Carl Hiaasen's golf comeback is overcome by bufo toads, monkeys, rats, and a runaway golf cart: Bestselling author and Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen, master of mirth and mystery, unravels the myths and mystique of golfing.
Rick Atkinson salutes Lucian K. Truscott and the men and women who liberated Italy: Pulitzer Prize winning historian and Washington Post reporter Rick Atkinson presents the second installment in his Liberation Trilogy, which began with the bestseller at the 2008 National Book Festival.
Alexander McCall Smith takes unconventional approach to his 'traditionally built' novels: Bestselling author of No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series Alexander McCall Smith, wearing his trademark Scottish kilt, apologizes for the lack of action in his novels and promises more cake and tea to make everyone feel better.
Patrick McGrath offers dramatic reading of 'Trauma' at Miami Book Fair International: Patrick McGrath reads from his newest gothic novel 'Trauma' at the 2008 Miami Book Fair International.
Marisa de los Santos makes the leap from poetry to prose by way of motherhood: Marisa de los Santos describes her transitions in literature and life and her search for inspiration at the 2008 National Book Festival.
Small press authors, poets and storytellers find big audiences at book fairs: Small presses have their big moments at book fairs.
Cokie Roberts unveils the politcal prowess and power of the 'Founding Mothers': ABC News and National Public Radio reporter Cokie Roberts celebrates early American First Ladies at the National Book Festival, former First Lady Laura Bush's signature annual event in the National Mall.
Richard Price finds humor and colliding worlds in projects of NYC's Lower East Side: Fresh from his former day job writing for the late, great HBO series, 'The Wire,' Richard Price reads from 'Lush Life,' his first novel in five years and takes questions from the audience.
Chris Hedges and Laila Al-Arian report U.S. atrocities in Iraq, claiming 1.2 million casualties: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges and co-author English Al Jazeera reporter Laila Al-Arian report on the 'collateral damage' in the war in Iraq.
Melvin Jules Bukiet, Strange Fire.
Literary Fiction: Melvin Jules Bukiet is an award-winning writer whose work has been translated into six languages and praised by book critics in major markets across the country. (Chapter I, 15 minutes)
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Patricia Wells gives kitchens a 'french kiss'.
Award-winning French cookbook author, teacher and food critic Patricia Wells recalls her life in the world of French cuisine and reveals her secrets.
Eliot Schrefer weaves monkeys and apes into tales of survival and discovery for kids.
Author of both Adult and Young Adult fiction, and a two-time finalist for the National Book Award in Young People's Literature Eliot Schrefer gets up close and personal with bonobos, chimps, and orangutans to illuminate human behavior for Young Adults.
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