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Emily St. John Mandel injects a note of hope in post-apocalyptic NBA Finalist, Station Eleven
With a brief introduction by National Book Foundation Executive Director Harold Augenbraum, prize-winning, internationally acclaimed author Emily St. John Mandel took the stage at the 2014 Miami Book Fair International to read a passage from her fourth novel, a 2014 National Book Award Finalist, Station Eleven (Knopf; September, 2014), in which a production of Shakespeare's King Lear goes awry when King Lear literally dies onstage, as an apocalyptic virus explodes 'like a neutron bomb over the surface of the earth.' Responding to a question posed by Augenbraum, Mandel reflected on the the novel's food and art themes in contrast to it's post-apocalyptic background.

Book and Author Headlines

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lena Dunham is not that kind of girl--she's a new kind of woman: Indie film writer/director, creator, writer, and 28-year old star of the Emmy-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning, HBO series Girls, Lena Dunham tells her story at BEA 2014.

Caitlin Moran reveals she was home-schooled by a TV set and flashes her 'feminist smile': Award-winning British TV host, scriptwriter, columnist and critic, Caitlin Moran offers everything from her opinion on opinion writing and Downton Abbey to Benedict Cumberbatch and Adele with a 'feminist smile' set to the tune of 'Hello Dolly.'

Nicholson Baker salts his fiction with little known facts about things like traveling sprinklers: Award-winning, international bestselling fiction and non-fiction writer Nicholson Baker discusses his recipe for success with Washington Post book critic Ron Charles

Brad Meltzer and Sandra Brown headline panel of mystery writers revealing secrets of the craft: Brad Meltzer, Sandra Brown, Michael Koryta, and Sara Blaedel join Megan Abbott in a tell-all about career high points and low points, writing superstitions and rituals, inspirations, and the finer points of mystery writing.

Scott Anderson and Ari Shavit compare the hundred year old vision and current reality of the Mideast: American novelist, journalist, and a veteran war correspondent, Scott Anderson,and Israeli reporter and columnist for Haaretz, Ari Shavit take a look at the modern Mideast through a historic lense, from on the early visionaries (1897-1917) to the current struggles.

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