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October 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Daniel Goleman, Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body

Co-presented with Books & Books and sponsored by Innergy Meditation The New York Times best-selling author of Emotional Intelligence will present his new book, Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body (Avery) in Conversation with Scott Rogers. Exciting, compelling, and grounded in new research, this is one of those rare books that has the power to change us at the deepest level. Prior to the conversation, Innergy Meditation will lead audience in a short mindfulness exercise.…

Monday, October 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Scott Kelly, Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery

Co-presented by Books & Books A stunning memoir from the astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station–a candid account of his remarkable voyage, of the journeys off the planet that preceded it, and of his colorful formative years. The veteran of four space flights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly has experienced things very few have. Now, he takes us inside a sphere utterly inimical to human life.…

November 2017

Sunday, November 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Cita con María Dueñas

In Spanish with translation into English An Evening with María Dueñas El Programa de Autores Iberoamericanos de la Feria del Libro de Miami da inicio a sus eventos con la presencia de la reconocida autora española María Dueñas, quien, tras dos décadas dedicada a la vida académica, irrumpe en 2009 en el mundo de la literatura con El tiempo entre costuras, a la que sigue en 2012 Misión olvido.…

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 9:30 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Mercedes Lackey

In Apex, the thrilling finale to Mercedes Lackey’s bestselling series, our heroine Joy must team up with a treacherous former nemesis in order to end this brutal war- but can they be trusted?…

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Mercedes Lackey

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Nathan Hale

The year is 1941 and Japan just bombed Pearl Harbor, provoking the U.S.’s entry into World War II. Follow the journey of a group of pilots on bombing missions with these tales of high-flying action and bravery in Raid of No return.…

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Nathan Hale

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 12:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Kelly Barnhill

When Xan, the witch of the forest, accidentally infuses a baby with moonlight instead of starlight, she fills her with extraordinary magic—a magic that begins to emerge on the child’s 13th birthday, bringing dangerous consequences in The Girl Who Drank the Moon.…

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Kelly Barnhill

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Lip Service Presents: True Stories, Out Loud

Lip Service presents the smartest, hottest, and most honest storytelling event in South Florida. Lip Service combines theater and literature into an evening of true and personal stories. Lip Service stories are hilarious, heartbreaking, poignant, embarrassing, inspiring, and all true! You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll cringe. Tonight’s special guests include spoken-word sensation The Asia Project, and star of Snap Judgement, James Judd. After the show, join the storytellers and fellow listeners on The Porch for the official Lip Service after party with Speakfridays!  …

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Breaking Free and Fitting In: Three Novels

In Min Jin Lee‘s bestselling novel, Pachinko, four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan, exiled from a home they never knew. Set in St. Petersburg on the eve of the Russian Revolution, Janet Fitch’s latest novel, The Revolution of Marina M., depicts a young woman of privilege who aches to break free of the constraints of her genteel life—a life which will be violently upended by the vast forces of history.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 12:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Masters of Their Craft: Three Novels

Acclaimed author Mary Gordon‘s novel, There Your Heart Lies, is a deeply moving story about an American woman’s experiences during the Spanish Civil War, the lessons she learned, and how her story will shape her granddaughter’s path. Colm Tóibín’s House of Names: A Novel is a retelling of the story of Clytemnestra—spectacularly audacious, violent, vengeful, lustful, and instantly compelling—and her children. In Voyager, Russell Banks, a lifelong explorer, shares highlights from his travels, bringing together the social,…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Race in Amercia: Michael Eric Dyson on Tears We Cannot Stop

In his 2016 New York Times op-ed piece “Death in Black and White,” Michael Eric Dyson moved a nation. Now he continues to speak out in Tears We Cannot Stop, a provocative and deeply personal call for change. Dyson argues that if we are to make real racial progress we must face difficult truths, including being honest about how black grievance has been ignored, dismissed, or discounted. Short, emotional, literary, and powerful, Tears We Cannot Stop is the book that all Americans who care about the current and long-burning crisis in race relations will want to read.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

New Fiction: A Reading

Lydia Millet’s Sweet Lamb of Heaven: A Novel, nominated for the National Book Award for Fiction, blends domestic thriller and psychological horror, as a mother flees her estranged husband. Witty, biting, and terrifyingly timely, Radio Free Vermont is Bill McKibben‘s fictional response to the burgeoning resistance movement.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Carlos Alberto Montaner presenta su nuevo libro El presidente

