Festival of Authors: Miami Book Fair International 2007

Miami Book Fair InternationalThe Miami Book Fair International announced its list of confirmed authors participating in the 2007 Festival of Authors. I don’t think I’ll be able to cover as many events as I did last year. For besides covering a panel on exile and literature in South Florida from a Caribbean perspective on Saturday, Nov. 10th, 2007 @ 12:00 PM with Adrian Castro, Preston Allen, and Joanne Hyppolite, I really want to hear these writers:



Abani, Chris : Song For Night: A Novella, Akashic Books
Adisa, Opal Palmer, PhD: I Name Me Name: Lola, Peepal Tree Press; Until Judgment Comes: Stories About Jamaican Men, Peepal Tree Press
Allen, Preston : All or Nothing, Akashic Books
Baraka, Amiri : Tales of the Out & Gone: Short Stories, Akashic Books
Barrett, Lynne : A Hell of a Woman: An Anthology of Female Noir, Busted Flush Press
Bell, Madison Smartt: Toussaint Louverture: A Biography, Pantheon
Brock, James : Saints of Hysteria: A Half-Century of Collaborative American Poetry, Soft Skull Press
Brown, David : The Story of Little Haiti,
Bryce, Jane : Chameleon: Short Stories, Peepal Tree Press; Caribbean Dispatches: Beyond the Tourist Dream, Macmillan
Cezair-Thompson, Margaret : The Pirate's Daughter: A Novel, Unbridled Books
Daniels, Jim : Revolt of the Crash-Test Dummies, Eastern Washington University Press; In Line for the Exterminator, Wayne State University Press
Danticat, Edwidge : Brother I’m Dying, Knopf
Due, Tananarive : Casanegra: A Tennyson Hardwick Novel, Atria
Dufresne, John , Ed.: Best American Mystery Stories 2007, Houghton Mifflin
Duhamel, Denise , ed.: Saints of Hysteria: A Half-Century of Collaborative American Poetry, Soft Skull Press
Giovanni, Nikki : Acolytes: Poems, William Morrow
Hendricks, Vicki : Cruel Poetry: A Novel, Serpent's Tail Press
Hettich, Michael : Saints of Hysteria: A Half-Century of Collaborative American Poetry, Soft Skull Press
Kempadoo, Oonya : Tide Running, Beacon Press; Buxton Spice, Beacon Press
Lindsay, Jeff : Dexter in the Dark: A Novel, Doubleday
Maharaj, Rabindranath : A Perfect Pledge: A Novel, Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Nanton, Philip : Caribbean Dispatches: Beyond the Tourist Dream, Macmillan
Ondaatje, Michael : Divisadero, Knopf
Pau-Llosa, Ricardo , ed.: Hugo Consuegra, Ed. Universal
Phillips, Caryl : Foreigners, Knopf
Robinson, Kim : Out of Order! Anthony Winkler and White West Indian Writing, University of the West Indies Press
Schmitt, Peter : Renewing the Vows, David Robert Books
Suarez, Virgil : Saints of Hysteria: A Half-Century of Collaborative American Poetry, Soft Skull Press
Winkler, Anthony C.: Dog War, Akashic Books; The Lunatic, Akashic Books


To make your own list, follow this link: Miami Book FairInternational Festival of Authors.

Comments

Rethabile said…
That's a majestic list. Mine would be more modest. This would do it for me:

Abani, Chris : Song For Night: A Novella, Akashic Books

Ackerman, Diane : The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story, Norton

Baraka, Amiri : Tales of the Out & Gone: Short Stories, Akashic Books

Breytenbach, Breyten : Windcatcher: New & Selected Poems 1964-2006, Harcourt

Christopher, Nicholas : The Bestiary: A Novel, The Dial Press

Giovanni, Nikki : Acolytes: Poems, William Morrow

Hamby, Barbara : American Poetry Now: Pitt Poetry Series Anthology, University of Pittsburgh Press

Mabanckou, Alain : Congolese/American author

Philp, Geoffrey : Grandpa Sydney's Anancy Stories, Mabrak

Pinsky, Robert : Gulf Music: Poems, Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Schaper, Donna : Grassroots Gardening: Rituals for Sustaining Activism, Nation

And I wondered why Alain Mabanckou was dubbed a Congolese/American writer when he's a Congolese writer writing in French, but living in America. Oh well.
Rethabile, I think yours is more practical.

BTW, have you seen this by Chris Abani?

Chris Abani
Rethabile said…
Wow, had never seen it. I'm saving it for tomorrow, though, because the better machine belongs to my son, and he's sleeping. LOL. I'd rather not use my rickety one. I'll report on it afterwards. Thank you.

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