Miami Book Fair International Announces Author Schedule
We're less than two weeks away from the 2012 edition of the Miami Book Fair International, and now, at last, lit lovers can start planning out their schedule of author events, street fair browsing, and children's events, and more.
Nina Subin Junot Diaz reads at the book fair Monday, Nov. 12.
The book fair released its schedule of events this morning, featuring enticing options each day from November 11 to 18. Think readings by publishing's biggest names. Food demonstrations to satiate your appetite. Arts performances by the region's most talented artists. And happy hours and erotic panels for those of you who are just in it for the hedonism.
We're breaking down the most exciting events for you after the jump.
-Miami Book Fair Announces Full 2012 Lineup
Sunday, November 11
An Evening with Tom Wolfe
Back to Blood, Wolfe's novel about Miami, has not exactly been embraced by the literary community. So it'll be extra interesting to hear him discuss (or defend) his latest work. 6 p.m.
Monday, November 12
An Evening with Junot Diaz
Diaz is one of the most acclaimed voices in recent literature, and his Spanglish-peppered prose is perfect for Miami readers. 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 13
An Evening with Sandra Cisneros
The Mexican-American author of The House on Mango Street will promote her latest project, Have You Seen Marie?, inspired by the death of Cisneros' own mother. But because she's a prominent figure in Chicana literature, she'll also likely speak to Latina issues, in Miami and beyond. 8 p.m.
Wednesday, November 14
An Evening with Jeffrey Toobin
Toobin, staff writer at The New Yorker and senior legal analyst at CNN, delved into the intersection of politics and judicial law for his latest book, The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court, which explores the contentious relationship between the Obama administration and Supreme Court justices like John Roberts, who famously blundered Obama's swearing-in. Think of it as a smooth, easy come-down from all the political madness of this election year. 8 p.m.
Thursday, November 15
An Evening with Robert A. Caro
The master biographer brings his latest chapter in his mammoth Lyndon B. Johnson biography to the fair -- this one chronicling the tumultuous period of 1959 to 1964, during which Johnson became vice president, and then president, when JFK was assassinated. It's the fourth book in an all-encompassing five-part biography, so you can be pretty certain the guy knows his stuff. 6:30 p.m.
An Evening with Adam Gopnik
Gopnik has written in just about every genre: fiction, nonfiction, criticism, memoir. But now he's turned his attention to food, something we can all get behind. The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food explores the importance of dining in society, giving you the best excuse ever to break your diet. 8 p.m.