Sunday, November 25, 2012

Miami Book Fair 2012

A detailed account of the Miami Book Fair 2012 is apparently not going to appear in this blog. The blogger pleads lack of motivation and laziness. I do have my notes, so maybe I will gradually get it done. Meanwhile, here's a highlight:

On Sunday, I attended the presentation of the Kurt Vonnegut Letters collection. The panel consisted of Mark Vonnegut, Dan Wakefield, and Don Farber. Mark is Kurt's son; I read his book Eden Express when I was in high school. He has written another, related book, also a memoir, called Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness, Only More So. Mark is a gentle, intelligent man. He was mostly grown up before his father was famous or successful. Mark expressed his gratitude to his father and said Kurt was "fully present" during his childhood. He is named after Mark Twain, and he also said he was glad his name wasn't "Mark Twain Vonnegut" because he isn't sure he could have survived that. In the question and answer period, someone asked about Kurt's relationships with women. Mark thought a long time. He said, "That is hard to answer." Then he said, "He loved well, when and where he could."

Dan Wakefield is the editor of the collection.  He read thousands of letters and decided which ones should be in the book, then wrote explanatory notes for each one. He expressed his opinion that the letters are as entertaining as any of Kurt's books, and said that Kurt "shines right through" the book. He also said that Kurt was a man who "had to tell the truth to save his life."  The Oscar Wilde quote applies, too: “If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.”

Even with the humor, Vonnegut's message wasn't always well-received. At his death, Fox News characterized him as "a minor scribbler of left-wing screeds." And just last month, Kurt Andersen published a rather dismissive review of the Letters, one that rankled Dan Wakefield enought that he read his own response at the book fair event. Fans of Vonnegut can be forgiven for feeling a little defensive--at one time his books were not only banned from certain public libraries, but actually burned. Oh, the irony.

Wakefield talked about religion, because he is a Christian, and it was a point of discussion with Vonnegut. Kurt said he was a Unitarian so that people wouldn't think he was "a spiritual quadriplegic." But he called himself a humanist. When Wakefield wrote an article for the New York Times Magazine entitled "Returning to Church," Kurt left a message on his answering machine: "This is Kurt. I forgive you."

Wakefield also said that when someone in prison would ask Kurt for advice about how to reconnect to the world after their release, Kurt would advise them to join a church. But, he said, he realized there was a risk that they would join the wrong church and end up back in jail for blowing up an abortion clinic.

I bought and read the Letters. I don't share Wakefield's view that the book is as entertaining as a Vonnegut novel, but it definitely has value. Some of the letters have historical value (e.g. the one to the Drake School Board); some have literary value (e.g. the one describing his experiences at Dresden); mostly, they are just of personal value. Vonnegut's readers tend to take his work personally, anyway, even if it is fiction. So it seems only natural that we should be allowed to read his letters. I'm sure he wouldn't mind.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Introduction to Miami Book Fair 2012

Lord help us, they have posted the confirmed authors for the 2012 Miami Book Fair International. Look upon it, and weep. For we shall not be able to attend  one tenth, nay, one percent  of the presentations--and they are pretty much all good. All 418 of them. This is ridiculous. Have they never heard of moderation?

Anyway, to be serious for a second. I'm psyched about the possibility of seeing Tom Wolfe, even though his book is not getting great reviews (understatement). I always read his books and if they are sometimes disappointing I forgive him because he gave us Bonfire of the Vanities and "The Painted Word."

I'm glad to see two of my favorite "brat pack" actors on the list, Molly Ringwald and Andrew McCarthy. Surely they will be on the same panel and that will be entertaining.

Mark Vonnegut--I read his first memoir The Eden Express, a long time ago. It was good. I've read a lot of books by and about people with mental illness. I'll definitely read his latest, which apparently deals with bipolar disorder. And what's this about a "Vonnegut panel" and a book of Kurt Vonnegut letters? Interesting...

Dave Barry--CONFIRMED. Yay. I have his book, Lunatics, and I've read it, but it isn't signed, so there's that possibility. And I look forward to the Rock Bottom Remainders, always a highlight.

