1 Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus 300 N.E. Second Avenue, Downtown Miami 28 EDITION November Street Fair: Nov For complete program information, updates and to build your own schedule, visit or Nov. 18: FREE Nov : $8 admission 13 to 18 and over 62: $5 12 and under: FREE Presented and produced by ñ Para información en español y el programa completo de autores iberoamericanos ver páginas 28-31
2 02 WELCOME November 13-20, 2011 Miami Book Fair International: 28 years and counting! Welcome to our 28th Miami Book Fair. This year we have so much new, so much enhanced...so much to do and read (and discover!) at the Fair. Our featured country is China, and the Fair has partnered with the Confucius Institute at MDC to present a day-long symposium on China s culture and language, including a round-table discussion with China s most important contemporary writers. This is a very significant program and part of our ongoing goal of bringing global literary perspectives to our community. Our international scope also includes thought-provoking dialogue as part of Madeline Pumariega, MDC Wolfson Campus President; Ye Hongxing, 2011 poster artist and Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, President, Miami Dade College our IberoAmerican program schedule, and author presentations in French and Portuguese. Out-of-the-box events at this year s Fair include cooking demos by cookbook authors/chefs at the Miami Culinary Institute; the Book Fair debut of Literary Death Match, an Idol-style reading event that pits authors against each other; and a date night twist to one of Friday s Evenings With that comes complete with free drinks and celebrity guests. Fairgoers will also enjoy the return of Twilight Tastings five happy hours prior to our weekday evening programs, courtesy of some of Miami s coolest restaurants. Then, there s the main event: the Festival of Authors celebrities, promising debuts, controversial topics, enthralling novels, lyrical verse, edgy graphic novels, tell-all biographies, teen favorites, and so much more. Yet, I think the real winners at this year s Fair will be...the kids! We ve added an extra day of presentations to our student program, and invite all schools, private and public, in Miami-Dade and Broward counties to come on field trips, Children s Alley will feature a bigger stage and more children s authors, storytellers and magical performers, and Sunday, November 20, has been officially declared Wimpy Kid FUNday at the Fair! That s right! Jeff Kinney, beloved author of the megaselling series Diary of a Wimpy Kid, returns to the Fair and brings a load of fun activities for kids along with him, including a street full of snow! All to celebrate the latest book in the series, The Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever. Every year, the Street Fair throngs and sold out Book Fair events give me great hope for the future. The book is not dead; people will never stop reading. See you at the Fair! Alina Interián Executive Director Alina Interián, Executive Director, The MDC and Mitchell Kaplan, Chairperson, Miami Book Fair P.S. The Center is about to turn 10! Join in as we begin to celebrate a wonderful decade with a wonderful new name, new look and another year of amazing literary programs. Contents 3-6 During the week 7 Special Events 8 Street Fair Weekend 9-12 Children s Programs 13 Comics at the Fair Focus on China Saturday Author Schedule Sunday Author Schedule Index of 2011 Authors and Guests Exhibitors The Fair in Spanish 32 Sponsors Listing the Fair We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball Original Paintings by Kadir Nelson Exhibit runs November 4, 2011 January 8, 2012 Freedom Tower, Biscayne Blvd. and N.E. 6th Street Paintings, sketches and educational materials from the book We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball, by award-winning artist and illustrator Kadir Nelson. Nelson spent seven years researching, writing, and creating paintings to recreate the story of these gifted athletes. Nelson will present his book on November 15 at 6:30 p.m. For more information on his book presentation, see page 4. Memento Mori: An exhibition of paintings by renowned artist Arturo Rodriguez and poems by Alejandro Anreus Exhibit runs November 16 December 16 Centre Gallery (Bldg. 1, 3rd Floor) Combining art and poetry, this exhibition includes 40 watercolors and 31 oil paintings by artist Arturo Rodriguez and 26 poems by Alejando Anreus. The theme was inspired by memento mori, a Latin phrase/idea that reminds us that even in the midst of life there is death. Alejandro Anreus will present his book (in Spanish) on November 18 at 6:30 p.m. For more information on his book presentation, see page Posters 2011 Miami Book Fair International Poster illustrated by Ye Hongxing Born in Guangxi, China, in 1972, Ye Hongxing s artwork has been exhibited in major exhibitions and galleries around the world. She was named one of the top-20 New and Hot artists in China by the director of the Asian Art Museum in California and the Artistic Director of the Cologne Art Expo. Hongxing lives and works in Beijing. Connect with us! 2011 Children s Alley Poster illustrated by Grace Zong Grace Zong was born in Evanston, Illinois and moved to South Korea when she was seven. She returned to the U.S. to attend the Rhode Island School of Design where she studied Illustration. After school, she split her time between the U.S. and Korea, where she worked as a translator and a teacher. In 2010, she published her first picture book, Orange Peel s Pocket.
3 or DURING THE WEEK 03 What a week it will be! So Much Book Fair, So Little Time. The Chinese Pavilion opens on Sunday, Nov. 13 and stays open every day through the entire Fair. See pages for a listing of free activites and entertainment. Cooking Demos/Tastings/Signings at the Miami Culinary Institute see page 7. A special Evening With... Adults, featuring the literary and cultural phenomenon, Go the F**ck to Sleep see page 6. Get snowed in with Diary of a Wimpy Kid author, Jeff Kinney see page 12. Tickets for all ticketed Book Fair events (including Evenings With and Weekend Chapman sessions) will be on sale to the general public Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. Visit and click on Purchase Tickets. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13 An Afternoon with Christopher Paolini Chapman (Bldg. 3, 2nd Floor), 4 p.m. Free (tickets required) Christopher Paolini s personal story is nearly as fantastic as his books. As a youngster, Christopher s love for stories led him to craft a novel that he would enjoy reading. The project began as a hobby; he never intended it to be published. He was all of fifteen when he wrote the first draft of Eragon. Author Carl Hiaasen, whose stepson read a copy of the self-published book while on vacation, brought Eragon to the attention of his publisher, Knopf. Since then, his young-adult fantasy series, the Inheritance Cycle, has become a literary phenomenon, spawning New York Times bestsellers, a feature film, and 20 million books sold. Inheritance (Knopf Books for Young Readers, $27.99) is the much-anticipated fourth installment and conclusion of the Inheritance Cycle. And in Spanish... (For more information, see page 29.) 7 p.m. - Carlos Alberto Montaner on his latest book, La Mujer del Coronel Miami Book Fair International Inaugural Ceremony 5 p.m. Auditorium (Bldg. 1, 2nd. Floor) Free and open to the public The official inauguration of the 28th Miami Book Fair International kicks off with remarks from Fair organizers, local dignitaries, and representatives of this year s featured country, China. Immediately following the inauguration, the Chinese Pavilion will officially open its doors and host an opening reception, also free and open to the public. An Evening with Rosanne Cash Chapman (Bldg. 3, 2nd Floor), 7 p.m. Admission $10 (free parking) For over three decades, Rosanne Cash has been one of the most compelling figures in popular music, having moved from Nashville stardom, to acclaim as singersongwriter and author of essays and short stories. Her memoir, Composed (Viking, $16.00), traces her fraught relationship with her father, country legend Johnny Cash; how she gradually worked her way to chart-topping success; the loss of her parents; and finding fulfillment in motherhood and in her husband and musical collaborator, John Leventhal. Cash s 14 albums have charted 11 number-one singles. She is the author of Bodies of Water and the children s book, Penelope Jane: A Fairy s Tale. Her essays and fiction have appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone and New York Magazine. In the China Pavilion... (For more information, see pages ) 6-8 p.m. - Chinese music ensemble and traditional Chinese dancers ALSO THIS WEEK: THE MIAMI WRITERS INSTITUTE - FALL EDITION The MDC has responded to requests for more of the stellar instruction provided by the Miami Writers Institute. How? with an additional Institute! The three-day conference, November 16-18, takes place at the Wolfson Campus of MDC. The Institute continues its successful tradition of top-grade faculty teaching workshops in a stimulating and convenient format. 3-day Workshops: Poet-Three! Workshop with Campbell McGrath, Robert Pinsky and Li-Young Lee ($225) Wednesday, Nov Friday, Nov. 18, 9 a.m. 1 Oulipo Tricks for Beginning Writers with Ana Menendez ($225) Wednesday, Nov Friday, Nov. 18, 9 a.m. 1 Keeping Fiction Wild with Pablo Medina ($225) Wednesday, Nov Friday, Nov. 18, 2 5 p.m. Justificacion y Objetivo con José Ignacio Valenzuela ($225) -Workshop in Spanish Wednesday, Nov Friday, Nov. 18, 2 5 p.m. 2-day Workshop: Secrets of Publishing with Amy Rennert ($125) Thursday, Nov Friday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. 1 1-day Workshops: Query Letter Clinic with Marcela Landres ($80) Wednesday, Nov. 16, 9 a.m. - 1 Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer with Roy Peter Clark ($80) Friday, Nov. 18, 2-5 p.m. Manuscript Consulations: Manuscript Consulations with Marcela Landres or Amy Rennert ($80) Various times, November Appointment necessary. Register for workshops and manuscript consultations as soon as possible to secure your space. For more information, visit or call *Manuscript consultation fees are not reading fees and do not go to the agent; rather, they support the programs and initiatives of The MDC.