La columna semanal del  periodista y escritor cubano, estadounidense y español Carlos Alberto Montaner es recogida por varias decenas de diarios de América Latina, España y Estados Unidos. Ha publicado una veintena de libros de historia y ensayo, entre ellos Viaje al corazón de Cuba, Cómo y por qué desapareció el comunismo y Libertad: la clave de la prosperidad, y las novelas Perromundo, 1898: La Trama, La mujer del coronel y Tiempo de canallas.…

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 10:30 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Jennifer Egan on Manhattan Beach

A Visit from the Goon Squad author Jennifer Egan’s first historical novel, Manhattan Beach, is set in a world populated by gangsters, sailors, divers, bankers, and union men.…

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 11:30 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Masters of American Poetry: A Reading

Frank Bidart’s latest collection, Half-light: Collected Poems 1965–2016, encompasses all of Bidart’s previous books, and also includes a new collection, Thirst. Hailed as “one of the great poets of the past hundred years,” Paul Muldoon’s Selected Poems 1968–2014 offers forty-six years of his work drawn from twelve individual collections. In Fast, Pulitzer Prize winning poet Jorie Graham’s first collection in five years, she explores the limits of the human and the uneasy seductions of the post-human.…

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Edwidge Danticat Presents: The Art of Death

Edwidge Danticat’s memoir, The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story, is at once a personal account of her mother dying from cancer and a deeply considered reckoning with the ways that other writers have approached death in their own work.…

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Jeffrey Eugenides on His Story Collection, Fresh Complaint

Jeffrey Eugenides‘ story collection, Fresh Complaint, presents characters in the midst of personal and national emergencies, including a poet turned embezzler, and a clavichord player whose dreams founder under the obligations of marriage and fatherhood.…

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Gripping New Fiction

Victor LaValle’s novel, The Changeling, is a dark fairy tale of New York, in which a father quest for his wife and child takes him to a forgotten island, a graveyard full of secrets, a forest where immigrant legends still live, and finally back to a place he thought he had lost forever. Lisa Ko‘s powerful debut, winner of the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Fiction, follows one young man’s search for his mother, an undocumented Chinese immigrant who disappears when he’s 11 years old.…

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

The Plot to Hack America: Nonfiction

Counter-terrorism expert Malcom Nance’s The Plot to Hack America: How Putin’s Cyberspies and WikiLeaks Tried to Steal the 2016 Election examines how Putin’s spy agency used the promise of power to cultivate Donald Trump and his closest aides to become unwitting assets of the Russian government.…

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Perspectives on Politics: Nonfiction

In The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote, veteran investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson pulls back the curtain on the shady world of opposition research and reveals the dirty tricks those in power use to influence your opinion. Ken Stern’s memoir, Republican Like Me: How I Left the Liberal Bubble and Learned to Love the Right, explores what happened when Stern, the former CEO of NPR,…

March 2018

Thursday, March 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening with Juan Felipe Herrera

Co-presented by Books & Books Juan Felipe Herrera, the first Mexican-American Poet Laureate in the USA, is sharing secrets: how to turn your wonder at the world around you into weird, wild, incandescent poetry. Can you walk and talk at the same time? How about Jabberwalk? Can you write and draw and walk and journal all at the same time? If not, you’re in luck: exuberant, blue-cheesy cilantro man Juan Felipe Herrera, Poet Laureate of the United States,…

Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening with Junot Diaz

Co-presented by Books & Books Join us for an Evening with Junot Diaz, where he will speak on the genesis of his first picture book, Islandborn, a beautifully illustrated and moving meditation on the immigrant experience as a young child. From New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz comes a debut picture book about the magic of memory and the infinite power of the imagination. “Every kid in Lola’s school was from somewhere else.

Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

El escritor y periodista mexicano Jorge Ramos presenta Stranger: El desafío de un inmigrante latino en la era de Trump.

Co-presented by Books & Books Se requiere la compra de un libro en una tienda Books & Books o booksandbooks.com para obtener dos boletos de entrada. “Hay veces en que me siento como un extraño en el país donde he pasado más de la mitad de mi vida. No es por falta de oportunidades, ni una queja. Es, más bien, una especie de desilusión. Jamás me imaginé que después de 35 años en Estados Unidos iba a seguir siendo un stranger para muchos.

