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

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.

Amy Bloom, Susan Gilman, Lian Moriarty, and Randy Meyers tackle ups and downs of women's fiction: Five bestselling authors discuss the ups and downs, ins and outs of women's contemporary fiction.

Marlene Streeruwitz juxtaposes language and torture to reveal feminist truths: Writer, director, and one of Europe's leading feminist activists, Marlene Streeruwitz makes her case for a 'female language' and reviews her writing career, including her new novel, Die Schmerzmecherin (The Hurtress), with Sweden's Yvonne Ihmels, founder of the culture magazine, Cora, at the 2013 Goteborg Book Fair.

Diana Gabaldon weaves time traveling, romance, history and science into hit Outlander series: Science whiz and bestselling author of the long-running historical, sci-fi adventure-romance Outlander series, Diana Gabaldon makes a rare appearance at BEA 2013 to introduce her new Outlander novel, Written in My Own Heart's Blood.

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