4 04 DURING THE WEEK November 13-20, 2011 MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15 Twilight Tastings: Courtesy of Maitardi Restaurant 5:30 p.m. Room 6100 (Bldg. 6, 1st. Floor) Free With Maitardi s four-thousand-square-foot outdoor terrace shaded by 150-yearold oak trees, this Design District gem offers the best al fresco dining in the area. An Evening with Calvin Trillin Chapman (Bldg. 3, 2nd Floor), 6 p.m. Admission $10 (free parking) Essayist, memoirist, social historian, satirist, journalist, humorist, novelist, short-story writer, critic, food writer, poet and novelist Calvin Trillin has done, and written, it all. He has been called the finest reporter in America. Trillin s wry commentary on the American scene and his books chronicling his adventures as a happy eater have earned him renown as a classic American humorist. From 1967 to 1982, he produced a highly praised series for The New Yorker called U.S. Journal 3,000-word pieces every three weeks from somewhere in the United States, on everything from murder to regional cooking. In Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin (Random House, $27.00), he assembles forty years of his best and funniest material on topics ranging from the Shoe Bomber to John Edwards s hair. Kadir Nelson discusses We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball and his latest, Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African-Americans Free admission Auditorium (Bldg. 1, 2nd Floor), 6:30 p.m. (Followed by a tour of art exhibit in the Freedom Tower.) Kadir Nelson s paintings hang in many prominent collections, including the U.S. House of Representatives and the National Baseball Hall of Fame. His illustrated children s book, We Are The Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball (Hyperion Books for Children, $18.99), winner of the Corretta Scott King Award, is a tribute to the spirit of the Negro Leaguers, from the formation of the first Negro League to Jackie Robinson breaking baseball s color barrier. Nelson s Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African-Americans (Balzer & Bray, $19.99) is an epic journey through American history, from colonial days through the civil rights movement. An Evening with Dr. Paul Farmer Chapman (Bldg. 3, 2nd Floor), 8 p.m. Admission $10 (free parking) Medical anthropologist and physician, Dr. Paul Farmer has dedicated his life to treating some of the world s poorest populations. He is a founding director of Partners In Health, an international charity organization that provides direct health care services and undertakes research and advocacy on behalf of those who are sick and living in poverty. In Haiti After the Earthquake (PublicAffairs, $27.99), Dr. Farmer, who has worked in Haiti for nearly thirty years, describes the earthquake s impact on that country in the days and weeks immediately after the event, and over the subsequent year, when he and his colleagues worked along with the UN to marshal international support for Haiti s recovery efforts. President Bill Clinton says of the book, Once you ve seen Haiti through Paul Farmer s eyes, you ll never see Haitians, or any of the world s poorest people, quite the same way again. And in Spanish... (For more information, see page 29.) 6:30 p.m. - Enrique Ros, Raúl Chao and Pedro Corzo 7:30 p.m. - Argentinian Writer Rosa María Lojo Lojo In the China Pavilion... (For more information, see pages ) 5-8:30 p.m. - Chinese paper cutting, traditional medicine demo and more Twilight Tastings: Courtesy of Spris 5:30 p.m. Room 6100 (Bldg. 6, 1st. Floor) Free Spris offers casual outdoor dining on South Beach s bustling Lincoln Road good for a relaxing bite while the rest of the world hurries by. An Evening with Harry Belafonte Chapman (Bldg. 3, 2nd Floor), 6 p.m. Admission $10 (free parking) As both artist and activist, Harry Belafonte has touched the lives of countless people. One of the greatest entertainers of our time, he has also led one of the great American lives of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Belafonte s album, Calypso, made him the first artist in history to sell more than one million LPs. He has won both a Tony award and an Emmy, and he was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Bill Clinton. He has served as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and is the recipient of Kennedy Center Honors for excellence in the performing arts. In his memoir, My Song (Knopf, $30.50), this extraordinary icon tells about it all his poverty-ridden childhood; his rise to one of the world s most popular singers; how he broke racial barriers, achieved equal popularity with white and black audiences; and his lifelong involvement in the civil rights movement and countless other political and social causes. An Evening with David Brooks Chapman (Bldg. 3, 2nd Floor), 8 p.m. Admission $10 (free parking) David Brooks is one of the country s leading writers and commentators. Millions know him from his New York Times columns and his regular appearances on The PBS NewsHour and Meet the Press. He is the essential explainer of the way we live now, and hundreds of thousands have read his books. In his latest book, The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement (Random House, $27.00), Brooks tackles one of the most fundamental yet vexing questions of human existence: Why do we do what we do? For a generation, our culture has emphasized the power of the individual. But Brooks explains how new findings about the deepest recesses of our minds should change the way we see ourselves, raise our kids, conduct business, manage our relationships, and, yes, practice politics. And in Spanish... (For more information, see page 29.) 6:30 p.m. - Forum on Personal Finances - with Julie Stav and others, presented by Univision and State Farm 7:30 p.m. - Ana Istarú and Néstor Díaz de Villegas Stav In the China Pavilion... (For more information, see pages ) 5-8:30 p.m. - Folk singing and dance, embroidery and more
5 or DURING THE WEEK 05 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17 Twilight Tastings: Courtesy of Van Dyke Café 5:30 p.m. Room 6100 (Bldg. 6, 1st. Floor) Free Van Dyke s European-style indoor-outdoor café, housed in the historic Van Dyke Building on Miami Beach s Lincoln Road, is known for its wide-ranging menu and live music upstairs. An Evening with Eric Robert Greitens Chapman (Bldg. 3, 2nd Floor), 6 p.m. Admission $10 (free parking) Scholar, humanitarian, warrior--they all apply to Eric Robert Greitens. A Rhodes and Truman Scholar who attended Oxford, Greitens is also a Navy SEAL officer, who was deployed four times during the Global War on Terrorism, during which he was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Shortly after his last deployment, he channeled his grief and resourcefulness into developing a charitable organization, Mission Continues, that helps wounded veterans restart their lives via participation in public-service organizations. In his memoir, The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $27.00), Greitens confronts a dilemma: how to be a deterrent against the evils of the world while protecting the sick and powerless. His (Greitens) life and this book reminds us that America remains the land of the brave and generous, says Tom Brokaw. Film: Discover the Gift Auditorium (Bldg. 1, 2nd Floor), 7 p.m. Free admission The documentary and motivational book, Discover the Gift, present a simple road map to a journey of self-discovery. The film and book feature stories of tragedy and redemption, told by many of today s most influential transformational leaders, including His Holiness The Dalai Lama; Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series; and author of Spiritual Liberation, Michael Bernard Beckwith. An Evening with John Sayles Chapman (Bldg. 3, 2nd Floor), 8 p.m. Admission $10 (free parking) The work of John Sayles has been integral to the development of independent film in the United States. Beginning with his first movie, Return of the Secaucus 7, his 16 feature films have helped overcome the constraints of the traditional Hollywood studio system. Though he is best known as an independent filmmaker, Sayles began his career as a writer of fiction, authoring collections of short stories, and novels, including Union Dues, which was nominated for a National Book Award. His latest historical novel, A Moment in the Sun (McSweeney s $29.00), is the sweeping story of the turn of the twentieth century. Spanning five years and half a dozen countries, from Mark Twain to the assassination of President McKinley, A Moment in the Sun is history rediscovered through the lives of the people who made it happen, told by a man who has made a career of making it happen his way. And in Spanish... (For more information, see page 29.) 6:30 p.m. - Carmina Trueba on her memoir 7:30 p.m. - Panel discussion on racial discrimination in Cuba today with Juan Benemelis, Maurice Ferré and others. Ferré In the China Pavilion... (For more information, see pages ) 5-8:30 p.m. - Calligraphy, Chinese music ensemble, and more Twilight Tastings: Courtesy of Soyka 5:30 p.m. Room 6100 (Bldg. 6, 1st. Floor) Free Soyka, a favorite hangout spot in the historic MiMo district, offers a light, modern twist on American comfort food. An Evening with Ron Suskind Chapman (Bldg. 3, 2nd Floor), 6 p.m. Admission $10 (free parking) Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Ron Suskind has written some of America s most important works of nonfiction, framing national debates while exploring the complexities of human experience. He was The Wall Street Journal s senior national affairs reporter from 1993 until his departure in 2000, and won the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing. His previous works include the New York Times bestseller, The Way of the World, about the forces fighting the global hearts and minds struggle. Suskind s latest book, Confidence Men (HarperCollins, $29.99), is the story of the fall of the U.S. economy, the rise of President Barack Obama, and the President s harrowing battle to take control of his White House and earn the confidence of the American people. The book has spawned considerable debate and a strong backlash from the White House. An authoritative window on the inner workings of the administration and a useful management primer on how not to run an organization..., according to Fortune magazine. Come judge for yourself. An Evening with Dorothy Allison Chapman (Bldg. 3, 2nd Floor), 8 p.m. Admission $10 (free parking) A feminist and a working-class storyteller who writes to change the world, Dorothy Allison frankly tackles gender, class, violence, and sexual orientation. During the 1970s and early 1980s, she was an award -winning editor and writer for early feminist, lesbian, and gay journals. With her first published work, The Women Who Hate Me, Allison honored and scrutinized her class background and sexuality, and at the same time outraged mainstream feminists by lauding promiscuity, sadomasochism, and butch-femme roles. Allison won the strongest mainstream praise for her largely autobiographical novel, Bastard Out of Carolina, a bestseller and a finalist for the National Book Award. Her second novel, Cavedweller, was a New York Times bestseller. Both have been adapted into film. I don t want to simplify when I write, says Allison. I want people there with their warts on. I want you to love them even when you hate them. And in Spanish... (For more information, see page 29.) 6:30 p.m. - Dramatic readings of Tennessee Williams short plays commemorating the 100th anniversary of his birth. 7 p.m. - Colombian author Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza 7:30 p.m. - Cyber-presentation of book by Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez Apuleyo Mendoza In the China Pavillion... (For more information, see pages ) 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. - Folk singing and dance, embroidery and more
6 06 DURING THE WEEK FOCUS ON CHINA: SYMPOSIUM AND PANEL DISCUSSION November 13-20, 2011 International Symposium on Chinese Language, Culture and Communication Friday, November 18, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Room 7128 (Bldg. 7, 1st Floor) Free, online registration required Presented by the Confucius Institute at Miami Dade College, in collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Art Industries at Shanghai University and the Office of International Education at Miami Dade College. Simultaneous interpretation available. See pages for more information. The Last Word: The Role of Literature and the Arts in Contemporary Chinese Culture Friday, November 18, 6:30 p.m. Presentation Pavilion (N.E. 3rd Street and 1st Avenue) Free China has one of civilization s oldest literary traditions. Even today, the role of the public intellectual in China, remains primarily the domain of the author. How has the political and cultural climate in China changed and shaped this tradition? How does the role of the artist, and, in particular, the author, in China compare with those roles in the United States? What is the cultural climate for the arts in China? What are some of the opportunities and challenges faced by Chinese artists? Join a timely panel discussion, comprised of many of China s most successful, knowledgeable, and, in some cases, controversial authors and educators, as they present a fascinating image of contemporary China. The panel will be moderated by Da Chen, a leading Chinese-American memoirist, literary novelist, and young-adult author, whose writing has been translated into 14 languages. Simultaneous interpretation available. See pages for more information. Da Chen FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18 Twilight Tastings: Courtesy of Tiramesu Restaurant 5:30 p.m. Room 6100 (Bldg. 6, 1st. Floor) Free Tiramisu is a Miami Beach mainstay and a perfect spot to dine while taking part in some of the best people watching on Lincoln Road. An Evening with... ADULTS! A.K.A. Parents - Get the F**k Out of the House Chapman (Bldg. 3, 2nd Floor), 6 p.m. Admission $10 (free parking) /$30 (see below) The Fair invites all you sleep-deprived parents to get a sitter and come out for a night of unconventional childrearing advice, courtesy of The New York Times bestseller, Go the F**k to Sleep (Akashic, $14.95). This book isn t just a bedtime story for parents who live in the real world; it has become a controversial cultural phenomenon. Profane, affectionate, and radically honest, Go the F**k to Sleep has touched a national nerve. Come hear author Adam Mansbach and illustrator Ricardo Cortés talk about the story behind the story of putting your little angel down for the night. Special guests, comedienne Jenna Elfman and singer Nikka Costa, tell the story of making the book-inspired oh-so-spot-on rap music video that s become a YouTube hit. Kid-curious? Expecting? Nostalgic empty nester? Just want to laugh? This night s for you! Want to make a night of it? Purchase a Terrible-Twos combo package (see below for details). The Terrible Twos: $30 (Admission for one to the event, and a voucher for two drinks and an appetizer at area restaurants such as Tuyo, Jimmy z Kitchen, El Sitio, The Local, and others.)* * Drink and appetizer vouchers are valid from November 18 to December 18, ** There are a limited number of combo package tickets available. An Evening with Nicole Krauss Chapman (Bldg. 3, 2nd Floor), 8 p.m. Admission $10 (free parking) Nicole Krauss authorial credentials are as impressive as they are impeccable: In 2007, she was selected as one of Granta s Best Young American Novelists, and in 2010, The New Yorker named her one of the 20 best writers under 40. Her fiction has been published in The New Yorker, Harper s, Esquire, and Best American Short Stories, and her books have been translated into more than thirty-five languages. She is the author of Man Walks into a Room and the international bestseller, The History of Love. At the center of her new novel, Great House (W.W. Norton, $25.95), sits a tremendous desk, which reappears over time to various characters. This stunning work showcases Krauss consistent talent, says Publishers Weekly in its starred review. And in Spanish... (For more information, see page 29.) 6:30 p.m. - Alejandro Anreus on Memento Mori 7 p.m. - Jorge Volpi and Agustín Fernández Mallo 7:30 p.m. - Panel on Democracy in Latin America with Osvaldo Hurtado, expresident of Ecuador and Luis Alberto Lacalle, ex-president of Uruguay Lacalle In the China Pavilion... (For more information, see pages ) 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. - Chinese posters, tea ceremony and more Hurtado Merchandise Bring some Fair-ness into your life: Drink from a stainless steel canteen Sip from a coffee mug Lug your stuff in a tote bag Sport a t-shirt Hang a poster Keep your place with a bookmark New this year: The MDC mugs and children s tee shirts and posters, featuring the delightful Children s Alley poster image!