2012 Confirmed Authors

David Abrams, Fobbit (Grove)

Ibrahim Ahmad, Editor: Akashic Books -- Writer's Institute instructor

Magali Alabau,Volver (Betania)

Andrew Albanese, Meet the Reporters Panel

Gennifer Albin, Crewel (Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers)

Xavier Alcala, Verde oliva (Nawtilus)

Malin Alegria, Border Town #3: Falling Too Fast (Point)

Ramon Alejandro, Adua, la pedagoga (Aduana Vieja)

Martin Amis, Lionel Asbo: State of England (Alfred A. Knopf)

Roberto Ampuero, The Neruda Case (Riverhead Books)

Roberto Ampuero, El último tango de Salvador Allende (Random House Mondadori)

Lori Andrews, I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy (Free Press)

Fernando Aramburu,Años lentos (Tusquets)

Guillermo Arango, El año de la pera (Universal)

Jorge Luis Arcos, Kaleidoscopio. La poética de Lorenzo García Vega (Colibri)

Robert Arellano, Curse the Names (Akashic Books)

Homero Aridjis, Los perros del fin del mundo, Noticias de la tierra, Tiempo de angeles (Alfaguara, Random House, Fondo de Cultura Economica)

Jami Attenberg, The Middlesteins (Grand Central Publishing)

Ellis Avery, The Last Nude (Riverhead Books)

Karen Avrich, Sasha and Emma: The Anarchist Odyssey of Alexander Berkman and Emma Goldman (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press)

Derf Backderf, My Friend Dahmer (Abrams ComicArts)

Deborah Baker, The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism (Graywolf Press)

Rosecrans Baldwin, Paris, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Andrés Barba,Ha dejado de llover (Anagrama)

Steven Barnes, Devil's Wake (Atria Books)

Mac Barnett, The Brixton Brothers Series (Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing)

Neil Barofsky, Bailout: An Inside Account of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street (Free Press)

Lynne Barrett, Magpies (Carnegie Mellon University Press)

Dave Barry, Lunatics (Putnam)

Jaime Bayly, Escupiran sobre mi tumba (Alfaguara)

Deni Y. Bechard, Cures For Hunger (Milkweed Editions)

Deni Y. Bechard, Vandal Love (Milkweed Editions)

Christopher Beha, What Happened to Sophie Wilder (Tin House Publishing)

Laura Bell, Claiming Ground (Vintage)

Naomi Benaron, Running the Rift (Algonquin Books)

Nate Berkus, The Things That Matter (Spiegel & Grau)

Jeff Biggers, State Out of the Union: Arizona and the Final Showdown Over the American Dream (Nation Books)

Juan Antonio Blanco, Ready, Aim, Fire!: Character Assassination in Cuba (Eriginal Books, L.L.C.)

Richard Blanco, Looking For The Gulf Motel (University of Pittsburgh Press)

Carol Blue, Discussion of Christopher Hitchens' last book Mortality (Twelve/Hachette Book Group)

Aaron Bobrow-Strain, White Bread: A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf (Beacon Press)

Kate Bornstein, A Queer and Pleasant Danger: A Memoir (Beacon Press)

Ali Brandon, A Novel Way to Die (A Black Cat Bookshop Mystery) (Berkley Prime Crime)

Adam Braver, Misfit (Tin House Publishing)

Libba Bray, The Diviners (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

Susie Bright, Big Sex Little Death: A Memoir (Seal Press)

Aretha Bright, Erotic Literature panel: Mother/Daughter Sex Advice

Leopoldo Brizuela, Una misma noche (Alfaguara)

Michael Bronski, A Queer History of the United States (Beacon Press)

Eleanor Brown, The Weird Sisters (Berkley/NAL/Penguin)

David Bukszpan, Is That a Word? From AA to ZZZ, the Weird and Wonderful Language of SCRABBLE (Chronicle Books)

Linda Burgess, Mount Vernon's Magnificent Menagerie and the Very Mysterious Guest (Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association)

Charles Burns, The Hive (Pantheon)

Benjamin Busch, Dust to Dust: A Memoir (Ecco)

Robert Olen Butler, The Hot Country (Grove)

Anne Byrn, Unbelievably Gluten-Free: 128 Delicious Recipes: Dinner Dishes You Never Thought You'd Be Able to Eat Again (Workman Publishing)

Susannah Cahalan, Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness (Free Press)

Ignacio Cardenas Acuña, Enigma para un domingo (Atom Press)