May 2018

Friday, May 18, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Michael Pollan: How to Change Your Mind

Co-presented by Books & Books Click here to purchase tickets A brilliant and brave investigation by Michael Pollan, author of five New York Times best sellers, into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs–and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression,…

September 2018

Monday, September 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Jose Andres on We Fed an Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time

Co-presented by Books & Books Tickets now available! The true story of how a group of chefs fed hundreds of thousands of hungry Americans after Hurricane Maria and touched the hearts of many more Chef José Andrés arrived in Puerto Rico four days after Hurricane Maria ripped through the island. The economy was destroyed and for most people there was no clean water, no food, no power, no gas, and no way to communicate with the outside world. Andrés addressed the humanitarian crisis the only way he knew how: by feeding people,…

October 2018

Thursday, October 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Sergio Ramírez, Premio Cervantes 2017, presenta Ya nadie llora por mí

El autor estará en conversación con la periodista ganadora del Pulitzer Mirta Ojito. Con Ya nadie llora por mí, el escritor nicaragüense Sergio Ramírez regresa a la novela negra. Corrupción y tramas de poder en un caso policial en el que nadie es del todo inocente. Al inspector Dolores Morales le han dado de baja en la Policía Nacional desde hace años y ahora trabaja como investigador privado. La mayoría de sus casos son adulterios de una clientela de pocos recursos.…

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Markus Zusak: Bridge of Clay

Co-presented by Books & Books Click here to purchase tickets! Your ticket purchase entitles you entry for two (2) guests to this event + a signed copy of the book. Books to be claimed that evening upon entrance to the event. An unforgettable and sweeping family saga from Markus Zusak, the storyteller who gave us the extraordinary bestseller THE BOOK THIEF, lauded by the New York Times as “the kind of book that can be life changing.” The breathtaking story of five brothers who bring each other up in a world run by their own rules.…

November 2018

Sunday, November 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Una tarde con Laura Esquivel / An Afternoon With Laura Esquivel

In Spanish with translation into English El Programa de Autores Iberoamericanos inaugura la 35ta edición de la Feria con la presentación de la galardonada novelista, ensayista, guionista y política mexicana Laura Esquivel. A su primera novela best seller Como agua para chocolate (1989) le siguieron La ley del amor (1995), Tan veloz como el deseo (2001), Malinche (2006) y A Lupita le gustaba planchar (2014).…

Sunday, November 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Lo nuevo de Jaime Bayly

Jaime Bayly nació en Perú. Es escritor, periodista y una personalidad de televisión. Galardonado con tres premios Emmy, lleva 28 años haciendo televisión. Es autor de varias novelas, entre las que destacan No se lo digas a nadie (1994), La noche es virgen (1997) y El niño terrible y la escritora maldita (2016). Este año lanza su nueva obra Pecho frío (Vintage), novela de ficción satírica y sumamente humorística, en la que explora el lugar de la homosexualidad en la sociedad latinoamericana y desafía el status quo.…

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Lawrence Wright

PLEASE NOTE:An Evening With Lawrence Wright has been moved to the Auditorium (Bldg. 1, 2nd Fl.) Lawrence Wright is a playwright, screenwriter, staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of nine previous books of nonfiction, including In the New World, Remembering Satan, The Looming Tower, Going Clear, Thirteen Days in September, and The Terror Years, and one novel, God’s Favorite. His books have received many prizes and honors, including a Pulitzer Prize for The Looming Tower.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Ibtihaj Muhammad

Everyone told Ibtihaj she would fail, but she persevered. Read about her inspiring journey from outsider to Olympic fencer, activist, and Time “100 Most Influential People” honoree in Proud: Living My American Dream.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 11:30 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Author Mark Tatulli

In his middle-school memoir, Short & Skinny, comic strip artist Mark Tatulli explores ways to bulk up both his body and his confidence to talk to his crush. But will his other obsession with Star Wars derail his body image woes?…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 10:30 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

By The Book With Pamela Paul

Pamela Paul leads a conversation with Miami Book Fair presenting authors Jacqueline Woodson, Laura Lippman, Curtis Sittenfeld, and Andrew Sean Greer, based on her wildly beloved NYT’s column,  “By the Book.”…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 11:30 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Michael Ondaatje on Warlight: A Reading

