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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

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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.

Miami Book Fair International
1:40 pm
Sat November 17, 2012

Delving Into Past Lives At The Miami Book Fair

Brian and Amy Weiss, both doctors, are father and daughter.
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The volunteers at the Book Fair have a rough job herding the audience into their seats before each event. As I entered Chapman Auditorium for the Evening with Drs. Brian and Amy Weiss, I asked one of the volunteers where I should sit. He answered, "I don't care where you sit, as long as you don't run nobody over." Looking around, I could see this might be a bit of a concern. The room was packed and the volunteers were very busy, trying to make sure all of the seats filled in an orderly fashion.

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Miami Book Fair International
1:00 pm
Sat November 17, 2012

Book Fair One-Liners: Youth Know Nothing

Erica K. Landau tweets from the talk of American author, Camille Paglia, in today's Miami Book Fair International.


Miami Book Fair International
12:37 pm
Sat November 17, 2012

Reporter Jeffrey Toobin Tells Miami Book Fair It's Obama vs. Supreme Court

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Miami Book Fair International
12:02 pm
Sat November 17, 2012

Book Fair One-Liners: Author Dave Barry's Top Three

Miami Book Fair International goer, Hannah Sampson, tweets one-liners from author Dave Barry's talk today.


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Miami Book Fair International
11:32 am
Sat November 17, 2012

Author Sandra Cisnero Gets Personal

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Miami Book Fair International
11:03 am
Sat November 17, 2012

Book Fair One-Liners: Writers Are Poor Representatives Of Their Book

Adam Gopnik illuminates the evening with stories rather than excerpts: "I feel writers are often poor representatives of their book and the most fun is in the Q & A anyway."


Marci Calabretta is a contributor to the Florida Book Review. Calabretta attended the Adam Gopnik talk on Thursday, Nov. 15 . You can check out FBR's full live blog of the 2012 book fair here.

Miami Book Fair International
10:29 am
Sat November 17, 2012

Pushing And Shoving For Bargain Books

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So I didn't make it far. I walked into the book fair and the first thing I saw was a sign that read, "Hardcover books $2, All others $1," a great deal from the Friends of the Miami-Dade Public Library. In a well-organized tent, they had books lined up and classified as "Hardcover," "Classics," "Popular," and "Spanish." I expected to see a lot of names of authors I didn't know, names of authors I did know and might not like, or perhaps some obscure gardening books, but the Friends of the MDPC did a really great job getting their hands on some legitimately covetable used books. 

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The Picture Show
1:39 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

African-American Faces Of The Civil War

This rare portrait shows an identified Confederate noncommissioned officer, Sgt. Andrew Martin Chandler (left), and his named slave, Silas Chandler (right). It is the only Confederate photograph in the book by Rod Coddington, African American Faces of the Civil War. Born into slavery, Silas "was one of thousands of slaves who served as [body servants] during the war," writes Coddington.
Collection of Andrew Chandler Battaile

Originally published on Fri November 16, 2012 4:02 pm

The impulses to collect and to doodle have always been in Ron Coddington's blood. As a kid, it was baseball cards. As a teen, he took an interest in old flea market photos — and simultaneously became "obsessed," he says, "with learning to draw the human face."

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Miami Book Fair International
1:00 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Excerpt From My Key West Kitchen By Norman Van Aken And Justin Van Aken

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In My Key West Kitchen: Recipes and Stories, father-and-son chefs Norman Van Aken and Justin Van Aken present recipes inspired by Key West foods their family has relished throughout the decades, including Captain Tony's Sunday Fish Fry, Dennis Pharmacy Navy Bean Soup and The Midget's Brunswick Stew.

The Midget was one of the first places Norman Van Aken cooked in Key West after arriving from Illinois. 

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Miami Book Fair International
12:00 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

The Story Doesn’t End Here: Remix A Story With Junot Díaz

This story was pregnant with unanswered questions.
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Earlier this week, we asked you to help us tell a story—140 characters at a time—in honor of Miami Book Fair International.

We tweeted out the first line, given to us by Pulitzer-winning author Junot Díaz: “The dogs hadn’t barked all week.”

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