Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana have one at The Last Kind Words Saloon in Miami
After a series of introductions, beginning with Miami Dade College Professor Michelle Thomas and followed W.W.Norton editor and host fore the evening Robert Weil, who also gave a shout out to Miami and founder and chairman Mitchell, author, essayist, and screenwriter, famous for his stories set in cowboy country Larry McMurtry opened his appearance at the 2014 Miami Fook Fair International with how became a writer. He and his long-time co-author Diana Ossana followed-up with stories of how they met and became writing partners. McMurtry then talked frankly about his heart attack in 1992 before introducing his newest bestselling novel, The Last Kind Words Saloon (Liveright; June, 2015). Professor Brad Beckman of Miami Dade College then read from The Last Kind Words Saloon, Chapter 8. McMurtry and Ossana then talked about the difference in rendering women characters in books versus real life and discussed the great Russian novelist Tolstoy in the same breath as McMurtry's great American cowboy novel and its women characters Desert Rose before Beckman's reading from The Last Kind Words Saloon, Chapter 30. McMurtry and Ossana then went into the story of how their Academy Award-winning screenplay of Brokeback Mountain was made into an award-winning movie from a short story in the New Yorker magazine. McMurtry and Ossana then reflected on the business of books and movies and the influences of money before turning to McMurtry's only regret, They wrapped their appearance with a discussion of McMurtry's first big hit, The Last Picture Show and other future projects.
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.
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.
iReadNet Message, iReadNet Going Dark.
iReadNet, home of a thousand authors, ten thousand video clips, and hundreds more still in the can, is suspending operations indefinitely in the coming weeks after fifteen years of free service to the publishing industry. iReadNet covered book fairs and author readings, lectures and interviews, including the Miami Book Fair International, the National Book Fair, BookExpo America, the Gothenburg Book Fair, Frankfurt Book Fair, New York Comic Con, C2E2, university and bookstore events. The site was designed to sell books, sponsorships, web information and services around the globe. iReadNet and its video news network of kids books, cookbooks, adult fiction and non-fiction channels, attracted thousands of visitors around the globe every day. iReadNet is looking for a strategic partnership and hoping to re-tool the site with new technologies.
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.
Aaron Bobrow-Strain offers a cautionary tale of how food activism run amock gave rise to White Bread.
Food activist and artisanal bread maker Aaron Bobrow-Strain tells the cautionary tale of how well-meaning food activists set the table for factory-made white bread.
Roz Chast tells all in 'What I Hate'.
Staff cartoonist at The New Yorker and bestselling author of childrens and adult graphic books, Roz Chast talks about What I Hate and what she loves most.
Get a life! Get an audience!.
Crank up your personal buzz machine for less than the cost of a wine and cheese party at your local bookstore.