Michael Ondaatje’s Warlight: A Novel is set in the decade after World War II and told through a small group of unexpected characters and two teenagers whose lives are indelibly shaped by their unwitting involvement. Sponsored by

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Carl Hiaasen’s Squirm, a children’s book

This summer, Billy Dickens will fly across the country, hike a mountain, float a river, dodge a grizzly bear, shoot down a spy drone, save a neighbor’s cat, save an endangered panther, and then try to save his own father. In Squirm, Carl Hiaasen tells a thought-provoking and hilarious tale about families, figuring out what’s really important, and knowing when (and when not) to let things go.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Charles Frazier on Varina: A Reading

In Varina: A Novel, Charles Frazier returns to the time and place of Cold Mountain, vividly bringing to life the chaos and devastation of the Civil War.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 2:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Two Odysseys: A Reading and Conversation

With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense, Madeline Miller’s Circe is an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man’s world. In Emily Wilson’s fresh, authoritative version of the first English translation of The Odyssey by a woman, this stirring tale of shipwrecks, monsters, and magic comes alive in an entirely new way.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 3:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

George Pelecanos on The Man Who Came Uptown

In bestselling and Emmy-nominated writer George Pelecanos’ “taut and suspenseful” new novel, The Man Who Came Uptown, an ex-offender must choose between the man who got him out and the woman who showed him another path. In conversation with award-winning book critic for the Washington Post, Ron Charles.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Masters of Mystery

In Brad Meltzer’s The Escape Artist, a man goes on a quest to locate his daughter’s friend who was reportedly killed in a mysterious plane crash, but is discovered to be alive, and in peril. Now a major motion picture starring Joaquin Phoenix, Jonathan Ames’s You Were Never Really Here is a toxic shot of a thriller, laced with corruption, revenge and the darkest of inner demons.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Sandra Cisneros conversa sobre su obra con Jorge Ramos

In Spanish with translation into English Aclamada internacionalmente por su poesía y su prosa, Sandra Cisneros ha recibido numerosos premios, entre los que se destacan el American Book Award y el Thomas Wolfe Prize. Llega a la Feria con una reedición mexicana muy especial de su bestseller La casa en Mango Street, donde se relata la historia de una niña latina que crece en un barrio de Chicago. La autora estará conversando con el periodista y escritor Jorge Ramos,…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Readings from New Fiction

A trained helper monkey is bought in to assist a successful architect paralyzed in a car accident and haunted by the death of his young assistant in Katharine Weber’s Still Life With Monkey: A Novel. Deborah Eisenberg’s stories gently compel us to confront the most disturbing truths about ourselves in Your Duck Is My Duck: Stories.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Readings from New Novels

From the National Book Award finalist Elliot Ackerman, comes Waiting for Eden, a breathtakingly spare and shattering new novel that traces the intersection of three star-crossed lives. In Gone So Long: A Novel, by Andre Dubus III, a father, estranged for the worst of reasons, is driven to seek out the daughter he has not seen in decades. Leif Enger’s novel Virgil Wander is an enchanting and timeless all-American story that follows the inhabitants of a small Midwestern town in their quest to revive its flagging heart.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Readings from New Novels

Celeste Ng’s novel, Little Fires Everywhere is a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. In Havana, Cuba, a widow tries to come to terms with her husband’s death in Laura van den Berg’s surreal story of psychological reflection and metaphysical mystery The Third Hotel: A Novel. You Think It, I’ll Say It: Stories Curtis Sittenfeld upends assumptions about class,…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Two U.S. Poets Laureate: A Reading and Conversation

Former U.S. Poets Laureate Billy Collins and Juan Felipe Herrera read from their latest books and discuss the necessity of poetry. In The Rain in Portugal, Collins contemplates everything from the whimsical—Shakespeare flying first class—to the elegiac—his reaction to the death of Seamus Heaney. In Jabberwalking, Herrera shares the secrets of how to turn the wonders of the world into weird, wild, incandescent poetry as a poet on the move. Moderated by Library of Congress Head of Poetry and Literature Center,…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 2:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Historical Fictions: Readings from New Novels

From award-winning novelist Mary Morris, Gateway to the Moon: A Novel tells the remarkable story of a remote New Mexican town coming to grips with a dark history it never imagined. In Linda Spalding’s A Reckoning: A Novel, it’s 1855 when a Northern abolitionist arrives on a Virginia farm, creating havoc among the slaves.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Readings from New Fiction

Gary Shteyngart presents a biting, brilliant, emotionally resonant novel very much of our times in Lake Success: A Novel. A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in Andrew Sean Greer’s  Less: A Novel , a hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel full of “arresting lyricism and beauty,” according to The New York Times Book Review.

