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Sue Miller Takes 'The Lake Shore Limited' through post-9/11 American landscape
Bestselling literary fiction authors Sue Miller, Scott Spencer, and Aimee Bender took the stage at the 2010 Miami Book Fair International to discuss and read from their latest hits. With an introduction by Chauncey Mabe, book editor for South Florida's Sun-Sentinel, Sue Miller began the event by framing the premise and characters of her novel before reading a passage from The Lake Shore Limited, recently released in trade paperback (Vintage; May, 2011).

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Charlaine Harris mixes Poe with Bronte and a dash of Dumas for Sookie Stackhouse cauldron of success: Charlaine Harris, bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse vampire novels, from which the HBO TV series 'True Blood' is adapted, offers her recipe for success.

Edward O. Wilson makes a mountain out of his novel, 'Anthill': Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner for science and Heartland Prize winner for fiction, Edward O. Wilson discusses his life, his novel, and his passion for science at the 2010 Miami Book Fair International.

Susan Isaacs and Carol Higgins Clark get to the bottom of personal and professional mysteries: Doyennes of the American detective mystery, Susan Isaacs and Carol Higgins Clark recall their personal journey from novice writer to bestselling novelist, revealing their backstories and views on writing.

Ron Chernow lands the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for his biography of George Washington: Award-winning, bestselling biographer Ron Chernow illuminates his 2011 Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, 'Washington: a Life,' at the 2010 Miami Book Fair International.

Siddhartha Mukherjee grabs the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction, 'The Emperor Of Maladies': Siddhartha Mukherjee joins a panel of authors, including award-winning Emma Donoghue, Anne Fortier, Ben Goldacre, Jonathan Evison and Benjamin Hale, at the 2010 BookExpo America trade show, where he introduced his 2011 Pulitzer Prize-winning 'The Emperor of All Maladies.'

Kay Ryan takes home the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for poetry collection, 'The Best of It': 2011 Pulitzer Prize winning former U.S.Poet Laureate Kay Ryan reads poems from 'The Best of It' and four of her collections at the 2009 National Book Festival.

Jennifer Egan adds the Pulitzer Prize to her 'Goon Squad' awards: Jennifer Egan unveils her 2011 Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award-winning novel, 'A Visit from the Goon Squad' at the 2010 BookExpo America trade exposition.

Peter Straub strolls down memory lane from comic books to poetry to horror novelist: Bestselling thrills and chills writer Peter Straub offers a detailed 'portrait of the artist as a young man' at the 2010 National Book Festival to promote his latest fiction, 'A Dark Matter.'

Martha Grimes clears up the mysteries of her life and her work: Bestselling author of the long-running Richard Jury detective series talks about her life and work at the 2010 National Book Festival.

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