Fair Will Host Hundreds Of Renowned Authors

Miami Book Fair International has provided the community with a wide variety of authors and stories for 26 years—this year’s fair is no exception.

With more than 350 authors expected to appear, there is definitely something for everyone, including a little star power.

Among this year’s guests are former United States President George W. Bush, screenwriter Nora Ephron (When Harry Met Sally, You’ve Got Mail); musician and producer Emilio Estefan; journalist Frank Deford and musicians Patti Smith and Nick Zinner from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

“Being able to confirm authors of high caliber is a reaffirmation of the prestige Miami Book Fair International enjoys in the industry,” said Alina Interián, executive director of the Florida Center for the Literary Arts at Miami Dade College.

Ephron, Smith, and Zinner are among the authors that will take part of the fair’s “Evening With…” series which will take place at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus, 300 N.E. Second Ave., Building 3, Room 3210.

“I have always wanted to meet [Nora Ephron].When Harry Met Sally is one of my favorite movies!” Bianca Gomez, a biology major at Wolfson Campus said.

This year the MBFI hopes to connect with a full spectrum of audiences as well, having reached out to younger crowds with their Children’s Alley and Kid’s Comic Con activities. All the hype surrounding this year’s fair has students at Miami Dade College excited to see their favorite authors and celebrities.

But, as always, books will be the focus.

“We want to represent the full spectrum of books,” Lissette Mendez, program coordinator for FCLA said.