May 2019

Thursday, May 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening with Dr. Jill Biden in Conversation with Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón

Co-presented by Books & Books Tickets available now! An intimate look at the love that built the Biden family and the delicate balancing act of the woman at its center “This generous and inspiring portrait of the Biden family is sure to be widely welcomed and enjoyed.” —Publishers Weekly WHERE THE LIGHT ENTERSBuilding a Family, Discovering Myself, is an intimate look at the love that built the Biden family and the delicate balancing act of the woman at its center. …

September 2019

Thursday, September 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Salman Rushdie on Quichotte: A Novel

Co-presented by Books & Books Tickets available now! World-renowned storyteller Salman Rushdie is at the height of his power in his highly-anticipated novel QUICHOTTE (Random House; 9/3/2019), an electrifying, modernized classic that fractures and reforms our conception of love in a whirlwind journey across America. Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’s world classic, Sam DuChamp, a mediocre writer of spy thrillers, creates Quichotte, a courtly, aging salesman whose television obsession has cost him the ability to distinguish fantasy from reality.…

November 2019

Sunday, November 17, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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.   Sponsored by …

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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Women’s Lives

February 2020

Thursday, February 6, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening with Diane Rehm on When My Time Comes

Miami Book Fair is proud to partner with Books & Books to present Diane Rehm’s When My Time Comes. From Diane Rehm, renowned radio host–one of the most trusted voices in the nation–and best-selling author: a book of candor and compassion, addressing the urgent, hotly contested cause of the Right-to-Die movement, of which she is one of our most inspiring champions. Through interviews with terminally ill patients, and with physicians, ethicists,…

November 2021

Sunday, November 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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

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

Monday, November 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Jean Becker & Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush: On The Man I Knew: The Amazing Story of George H.W. Bush’s Post-Presidency

Jean Becker’s The Man I Knew: The Amazing Story of George H.W. Bush’s Post-Presidency tells how, after his loss to Bill Clinton in 1992, former President Bush rebuilt his life and found a way to make a difference. Joining Becker is former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, author of Reply All and the second son of H.W. This is a ticketed event: $20. This event requires a ticket for admission. All in-person events at MBF 2021 will require a ticket for entry.…

Monday, November 15, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Sarah Schulman & Jackson Howard: On Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993

IMPORTANT: Please note that we have changed the location of this event. The event will now take place in the Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261). Based on more than 200 interviews with Act Up members, author Sarah Schulman’s Let the Record Show: A Political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993 offers a revelatory exploration and reassessment of the inner workings, conflicts, achievements, and ultimate fracture of the AIDS awareness coalition. Joining Schulman is her editor at Farrar,…

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Sebastian Junger & Bryan Christy: On Freedom

IMPORTANT: Please note that we have changed the location of this event. The event will now take place in the Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261). Freedom is Sebastian Junger’s account of a year spent on the road with three friends as they walked the railroad lines of the East Coast. At once an experiment in personal autonomy and interdependence, the journey became an intense exploration of our most cherished, yet essentially contradictory ideals: community and freedom.…

Thursday, November 18, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Mark Oppenheimer & Rabbi Judith Siegal: On Squirrel Hill: The Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting and the Soul of a Neighborhood

IMPORTANT: Please note that we have changed the location of this event. The event will now take place in the Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261). A piercing look at one of America’s most renowned historically Jewish neighborhoods in the wake of unspeakable tragedy, Mark Oppenheimer’s Squirrel Hill: The Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting and the Soul of a Neighborhood offers an inspiring portrait of strength, compassion, and healing. Moderated by Rabbi Judith Siegal of Coral Gables’ Temple Judea.…

Thursday, November 18, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Rita Dove & Campbell McGrath: On Playlist for the Apocalypse: Poems

