Miami Book Fair International
4:05 pm
Sun November 18, 2012

16 Candles, 140 Characters: Molly Ringwald At The Miami Book Fair

Molly Ringwald reads from her new book
Credit Jenna DeTrapani

There's a lot of swooning to be done when a well-known Brat Packer decides to spend part of her day reading to you from her new book When it Happens to You. Here are just a few of the many endearing comments we've spotted on the web today about Molly Ringwald:

"The audience releases a collective groan when the presenter announces that Molly Ringwald will only be signing books following her reading. No DVDs, posters, or other memorabilia." - Ed Lavin

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Miami Book Fair International
1:57 pm
Sun November 18, 2012

Graphic Novelists Opt To Kill Shakespeare

Sometimes the pen isn't mightier than the sword after all.
Credit Kill Shakespeare/Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery

Kill Shakespeare! Those are the first words to which my engineer boyfriend Adam was attracted when we arrived at the Book Fair (other than "ham and cheese croissant"). He beelined to the colorful table and picked up a book with a quill pen drawn on the cover, and we were greeted by Conor McCreery's friendly, "Hello! Do you like graphic novels?" Both Adam and I are fairly indifferent, and I think Conor could tell, but he didn't miss a beat.

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Miami Book Fair International
12:50 pm
Sun November 18, 2012

Book Fair One-Liners: Cool Nickname, Thanks Autocorrect

Author Siobhan Vivian with her former professor, Camille Paglia.
Credit Siobhan Vivian

Ed Irvin reminds us why we can't always trust technology to have our backs:

"Siobhan Vivian, co-author of Burn for Burn, comparing stories of name butcherings, says her college writing professor took to calling her Soybean because that's what Microsoft Word auto-corrected her name to." 

Ed Irvin is a contributor to the Florida Book Review.

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Miami Book Fair International
12:14 pm
Sun November 18, 2012

Book Fair One-Liners: Thanks For The Heads-Up, @MiamiBookFair!

If you're looking for a way to get to there or a place to park, @MiamiBookFair shared this helpful gem this morning:

 

Miami Book Fair International
11:24 am
Sun November 18, 2012

Miami Book Fair Panel: Mystery Writers Are All Business And Pleasure

The Miami Book Fair International plays host to all genres and a multitude of panel discussions, like the Mystery Writers of America.
Credit Sammy Mack

The Mystery Writers of America panel were all business. At least, they were until they became mystery writers. The panel, held in what the moderator called "the recovery room," featured three members from the association: James Grippando, Jeffrey Siger, and Sharon Potts. All three members were "over-educated lawyers and business people who have fallen upon hard times as writers."

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Miami Book Fair International
4:00 pm
Sat November 17, 2012

Book Fair One-Liners: The World Changes So Fast, It Comes To You

Writer Josip Novakovich, was quoted on Twitter from Eileen Spiegler.

Miami Book Fair International
3:29 pm
Sat November 17, 2012

Writer Junot Diaz Turns His Talk Into A Comedy Show At The Miami Book Fair

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Everybody knows Junot Diaz is a cool cat. A slick dude, a sharp-talker. He’s also a literary superstar. Mix brilliance with sly wit and you’ve got a fantastic reading.

Tonight, Junot Diaz made an evening stop at the Miami Book Fair. At 6:45 pm, the Dominican-American writer sauntered up to stage wearing a faded red t-shirt and glasses. Diaz casually leaned on the podium, scanned the crowd and said, “It’s great you all came out here. It’s Monday…and you’ve got plenty of shit to do on Monday.”

 

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Miami Book Fair International
3:00 pm
Sat November 17, 2012

Book Fair One-Liners: Author Hanna Rosin's Top Three

Credit Sammy Mack

Diana Moskovitz is tweeting from Hanna Rosin's talk at Miami Book Fair International today.


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Miami Book Fair International
2:30 pm
Sat November 17, 2012

Author Lemony Snicket Is A No-Show At Miami Book Fair International

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Miami Book Fair International
1:57 pm
Sat November 17, 2012

Book Fair One-Liners: We've Become A Market Society, And It's Destroying Us

Miami Book Fair International visitor, @glenn_ebooks, tweeted a memorable moment from Harvard professor, Michael Sandel, today.

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