Margaret Cardillo, Just Being Audrey (Balzer + Bray)

Peter Carey, The Chemistry of Tears (Alfred A. Knopf)

Robert A. Caro, The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson (Alfred A. Knopf)

Brian Castner, The Long Walk: A Story of War and the Life That Follows (Doubleday)

Pilar Castaño,Profesión: mujer (Planeta)

Joy Castro, Hell or High Water (Thomas Dunne)

Jose Castro, The Sharks of North America (Oxford University Press)

Matthew Cavnar, Self-Publishing Panel

William Chafe, Bill and Hillary: The Politics of the Personal (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Colin Channer, Kingston Noir (Akashic Books)

Da Chen, My Last Empress (Crown Publishing)

Alan Cheuse, Paradise (or) Eat Your Face (SFWP)

Hillary Chute, Graphic Women: Life Narrative and Contemporary Comics (Columbia University Press)

Pancho Céspedes, Plays music on Poetry Night

Sandra Cisneros, Have You Seen Marie? (Alfred A. Knopf)

C.M. Clark, Charles Deering Forecasts the Weather & Other Poems (Solution Hole Press)

James C. Clark, Presidents in Florida: How the Presidents Have Shaped Florida and How Florida Has Influenced the Presidents (Pineapple Press)

James C. Clark, Red Pepper and Gorgeous George: Claude Pepper's Epic Defeat in the 1950 Democratic Primary (University Press of Florida)

Rich Cohen, The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America's Banana King (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Mark Coker, Self-Publishing Panel

J.J. Colgrande, Deco (BlazeVOX)

Melissa Coleman, This Life is in Your Hands: One Dream, Sixty Acres, and a Family's Heartbreak (HarperPerennial)

Steven A. Cook, The Struggle for Egypt: From Nasser to Tahrir Square (Oxford University Press)

Chip Cooper, Old Havana/La Habana Vieja: Spirit of the Living City/El espiritu de la ciudad viva (The University of Alabama Press)

T Cooper, Real Man Adventures (McSweeney's Books)

Jeanne Cordova, When We Were Outlaws: A Memoir of Love and Revolution (Spinsters Ink)

Leela Corman, Unterzakhn (Pantheon)

Ariel Coro, El salto (Vintage Random)

Pedro Corzo, El espionaje cubano en Estados Unidos (Instituto de la Memoria)

Justin Cronin, The Twelve (Book Two of the Passage Trilogy) (Ballantine)

Aline Crumb, Drawn Together: The Collected Works of Aline & R. Crumb (W.W. Norton & Company)

Mariela Dabbah, Poder de mujer (C.A. Press)

Kris D'Agostino, The Sleepy Hollow Family Almanac (Algonquin Books)

Edwidge Danticat, So Spoke the Earth (Women Writers of Haitian Descent, Inc.)

Kwame Dawes, Jubilation! Poems Celebrating 50 Years of Jamaican Independence (Peepal Tree Press)

Uva de Aragon, Ready, Aim, Fire!: Character Assassination in Cuba (Eriginal Books, L.L.C.)

Armando De Armas, Los naipes en el espejo (Latin Heritage Foundation)

Debra Dean, The Mirrored World (HarperCollins)

Amelia Del Castillo, Palabras al vuelo (Ediciones Baquiana)

Manny Diaz, Miami Transformed: Rebuilding America One Neighborhood, One City at a Time (University of Pennsylvania Press)

Junot Diaz, This is How You Lose Her (Riverhead Books)

Néstor Díaz de Villegas,Che en Miami (Aduana Vieja)

Bernard Diederich, The Seeds of Fiction: Graham Greene's Adventures in Haiti and Central America 1954-1983 (Peter Owen Publishers)

Emma Donoghue, Astray (Little, Brown and Company)

Tim Dorsey, Pineapple Grenade (Willam Morrow)

Teresa Dovalpage, The Astral Plane: Stories of Cuba, the Southwest and Beyond (Uno Press)

Teresa Dovalpage,Llevarás luto por Franco (Atmósfera literaria)

Pamela Druckerman, Bringing Up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting (The Penguin Press)

Andre Dubus III, Townie: A Memoir (W.W. Norton & Company)

Tananarive Due, Devil's Wake (Atria Books)