IMPORTANT: Please note that we have changed the location of this event. The event will now take place in the Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261). Playlist for the Apocalypse: Poems, Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove’s first volume of new works in 12 years, is an exploration of the wavering moral compass guiding America’s and the world’s experiments in democracy. Moderated by poet Campbell McGrath, author of Nouns &…

Friday, November 19, 2021 @ 6:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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

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

Saturday, November 20, 2021 @ 10:00 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

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

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

Saturday, November 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

In Conversation: On The Arsonists’ City

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

Saturday, November 20, 2021 @ 2:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

In Conversation: On Matrix: A Novel

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

Saturday, November 20, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Afternoon With Andy Cohen: On Glitter Every Day: 365 Quotes from Women I Love

Andy Cohen’s inspiration for his over-the-top view of the world comes from the women he adores – from his mother to Madonna. In Glitter Every Day: 365 Quotes from Women I Love, he shares his most beloved words of daily inspiration, affirmation, and (just enough) intoxication from those lovely ladies that can make any ordinary day shine bright. This is a ticketed event that includes a copy of the book ($24 plus tax, fee, and shipping). This event requires a ticket for admission.…

Saturday, November 20, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

In Conversation: On American Estrangement: Stories

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

Sunday, November 21, 2021 @ 10:00 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

In Conversation: On 100 Things We’ve Lost to the Internet

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

Sunday, November 21, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

In Conversation: On Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness & Fox and I: An Uncommon Friendship

In her graphic nonfiction book Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness, Kristen Radtke explores and meditates on isolation and longing, both as individuals and society. Fresh from earning a Ph.D. in biology, Catherine Raven built a tiny cottage on an isolated plot of land in Montana, where she found herself emotionally and physically isolated. Then a mangy-looking fox began to show up every afternoon at 4:15 p.m. Fox and I: An Uncommon Friendship is a poignant and remarkable tale of friendship,…

Sunday, November 21, 2021 @ 2:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Panel-by-Panel Breakdown: Chip Kidd and Charles Kochman Celebrate Sixty Years of the Fantastic Four with a Look at the Iconic First Issue

The first issue of the Fantastic Four by legendary creators Stan Lee and Jack Kirby introduced fans to a now-iconic team of superheroes – Mister Fantastic, the Invisible Girl, the Human Torch, and the Thing – ushering in the modern Marvel Age of comics. Sixty years after its publication in November 1961, award-winning graphic designer Chip Kidd deconstructs the first issue panel by panel, along with Abrams ComicArts editorial director Charles Kochman, in a lively conversation about their new book,…

Sunday, November 21, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

In Conversation: The Life & Legacy of Congressman John Lewis

From the late Congressman John Lewis (1940-2020) and his co-author and collaborator Andrew Aydin comes Run: Book One, the first installment of a powerful new graphic novel series focusing on the struggle for civil rights and the personal story of Lewis, one of the movement’s most iconic leaders. Joining the conversation is Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson and journalist Russell Motley. To livestream this event visit MiamiBookFairOnline.com. This event requires a ticket for admission. All in-person events at MBF 2021 will require a ticket for entry.…

Sunday, November 21, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

In Conversation: Three Writers on Myth, Migration & Mourning

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

November 2022

Sunday, November 13 @ 5:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Kevin Nealon With Alan Zweibel: Live From Miami Book Fair, It’s Opening Night!

In I Exaggerate: My Brushes with Fame, actor, comedian, and Saturday Night Live alum Kevin Nealon shares his original full-color caricatures and funny, endearing personal essays about his famous friends. Alongside his portraits and doodles from script margins and cocktail napkins, Nealon takes readers through his memories on the SNL set to the eulogy he gave at his dear friend Garry Shandling’s funeral. He’s joined by five-time Emmy winner Alan Zweibel,…

Sunday, November 13 @ 7:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

John Waters With Paul W. Morris: A Conversation

John Waters‘ debut novel Liarmouth: A Feel-Bad Romance is a hilariously filthy tale of sex, crime, family dysfunction, and yes, a perfectly perverted “feel-bad romance.” Marsha Sprinkle – suitcase thief, scammer, and master of disguise – is hated by dogs, children, and her family. She’s called Liarmouth, until one insane man makes her tell the truth. Waters is joined by Paul W. Morris, executive director of House of Speakeasy and the former director of literary programs at PEN America and vice president of The Authors Guild.…

