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Miami Book Fair 2022

Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Florida

Miami Book Fair presents the 39th annual Miami Book Fair November 13 through November 20. An eight-day celebration of, for, and by authors, books, and people who love them. The Fair features more than 400 authors and presenters from across the country and globe; nearly 150 in-person and on-demand programs delivered in English, Spanish (through the IberoAmerican Authors program), and Haitian Creole and French (through the ReadCaribbean program); the signature

Miami Book Fair: Ada Limón in Conversation with Robert Casper


Miami Book Fair 2022 presents Ada Limon, recently appointed U.S. poet laureate, in conversation with Robert Casper, head of poetry and literature at the Library of Congress, as Limon discusses her most recent title, The Hurting Kind: Poems. Ada Limon became the 24th poet laureate of the United States in July 2022. She is the author of several poetry collections, including The Carrying, which won the National Book Critics Circle

Miami Book Fair: Mason Engel In Conversation with Donna Paz Kaufman


Miami Book Fair 2022 presents Mason Engel on his documentary The Bookstour in conversation with indie bookstore owners Donna Paz Kaufman, Story and Song Bookstore, Fernandina Beach, and Mitchell Kaplan, Books & Books. The Bookstour, which premiered on public television earlier in 2022, is the result of Engel's 2019 road trip around the country to 50 independent bookstores in 50 days. This program will be available on demand at

Miami Book Fair: Melissa Fu and Tsering Yangzom Lama In Conversation


Miami Book Fair 2022 presents Melissa Fu on Peach Blossom Spring and Tsering Yangzom Lama on We Measure the Earth with Our Bodies, in conversation with author Shruti Swamy of The Archer: A Novel. Spanning continents and generations, Fu's book offers a bold look at the history of modern China told through the story of one family--an American daughter who wants to understand her heritage, and her Chinese father who

Miami Book Fair: Sandra Cisneros In Conversation With Joy Harjo and Ruth Behar


Miami Book Fair 2022 presents Sandra Cisneros on Woman Without Shame: Poems and Joy Harjo on Weaving Sundown in a Scarlet Light: Fifty Poems for Fifty Years, moderated by author Ruth Behar. Cisneros' first book of poetry in 28 years, Woman Without Shame comprises dozens of never-before-seen poems and includes songs, elegies, and declarations that chronicle a pilgrimage towards rebirth. In Weaving Sundown in a Scarlet Light, three term U.S.

Miami Book Fair: Alexandra Lytton Regalado In Conversation With Reginal Dwayne Betts


Miami Book Fair 2022 presents National Poetry Series winner Alexandra Lytton Regalado on Relinquenda: Poems in conversation with the judge who selected her manuscript, Reginal Dwayne Betts, author of Felon: Poems. The poems collected in Relinquenda are a meditation on cancer, the passing of Lytton Regaldo's father, and the renewed significance of community. Written entirely during the COVID-19 lockdown and situated in the tropical landscapes of Miami and El Salvador,

Miami Book Fair: Robert Jones Jr. In Conversation with William Johnson


Miami Book Fair 2022 presents Robert Jones Jr. on The Prophets: A Novel, in conversation with PEN Across America's William Johnson. The novel tells the story of Isaiah, who was Samuel's, and Samuel, who was Isaiah's. That is how it was from the beginning and how it was to be until the end. In the barn, they tended to the animals and each other, transforming the shed into a human

Miami Book Fair: Michael W. Twitty In Conversation With Hilary Cadigan


Miami Book Fair 2022 presents Michael W. Twitty on Koshersoul: The Faith and Food Journey of an African American Jew, in conversation with Hilary Cadigan, culture editor at Bon Appetit. Here, Twitty explores the cultural crossroads of Jewish and African diaspora cuisines and issues of memory, identity, and food. Jews of color are not outliers, Twitty contends, but significant cultural creators in both Black and Jewish civilizations. Koshersoul, which includes

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