November 2015, Volume 19, Number 5


A Literary Cornucopia

The 32nd edition of Miami Book Fair opened with a bang this fall when acclaimed authors descended on South Florida for the Pre-Fair Countdown, including Salman Rushdie, Rick Riordan, Tim Weiner and David Mitchell.

Running for eight action-packed days from Nov. 15-22, the renowned Fair hosted more than 600 authors representing 25 countries as they presented their books in hundreds of concurrent readings. Presented and produced by Miami Dade College, the Fair is one of South Florida’s most beloved public events, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year who come to get immersed in the lit life.

Book lovers of all ages flocked to Downtown Miami for what iconoclastic literary giant Tom Wolfe, a regular Fair participant, has called “the literary Mecca of the Western World.”

World-class authors presented readings of their latest oeuvres in person at Miami Book Fair’s “Evenings With” series, a favorite among fairgoers. Visitors enjoyed presentations by Patti Smith, Robert Reich, David Axelrod, Jeanette Winterson, Jane Smiley, Tom Brokaw, Leonard Pitts and a host of other top authors.

During the Street Fair on Nov. 20-22, more than 200 exhibitors showcases the best that the world has to offer in all literary styles and genres, as more than 500 national and international media outlets covered the star-studded extravaganza.

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