7 or SPECIAL EDITIONS 07 BECOME A FRIEND! Join online: Or in person during the Fair by visiting the Friends table located in the first floor of building 3. Your contribution makes a difference! Friends of Miami Book Fair International help make the Fair a top-shelf event. Depending on your level of contribution, you will get: placed on a priority mailing list; preferential seating areas in designated venues; discounted tickets to special events; invitation to Authors Party; and more. Friends also get the opportunity to purchase tickets in advance a real benefit for those sure-to-sell-out readings. Plus, there s swag: custom-imprinted Book Fair accessories. Be part of the in-crowd be a Friend! Publisher: $2,000-$5,000 Editor-in-Chief: $1,000 Agent: $500 Writer: $175 Reader: $75 Student: $35 See, LEARN, Eat! Cooking Demos Saturday, November Miami Culinary Institute MDC Wolfson Campus, 415 N.E. 2nd Avenue The Fair teams up with Miami Dade College s Miami Culinary Institute to bring you a unique gastro-literary experience. Watch three cookbook authors discuss their culinary philosophies and bring their recipes to life. Then, taste the results. The event will take place in the Institute s new, state-of-the-art demonstration theater. Note: participation is limited to 38, the capacity of the theatre. Admission price includes the demonstration, a tasting, and one cookbook. Sign up now, and bring your appetite! TIckets at starting November 9 at 10 a.m. Terry Walters Saturday, November 19 1 Admission $40 Terry Walters, author of Clean Start: Inspiring You to Eat Clean and Live Well with 100 New Clean Food Recipes, where she presents her philosophy: eat minimally processed foods for maximum nutrition. Sandra Gutierrez Saturday, November 19 Admission $40 Sandra Gutierrez, author of The New Southern-Latino Table, in which she blends ingredients, traditions, and culinary techniques of more than twenty Latin American countries with the beloved food of the American South. Daniel Orr Saturday, November 19 4 p.m. Admission $40 Daniel Orr, author of Paradise Kitchen: Caribbean Cooking with Daniel Orr, who unleashes the flavors of the British West Indies island of Anguilla in his cookbook/ memoir. Other cookbook authors presenting at the Fair include Linda Gassenheimer, Andrew Carmellini and Raquel Rabade Roque. See pages for the dates, times and locations. We W rote the B ook on style. the Chrysler 200 the Chrysler 300 C o M e take a test drive at the C hrysler display. Chrysler is a proud sponsor of the MiaM i Book f air international Chrysler.C o M Chrysler and imported from detroit are trademarks of Chrysler group llc.
8 08 STREET FAIR November 13-20, 2011 STREET FAIR HOURS Scan me and take the Fairgoer s Guide with you on your phone! Fri., Nov Sun., Nov. 20: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. ADMISSION Fri. Nov. 18: FREE Sat., Nov Sun., Nov. 20: $8 13 to 18 and over 62: $5 12 and under: FREE Street Fair Weekend The Street Fair is back with more than 200 national and international exhibitors selling books for all tastes and ages. Enjoy the festive entertainment, music, children s activities, and food, while you browse for books on the streets of downtown Miami and the Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus. Hungry? Thirsty? WORLD STAGE: Corner of N.E. 2nd Avenue and 3rd Street The Fair has you covered. Follow your nose over to the International Food Court at its new location at 2nd Avenue and 3rd Street. It s jam-packed with local food and refreshments. Jazz, rock, hip-hop, dance, genre-bending world music, and even the music of China stop by the World Stage for the best in free, live performances. Friday, November 18 Antiquarian Annex Seekers of rare and old books can find them throughout the Fair, where a remarkable selection of collectibles are on display and for sale. The spirit of Harvey Wolf, a long-time member of the Book Fair board and the man instrumental in bringing a wider selection of vintage books to the Fair, is alive and well, courtesy of the antiquarian exhibitors. Rock Bottom Remainders Saturday, November 19, 5:30 p.m. World Stage, Corner of N.E. 2nd Avenue and 3rd Street Come see literary stars transform into rock stars. Join Dave Barry, Sam Barry, Ridley Pearson, Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Scott Turow, and surprise guests in this Woodstock of wordsmiths. 10 a.m. - Wolfson Dancers, directed by Delma Isles 11:15 a.m. - Wolfson Jazz Combo, directed by Mike Di Liddo 12:15 p.m. - New World School of the Arts Dancers, choreography directed by Peter London 1 p.m. - Confucius Institute and Xuzhou Normal University present: a spectacular Chinese variety show with folk dances, acrobatics and martial arts! Saturday, November 19 Nicole Henry - Confucius Institute and Xuzhou Normal University present: a spectacular Chinese variety show with folk dances, acrobatics and martial arts! 1 - Wolfson Latin Jazz Big Band 1:30 p.m. - Xperimento (Bob Marley joins the Beatles to play world rhythms) 2:45 p.m. - Black Violin (classical meets hip-hop, finally) 5:30 p.m. - Rock Bottom Remainders Sunday, November 20 - Confucius Institute and Xuzhou Normal University present: a spectacular Chinese variety show with folk dances, acrobatics and martial arts! 1 - PALO! (Afro-Cuban funk) 1:15 p.m. - Suénalo (multicultural jam-band) 2:15 p.m. - Chinese Yange Dance, Flying Peacock, Peking Opera Dance, and Folk Songs by Xuzhou Normal University Performing Troupe 3 p.m. - Nicole Henry (jazz vocals) 4:15 p.m. - Special performance by Afrobeta (electro-ghettofunk, lingerie-store-disco, alt-reggaeton, neo-freestyle...phew!) 5 p.m. - Closing Celebration newsletter MEDIA PARTNERS bookreporter.com bookreporter.com 610AM 100.3FM Afrobeta Xperimento
9 CHILDREN S PROGRAMS or Once Upon A Time is Now! Once upon a time there was a Book Fair like no other, jam-packed with readings, activities, and performances for all youngsters from toddlers to tweens to teens. That time is now! Check out the following pages for a rundown of all things kid-related. Student Literary Encounters As in years past, the Wolfson campus will host thousands of Miami-Dade and Broward County school children, eager to see their favorite authors or be introduced to their soon-to-be favorite. This year, the schedule has been expanded to add an additional day of presentations on Thursday (see below). For more information and to reserve seats for your child or class, contact: Thursday, November 17 Belle Yang on Forget Sorrow (High School) 9:30 a.m. Auditorium (Bldg. 1, 2nd Floor) Mireya Mayor on Pink Boots and a Machete (High School) 10 a.m. Room 2106 (Bldg. 2, 1st Floor) Rose Lewis on Orange Peel s Pocket (Lower Elementary School) Auditorium (Bldg. 1, 2nd Floor) Cedella Marley on One Love (Lower Elementary School) 11:30 a.m. Room 2106 (Bldg. 2, 1st Floor) Debbie Levy on The Year of Goodbyes: A True Story of Friendship, Family and Farewells (Middle School) Friday, November 18 John Connolly on The Infernals (High School) Jeff Hirsch on The Eleventh Plague (Middle School) 9:30 a.m. Chapman (Bldg. 3, 2nd Floor) 1 Room 2106 (Bldg. 2, 1st Floor) Jim Ottaviani on Feynman (High School) Jonathan Auxier on Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes (Middle School) 10 a.m. Room 2106 (Bldg. 2, 1st Floor) Andrew Smith on Stick (High School) 10 a.m. Prometeo Theatre (Bldg. 1, 1st Floor) Dan Santat on Sidekicks (Upper Elementary School) 10 a.m. Room 1164 (Bldg. 1, 1st Floor) Grace Lin on Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (Upper Elementary School) Chapman (Bldg. 3, 2nd Floor) 1 Prometeo Theatre (Bldg. 1, 1st Floor) Colleen Houck on The Tiger s Voyage (High School) Chapman (Bldg. 3, 2nd Floor) Guillaume Guéraud on Sans la télé, Stephanie Leduc on Titi Krapouti & Cie and Thierry Labrosse on Ab Irato (In French) (Middle School) Prometeo Theatre (Bldg. 1, 1st Floor) Auditorium (Bldg. 1, 2nd Floor) BOOKS FOR TWEENS! BOOKS FOR TEENS! All presentations take place in Room 1164 (Bldg. 1, 1st Floor) unless otherwise specified. All presentations take place in Room 1164 (Bldg. 1, 1st Floor) unless otherwise specified. Saturday, November 19: Saturday, November 19: 11:30 a.m. - Linda Urban on Hound Dog True; Tom Angleberger on Darth Paper Strikes Back and Debbie Levy on The Year of Goodbyes: A True Story of Friendship, Family and Farewells 10 a.m. - John Connolly on The Infernals; Conor McCreery on Kill Shakespeare and D.J. MacHale on The Black (Morpheus Road) and Jeff Hirsch, The Eleventh Plague - Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson on The Bridge to Never Land (Starcatchers) in Chapman (Bldg. 3, 2nd Floor) 1:30 p.m. - Dan Santat on Sidekicks and Stephanie Leduc on Titi Krapouti & Cie 2:30 p.m. - Jonathan Auxier on Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes and Matt Phelan on Around the World and Thierry Labrosse on Ab Irato Sunday, November 20: - Geoffrey Philp on Marcus and the Amazons and Henry Cole on A Nest for Celeste 1 p.m. - Jon Scieszka on SPHDZ Book 3 - Sarah Dessen on What Happened to Goodbye? Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie on Damned (Crusade series); Colleen Houck, Tiger s Voyage (Tiger s Curse series) 3:30 p.m. - Gene Luen Yang on Level Up; Vera Brosgol on Anya s Ghost and Cyril Pedrosa on Trois Ombres (In French with consecutive interpretation.) 5 p.m. - Mireya Mayor on Pink Boots and a Machete: My Journey from NFL Cheerleader to National Geographic Explorer in Room 3410 (Bldg. 3, 4th Floor) 5 p.m. - Andrew Smith on Stick; Ellen Hopkins on Perfect and M.K. Reed on Americus Sunday, November 20: 1 - Jessica Martinez on Virtuosity and Cristina Garcia, Dreams of Significant Girls - Danielle Joseph, Pure Red; and Jennnifer Knight, Blood on the Moon
10 10 CHILDREN S PROGRAMS - WEEKEND Children s Alley Hours: Friday, Nov. 18, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 and Sunday, Nov. 20, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. For a complete schedule of activities, visit Welcome to a magical world of reading and learning. This year, Children s Alley provides the vehicle and the license to explore the limitless byways of imagination. It s a weekend of fun that won t ever end as long as children keep reading. Watch stories come alive on stage! Once Upon A Time... Stage Presented by The Children s Trust Authors reading from their books, puppets, theatre, music and much more! Friday, November 18, a.m. - Mad Science s explosions, burp potions, chemical reactions and crazy scientists 10:30 a.m. - Author Margaret Cardillo reads from Just Being Audrey - Read, Flip, Fly! with Rainbow Circus 11:20 a.m. - Learn to play the Australian didgeridoo with Didg Revolution 1 - Author Dan Santat reads from Sidekicks 12:20 p.m. - Black Violin with their innovative fusion of modern hip-hop and classical violins 1 p.m. - Fushu Daiko s Japanese Taiko Drumming Saturday, November 19, Actor s Playhouse performs Madeline s Christmas 11:30 a.m. - Author Rose Lewis reads from Orange Peel s Pocket 11:50 a.m. - Fushu Daiko s Japanese Taiko Drumming - Author Grace Lin reads from Ling and Ting: Not Exactly the Same! 12:50 p.m. - Black Violin with their innovative fusion of modern hip-hop and classical violins 1:30 p.m. - Author Angela Farris Watkins reads from My Uncle Martin s Words for America: Martin Luther King Jr. s Niece Tells How He Made a Difference 1:50 p.m. - The PlayGround Theatre s Ninjas will teach you how to move with power and grace 2:30 p.m. - Author Victoria Griffith reads from The Fabulous Flying Machines of Alberto Santos-Dumont 2:50 p.m. - Learn to play the Australian didgeridoo with Didg Revolution 3:30 p.m. - Author Megan McDonald reads from Judy Moody, Girl Detective 3:50 p.m. - Read, Flip, Fly! with Rainbow Circus 4:30 p.m. - Dance to the folkloric sounds of Pacific Colombia with Yamba o! 5 p.m. - Roar like a rock star: Thaddeus Rex and his seven foot dinosaur, Rock! Sunday, November 20, Author Patricia Intriago reads from Dot 11:20 a.m. - Mad Science s explosions, chemical reactions and crazy scientists 11:50 a.m. - Author Jeff Kinney - Diary of a Wimpy Kid author hosts a real blizzard! - Bits N Pieces GIANT Puppets perform The Musical Tale of Peter Rabbit 12:50 p.m. - Author Tom Lichtenheld: E-mergency! 1:10 p.m. - Fushu Daiko s Japanese Taiko Drumming 1:40 p.m. - Author Amy Krouse Rosenthal reads from Al Pha s Bet and This Plus That: Life s Little Equations - Dance to the folkloric sounds of Pacific Colombia with Yamba o! 2:30 p.m. - Author Kelly DiPucchio reads from Zombie in Love 2:50 p.m. - Bits N Pieces GIANT Puppets perform The Musical Tale of Peter Rabbit 3:30 p.m. - Author Robert Sabuda: Chanukah Lights 3:50 p.m. - Roar like a rock star: Thaddeus Rex and his seven foot dinosaur named Rock! 4:30 p.m. - Author Cedella Marley reads from One Love 5 p.m. - Read, Flip, Fly! with Rainbow Circus...Happily Ever After Stage With the support of Bank of America Storytellers performing tales from around the world, and for the first time at the Fair, American Sign Language storytelling! Friday, November 18, :30 a.m. - Spooky stories for those who are not faint of heart with Mij Byram - Miami Children s Museum s Green Eggs & Ham 11:30 a.m. - Jewish storytelling with Roslyn Bresnick-Perry 1 - Spooky stories for those who are not faint of heart with Mij Byram - Cuenteros with bilingual stories all the way from Spain! 1 p.m. - American Sign Language storytelling: John Paul Jebian shares stories in a unique, visually-grabbing, and beautiful way 1:30 p.m. - Professional Folklorist, Liliane Nerette Louis, tells tales from Haiti - Jackson Gillman The Stand Up Chameleon Saturday, November 19, Jackson Gillman The Stand Up Chameleon 11:30 a.m. - Cuenteros with bilingual stories all the way from Spain! 1 - Jewish storytelling with Roslyn Bresnick-Perry - Antonio Rocha performs stories from the Amazon and beyond 1 p.m. - American Sign Language storytelling with John Paul Jebian 1:30 p.m. - Jackson Gillman The Stand Up Chameleon - Professional Folklorist, Liliane Nerette Louis, tells tales from Haiti. 2:30 p.m. - Traditional African tales by poetic storyteller, Oba William King 3:00 p.m. - Cuenteros with bilingual stories all the way from Spain! 3:30 p.m. - Antonio Rocha performs stories from the Amazon and beyond 4 p.m. - American Sign Language storytelling with John Paul Jebian 4:30 p.m. - Traditional African tales by poetic storyteller, Oba William King 5 p.m. - Spooky stories for those who are not faint of heart with Mij Byram Sunday, November 20, Traditional African tales by poetic storyteller, Oba William King 11:30 a.m. - Jackson Gillman The Stand Up Chameleon 1 - Antonio Rocha performs stories from the Amazon and beyond - American Sign Language storytelling with John Paul Jebian 1 p.m. - Spooky stories for those who are not faint of heart with Mij Byram 1:30 p.m. - Antonio Rocha performs stories from the Amazon and beyond - The PJ Library presents Roslyn Bresnick-Perry s vibrant Jewish folktales 2:30 p.m. - Professional Folklorist, Liliane Nerette Louis, tells tales from Haiti 3:00 p.m. - Traditional African tales by poetic storyteller, Oba William King 3:30 p.m. - Cuenteros with bilingual stories all the way from Spain! 4 p.m. - American Sign Language storytelling with John Paul Jebian 4:30 p.m. - Miami Children s Museum s The Lost Pirates of Watson Island 5 p.m. - Professional Folklorist, Liliane Nerette Louis, tells tales from Haiti
11 or Treasures to be had: Kids, there s a prize for completing the bookmark given to you at Children s Alley. Collect a sticker at each venue you visit (see below). Paste all six stickers on the bookmark. When it s full, present it at the Children s Alley Information Booth and get your prize a free book courtesy of our sponsors (while supplies last). Let s Play and Learn (babies to age 4) Turn literature into play with activities inspired by Kai-lan! Babies, toddlers and preschoolers are welcomed to experience the simple joys and important lessons taught to us by our English-and-Mandarin-Chinese speaking friend. Kai-lan is thoughtful and caring, with a gift for helping her friends when they really need her. Come join the adventurous preschooler, her grandfather Ye-Ye, and all her forest pals as everyone participates in fun activities, such as listening to authentic Chinese pipa music while planting lucky bamboo. Play along with your own tambourine and learn Mandarin words, too! Hi Mr. Sun : Ni Hao Mr. Sun! Ni Hao to all our friends! One World, Many Stories (Ages 4 to 8) Sponsored by The Children s Trust Learn how to say hello in ten languages! There are so many ways to define humankind by country, continent, skin color and culture. Sure, we re different, but aren t we also one big family? Inside One World, Many Stories, books that celebrate our commonalities, as they acknowledge our differences, take center stage. Mem Fox, in Whoever You Are (a Reading Rainbow Book), writes about just that. Karen Katz, in The Colors of Us, reveals the many shades and tones of our skin. And Todd Parr, in Reading Makes You Feel Good, finds the universal goodness in our common connection to literacy and the world. Come and be uniquely you! And notice how much like your neighbor you really are. The Green Planet (all ages) Presented by The Miami Science Museum People, animals, trees and water they re all connected, and they all play a significant role in our environment. Learn how at The Green Planet. Make usable paper from recycled goods; use a scale to understand energy use and your impact on the planet; learn about waste decomposition in our oceans; have a close encounter with Florida wildlife; and enjoy interactive readings and storytelling, all related to our green planet and our important connection to nature. It s our planet; let s learn how to keep it healthy! The Treehouse (ages 5 to 10) Sponsored by The Children s Trust Judy Moody the third grader with moxie her smarmy brother Stink, and award-winning author Megan McDonald s entire cast of characters make their madly moody way to the Fair! Learn about the planets with Stink as you build a solar system mobile. Dr. Judy is in as bone bingo teaches the terms that go with the human skeleton. Go around the world with Judy and learn about different countries as you construct flags and puppets from many nations. Meet Stink and his amazing hamster. Create your own pet puppets. Try on a career for size! Create career hats, and instruments and tools. Make your own treasure map and sail with Judy and Stink on the high seas. What s Up Doc? (all ages ) Presented by MDC Medical Center Campus GERMS! YIKES! On Our Teeth? YUCK! Brush Them Away! Dental hygienists and their puppets will get kids to brush right with the help of free toothbrushes, toothpaste, crayons and coloring books (while supplies last). Interested in health and wellness? You have come to the right place! Other fun activities will cover good nutrition and how to get rid of germs with just a little soap and water. Grow healthy! Grow strong! Land of Oz (ages 5 to 10) Presented by Miami Children s Museum Kids! Hold on to your Munchkin Hats as we travel together through the Land of Oz! We begin our journey making Toto puppets in Kansas before moving on to Munchkinland, where we will meet Glinda the Good Witch and create our own wands. Our journey continues to the Crossroads where, with the help of Dorothy s friends, we construct Scarecrow Hats, Tin Man Hearts, and look for the Cowardly Lion s Courage. Finally, we arrive in Emerald City, where the ruby slippers will bring us back. There s no place like home!
12 12 CHILDREN S PROGRAMS COMICS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS November 13-20, 2011 It s official, Sunday, November 20 is Wimpy Kid FUNday! Sunday, the Wimpy Kid Rolling Blizzard Comes to the Fair! Activities open at, Jeff rolls in and speaks at noon, then he signs till the last snow ball melts and every book s been autographed! For Teachers, Librarians and Other Educators It all happens in the lower plaza of Children s Alley Thursday, November a.m. - 4 p.m. Room 7128, Bldg. 7, 1st Floor Near the corner of N.E. 1st Avenue and 4th Street. Come get snowed in with Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney, as the Fair celebrates the sixth book in the series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever (Amulet Books, $13.95), with a street full of snow and fun activities. (Frozen cheese touch, you say?) In Cabin Fever, a surprise blizzard has trapped the whole Heffley family indoors. Come experience Cabin Fever, Miami Book Fair-style! You ll brave the snow, just like in the book! There is no ticket required to experience the Wimpy Kid snow event activities or to hear Jeff speak. Free tickets are required for the signing line. Tickets for the signing line will be given out at a specially marked Wimpy Kid table near Children s Alley on the Lower Plaza starting on Sunday, November 20 at 9 a.m. while supplies last. One ticket per person ONLY. Jeff will sign all books purchased at the Fair, and a maximum of two books brought from home. Free. Registration required. Visit miamibookfair.com and click on School of Comics and Graphic Novels. The School of Comics and Graphic Novels is designed to demonstrate how comics, and now graphic novels, can work in the classroom. Attendees will also be shown practical examples of how comics and graphic novels have been integrated into curricula, as well as lists of titles that work best. For a full description of each workshop and expanded bios, please visit our website. 10 a.m.: Intro and Welcome: Carol Fitzgerald, founder of GraphicNovelReporter.com. Session 1: 10:05-10:55 a.m.: Comics About Scientists? What a Dangerous Experiment! with Jim Ottaviani Jim Ottaviani holds advanced degrees in nuclear engineering and information and library studies. He is the world s preeminent writer of comics and graphic novels about science, whose best-known work, Two-Fisted Science: Stories About Scientists, featured biographical stories about Galileo Galilei, Isaac Newton and Niels Bohr. Session 2: 11-11:50 a.m.: Lesson Plans that Merge Comics Into the Core Curriculum with Chris Wilson Jeff Kinney is an online game developer and designer, and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Wimpy Kid series, which has sold more than 32 million books in more than 30 countries and spawned two movies, a board game and trillions of hours of reading fun. Jeff was named one of Time magazine s 100 Most Influential People in the World. Chris Wilson is a K-4 Technology Instructor at Mathews Elementary in Nixa, Missouri. He is a contributing author to several literacy textbooks and the Editor-in-Geek of The Graphic Classroom, a website dedicated to comics literature in education, covering all levels from pre-emergent reader to post secondary. Session 3: 1-1:50 p.m.: Classroom Lessons from the Comic Book Project With Dr. Michael Bitz and Nadja Sailesman Dr. Michael Bitz is the executive director of the Center for Educational Pathways, a nonprofit organization that establishes creative pathways to academic success for underserved youth. He is the founder and director of the Comic Book Project, an educational initiative that has reached more than 100,000 youths, in which students write, design, and publish original comic books that are then distributed to other youths as motivational and literacy-building tools. Nadja Sailesman operates an afterschool program for NYC Mission Society in Central Harlem, the goal of which is to increase literacy and develop children s social and emotional abilities through the arts. Each year, the school forms a Comic Book club, in which approximately 25 students get to experience the joy of creating their own comic books. SESSION 4: 2 2:50 p.m.: Keynote Presentation by Gene Luen Yang: The Role of Comic Books and Graphic Novels in Today s Classroom Gene Luen Yang is a teacher and the author of several award-winning and groundbreaking comics and graphic novels, including American Born Chinese, which became the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award and which won the Michael L. Printz Award in His latest work is Level Up, a graphic novel written by Yang and illustrated by Thien Pham. Lunch: 11:50 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. The School of Comics and Graphic Novels is made possible in part with the support of
