Miami Book Fair International Announces Full 2012 Lineup: Bill O'Reilly, Molly Ringwald, James Patterson and More
|Photo courtesy of Miami Book Fair International /Miami Dade College|
Every fall, as eagerly as we await 75 degree temperatures and a break in our AC bills, Miami's bibliophiles anticipate the literary amusement park known as the Miami Book Fair International. And for all those bookworms champing at the bit, there's good news: the nearly 300-strong author attendee list has officially been released -- and it's chock full of big names.
Some of the most notable include young adult horror kings Christopher Pike and R.L. Stine, actress (and new author) Molly Ringwald, conservative mouthpiece Bill O'Reilly, pop culture critic Tom Wolfe (who was announced back in June) and bestselling novelist James Patterson, all plugging their newest tomes.
Scheduled for November 11 through 18th, the fair is a mash-up of speaking engagements, educational sessions, interactive events and all kinds of intellectually stimulating entertainment.
The event's posters have also been unveiled, and include two unique conceptions. One, by artist Rosa Naday Garmendia, was designed to capture the fair's overall spirit. The other was designed by author and artist David Kirk as a nod to the fair's Center's Generation Genius programs for children, tweens and teens.
Undoubtedly donning his signature white suit, Wolfe will kick off the fair at 6 p.m. on Sunday, November 11 with a presentation of his latest work, Back to Blood: A Novel, followed by a documentary screening. On November 12, for the wee ones, Lemony Snicket will host a get-together based on his new book, All the Wrong Questions: Who Could That Be at This Hour? And on November 18, James Patterson will host a rally for literacy where he'll speak, read and take audience questions.
The full list of confirmed authors attending is as follows: