Miami Book Fair International
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The Miami Book Fair International opens Sunday Nov. 13 with the popular Evenings With... series, featuring six nights of readings and discussions with noted authors. The first is "An Evening With Tom Wolfe," whose new novel, Back to Blood, is set in Miami. At 8 p.m., there will be a screening of the documentary "Tom Wolfe Gets Back to Blood." Other evenings feature kids writer Lemony Snicket, Junot Diaz, commentator Chris Hayes, Sandra Cisneros, Mirta Ojito with Plum TV CEO Nicholas Lehman, Jeffrey Toobin, historian Robert Caro, memoirist Adam Gopnik, Emma Donoghue, WW Norton publisher Robert Weil in conversation with political analyst Alan Ryan On Friday, Nov. 16, the Street Fair gets under way. More than 350 authors will be on hand to read and discuss their work, including the Latin American and Spanish authors who participate in the IberoAmerican Authors Program. Children's Alley activities include theater, arts-and-crafts, storytelling and readings by children's book authors. During Street Fair weekend, more than 250 publishers and booksellers exhibit and sell books, with special features like the antiquarians, who showcase of signed first editions, original manuscripts and other collectibles.