13 or COMICS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS 13 Comics for the People Book Fair People: Images? Words? Images and words? We have it right here. This year s comics and graphic novels program is sure to please fans and newbies alike. From true crime to love stories and from war and politics to a tribute to one of the greatest comics writers of our generation, you d be hard pressed to find a genre or topic that s not represented in this outstanding line up of authors and artists. Weekend Comics! Saturday, November 19 Prometeo, Room 1101, Bldg. 1, 1st Floor 10 a.m. - True Crime: Jeff Jensen and Jonathan Case on The Green River Killer; Denis Kitchen on Crime Does Not Pay: The True Story of Bob Wood, the Killer Cartoonist - Eric Skillman on Liar s Kiss; Robert Venditti on The Homeland Directive; Philip Gelatt and Tyler Crook on Petrograd - Drawn & Quarterly Presents: Seth on The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists; Adrian Tomine on Scenes From an Impending Marriage; Dan Clowes on The Death Ray - Belle Yang on Forget Sorrow: An Ancestral Tale; Amir on Zahra s Paradise; Sarah Glidden on How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less 3:30 p.m. - Lives Real and Imagined: Michael Kupperman on Mark Twain s Autobiography: ; Kate Beaton on Hark! A Vagrant; Jim Ottaviani on Feynman; Ray Fawkes on One Soul 5 p.m. - Go Fish: How to Win Contempt and Influence People The political cartoons of Dwayne Booth a.k.a. Mr. Fish Sunday, November 20 Prometeo, Room 1101, Bldg. 1, 1st Floor Favorites and New Classics: This year has been great for graphic novels. From Craig Thompson s Habibi to incredible nonfiction such as Shigeru Mizuki s Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths, Jim Ottaviani s Feynman, and Chester Brown s Paying For It. This panel will be an open discussion amongst four amazing creators; we ll explore their latest works, examine the state of graphic novels currently, and talk about our favorite books of the 2011 (and 5771). With Vera Brosgol, Jennifer Hayden, Shannon Wheeler, Matt Phelan, John Hogan and Jeff Newelt - Cultural Histories: Paul Buhle on Yiddishkeit; Richard Graham on Government Issue: Comics for the People, 1940 s :30 p.m. - Spotlight: Ben Katchor on The Cardboard Valise in conversation with literary critic Ariel Gonzalez 2:30 p.m. - Remembering Harvey Pekar with Joyce Brabner, Jeff Newelt, Dean Haspiel and Joseph Remnant: Comics are just words and pictures. You can do anything with words and pictures, said Harvey Pekar (RIP), pioneer of autobiographical comics who died July 12, Pekar was largely responsible for graphic novels being recognized as literature. His American Splendor comics won the American Book Award in In 1994, Our Cancer Year (co-written with his wife, Joyce Brabner) won the Harvey Award. An American Splendor film (2003) featuring Paul Giamatti as Pekar, won awards at Sundance and Cannes. In 2009, he began creating webcomics for SMITH Magazine s The Pekar Project. September 2011 saw the release of Yiddishkeit, and in 2012 two final graphic novels: Harvey Pekar s Cleveland and Not The Israel My Parents Promised. His widow, the writer Joyce Brabner, joins two of his artist collaborators, Dean Haspiel (The Quitter) and Joseph Remnant (Pekar Project, Harvey Pekar s Cleveland) on a tribute panel moderated by Jeff Newelt (editor, The Pekar Project and Harvey Pekar s Cleveland.) 4 p.m. - True Stories? Comics and Autobiography: Jason Shiga on Empire State: A Love Story (or Not); Jennifer Hayden on Underwire; Mark Kalesniko on Freeway; Moderated by John Hogan, editor, Graphic Novel Reporter
14 : FOCUS ON CHINA November 13-20, 2011 China Pavilion Corner of N.E. 3rd St. & 1st Ave. Official Opening: Sun., Nov p.m. Hours: Sun., Nov p.m. Mon., Nov Wed, Nov :30 p.m. Thurs., Nov Fri., Nov. 18 9:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Sat. Nov Sun., Nov. 20 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. China AN EXPLORATION of China and its culture through language and the arts With the Support of: The Office of International Education at MDC Belle Yang Hong Ying The economic changes brought about by China s emerging market economy have also affected nearly every aspect of its culture and communications, including writing and publishing. These days, writers have become cultural entrepreneurs and state publishing houses are increasingly motivated by commercial success. Yet, China s official and unofficial policies regarding freedom of expression often seem at odds with this new economic awakening. Academy Press Yu Hua Sunny Chen Grace Lin Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan Gene Luen Yang Li-Young Lee The 28th Miami Book Fair International focuses on China, hoping to build a bridge of understanding with a country and a culture which is as vibrant, complex, and sometimes contradictory as any other on the planet. For the next week, the Fair and our Chinese partners will present a wealth of activities, from demonstrations of Chinese culture and art, to discussions of social issues facing contemporary China. Join us in an examination of our two cultures commonalities and our differences, as we seek to learn from each other. With a recorded history of more than 5,000 years, it s safe to say that if the story of China were a book, it would be a multi-volume epic. Sometimes regarded as a monolithic entity, China is actually comprised of 56 ethnic groups, of which 53 speak their own distinct language and 23 use their own writing scripts. Religions represented in China include Buddhism, Daoism, Islam and other forms of Christianity. While many people know of China s famous Forbidden City and Great Wall, far fewer are aware that paper was invented in China, that China produced the largest and earliest encyclopedia on record (consisting of nearly 23,000 volumes!), the first musical instrument (the Xun), and that it has one of the world s oldest literary traditions. That tradition, including a love of stories, continues today-the last of the Harry Potter series sold more than 16 million copies in China! Chinese Exhibitors in the Pavilion: Yunnan Minority Cultures Huaxia School of Traditional Culture China Tourism Traditional Chinese Medicine The Confucius Institute at MDC. In the spirit of mutual understanding, Miami Book Fair International is proud to partner with Hanban (Chinese National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language), a Chinese governmental organization charged with cultivating knowledge and interest in the Chinese language and culture, and its affiliate, the Confucius Institute at Miami Dade College-part of a group of non-profit public institutions that aim to promote cultural exchange-to bring Book Fair participants a unique view of China and her culture. The Miami Book Fair is pleased to welcome an impressive group of Chinese and Chinese-American literary figures, including Jiang Bing, the Secretary General of the China Novels Society; Yan Lianke, the author of eight novels, ten novellas, and five volumes of essays, some of which have been banned in China; Yi Jing, the principal of the Juaxia School of Traditional Culture; Zhu Wen, one of the most influential writers and film directors in contemporary China; Yu Hua, the first Chinese writer to win the James Joyce Foundation Award; novelist Hong Ying, published in 29 languages; Da Chen, a leading ChineseAmerican memoirist, literary novelist, and young-adult author; his wife, novelist Sunny Chen; Belle Yang, author/illustrator of two works of nonfiction and three picture books; Gene Luen Yang, whose graphic novel was the first to become a National Book Award finalist; award-winning poet Li-Young Lee; illustrator and children s book author, Grace Lin; and food, fashion writer and now memoirist, Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan. Chinese Publishers in the Pavilion: Chinese Publishing Association USA Academy Press Hebei People s Publishing House Hebei Children s Publishing House Tianjin Education Press Fangyuan Electronic and Audiovisual Press Xiamen International Book Co.
15 or : FOCUS ON CHINA 15 PRESENTATIONS, DEMONSTRATIONS & MORE! Made possible by Xuzhou Normal University and Huaxia School of Traditional Culture, here is a description of cultural presentations, demonstrations, and performances happening at the Chinese Pavilion all week long: Suona Solo, woodwind instrument (Cai Zhentong) Yangge Dance, traditional Chinese dance (Wang Jie) Xun Solo, ancient wind instrument (Jiang Yan) Chinese and American Folk Songs (Zhang Wenjing and Chen Xiaoxi, Jia Xin) Dance of Dai Ethnic Group, Flying Peacock (Zhou Shiqi) Chinese Zither Solo (Zhao Xing, Xie Zhongci and Zhen Yuan) Pipa Solo, bamboo pipe (Wang Jia) Beijing Opera, The Heavenly Maiden Scattering Flowers (Liu Zixin) Classical Dance, The Sisters, Green Snake and White Snake, (Wang Jie and Zhou Shiqi) Ensemble of Traditional Folk Music, Flying Peacock and Moonlight Over the Spring River (Meng Xing) Traditional Silk Embroidery (Li Shijuan, Li Jiayi and Zhu Shuyi) Chinese Tea Ceremony (Li Shijuan, Xie Zhongci and Wang Liping) Chinese Martial Arts and Taichi (Hu Rong, Zhang Chen, Liu Mengyao and Yi Minghua) For children: Paper-Cutting (Jia Xin, Li Jiayi and Zhu Shuyi) Kite Making (Jia Xin) Chinese Talking Poster a delightfully interactive way to translate words and phrases from Chinese into several languages and visa versa!... and on the WORLD STAGE, see a spectacular variety of dancers, acrobats, martial artist, and other awardwinning performers. See page 8 for scheduled performance times. International Symposium on Chinese Language, Culture and Communication Friday, November 18 Room 7128 (Bldg. 7, 1st Floor) Free, online registration required Simultaneous interpretation available unless otherwise noted. Presented by the Confucius Institute at Miami Dade College in collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Art Industries at Shanghai University and the Office of International Education at Miami Dade College 9 a.m. - Registration 10 a.m. - General Session: Keynote Speakers: Dr. Hong Shao, Vice Chair of Wangxuan Foundation and Professor of Nankai University (Beijing, China); Dr. Xinxun Wu, Executive Director of Chinese Academy of Art Industries and Professor of Shanghai University (Shanghai, China); Mr. Bing Jiang, Secretary General of China Novels Society and Professor of Guangdong University of Business Studies (Guangzhou, China) 1 - Lunch Break 1:30 p.m. - Breakout Sessions: Track A (room 7106): Chinese Media and Communication (for Chinese-speaking participants). Professor Guoming Yu, Vice Dean of School of Journalism at People s University of China (Beijing); Professor Min Zhang, Vice Dean of School of Film and Television at Shanghai University; Mr. Bai Meng, President and Editor-in-Chief at Academy Press (Beijing) Track B (room 7128): Understanding China through Culture and Art. Professor Donfeng Ma, Dean of School of Music at Xuzhou Normal University (Xuzhou); Professor Canchang Cha, Chair of Advertising Department at Shanghai University; Ms. Jing Yi, President of Huaxia School of Traditional Culture (Xuzhou) 3:15 p.m. - Closing Session The Last Word: The Role of Literature and the Arts in Contemporary Chinese Culture Friday, November 18 Presentation Pavilion (N.E. 3rd St. and 1st Ave.) 6:30 p.m. Free Simultaneous interpretation available China has one of civilization s oldest literary traditions. Even today, the role of the public intellectual in China remains primarily Jiang Bing Yan Lianke Jing Yi Zhu Wen Da Chen the domain of the author. How has the political and cultural climate in China changed and shaped this tradition? How does the role of the artist, and, in particular, the author, in China compare with those roles in the United States? What is the cultural climate for the arts in China? What are some of the opportunities and challenges faced by Chinese artists? Join a timely panel discussion, comprised of many of China s most successful, knowledgeable, and, in some cases, controversial authors and educators, as they present a fascinating image of contemporary China: Jiang Bing, the Secretary General of the China Novels Society; Yan Lianke, the author of eight novels, ten novellas, and five volumes of essays, some of which have been banned in China; Jing Yi, the principal of the Huaxia School of Traditional Culture; Zhu Wen, one of the most influential writers and film directors in contemporary China; and Yu Hua, the first Chinese writer to win the James Joyce Foundation Award. The panel will be moderated by Da Chen, a leading Chinese-American memoirist, literary novelist, and young-adult author, whose writing has been translated into 14 languages. Chen s next novel, My Last Empress, will be published in 2012.
