The 33rd annual Miami Book Fair was held from November 13 to November 20 at the Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College in downtown Miami. The festival included readings by more than 500 authors from around the world, as well as discussions, panels, performances, and special events and activities with local programs such as 6 Words Miami, Generation Genius, and the Porch. Participating authors included poets Rita Dove, Ha Jin, and Robert Pinsky; fiction writers Russell Banks, T. C. Boyle, Robert Olen Butler, Jane Hamilton, Adam Haslett, Aleksandar Hemon, Marlon James, Chigozie Obioma, Maria Semple, David Trueba, and Colson Whitehead; and nonfiction writers Dave Barry and Sebastian Junger. The cost of weekend admission was $8 ($5 for seniors and free for children under the age of 12); select author events were $15 each. Call or visit the website for more information.
Miami Book Fair, 300 N.E. Second Avenue, Freedom Tower, 7th Floor, Miami, Florida 33132. (305) 237-3258.