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

Michael Pollan With Karen Koffler: A Conversation

In This Is Your Mind on Plants (Penguin Books), Michael Pollan dives deep into three plant drugs – opium, caffeine, and mescaline – and our thinking about them. Treating them as drugs, whether licit or illicit, is one of the least interesting things you can say about them, he argues, for when we take them into our bodies and let them change our minds, we are engaging with nature in one of the most profound ways we can. Joining him to moderate is Karen Koffler,

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

An Evening With Charlayne Hunter-Gault With Toni Gilliam-Harrison

Spanning from the civil rights movement through the election and inauguration of America’s first Black president, Charlayne Hunter-Gault‘s My People: Five Decades of Writing About Black Lives is a collection of her groundbreaking reportage vividly chronicling Black life’s experience in America. Moderating is attorney Toni Gilliam-Harrison, president of the Dade County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta. This is a ticketed event ($15). Tickets on sale Monday, October 17, 2022 PURCHASE TICKETS Each Evenings With ticket includes a FREE pass to the weekend Street Fair,…

Wednesday, November 16 @ 8:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Harvey Fierstein With Peter Gethers

In I Was Better Last Night: A Memoir, Tony Award-winning author Harvey Fierstein‘s candid recollections of his life provide a rich window into downtown New York City life, the gay rights movements of the 1970s, the tumultuous AIDS crisis of the ’80s, the evolution of theater, and his family’s journey of acceptance. It turns out that his distinct voice is as engaging, funny, and vulnerable on the page as it is on stage and screen. Joining Fierstein is his editor,…

Thursday, November 17 @ 8:00 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

An Evening With Jimmy Johnson & Dave Hyde

In Swagger: Super Bowls, Brass Balls, and Footballs: A Memoir, Hall of Fame coach and TV analyst Jimmy Johnson offers a candid account of his life experiences. More than a highlight reel, Swagger reveals Johnson’s lessons learned both as a man and as a coach – from the revelations following his mother’s death to coaching young and aging gridiron stars. With him is Swagger co-author and South Florida Sun-Sentinel sports columnist Dave Hyde. This is a ticketed event that includes the book ($35);…

Saturday, November 19 @ 10:30 am
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

National Book Foundation Presents: The 2022 National Book Awards

The National Book Foundation presents the 2022 National Book Award longlisters, finalists, and winners, in an annual super-sized showcase of readings and conversation, moderated by Ruth Dickey, executive director of the National Book Foundation. Featuring Fatimah Asghar, Derrick Barnes, Isaac Blum, Sarah Booker, Traci Chee, Johnnie Christmas, Jennifer Croft, Ramona Emerson, Jonathan Escoffery,…

Saturday, November 19 @ 12:30 pm
Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States

Robert Pinsky With Campbell McGrath: A Conversation

In Jersey Breaks: Becoming an American Poet, Robert Pinsky, a U.S. poet laureate (1997-2000) and Pulitzer Prize finalist, traces the roots of his poetry to the voices of his boyhood neighborhood, Long Branch – a historic but run-down New Jersey shore resort town – amid Italian, Black, and Jewish families. It’s those voices, he says, and a distinctly American tradition of improvisation. Moderating is Campbell McGrath, the award-winning author of 11 books of poetry, including XX: Poems for the Twentieth Century,…

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

Lenny Kaye With Rachel Felder: A Conversation

In Lightning Striking: Ten Transformative Moments in Rock and Roll, Lenny Kaye, a founding member of Patti Smith and Her Band, offers an insider’s take on the evolution and enduring legacy of the music that rocked the 20th century. His 10 crossroads of time and place – from Elvis Presley’s Memphis to Kurt Cobain’s Seattle – define the music and reveal the communal energy that creates a scene. Moderating is author and journalist Rachel Felder.…

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

Jonathan Evison, Jess Walter, Jonathan Ames & Antoine Wilson: A Conversation

Jonathan Evison‘s Small World: A Novel is set against such iconic backdrops as the California gold rush, the development of the transcontinental railroad, and a speeding train of modern-day strangers forced together by fate. In exploring their lives and those of their ancestors, Small World chronicles 170 years of American nation-building from numerous points of view across place and time – and asks whether our nation has made good on its promises. In The Angel of Rome: And Other Stories,…

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

Sandra Cisneros & Manuel Muñoz: A Conversation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, November 20 @ 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,…

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