16 16 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2011 November 13-20, 2011 RED AUTOGRAPHING AREA YELLOW AUTOGRAPHING GREEN AUTOGRAPHING Presentation Pavilion (N.E. 3rd St. and 1st Ave.) Auditorium (Bldg. 1, 2nd Floor, Rm. 1261) Prometeo Theatre (Bldg. 1, 1st Floor, Rm. 1101) 1164 (Bldg. 1, 1st Floor) Centre Gallery (Bldg. 1, 3rd Floor, Rm. 1365) Batten, 2106 (Edificio 2, 1er Piso, Batten) 3209 (Bldg. 3, 2nd Floor) 10 a.m. 10 a.m. Senator Bob Graham on The Keys to the Kingdom 10 a.m. True Crime: Jeff Jensen and Jonathan Case on The Green River Killer and Denis Kitchen on Crime Does Not Pay: The True Story of Bob Wood, the Killer Cartoonist 10 a.m. Darkness Falls: John Connolly, on The Infernals; Conor McCreery on Kill Shakespeare; D.J. MacHale on The Black and Jeff Hirsch onthe Eleventh Plague 10 a.m. Jim Rasenberger on JFK, Castro, and America s Doomed Invasion of Cuba s Bay of Pigs and Jonathan M. Hansen on Guantanamo Graham Hirsch Weir-Soley The Story of Food: Andrew Carmellini on American Flavor, Gabrielle Hamilton on Blood, Bones and Butter, and Jessica B. Harris on High on the Hog The Writer s Voice: Francisco Goldman on Say Her Name, Hector Tobar on The Barbarian Nurseries, Elizabeth Nunez on Boundaries and Esmeralda Santiago on Conquistadora Eric Skillman on Liar s Kiss; Robert Venditti on The Homeland Directive; Philip Gelatt and Tyler Crook on Petrograd 11:30 a.m. The Real Meaning of Friends: Linda Urban on Hound Dog True; Tom Angleberger on Darth Paper Strikes Back; Debbie Levy on The Year of Goodbyes Tigertail: A South Florida Annual with Lynne Barrett, David Beaty, Jim Daniels, Denise Duhamel, Patricia Engel, Jen Karetnick, Christopher Louvet, Campbell McGrath, Lyn Millner, Lauren Doyle Owens and Ian Vasquez 11:30 a.m. Dr. Arthur Agatston on The South Beach Wake-Up Call Caribbean Voices: Generations in Art and Literature with Opal Adisa, Le Roy Clarke, Ramabai Espinet, Gordon Rohlehr, and Donna Weir- Soley 1 New Jersey Noir with Robert Pinsky, Gerald Stern and S.J. Rozan. Moderated by Les Standiford The Writer s Voice: Colson Whitehead on Zone One, Lev Grossman on The Magician King and Mat Johnson on Pym Drawn & Quarterly presents a conversation: Seth on The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists; Adrian Tomine on Scenes From an Impending Marriage and Dan Clowes on The Death Ray Teen Dreams: Sarah Dessen on What Happened to Goodbye?, Colleen Houck on Tiger s Voyage, Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie on Damned Hialeah Haikus by Alex Nodarse, Elena Santayana, Marco Ramirez and Alex Fumero Leslie Brody on The Life and Times of Jessica Mitford, Julie Salamon on The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein, and Charles J. Shields on Kurt Vonnegut Caribbean Voices: Post- Colonial Themes with Andrew Downes, Brian Meeks, Selwyn Ryan, Verene Shepherd, and Brenda Flanagan moderating 1 p.m. 1:30 p.m. The Port Huron Statement: An Anniversary Discussion with Tom Hayden, Robert Cohen and Martha Prescod Norman Noonan 1:30 p.m. Comics For Tweens: Dan Santat on Sidekicks; Stephanie Leduc on Titi Krapouti & Cie Whitehead Clowes Leduc Waldman Barry 2:30 p.m. Roger Rosenblatt on the art and craft of writing, and Carmela Ciuraru on The Secret History of Pseudonyms It s a Mystery: Jeff Lindsay on Double Dexter, Jeff Abbott on Adrenaline, John Connolly on The Burning Soul and James W. Hall on Dead Last Belle Yang on Forget Sorrow: An Ancestral Tale; Amir on Zahra s Paradise and Sarah Glidden on How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less 2:30 p.m. Fantastic Worlds: Jonathan Auxier on Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes; Matt Phelan on Around the World; Thierry Labrosse on Ab Irato A Celebration of the Life and Work of Jeffrey Knapp with readings by Michael Hettich, Adrian Castro, Geoffrey Philp and John Dufresne Amor Towles on the Rules of Civility, Adam Haslett on Union Pacific, and Amy Waldman on The Submission Caribbean Voices: Fiction and Poetry with Angela Barry, Lelawattee Manoo-Rahming, Shara McCallum, and Eunice Heath-Tate 3 p.m. 3:30 pm A Life in Sports: Kostya Kennedy on Joe DiMaggio, Mark Kurlansky on Hank Greenberg and Don Van Natta, Jr. on Babe Didrickson Zaharias 3:30 p.m. The Writer s Voice: Karen Russell on Swamplandia!, Diana Abu-Jaber on Birds of Paradise, Elizabeth Stuckey-French on The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady and Sterling Watson on Fighting in the Shade 3:30 p.m. Lives Real and Imagined: Michael Kupperman on Mark Twain s Autobiography: ; Kate Beaton on Hark! A Vagrant; Jim Ottaviani on Feynman and Ray Fawkes on One Soul 3:30 p.m. Comics for Teens: Gene Luen Yang on Level Up; Vera Brosgol on Anya s Ghost and Cyril Pedrosa on Trois Ombres (Three Shadows) 3:30 p.m. The Fiction Writer s Voice: Da Chen on Brothers, Marlon James on The Book of Night Women, and Dominic Smith on Bright and Distant Shores 3:30 p.m. Bob Edwards on My Life in Radio and Norma Watkins on Taking the Mississippi Cure 3:30 p.m. Contemporary Africa in Fiction: Aminatta Forna on The Memory of Love, Helon Habila on Oil on Water: A Novel and Chenjerai Hove on his Miami memoir, Homeless Sweet Home 4 p.m. Abu-Jaber Russell Mr. Fish Hopkins Edwards Bannon Habila 5 p.m. 5 p.m. Inspired by WWII and the Holocaust: Readings of new fiction by David Unger, Eric Dezenhall, Steve Sem- Sandberg, and translator Peter Filkins 5 p.m. The Poet s Voice: Readings by Gerald Stern, Li-Young Lee, and Robert Pinsky 5 p.m. Go Fish: How to Win Contempt and Influence People The political cartoons of Dwayne Booth a.k.a. Mr. Fish 5 p.m. Andrew Smith on Stick; Ellen Hopkins on Perfect and M.K. Reed on Americus 5 p.m. Brazilian authors present their works in Portuguese: Ricardo Cravo Albin and Martha Medeiros 5 p.m. A conversation with Ann Bannon and Erin McHugh 5 p.m. Lauren Book on It s OK to Tell: A Story of Hope and Recovery 6 p.m. 6 p.m. La última novela de Jaime Bayly (In Spanish) Parking at the Fair: Free parking is available Sun., Nov. 13 to Sun., Nov. 20 in the Miami Dade College Parking Garage located at 500 N.E. 2nd Avenue (entrances to the garage on N.E. 5th and 6th Streets). Space is limited, Bayly parking is on a first-come, first-served basis. Towles McCallum Premier Sponsor Associate Sponsors Ride your bike to the Fair! Get your excercise... and save $3 on Street Fair Admission. The Green Mobility Network will be providing a Bike Valet by the yellow entrance (N.E. 2nd Avenue between 2nd and 3rd Streets) on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
17 or SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, GREEN AUTOGRAPHING AREA FIRMA DE LIBROS EN EL ÁREA ADYACENTE AL SALÓN PURPLE AUTOGRAPHING SCHEDULE Chapman (Bldg. 3, 2nd Floor, Rm. 3210) 3315 (Bldg. 3, 3rd Floor) 3410 (Bldg. 3, 4th Floor) 3314 (Edif. 3, 3er Piso) 6100 (Edificio 6, 1er Piso) 7106 (Bldg. 7, 1st Floor) 7128 (Bldg. 7, 1st Floor) 10 a.m. 10 a.m. Jeffrey Eugenides on The Marriage Plot 10 a.m. How Mysterious! Readings by Sandra Balzo, Deborah Sharp and Joanna Campbell Slan Vad Barry and Goldmark Paz Soldán Muñoz Arison James Gleick on Information and Dava Sobel on Copernicus Your Health: Marc Agronin on How We Age and Dr. Vijay Vad on Stop Pain All About Writing: Sam Barry and Kathi Kamen Goldmark on Write that Book Now! and Roy Peter Clark on Help! For Writers Cita con Nancy Álvarez (in Spanish) Eucario Bermúdez presenta El talento no se jubila (in Spanish) It s a Mystery! Readings by Ben Cherot, Jack Harney and Michael Haskins Lin Arison on Feast for the Senses: A Musical Odyssey in Umbria 1 Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson on The Bridge to Never Land 1 What? Mark Kurlansky in conversation on his new book Gina Rudan on Practical Genius, River Jordan on Praying for Strangers and Natalie McNeal on The Frugalista Files 1 En colaboración con el Centro Cultural Español de Cooperación Iberoamericana Conversaciones trasatlánticas: El complicado arte del cuento Sergio Ramírez y Edmundo Paz Soldán (in Spanish) 1 Literatura erótica: José Luis Muñoz y Rolando Tarajano (in Spanish) 1 Understanding China Today: Yu Hua and Allan H. Barr on China in Ten Words Hua 1 p.m. 1:30 p.m. Darrell Hammond on Misadventures in Stand-up and Saturday Night Live 1 p.m. Richard Friedman on The Bible Now 1:30 p.m. Dos novelas latinoamericanas: Rodrigo Hasbún y Gustavo Nielsen (in Spanish) 1:30 p.m. Narradoras de Miami: Carmen Duarte y Julie De Grandy (in Spanish) 1 p.m. Yikes! Rosemary Harris on Slugfest, Heather Graham on Phantom Evil and Mary Stanton on Angel Condemned 1 p.m. In Translation: Javier Sierra on The Lost Angel; Maria Duenas on The Time in Between and Zhu Wen on his latest work Jordan 2:30 p.m. Touré on Post Blackness Dr. Thierry Brun on Napoleon s Chinese Spy (in Spanish, French and English) The Writer s Voice: Lynn Schnurnberger on The Best Laid Plans, Sunny Chen on Mona Lisa Eclipsing, Tasha Alexander on A Crimson Warning and Ellen Hopkins on Triangles Molina Foix Nuñez del Arco It s a Mystery! S.J. Rozan on Ghost Hero, P.J. Parrish on The Killing Song and Tim Dorsey on When Elves Attack 2:30 p.m. The Writer s Voice: Jason Skipper, Nathan Larson, and Yan Lianke on their new work 3 p.m. 3:30 p.m. Andy Borowitz on The 50 Funniest American Writers 3:30 p.m. On Healthy Cooking: Linda Gassenheimer and Terry Walters on their new cookbooks 3:30 p.m. The Writer s Voice: John G. Jacobsen on A Commodore of Errors, Jim Ray Daniels on Trigger Man: More Tales of the Motor City and Jess Row on Nobody Ever Gets Lost 3 pm. En colaboración con el Centro Cultural español de Cooperación Iberoamericana - Conversaciones trasatlánticas: La literatura en el cine Vicente Molina Foix y Alan Pauls (in Spanish) 3 p.m. Silvia Núñez del Arco presenta su novela Hay una chica en mi sopa (in Spanish) 3 p.m. How Mysterious! Readings by Jeffrey Siger, Neil Plakcy, Sharon Potts and Ian Vasquez 3:30 p.m. The Writer s Voice: Jiang Bing, Hong Ying, Carine Fabius, and Kola Boof on their new work 4 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Deadline Artists: A Conversation with Stanley Crouch, Mike Barnicle, Errol Louis, Pete Hamill and John Avlon 4:30 p.m. Jorge Volpi presenta su ensayo: Leer la mente. El cerebro y el arte de la ficción (in Spanish) 4 p.m. Relatos de actualidad: Lourdes Vázquez y Liliana Colanzi (in Spanish) 4:30 p.m. Yi Jing on traditional China dress Borowitz Daniels Lianke 5 p.m. Palahniuk Beasley 5 p.m. Sandra Beasley on tales from an allergic life, Peter Selgin on his life as an artist, Mireya Mayor on her journey from NFL cheerleader to National Geographic explorer 5:30 pm. Juan G. Vásquez y Edmundo Paz Soldán presentan sus novelas (in Spanish) 5:30 p.m. Anuncio de primera convocatoria a Premio de novela en español: Linkgua- USA (in Spanish) Fabius Ying 6 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Chuck Palahniuk on his new novel, Damned 6:15 p.m. Cinco poetas cubanas: Lourdes Gil, Maya Islas, Iraida Iturralde, Magali Alabau y Alina Galiano (in Spanish) Free tickets will be required for admission to all weekend sessions in Chapman. Tickets available starting November 9 at 10 a.m. by visiting Tickets for unfilled seats will be distributed to the standby line on a firstcome, first-served basis before the presentation. Potts Skipper Co-Sponsors Supporting Sponsors