John Dufresne, Sweat Broadsheet Collaboration

Denise Duhamel, Sweat Broadsheet Collaboration

Glen Duncan, Talulla Rising (Alfred A. Knopf)

Maggie Dunlap, Mount Vernon's Magnificent Menagerie and the Very Mysterious Guest (Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association)

Martin A. Dyckman, Reubin O'D. Askew and the Golden Age of Florida Politics (University Press of Florida)

Aileen El-Kadi, Sam no es mi tio (Alfaguara)

Michael Ennis, The Malice of Fortune (Doubleday)

Eric Erlandson, Letters to Kurt (Akashic Books)

Roberto Luque Escalona, El profesor y los hombres de don Álvaro (Universal)

Barry Estabrook, Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit (Andrews McMeel Publishing)

Abilio Estévez, El año del calypso (Tusquets)

María Estévez, Reina del duende (Roca)

Julio Estorino,Una palabra más fuerte (Universal)

Donald Farber, MODERATOR: Vonnegut Panel

Alberto Ferreras, B de Bella (Vintage Random)

M.J. Fievre, So Spoke the Earth (Women Writers of Haitian Descent, Inc.)

David Finch, The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man's Quest to Be a Better Husband (Scribner)

Diego Fonseca, Sam no es mi tio (Alfaguara)

Steve Forman, Boca Daze (Tor/Macmillan)

Ellen Forney, Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me (Gotham Books)

Anne Fountain, Disconnect Desencuentro (Cubanabooks)

Eleni Gage, Other Waters: A Novel (St. Martin's Griffin)

Kami Garcia, Beautiful Redemption (A Beautiful Creatures Novel) (Little, Brown and Company Books for Young Readers)

Carolina Garcia-Aguilera, Magnolia (B&B Press)

Juan José Garrido, Participates in panel Riqueza y pobreza en América Latina

J. Gabriel Gates, Blood Zero Sky (HCI Books)

Zack Giallongo, Broxo (First Second Books)

Mempo Giardinelli,Santo oficio de la memoria (Edhasa)

Dana Gioia, Pity the Beautiful (Graywolf Press)

Marcelo Giugale, Participates in panel Riqueza y pobreza en América Latina

John Glassie, A Man of Misconceptions: The Life of an Eccentric in an Age of Change (Riverhead Books)

Judy Goldman, Losing My Sister, A Memoir (John F. Blair)

Hedy Goldsmith, Baking Out Loud: Fun Desserts with Big Flavors (Clarkson Potter)

Cary Goldstein, Discussion of Christopher Hitchens' last book Mortality (Twelve/Hachette Book Group)

Laurentino Gomes, 1822 (Nova Fronteira)

Miriam Gómez,El cronista de cine (Galaxia Gutenberg)

Christina Diaz Gonzalez, A Thunderous Whisper (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers)

Michael Goodwin, Economix: How Our Economy Works (and Doesn't Work) in Words and Pictures (Abrams ComicArts)

Robert Goolrick, Heading Out to Wonderful (Algonquin Books)

Adam Gopnik, The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food (Random House)

Ily Goyanes, Girls Who Score: Hot Lesbian Erotica (Cleis Press)

Chris Grabenstein, The Black Heart Crypt: A Haunted Mystery (Yearling)

Bob Graham, Keys to the Kingdom (Vanguard Press)

Ignacio Granados, Participant: homage to poet Lorenzo Garcia Vega

Reyna Grande, The Distance Between Us: A Memoir (Atria Books)

James Grippando, Need You Now (Harper)

Lauren Groff, Arcadia (Voice/Hyperion)

Michael Grunwald, The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era (Simon & Schuster)

Liz Gutman, The Liddabit Sweets Candy Cookbook: How to Make Truly Scrumptious Candy in Your Own Kitchen! (Workman Publishing)

James W. Hall, Hit Lit: Cracking the Code of the Twentieth Century’s Biggest Bestsellers (Random House)

Wayne Hammond, The Art of The Hobbit (HarperCollins)

Jenny Han, Burn for Burn (Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing)

Judith Hannan, Motherhood Exagerated (CavanKerry Press)

Michael Haskins, Car Wash Blues: A Mick Murphy Key West Mystery (Five Star/Gale/Cengage)

