November 23, 2011

In This Great Future, You Can't Forget Your Past

 (L. to R.) Marlon James, Geoffrey Philp, and Edwidge Danticat

The Miami Book Fair International is not only a great event to publicize and sell books, it's also a place to meet old friends and to talk shop before rushing off to the next reading. 

After my reading of Marcus and the Amazons, I met up with Edwidge Danticat, Evelina Galang, and Marlon James. Edwidge had just returned from New York, Marlon was leaving for Mexico, and Evelina was planning a reading for Ishion Hutchinson at the University of Miami. 

 (L. to R.)Geoffrey Philp, Edwidge Danticat, Evelina Galang

Maybe one of these days we'll get a chance to sit and have an extended conversation in Evelina's backyard. 

Are you up for it, Evelina? 

Have a great Thanksgiving, my friends.