18 18 SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2011 November 13-20, 2011 RED AUTOGRAPHING AREA YELLOW AUTOGRAPHING GREEN AUTOGRAPHING Presentation Pavilion (N.E. 3rd St. and 1st Ave.) Auditorium (Bldg. 1, 2nd Floor, Rm. 1261) Prometeo Theatre (Bldg. 1, 1st Floor, Rm. 1101) 1164 (Bldg. 1, 1st Floor) Centre Gallery (Bldg. 1, 3rd Floor, Rm. 1365) Batten, 2106 (Edificio 2, 1er Piso, Batten) 3209 (Bldg. 3, 2nd Floor) 10 a.m. 10 a.m. Joe McGinnis on Searching for the Real Sarah Palin Prager Brosgol Cole Chaple Inskeep Buchanan About Nature: Juliet Eilperin on Demon Fish, Ellen Prager on Sex, Drugs and Sea Slime, and Will Potter on Green is the New Red Robert K. Massie on Catherine the Great 2011 Favorites and New Classics: A Panel with Vera Brosgol, Jennifer Hayden, Shannon Wheeler, Matt Phelan, John Hogan and Jeff Newelt Discover New Worlds: Geoffrey Philp on Marcus and the Amazons and Henry Cole on A Nest for Celeste The Poet s Voice: Readings of New Work by Susan Briante, Katie Chaple, Farid Matuk, and Travis Denton Steve Inskeep on Life and Death in Karachi and John R. Schmidt on Pakistan in the Age of Jihad It s A Mystery! Edna Buchanan on A Dark and Lonely Place, Paul Levine on Lassiter and James Grippando on Afraid of the Dark 1 Off The Beaten Path: Lisa Napoli on Bhutan, Siddhartha Deb on the new India, and John Jeremiah Sullivan on the American South 1 The Writer s Voice: Téa Obreht on The Tiger s Wife, and Hillary Jordan on When She Woke, Jaimy Gordon on The Lord of Misrule Cultural Histories: Paul Buhle on Yiddishkeit and Richard Graham on Government Issue: Comics for the People, 1940 s Girl s Life: Jessica Martinez on Virtuosity and Cristina Garcia on Dreams of Significant Girls The Poet s Voice: Readings of New Work by Michael Hettich, Beth Ann Fennelly, Sandra Beasley and Pablo Medina Peter Godwin on Robert Mugabe and the Martyrdom of Zimbabwe The Writer s Voice: Justin Torres on We the Animals, Tayari Jones on Silver Sparrow, Ana Menendez on Adios, Happy Homeland and Lynne Barrett on Magpies 1 p.m. Cannon 1:30 p.m. The Writer s Voice: Tom Franklin on Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, Bradford Morrow on The Diviner s Tale, Nelson George on The Plot Against Hip Hop 1:30 p.m. Spotlight: Ben Katchor on The Cardboard Valise in conversation with literary critic Ariel Gonzalez 1 p.m. Space Out: Jon Scieszka on SPHDZ Book 3 Berg 1:30 p.m. Mark Childress on Georgia Bottoms, Jacquelyn Mitchard on Second Nature: A Love Story, Ann Hood on The Red Thread, and Elizabeth Berg on Once Upon a Time, There Was You Jones Dyan Cannon on her life with Cary Grant 2:30 p.m. Remembering Harvey Pekar with Joyce Brabner, Jeff Newelt, Dean Haspiel and Joseph Remnant Teen Dreams: Danielle Joseph on Pure Red, Jennifer Knight on Blood on the Moon The Poet s Voice: Readings of New Work by Ravi Shankar, Sean Sexton and Ruth-Miriam Garnett The Untold Story of On the Road with Gerald Nicosia and Russell Banks Obreht MItchard 3 p.m. 3 p.m. The Story of Food: Mary L. Zamore on The Sacred Table, Cheryl Tan on A Tiger in the Kitchen, and Michael Schwartz on Michael s Genuine Food 3 p.m. The Writer s Voice: Leslie Marmon Silko on The Turquoise Ledge, Alan Cheuse on Songs of Slaves in the Desert and Luis Alberto Urrea on Queen of America Haspiel 3 p.m. The Florida Book Awards: Readings by Henry Cole, T.M. Shine, Patricia Engle, Cristina Diaz Gonzalez and Jose Alvarez 3:30 p.m. The Poet s Voice: Readings of New Work by Maureen Seaton, Neil de la Flor, and Emma Trelles 3 p.m. Katharine Weber on George Gershwin and my family s legacy of infidelities, Alexandra Styron on Reading My Father and Meghan O Rourke on The Long Goodbye 3 p.m. The Art of Memoir: Bill Clegg on Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man, Jill Bialosky on My Sister s Unfinished Life, and Kelle Groom on I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl 4 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Latino and Caribbean Cooking: Sandra Gutierrez on The New Southern- Latino Table, Daniel Orr on Caribbean Cooking, and Raquel Rabade Roque on The Cuban Kitchen 4:30 p.m. The Writer s Voice: John Barth on Every Third Thought, Robert Olen Butler on A Small Hotel, and Bobbie Ann Mason on The Girl with the Blue Beret 4 p.m. Comics and Autobiography: Jason Shiga on Empire State: A Love Story (or Not); Jennifer Hayden on Underwire; Mark Kalesniko on Freeway. Moderated by John Hogan, editor, Graphic Novel Reporter Engle Menendez 4:30 p.m. Blue Christmas: Stories for the Rest of Us with John Dufresne, Ana Menendez, James W. Hall and Ann Hood 4:30 p.m. Jorge Casteñada on Mañana Forever: Mexico and the Mexicans 5 p.m. Roque Silko Katchor Scieszka Hood Santiago Casteñada 6 p.m. 6 p.m. The City of Possible Unity: A Poetry Reading Cheuse Parking at the Fair: Free parking is available Sun., Nov. 13 to Sun., Nov. 20 in the Miami Dade College Parking Garage located at 500 N.E. 2nd Avenue (entrances to the garage on N.E. 5th and 6th Streets). Space is limited, parking is on a first-come, first-served basis. 6 p.m. Una tarde con Esmeralda Santiago (in Spanish) Groom Miami Book Fair International is presented and produced by The Miami Dade College with the support of: With the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
19 or SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, GREEN AUTOGRAPHING AREA FIRMA DE LIBROS EN EL ÁREA ADYACENTE AL SALÓN PURPLE AUTOGRAPHING SCHEDULE Chapman (Bldg. 3, 2nd Floor, Rm. 3210) 3315 (Bldg. 3, 3rd Floor) 3410 (Bldg. 3, 4th Floor) 3314 (Edif. 3, 3er Piso) 6100 (Edificio 6, 1er Piso) 7106 (Bldg. 7, 1st Floor) 7128 (Bldg. 7, 1st Floor) 10 a.m. 10 a.m. The Writer s Voice: Readings by Russell Banks, Michael Ondaatje and William Kennedy Banks Ondaatje Freire Poleo Kelby Rodriguez Barron McGovern 11 a.m The Pulpwood Queens Book Club presents: Kathy Patrick and Robert Leleux on their new books Helen Mitsios on Waltzing with the Enemy: A Mother and Daughter Confront the Aftermath of the Holocaust En colaboración con el Centro Cultural Español de Cooperación Iberoamericana Conversaciones trasatlánticas: La profundidad de lo superficial Margo Glantz y Espido Freire (in Spanish) Encuentro con Patricia Poleo (in Spanish) The Writer s Voice: Rosalind Brackenberry on Becoming George Sand, N.M. Kelby on White Truffles in Winter and Ann Napolitano on A Good Hard Look Miami History: Dr. Paul George on Florida s 11th Circuit Court, Irv Broughton on Lost Peninsula, and Charles Kropke on Stories of the South Beach Renaissance 1 1 George McGovern on what it means to be a Democrat 1 Reading in the Key of E: A Global Look at Digital Books with Ana Maria Cabanellas, Rachel Chou, Pieter Swinkels and Christopher Kenneally Caring for Mothers: Pat MacEnulty on Wait Until Tomorrow and Kate Whouley on Remember the Music, Forgetting the Words Sergio Ramírez presenta su novela La fugitiva (in Spanish) 1 Ensayos literarios: Jesús Barquet y Madeline Cámara (in Spanish) The Writer s Voice: Mary Alice Monroe on The Butterfly s Daughter, Sandra Rodriguez Barron on Stay With Me and Martha Southgate on The Taste of Salt Beth Brickell on William and Mary Brickell: Founders of Ft. Lauderdale and Miami 1 p.m. 1 p.m. Nell Irvin Painter on The History of White People and Randall Kennedy on Racial Politics and the Obama Presidency 1:30 p.m. Narrativa contemporánea: Chely Lima y Andrés Jorge (in Spanish) 1:30 p.m. Les Standiford and John Blades on a special 100th anniversary edition of The Last Train to Paradise Kennedy Thompson Sierra Southgate 2:30 p.m. Susan Orlean on Rin Tin Tin Helping Others: Allison Thompson on volunteering around the world and Brooke Hauser on helping immigrant teens Novelas de España: Javier Sierra y María Dueñas (in Spanish) The Writer s Voice: Liza Gyllenhaal on So Near, Lori Roy on Bent Road and Melissa Boyajian on Lies of the Heart 2:30 p.m. Jane Wooldridge on the 100 Best Affordable Vacations Orlean Jorge 3 p.m. 3:30 p.m. Isabel Wilkerson on The Warmth of Other Suns: America s Great Migration Wilkerson Hauser 3:30 p.m. En colaboración con el Centro Cultural Español de Cooperación Iberoamericana De la voz de los autores: lecturas breves Alan Pauls, Espido freire, Agustín Fernández Mallo, Margo Glantz y Vicente Molina Foix (in Spanish) 3 p.m. José Abreu Felippe presenta su novela El instante (in Spanish) 3:30 p.m. Randall Robinson on his novel Makeda and Deborah Willis on African-American images from the 1890s to present 3:30 p.m. Michael Connors on The Splendor of Cuba: 450 Years of Architecture and Interiors and Jay Edlin on the art of graffiti 4 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Jim Lehrer on presidential debates 4 p.m. Sesión de poesía: Ena Columbié, Leo Selis y Elena Tamargo (in Spanish) 4:30 p.m. Speaking of Art: Bonnie Clearwater on Rita Ackerman and Andrea Herrera on Cuban Artists across the Diaspora Lehrer Fernandez Mallo Pauls Willis 5 p.m. 5:15 p.m. Encuentro con los autores: José Ignacio Valenzuela y Francisco Martín Moreno (in Spanish) Moore Kenneally Martín Moreno Selis Boyajian Connors 6 p.m. 6 p.m. Michael Moore on Here Comes Trouble Free tickets will be required for admission to all weekend sessions in Chapman. Tickets available starting November 9 at 10 a.m. by visiting Tickets for unfilled seats will be distributed to the standby line on a firstcome, first-served basis before the presentation. Give us your feedback by taking our post-fair survey! Visit and click on Survey. To take this survey on a mobile device, scan this code on your SmartPhone using a QR app. When Book Fair ends the celebration continues at Celebrate literature and theatre ALL YEAR LONG in 2012, the Center s 10th year. Forums, author presentations, lectures, storytimes for kids, creative writing workshops and more. Mark your calendar 10 events, one per month. Start planning now and join us next year! November 11-18, 2012 Save the date for the 29 th edition of Miami Book Fair International