Lola Haskins, The Grace to Leave (Anhinga Press)

Meg Haston, How to Rock Braces and Glasses (Poppy)

Ben Hatke, Zita the Spacegirl (First Second Books)

Chris Hayes, Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy (Crown Publishers)

William Heffernan, When Johnny Came Marching Home (Akashic Books)

Mark Helprin, In Sunlight and In Shadow (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Adriana Herrera, Participates in dialogue with Antonio Orejudo

Michael Hettich, Sweat Broadsheet Collaboration

Joan Hilty, MODERATOR: Comics and Social Change Panel

Alex Hitz, My Beverly Hills Kitchen: Classic Southern Cooking with a French Twist (Alfred A. Knopf)

Christine G.T. Ho, Humane Migration: Establishing Legitimacy and Rights For Displaced People (Kumarian Press)

Riva Hocherman, Senior Editor: Metropolitan Books. Comics and Social Change panelist

John Hogan, In Conversation with Michael Goodwin

Pam Houston, Contents May Have Shifted (W.W. Norton & Company)

Hugh Howey, Wool (Omnibus) (Random House/Kindle)

Tonya Hurley, The Blessed (Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing)

Scott Hutchins, A Working Theory of Love (Penguin)

Joanne Hyppolite, So Spoke the Earth (Women Writers of Haitian Descent, Inc.)

Susan Isaacs, Goldberg Variations (Scribner)

Eloisa James, Paris In Love: A Memoir (Random House)

Orlando Jiménez Leal,El caso PM. Cine, poder y censura (Colibri)

Adam Johnson, The Orphan Master's Son (Random House Trade Paperbacks)

Jamal Joseph, Panther Baby: A Life of Rebellion & Reinvention (Algonquin Books)

Rachel Joyce, The Unlikely Pilgrammage of Harold Fry (Random House)

Joseph Kanon, Istanbul Passage (Atria)

Etgar Keret, Suddenly, A Knock on the Door (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Robert Kerstein, Key West on the Edge: Inventing the Conch Republic (University Press of Florida)

Russ Kick, The Graphic Canon, Volume 1: From the Epic of Gilgamesh to Shakespeare to Dangerous Liaisons (Seven Stories Press)

Chip Kidd, Batman: Death By Design (DC Comics)

Derek Kirk Kim, Tune (First Second Books)

Elaine King, La familia y el dinero hecho fácil (Penguin)

Gilbert King, Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America (HarperCollins)

Jen King, The Liddabit Sweets Candy Cookbook: How to Make Truly Scrumptious Candy in Your Own Kitchen! (Workman Publishing)

Daniel Kirk, Library Mouse: A Museum Adventure (Abrams Books for Young Readers)

Julie Klam, Friendkeeping: A Field Guide to the People You Love, Hate, and Can't Live Without (Riverhead Books)

Carol Lynne Knight, Quantum Entanglement (Apalachee Press)

Charles Kochman, My Friend Dahmer (Abrams ComicArts)

Enrique Krauze, Redentores (Vintage Español)

Hari Kunzru, Gods Without Men (Alfred A. Knopf)

Anne Lamott, Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers (Riverhead Books)

Youme Landowne, Mali Under the Night Sky: A Lao Story of Home (Cinco Puntos Press)

Brian Latell, Castro's Secrets: The CIA and Cuba's Intelligence Machine (Palgrave Macmillan)

Victor LaValle, The Devil in Silver (Spiegel & Grau)

Robert Leleux, The Living End: A Memoir of Forgetting and Forgiving (St. Martin's Press)

Nicholas Lemann, Columbia Journalism School Event

Yvan Lemoine, Comidas U.S.A.: Una coleccion esencial de recetas clasicas y reconfortantes de Estados Unidos (C.A. Press)

Mia Leonin, Sweat Broadsheet Collaboration

Marc Levy, French language author

Mark Leyner, The Sugar Frosted Nutsack: A Novel (Little, Brown and Company)

Paul Lisicky, Unbuilt Projects (Four Way Books)

Marjorie Liu, Astonishing X-Men (Marvel Comics)

Margot Livesey, The Flight of Gemma Hardy (HarperCollins)

Humberto Lopez y Guerra, El traidor de Praga (Verbum Madrid)

Ricardo López Murphy, Participates in panel Riqueza y pobreza en América Latina

Guillermo Lousteau, Participates in panel Riqueza y pobreza en América Latina

Edward Luce, Time to Start Thinking: America in the Age of Descent (Atlantic Monthly Press)

Gordiano Lupi, Ready, Aim, Fire!: Character Assassination in Cuba (Eriginal Books, L.L.C.)

