The iconicÂ Miami Book Fair, in its 30th year, will open Sunday November 17th with the popular Evenings With… series, featuring six nights of readings and discussions with noted authors from the United States and around the world.Â On Friday, the Street Fair gets under way. The highlight of the Street Fair is the Festival of Authors, with more than 350 authors reading and discussing their work, including the Latin American and Spanish authors who participate in the IberoAmerican Authors Program. Thousands of South Florida schoolchildren will help kick off the Street Fair, making the trip downtown Friday to hear authors and participate in Children’s Alley activities, including theater, arts-and-crafts, storytelling and readings by children’s book authors. Comics and graphic novels are once again featured, with the school of comics on Friday and a new section just for kids and teens, as well as presentations over the weekend by renowned graphic novelists and illustrators.
During Street Fair weekend, more than 250 publishers and booksellers exhibit and sell books, with special features like the antiquarians, who showcase of signed first editions, original manuscripts and other collectibles. TheÂ evening program of author readings starts Sunday, November 17 with Dan Brown, author of the blockbuster Inferno, and ends Friday, November 22 with Anjelica Huston in conversation about her memoir, A Story Lately Told: Coming of Age in Ireland, London, and New York.Â In between, there is an author and book for every interest, including Reza Aslan with Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, Carl Hiaasen with Bad Monkey, Sherman Alexie with his anthology Blasphemy, and Terry McMillan with the novel, Who Asked You? And many more!Â Street Fair Admission onÂ Friday is FREE; and onÂ Saturday and Sunday is $8;Â 13 to 18 and over 62 is $5; 12 and under is FREE. #MBFI30