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Renowned Ibero-American Writers Featured at Miami Book Fair International’s 30th Anniversary Edition


Miami, October 29, 2013 - This year’s 30th edition of the 2013 Miami Book Fair International produced and presented by The Center for Literature and Theatre @ Miami Dade College (MDC) will feature a diverse lineup of local and international Ibero-American writers and authors, including Cervantes Prize winner Jorge Edwards, Marcos Aguinis, Jorge Eduardo Benavides, Gioconda Belli and Esmeralda Santiago. The authors hail from countries such as Argentina, Chile, Peru, Nicaragua, and Spain, among others.

 The Fair’s Ibero-American program is a well-attended, annual component of the Book Fair, where authors and writers discuss their latest works as well as participate in book signings, readings, and one-on-one discussions. As this year’s Fair will celebrate the culture and literature of Spain, Latin-American authors will be teamed up in some sessions with distinguished Spanish authors, such as J.J. Armas Marcelo, Juan Malpartida and Carmen Posadas. Other renowned Spanish authors featured at the Book Fair are Rosa Montero, José Ovejero and Lorenzo Silva, among many others.

 The program will host exciting panel sessions on Miami’s digital cultural magazines, E-books, independent publishers, a look at Ibero-American literature from the past and present and conversations on contemporary Ibero-American theatre.

For a schedule of events and updates on Miami Book Fair International, please visit, call 305-237-3528, or email

The 30th edition of the Book Fair, the nation’s finest and largest literary gathering, will take place November 17 – 24, 2013, at Miami Dade MDC’s Wolfson Campus, 300 NE Second Ave., in downtown Miami. The always-popular Street Fair runs Friday through Sunday, November 22 – 24, with more than 200 exhibitors from around the country selling books in a festive atmosphere.

The Miami Book Fair, one of Miami’s flagship cultural events, will treat book lovers to eight days of cultural and educational activities, including the beloved Evenings With… series, the Ibero-American Authors program, literacy and learning activities for children and teens during Generation Genius Days, and The Kitchen, demos and panels for food enthusiasts in partnership with the College’s Miami Culinary Institute. To celebrate the 30th anniversary, the Fair organizers have launched a campaign that celebrates Miami’s love and involvement with their hometown jewel. Visit the Fair’s social media platforms for vintage photos, author Q&As (Including with authors who are already confirmed for this year!) and a sampling of the many reasons why Miami loves Book Fair:


Miami Book Fair International and The Center @ MDC

Miami Book Fair International is the largest and finest literary gathering in America. It is the premier event of The Center for Literature and Theatre at Miami Dade College. The Center promotes reading, writing and theater at locations throughout South Florida by consistently presenting activities open to all. Literacy projects target children and teens, as well as college students and adults. Its creative writing program has national appeal, and courses are taught by local and visiting authors. It is also home to Prometeo Theatre, the nation's leading Spanish language, conservatory-style program offering training for actors, and featuring performances throughout the year. In 2012, the Center celebrates its tenth year with a renewed commitment to the advancement of literary and theater arts.

Miami Book Fair International is made possible through the generous support of the State of Florida and the National Endowment for the Arts; the City of Miami; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; Miami-Dade County Public Schools; the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau; the Miami Downtown Development; and the Friends of the Fair; as well as many corporate partners.


MDCulture is the Cultural Affairs Department of the College. Comprising the Miami Book Fair International, Miami International Film Festival, Tower Theater, the Center for Literature and Theatre, Koubek Center, Freedom Tower, MDC Live Arts and MDC Galleries and Museum of Art + Design, MDCulture is committed to providing everyone the opportunity to come in contact with innovative thinkers, creators and tradition bearers from around the world. With each presentation, MDCulture offers a bridge between cultures and ideas, creating new opportunities for the increasingly diverse population of Miami to come together through shared live arts experiences.

 Miami Dade College

Miami Dade College has a long and rich history of involvement in the cultural arts, providing South Florida with a vast array of artistic and literary offerings through MDCulture, it’s cultural affairs department, including the Miami Book Fair International, the Center @ MDC, the Miami International Film Festival, MDC Live Arts performing arts series, the Cuban Cinema Series, the Miami Leadership Roundtable speakers’ series, numerous renowned campus art galleries and theaters, and the nationally recognized School of Entertainment and Design Technology. With an enrollment of more than 175,000 students, MDC is the largest institution of higher education in the country and is a national model for many of its programs. The college’s eight campuses and outreach centers offer more than 300 distinct degree programs including baccalaureate, associate in arts and science degrees and numerous career training certificates leading to in-demand jobs. MDC has served more than 2,000,000 students since it opened its doors in 1960.

For updates on Miami Book Fair International, please visit, call 305-237-3528, or email

Media-only contacts: Juan Mendieta, MDC director of communications, 305-237-7611,; Tere Estorino Florin, director of media relations, 305-237-3949,; Roxana Romero, 305-237-7187,; Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710,; Kai Hill, 305-237-3359,; Lisa Palley, Miami Book Fair publicist 305-642-3132,; or Maria Lanao, Miami Book Fair social media and Spanish programs publicist, 305.764.3370 ext. 206,



For a schedule of events and updates on Miami Book Fair International, please visit, call 305-237-3528, or email

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611,, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino Florin, 305-237-3949,, MDC media relations director
Kai Hill, 305-237-3359,, media specialist
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710,, media specialist
Roxana Romero, 305-237-3366,, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482,

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