Roberto Luque Escalona, El profesor y los hombres de don Alvaro (Universal)

Doug Mack, Europe on 5 Wrong Turns a Day: One Man, Eight Countries, One Vintage Travel Guide (Perigee Trade)

Emily St. John Mandel, The Lola Quartet (Unbridled Books)

William J. Mann, Hello, Gorgeous: Becoming Barbra Streisand (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Sonia Manzano, The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano (Scholastic)

David Maraniss, Barack Obama: The Story (Simon & Schuster)

Myriam Marquez, Cubans: An Epic Journey: The Struggle of Exiles for Truth and Freedom (FACE, Inc./Reedy Press)

Sandra Marquez Stathis, Rubble: The Search for a Haitian Boy (Lyons Press)

William Martin, The Lincoln Letter (A Peter Fallon Novel) (Forge)

Guillermo Martinez, Cubans: An Epic Journey: The Struggle of Exiles for Truth and Freedom (FACE, Inc./Reedy Press)

Jessica Martinez, The Space Between Us (Simon Pulse)

Ayesha Mattu, Love, InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women (Soft Skull Press)

Maricel Mayor Marsan, Trilogia de teatro breve (Ediciones Baquiana)

Andrew McCarthy, The Longest Way Home (Free Press)

Diana McCaulay, Huracan (Peepal Tree Press)

Lisa McCourt, Juicy Joy: 7 Simple Steps to Your Glorious, Gutsy Self (Hay House)

Conor McCreery, Kill Shakespeare (IDW Publishing)

Campbell McGrath, In the Kingdom of the Sea Monkeys: Poems (Ecco)

Erin McHugh, One Good Deed: 365 Days of Trying To Be Just a Little Bit Better (Abrams Image)

Stephanie McMillan, The Beginning of the American Fall: A Comics Journalist Inside the Occupy Wall (Seven Stories Press)

Heather McPherson, Field to Feast: Recipes Celebrating Florida Farmers, Chefs, and Artisans (University Press of Florida)

Bryan Mealer, Muck City: Winning and Losing in Football's Forgotten Town (The Crown Publishing Group)

Pablo Medina, Cubop City Blues (Grove/Atlantic, Inc.)

Brad Meltzer, Heroes for My Daughter (Harper)

Candice Millard, Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President (Random House)

Jesse Millner, Dispatches from the Department of Supernatural Explanation (Kitsune Books)

J.R. Moehringer, Sutton: A Novel (Hyperion)

Carlos Alberto Montaner, Otra vez adios (Alfaguara)

Matias Montes Huidobro, Un bronceado hawaiano (Aduana Vieja)

Carlos Alberto Montaner, Ready, Aim, Fire!: Character Assassination in Cuba (Eriginal Books, L.L.C.)

Deborah Dash Moore, City of Promises: A History of the Jews of New York (New York University Press)

Susanna Moore, The Life of Objects (Alfred A. Knopf)

Arturo Morell,Innominado amor: Versos del amanecer (Baquiana)

Hans Morgenstern, In Conversation with Eric Erlandson

Michael Morris, Man in the Blue Moon (Tyndale)

Joe Mozingo, The Fiddler on Pantico Run: An African Warrior, His White Descendants, A Search for Family (Free Press)

Seamus Mullen, Seamus Mullen's Hero Food: How Cooking with Delicious Things Can Make Us Feel Better (Andrews McMeel Publishing)

David Nasaw, The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy (The Penguin Press)

Edward Nawotka, Meet the Reporters Panel

Melanie Neale, Boatgirl: A Memoir of Youth, Love, and Fiberglass (Beating Windward Press)

Liliane Nerette-Louis, So So Spoke the Earth (Women Writers of Haitian Descent, Inc.)

