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Roz Chast finds balance between personal experience and art in her NBA Finalist graphic memoir
Staff cartoonist at The New Yorker, contributing cartoonist at Scientific American and the Harvard Business Review, as well as bestselling childrens and adult graphic books author Roz Chast took the stage at the 2014 Miami Book Fair International, after a brief introduction by National Book Foundation Executive Director and author Harold Augenbraum, and offered the background on her father's 'last chapters of life' and her mother's refusal to talk about end of life issues before reading from her 2014 National Book Award Finalist cartoon memoir Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?. Last seen at the 2011 BookExpo America publishing trade convention, Chast wrapped her Miami Book Fair appearance with a question from Augenbraum on finding the balance between personal experience and art.

Book and Author Headlines

Anand Gopal reports from Afghanistan and finds No Good Men Among the Living: Afghanistan correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and The Christian Science Monitor, Anand Gopal reads from his NBA Finalist No Good Men Among the Living and talks about his investigation.

Evan Osnos meets the new China in its Age of Ambition and brings home the 2014 National Book Award: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and National Book Award-winning author Evan Osnos reads from his NBA winner: Age of Ambition and talked about how he gained the trust of ordinary Chinese people to write his popular 'Letters from China' blog, the basis of his award-winning non-fiction book.

Rabih Alameddine rocks a 72-year-old woman's voice in his NBA Finalist: An Unnecessary Woman: Jordan-born American-based Guggenheim Fellow, painter, and author Rabih Alameddine reads from his 2014 National Book Award Finalist and talks about the challenges of writing in a woman's voice.

Phil Klay reads 'Bodies' from National Book Award winning short story collection: Redeployment: U.S. Marine Corps Iraq War veteran Phil Klay reads from his National Book Award winning collection of short stories: Redeployment.

Emily St. John Mandel injects a note of hope in post-apocalyptic NBA Finalist, Station Eleven: Prize-winning, internationally acclaimed author Emily St. John Mandel highlights her 2014 National Book Award Finalist fourth novel, Station Eleven, with a reading at the 2014 Miami Book Fair International.

Chris Matthews harks back to the days when 'compromise' was not a dirty word: Author, MSNBC cable TV news anchor, political pundit, and former U.S. congressional staffer Chris Matthews presents his latest book, Tip and the Gipper, at BEA 2013.

Miami prepares for 31st annual author invasion from all over the world, November 16-23: Over 600 bestselling and emerging authors from all over the world are preparing to converge on the city of Miami for the 31st annual Miami Book Fair International, the oldest and largest book fair in America.

Anjelica Huston (61 movies, 53 TV episodes, and 21 major awards later) needs 2 memoirs to tell all: The third in three generations of Academy Award-winning actors and directors, Anjelica Huston tells the story of her childhood in a 'non-Hollywood family of gypsies and comics' growing up in Ireland before becoming one of Hollywood's most celebrated actors.

Mark Halperin and John Heilemann double down on game change, with all due respect: Bestselling author tandem, political junkie journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann present the follow-up to their blockbuster, Game Change.

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