Author News and Book Reports

Miami prepares for 31st annual author invasion from all over the world, November 16-23
More than six hundred bestselling and emerging adult fiction and non-fiction, children's, young adult, and cookbook authors are heading to Miami along with tens of thousands of book lovers for the 31st annual Miami Book Fair International, the longest-running, largest book fair in America. Among the hundreds of author readings, lectures, interviews and panel discussions, are:

  • Walter Mosley (Rose Gold: An Easy Rawlins Mystery) on a panel with Otto Penzler (The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries), and James W. Hall (The Big Finish: A Thorn Novel), Saturday, November 22, 11:00 AM
  • Nicholoson Baker ([I[The Paul Chowder Chronicles: The Anthologist and Traveling Sprinkler, Two Novels in conversation with NPRs Alan Cheuse, Sunday, November 23, 11:00 AM
  • Joyce Carol Oates (Lovely, Dark, Deep), Thursday, November 20, 8:00 PM
  • Francisco Goldman (The Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle) with Marlon James (A Brief History of Seven Killings: A Novel), and Nurudin Farah (Hiding in Plain Sight: A Novel), Sunday, November 23, 2:00 PM
  • Azar Nafisi(The Republic of Imagination) and Rebecca Goldstein (Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Wont Go Away)
  • Edwidge Danticat (Claire of the Sea Light) with Roberto G. Fernandez, M. Evelina Galang, and Emma Ruby-Sachs read and discuss their contributions to Immigrant Voices: 21st Century Stories Saturday, November 22,11:30 AM
  • Walter Isaacson (The Innovators), Saturday, November 22, 11:30 AM

Check out the full schedule of author events, including appearances all week long, November 16-23, by headliners John Cleese, Anne Rice, Patricia Cornwell, Dave Barry, Nicolas Kristoff, Chuck Todd, Richard Ford, and Ann Patchett to name a few, at Miami Book Fair International 2014.

Book and Author Headlines

Azar Nafisi cites books of humanities and science as bedrock of democracy and freedom: Bestselling author, Iranian born Azar Nafisi tells why she became an American citizen and what it means to her in her new book 'The Republic of Imagination.'

Mary Gordon, Stuart Dybek, and Russell Banks take a short cut: Mary Gordon, Stuart Dybek, and Russell Banks read their stuff and take a few questions from the audience.

Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana have one at The Last Kind Words Saloon in Miami: Award-winning novelist and co-author Diana Ossana reflect on cowboys, women characters, and over twenty years of writing partnership.

Joyce Carol Oates reads from Lovely, Dark, Deep at the 2014 Miami Book Fair International: Prolific, award-winning author Joyce Carol Oates reads from her Pulitzer Prize nominated collection of short stories, Lovely, Dark, Deep at the Miami Book Fair.

Martin Short stirs his humor with poignancy and empowerment: Canadian-born actor, comedian, singer, producer and now author Martin Short reveals trade secrets and more in his appearance at BookExpo America.

Alan Cumming searches for answers and finds more questions: Alan Cumming tells his family story at BookExpo America 2014 about abuse, identity, and Russian roulette.

Colm Toibin introduces Nora Webster and what it is be an Irish author: Award-winning, bestelling Irish novelist Colm Toibin introduces his heroine, Norah Webster at BookExpo America 2014.

Mona Simpson, Ann Patchett, and Lucinda Franks compare notes on life, lit, and love: Bestselling, award-winning authors Mona Simpson, Ann Patchett, and Lucinda Franks take the stage at the 2014 Miami Book Fair International to talk about their most recent books and compare notes on life, literature, and love.

Maureen McLane reveals her free-ranging poetic vision in her National Book Award Finalist, This Blue: 2014 National Book Award Finalist in Poetry and 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist in Autobiography Maureen McClane reads and talks about six poems from her NBA Finalist, This Blue.

Fanny Howe makes poetry out of paradox in her 2014 National Book Award Finalist, Second Childhood: Prize-winning American poet, novelist, and short story writer Fanny Howe reads from her 2014 National Book Award Finalist in Poetry, Second Childhood.

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