Jo Nesbø, Phantom (A Harry Hole Novel) (Alfred A. Knopf)

Lea Nickless, Sweat Broadsheet Collaboration

Sherry North, Because You Are My Teacher (Abrams Books for Young Readers)

Josip Novakovich, Shopping for a Better Country: Essays (Dzanc Books)

Silvia Nuñez del Arco, El hombre que tardó en amar (C.A. Press)

Louise O'Brien, MODERATOR: Cubans: An Epic Journey: The Struggle of Exiles for Truth and Freedom (FACE, Inc./Reedy Press)

Mirta Ojito, Columbia Journalism School Event

Corey Olsen, Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Joseph Olshan, Cloudland (Minotaur Books)

Antonio Orejudo, Ventajas de viajar en tren (Tusquets)

Bill O'Reilly, Killing Kennedy (Henry Holt and Company)

Camille Paglia, Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art From Egypt to Star Wars (Pantheon Books)

Dan Parent, Creator of "Kevin Keller" Archie Comics' first gay character (Archie Comics)

Todd Parr, The Thankful Book (Little, Brown and Company Books for Young Readers)

James Patterson, Family Literacy Event (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and Little, Brown and Co.)

Orlando Patterson, An Absence of Ruins (Modern Caribbean Classics) (Peepal Tree Press)

Jenny Pedroza, Self-Publishing Panel

Yaddyra Peralta, Sweat Broadsheet Collaboration

Larry Perez, Snake in the Grass: An Everglades Invasion (Pineapple Press)

Rodolfo Perez Valero, Un hombre toca a la puerta bajo la lluvia (Random House Mondadori)

Geoffrey Philp, Sweat Broadsheet Collaboration

Andrés Pi Andreu, América nuestra, antología de narrativa en español escrita en Estados Unidos, by Fernando Olzanski y Jose Castro Urioste (Linkgua USA)

Andrés Pi Andreu, Antes de la Aurora, byFrancisco García Gonzalez (Linkgua USA)

Christopher Pike, Witch World (Simon Pulse)

Carlos Pintado, El unicornio y otros poemas (Ruinas Circulares)

Margarita Pintado, Participant: homage to poet Lorenzo Garcia Vega

Nélida Piñón,Corazón andariego (Alfaguara)

Craig Pittman, The Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal, and the World's Most Beautiful Orchid (University Press of Florida)

Leonard Pitts, Jr.,Freeman (Bolden)

Cesar Pizarro, Cubans: An Epic Journey: The Struggle of Exiles for Truth and Freedom (FACE, Inc./Reedy Press)

Neil S. Plakcy, Dog Helps Those (A Golden Retriever Mystery) (Amazon Digital Publishing)

Sharon Potts, The Devil's Madonna (Oceanview Publishing)

Benjamín Prado, Operación Gladio (Alfaguara)

Catherine Esposito Prescott, The Living Ruin (Finishing Line Press)

Maricel Presilla, Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America (W.W. Norton & Company)

Margi Preus, Shadow on the Mountain (Abrams Books for Young Readers)

Steven Raichlen, Island Apart (Tor)

Randy Rawls, Hot Rocks (Midnight Ink)

Ishmael Reed, Going Too Far: Essays About America's Nervous Breakdown (Baraka Books)

Tennessee Reed, New and Selected Poems: 1982-2011 (World Parade Press)

Matthew Reinhart, Star Wars: A Galactic Pop-up Adventure (Scholastic)

Seth Reiss, The Onion Book of Known Knowledge (Little, Brown and Company)

Susan Kushner Resnick, You Saved Me, Too: What a Holocaust Survivor Taught Me About Living, Dying, Loving, Fighting, and Swearing in Yiddish (Skirt!)

Nina Revoyr, Wingshooters (Akashic Books)

Peter H. Reynolds, Sky Color (Candlewick)

Molly Ringwald, When It Happens to You: A Novel in Stories (HarperCollins)

Giovanna Rivero, Tukzon, historias colaterales (La Hoguera)

Beatriz Rizk, Teatro contra el olvido (Universidad Científica del Sur)

James A. Robinson, Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty (Crown Publishing)

Howard Rock, City of Promises: A History of the Jews of New York (New York University Press)

Manuel Roig-Franzia, The Rise of Marco Rubio (Simon & Schuster)

Rafael Rojas, Ready, Aim, Fire!: Character Assassination in Cuba (Eriginal Books, L.L.C.)