20 20 INDEX OF AUTHORS AND GUESTS - índice DE AUTORES The Festival of Authors is presented with the support of A Jeff Abbott, Adrenaline (Grand Central Publishing) Sat., Nov. 19,, Auditorium, Room 1261 José Abreu Felippe, (Cuba/ USA) El instante (Silueta) Dom., Nov. 20, 3 p.m., Salón 6100 Lin Arison, Feast of the Senses: A Musical Odyssey in Umbria (Chronicle Books) Sat., Nov. 19,, Room 7128 Jonathan Auxier, Student Literary Encounters, Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes (Amulet Books) Fri., Nov. 18, 1, Prometeo, Room 1101; Sat., Nov. 19, 2:30 p.m., Room 1164 John Avlon, America s Greatest Newspaper (Overlook) Sat., Nov. 19, 4:30 p.m., Chapman, Room 3210 Kate Beaton, Hark! A Vagrant (Drawn & Quarterly) Sat., Nov. 19, 3:30 p.m., Prometeo, Room 1101 David Beaty, Tigertail: A South Florida Poetry Annual Sat., Nov. 19,, Centre Gallery, Room 1365 An Evening with Harry Belafonte, see page 4 Juan F. Benemelis, (Cuba/ USA) El miedo al negro (ZC editions) Miér., Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., Salón 2106 Sun., Nov. 20,, Room 7106 Susan Briante, Utopia Minus (Ahsahta Press) Sun., Nov. 20,, Centre Gallery, Room 1365 Beth Brickell, William and Mary Brickell: Founders of Miami and Fort Lauderdale C Ana Maria Cabanellas, Panel Discussion on E-Books (Copyright Clearance Center) Sun., Nov. 20, 1, Room 3315 Madeline Cámara, (Cuba/ USA) María Zambrano: Palabras para el mundo (Juan de la Da Chen (China/USA) Brothers (Three Rivers Press) Sat., Nov. 19, 3:30 p.m., Centre Gallery, Room 1365, Fri., Nov. 18, 6:30 p.m., Pavlion Sunny Chen (China/USA) Mona Lisa Eclipsing (A Novel of the Monere) (Berkeley) Sat., Nov. 19,, Room 3410 Diana Abu-Jaber, Birds of Paradise: A Novel (Norton) Sat., Nov. 19, 3:30 p.m., Auditorium, Room 1261 Opal Adisa, (Jamaica) Painting Awat Regrets (Peepal Tree Press) Sat., Nov. 19,, Room 3209 Arthur Agatston, The South Beach Wake-Up Call (Rodale) Sat., Nov. 19, 11:30 a.m., Batten, Room 2106 Marc Agronin, How We Age: A Doctor s Journey Into the Heart of Growing Old (DaCapo Press) Sat., Nov. 19, 11 a.m., Room 3315 Magali Alabau, (Cuba/ USA) Indómitas al sol. Cinco poetas cubanas en NY (Betania) Sab., Nov. 19, 6:15 p.m., Salón 6100 Tasha Alexander, A Crimson Warning (Lady Emily series) (Minotaur Books) Sat., Nov. 19,, Room 3410 An Evening with Dorothy Allison, see page 5 Juan J. Almeida, (Cuba/USA) Racismo en la Cuba actual Miér., Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., Salón 2106 Jose Alvarez, Los Alamos del Bosque Dom., Nov. 20, 3 p.m., Salón 1164 Nancy Álvarez, (República Dominicana) Nancy, qué hago? (Alfaguara) Sab., Nov. 19,, Salón 3314 Silvio Ambrogi, The City of Possible Unity (Artes Miami/ Ultamar) Sun., Nov. 20, 6 p.m., Pavilion Amir, Zahra s Paradise (First Second Books) Sat., Nov. 19, 2 p.m., Prometeo, Room 1101 Tom Angleberger, Darth Paper Strikes Back: An Origami Yoda Book (Amulet Books) Sat., Nov. 19, 11:30 a.m., Room 1164 Alejandro Anreus, (Cuba/ USA) Memento mori. Vier., Nov. 18, 6:30 p.m., Centre Gallery, Salón 1365 Angel Antonio Moreno, The City of Possible Unity (Artes Miami/Ultamar) Sun., Nov. 20, 6 p.m., Pavilion Rubí Arana, The City of Possible Unity (Artes Miami/ Ultamar) Sun., Nov. 20, 6 p.m., Pavilion Shajen Joy Aziz, Discover the Gift (Crown) Wed., Nov. 16, 7 p.m., Auditorium, Room 1261 B Sandra Balzo, Running On Empty (Severn House) Sat., Nov. 19, 10 a.m., Room 7106 Russell Banks, Lost Memory of Skin (HarperCollins) Sun., Nov. 20, 10 a.m., Chapman, Room 3210, Sun., Nov. 20,, Room 3209 Ann Bannon, Sat., Nov. 19, 5 p.m., Batten, Room 2106 Mike Barnicle, Deadline Artist Panelist, Sat., Nov. 19, 4:30 p.m., Chapman, Room 3210 Jesús Barquet, (Cuba/ USA) Ediciones el Puente en la Habana de los años 60 (Ediciones del Azar) Dom., Nov. 20, 1, Salón 6100 Allan H. Barr, China in Ten Words (Pantheon) Sat., Nov. 19, 1, Room 7128 Lynne Barrett, Tigertail, A South Florida Annual: Florida Flash (Tigertail) Sat., Nov. 19,, Centre Gallery, Room 1365; Magpies (Carnegie Mellon University Press) Sun., Nov. 20,, Room 3209 Sam Barry, Write That Book Already: the Tough Love You Need to Get Published Now, Sat., Nov. 19,, Room 3410 Dave Barry, Bridge to Neverland (Hyperion) Sat., Nov. 19,, Chapman, Room 3210 Angela Barry, (Bermuda) Goree: Point of Departure (Peepal Tree Press) Sat., Nov. 19,, Room 3209 John Barth, Every Third Tought (Counterpoint Press) Sun., Nov. 20, 4:30 p.m., Auditorium, Room 1261 Jaime Bayly, (Perú/USA) El misterio de Alma Rossi (Alfaguara) Sab., Nov. 19, 6 p.m., Auditorium, Salón 1261 Sandra Beasley, Don t Kill The Birthday Girl: Tales From an Allergic Wife (Crown) Sat., Nov. 19, 5 p.m., Room 3410; I Was The Jukebox (Norton) Sun., Nov. 20,, Centre Gallery, Room 1365 Elizabeth Berg, Once Upon A Time, There Was You (Random House) Sun., Nov. 20, 1:30 p.m., Batten, Room 2106 Eucario Bermúdez, (Colombia/USA) El talento no se jubila (Concept-Ebiz Publishing) Sab., Nov. 19, 11 a.m., Salón 6100 Jill Bialosky, History of s Suicide: My Sister s Unfinished Life (Atria Books) Sun., Nov. 20, 3 p.m., Room 3209 Jiang Bing (China) Chinese Author Delegation Sat., Nov. 19, 3:30 p.m., Room 7128 Michael Bitz, School of Comics, Manga High: Literacy, Identity, and Coming of Age in an Urban High School (Harvard Education Press) and When Commas Meet Kryptonite: Classroom Lessons from the Comic Book Project (Teachers College Press) Thurs., Nov. 17, 1 p.m., Room 7128 John Blades, Last Train to Paradise: Henry Flagler and the Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Railroad that Crossed an Ocean (Henry Morrison Flagler Museum) Sun., Nov. 20, 1:30 p.m., Room 7128 Kola Boof, The Sexy Part of the Bible (Akashic Books) Sat., Nov. 19, 3:30 p.m., Room 7128 Lauren Book, It s OK to Tell: A Story of Hope and Recovery (Prospecta Press) Sat., Nov. 19, 5 p.m., Room 3209 Dwayne Booth A.K.A Mr. Fish, Go Fish (Akashic Books) Sat., Nov. 19, 5 p.m., Prometeo, Room 1101 Andy Borowitz, The 50 Funniest American Writers* (*according to Andy Borowitz): A Humor Anthology from Mark Twain to The Onion (Library of America) Sat., Nov. 19, 3:30 p.m., Chapman, Room 3210 Michelle Boyajian, Lies of the Heart (Viking) Sun., Nov. 20,, Room 7106 Joyce Brabner, Harvey Pekar Panel, Sun., Nov. 20, 2:30 p.m., Prometeo, Room 1101 Rosalind Brackenbury, Becoming George Sand (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Tasha Alexander Bill Clegg (History Press), Room 7128 Leslie Brody, Irrepressible: The Life and Times of Jessica Mitford (Counterpoint) Sat., Nov. 19,, Batten, Room 2106 An Evening with David Brooks, see page 4 Vera Brosgol, Anya s Ghost (First Second Books) Sat., Nov. 19, 3:30 p.m., Room 1164, Sun., Nov. 20,, Prometeo, Room 1101 Irv Broughton, The Lost Peninsula (Lightning Source/ Open Look Books) Sun., Nov. 20,, Room 7128 Thierry Brun (France) Napoleon s Chinese Spy (University of San Martin de Porres) Sat., Nov. 19,, Room 3315 Edna Buchanan, A Dark and Lonely Place (Simon & Schuster) Sun., Nov. 20,, Room 3209 Paul Buhle, Yiddishkeit: Jewish Vernacular and the New Land (Abrams) Sun., Nov. 20,, Prometeo, Room 1101 Robert Olen Butler, A Small Hotel: A Novel (Grove) Sun., Nov. 20, 4:30 p.m., Auditorium, Room 1261 John Connolly Robert Olen Butler Cuesta) Dom., Nov. 20, 12 p.m., Salón 6100 Dyan Cannon, Dear Cary: My Life with Cary Grant (HarperCollins) Sun., Nov. 20, 2 p.m., Pavilion Margaret Cardillo, Just Being Audrey (Harper Collins) Fri., Nov. 18, 10:30 a.m., Once Upon a Time Stage Andrew Carmellini, American Flavor (Ecco) Sat., Nov. 19,, Pavilion Jonathan Case, Green River Killer: A True Detective Story (Dark Horse) Sat., Nov. 19, 10 a.m., Prometeo, Room 1101 An evening with Rosanne Cash, see page 3 Jorge Castañeda, Mañana Forever: Mexico and the mexican (Knopf) Sun., Nov. 20, 4:30 p.m., Room 3209 Adrian Castro, I m the One with the Blue Cap On by Jeffrey Knapp (Rock Press) Sat., Nov. 19,, Centre Gallery, Room 1365 Raúl Eduardo Chao, (Cuba/USA) Jimaguayú (Universal) Lun., Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m., Salón 2106 Katie Chaple, Pretty Little Rooms (Press 53) Sun., Nov. 20,, Centre Gallery, Room 1365 Ben Cherot, NAW LINS (Amazon) Sat., Nov. 19,, Room 7106 Alan Cheuse, Songs of Slaves in the Desert (Sourcebooks) Sun., Nov. 20, 3 p.m., Auditorium, Room 1261 Mark Childress, Georgia Bottoms (Little, Brown and Company) Sun., Nov. 20, 1:30 p.m., Batten, Room 2106 Rachel Chou, Panel discussion on E-books Sun., Nov. 20, 1, Room 3315 Carmela Ciuraru, Nom de Plume: A (Secret) History of Pseudonyms (HarperCollins) Sat., Nov. 19, 2:30 p.m., Pavilion Roy Peter Clark, HELP! FOR WRITERS: 210 Solutions to the Problems Every Writer Faces (Little, Brown and Company) Sat., Nov. 19,, Room 3410 Le Roy Clarke, (Trinidad and Tobago) Voice of a Smoldering Coal (De Legacy) Sat., Nov. 19,, Room 3209 Bonnie Clearwater, Rita Ackerman (Rizzoli) Sun., Nov. 20, 4:30 p.m., Room 7128 Bill Clegg, Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man: A Memoir (Little, Brown and Company) Sun., Nov. 20, 3 p.m., Room 3209