The 2012 Miami Book Fair International
The books are coming.
And the readers and writers will follow, as they do by the hundreds of thousands every year for the Miami Book Fair International, an eight-day literary party in November.
The Fair, in its 28th year, will open Sunday November 13th with the popular Evenings With… series, featuring six nights of readings and discussions with noted authors from the United States and around the world.
The first Miami Book Fair International, founded by Miami Dade College and community partners, took place in 1984. Since then it has been recognized as the nation’s finest literary festival. In 2001, the Fair became part of the Florida Center for the Literary Arts at Miami Dade College, a cultural and academic initiative that promotes the advancement and appreciation of literature throughout the year.
Description: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for 2008, Junot Diaz returns with his follow up, "This is How You Lose Her" a collection of short stories about love and family. Diaz will return to Miami for the 2012 Miami Book Fair International, but we caught up with him this week while in town to discuss his work arranged by Books and Books.
Description: We sat with author Michael Grunwald at Book and Books in Coral Gables to discuss his latest book, "The New New Deal."Michael Grunwald goes behind the scenes—sitting in on cabinet meetings, as well as recounting the secret strategy sessions where Republicans devised their resistance to Obama—to show how the stimulus was born, how it fueled a resurgence on the right, and how it is changing America. The New New Deal shatters the conventional Washington narrative and it will redefine the way Obama’s first term is perceived.
Description: We sat down with author Debra Dean at Books & Books in Coral Gables to discuss her latest novel, "The Mirrored World" her second exploration of 18th Century Russia. This time, Dean, who teaches creative writing at FIU, interprets the story of St. Xenia, the patron Saint of St. Petersburg. Ms. Dean will be discussing her book at Books and Books on September 6th 2012 and at the 2012 Miami Book Fair International.
Description: Author Irvine Welsh sat down with uVu at Booka nd Books in Coral Gables to discuss his new novel :Skagboys," a prequel to his successful "Trainspotting." Mr. Welsh will also be at the Miami Book Fair International this year to talk about the book.
Description: Freeman, a new novel from writer Leonard Pitts Jr. jolts you back to the chaos of post-Civil War America. At a time when families of slaves were freed — but not necessarily together. We had a chance to speak with Mr. Pitts prior to a reading at Books and Books in Coral Gables.
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