.…

Saturday, November 23 @ 12:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

T.C. Boyle on Outside Looking In

In Outside Looking In: A Novel, T.C. Boyle takes us back to the 1960s and to the early days of a drug whose effects have reverberated widely throughout our culture: LSD. In conversation with Whitney Terrell and V.V. Ganeshananthan of fiction/non/fiction, a LitHub Radio Podcast.…

Saturday, November 23 @ 1:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Campbell McGrath and Sharon Olds: A Reading and Conversation

Two of the best-loved and most celebrated poets of our time, Campbell McGrath and Sharon Olds, share the stage to discuss their newest books. Nothing is too large or small to remain untouched by McGrath’s voracious intellect and deep empathy in Nouns & Verbs: New and Selected Poems. Olds gives us radical new poems of intimate life and political conscience, of race and class and a mother’s violence in Arias. In conversation with Jeffrey Brown, PBS NewsHour.

Saturday, November 23 @ 2:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo: A Reading and Conversation

Joy Harjo reads from her latest book, An American Sunrise, and discusses her role as the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States, and the first Native American to hold the position. In conversation with Library of Congress Head of Poetry and Literature Center Robert Casper.…

Saturday, November 23 @ 3:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Three Novels: A Reading

Cathleen Schine’s novel The Grammarians is a comic love letter to sibling rivalry and the beauty, mischief, and occasional treachery of language. Sarah Blake’s novel, The Guest Book, tells the story of a family and a country that buries its past in quiet, until the present calls forth a reckoning.  Roxana Robinson’s Dawson’s Fall, a novel that draws on the lives of her great-grandparents, is a tragic morality tale set in Reconstruction-era South.…

Saturday, November 23 @ 4:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Readings from Three Novels

Myla Goldberg’s Feast Your Eyes is a compelling and wholly original story about a female photographer grappling with ambition and motherhood. In kaddish.com: A Novel, Nathan Englander delivers a streamlined comic masterpiece about a son’s failure to say Kaddish for his father. Set in the lawless, drought-ridden lands of the Arizona Territory in 1893, Tea Obreht’s novel Inland subverts and reimagines the myths of the American West with a touch of dusty magic realism.…

Saturday, November 23 @ 6:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Imágenes y Textos Para Captar Una Isla en su Luz

Island in the Light / Isla en la luz es una obra bilingüe que invita a 30 prominentes escritores cubanos a inspirarse en las obras de 35 reconocidos artistas. El resultado es un maravilloso diálogo donde subyace la energía y la potencia del arte cubano contemporáneo. La Feria del Libro de Miami presenta a Wendy Guerra, Sandra Ramos, Antonia Wright, Rubén Torres Llorca, Legna Rodríguez Iglesias y Carlos Pintado en representación de los participantes de este libro publicado por Jorge M.…

Sunday, November 24 @ 11:00 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Cutting Edge: New Stories of Mystery and Crime

Joyce Carol Oates, a queenpin of the noir genre, brings her discerning eye to the curation of Cutting Edge: New Stories of Mystery and Crime by Women Writers, an anthology of 15 short stories by contributing writers including Valerie Martin, Edwidge Danticat, and Steph Cha. Sponsored by …

Sunday, November 24 @ 12:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

How Life is Lived: Readings

Gene Weingarten’s One Day: The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary 24 Hours in America asks and answers the question of whether there is even such a thing as “ordinary” when discussing the daily challenge of being human. In Dad’s Maybe Book Tim O’Brien shares wisdom from a life in letters, lessons learned in wartime, and the challenges, humor, and rewards of raising two sons. In A Good American Family: The Red Scare and My Father,

Sunday, November 24 @ 1:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Edwidge Danticat and Richard Blanco: A Conversation

In How to Love a Country, poet Richard Blanco addresses the complexities and contradictions of our nationhood and the unresolved sociopolitical matters that affect us all. Edwidge Danticat’s Everything Inside is a collection of vividly imagined stories about community, family, and love. In conversation with Maris Kreizman of The Maris Review, a LitHub Radio podcast. Sponsored by …

Sunday, November 24 @ 2:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

We Cannot Be Silent: Four Poets Confront Atrocity

In Felon, Reginald Dwayne Betts tells the story of post-incarceration existence and examines prison, not as a static space, but as a force that enacts pressure throughout a person’s life. Jericho Brown’s The Tradition details the normalization of evil and its history at the intersection of the past and the personal. In Deaf Republic, Ilya Kaminsky confronts our time’s vicious atrocities and our collective silence in the face of them. Naomi Shihab Nye’s The Tiny Journalist puts a human face on war and the violence that divides us from each other.…

Sunday, November 24 @ 4:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Women’s Lives

Ryan Leigh Dostie’s Formation: A Woman’s Memoir of Stepping Out of Line is powerful literary memoir of a young Army recruit driven to prove herself in a man’s world. In Three Women, journalist Lisa Taddeo follows three ordinary women from different regions and backgrounds resulting in a groundbreaking portrait of erotic longing in today’s America.…

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