Rafael Rojas, La máquina del olvido (Taurus)

Dave Roman, Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity (First Second Books)

Carlin Romano, America the Philosophical (Alfred A. Knopf)

Santiago Roncagliolo, El amante uruguayo, Sam no es mi tio (Alcala, Alfaguara)

Raquel Roque, Cocina Latina: El sabor del mundo latino (C.A. Press)

M.J. Rose, What To Do Before Your Book Launch (Argo-Navis)

M.J. Rose, The Book of Lost Fragrances (Atria Books)

M.J. Rose, Lip Service (Atria Books)

Thane Rosenbaum, The Stranger within Sarah Stein (Texas Tech Univ. Press)

Hanna Rosin, The End of Men: And the Rise of Women (Riverhead Books)

Julia Ross, The Diet Cure: The 8-Step Program to Rebalance Your Body Chemistry and End Food Cravings, Weight Gain, and Mood Swings--Naturally (Penguin)

Orlando Rossardi, Totalidad (Aduana Vieja)

Marco Roth, The Scientists: A Family Romance (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

David Rothkopf, Power, Inc.: The Epic Rivalry between Big Business and Government and the Reckoning That Lies Ahead (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Alan Ryan, On Politics: A History of Political Thought: From Herodotus to the Present (W.W. Norton & Company)

María Isabel Saavedra, Una vida en canciones (Ardiz Publishing)

Alberto Ruy Sanchez, Elogio del insomnio (Alfaguara)

Michael J. Sandel, What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Mayra Santos Febres, Tratado de medicina natural para hombres melancólicos, Fe en disfraz

Susan M. Schneider, The Science of Consequences: How They Affect Genes, Change the Brain, and Impact Our World (Prometheus Books)

Josh Schonwald, The Taste of Tomorrow: Dispatches from the Future of Food (Harper)

Christina Scull, The Art of The Hobbit (HarperCollins)

Laurietz Seda, Teatro contra el olvido (Universidad Científica del Sur)

Onajide Shabaka, Sweat Broadsheet Collaboration

B.A. Shapiro, The Art Forger (Algonquin Books)

Hiroko Shimbo, Hiroko's American Kitchen: Cooking with Japanese Flavors (Andrews McMeel Publishing)

Mark Siegel, Sailor Twain Or The Mermaid in the Hudson (First Second Books)

Jeffrey Siger, Target: Tinos (An Inspector Kaldis Mystery) (Poisoned Pen Press)

Michael Sledge, The More I Owe You: A Novel (Counterpoint Press)

Daniel Smith, Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety (Simon & Schuster)

Brian Smith, Secrets of Great Portrait Photography: Photographs of the Famous and Infamous (Peachpit/New Riders)

Andrew Smith, Passenger (Macmillan Children's Publishing Group)

Lemony Snicket, Who Could That Be at This Hour? (All the Wrong Questions) (Little, Brown and Company Books for Young Readers)

Mahalia Solages, So Spoke the Earth (Women Writers of Haitian Descent, Inc.)

Andrew Solomon, Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity (Scribner)

Danielle Sosin, The Long-Shining Waters (Milkweed Press)

Jose Soto, Habana 20/20 (Author House)

Jessica Speart, Winged Obsession: The Pursuit of the World's Most Notorious Butterfly Smuggler (William Morrow)

Bob Spitz, Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child (Alfred A. Knopf)

James Srodes, On Dupont Circle: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and the Progressives Who Shaped Our World (Counterpoint Press)

Les Standiford, Desperate Sons: Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, John Hancock, and the Secret Band of Radicals Who Led the Colonies to War (Harper)

Ilan Stavans, El Iluminado (Basic Books)

R.L. Stine, Red Rain (Touchstone)

Margaret Stohl, Beautiful Redemption (A Beautiful Creatures Novel) (Little, Brown and Company Books for Young Readers)

Rodger Streitmatter, Outlaw Marriages: The Hidden Histories of Fifteen Extraordinary Same-Sex Couples (Beacon Press)

Rachel L. Swarns, American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama (HarperCollins)

Tom Swick, The Best American Travel Writing (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Mitzi Szereto, Thrones of Desire: Erotic Tales of Swords, Mist and Fire (Cleis Press)

Jake Tapper, The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor (Little, Brown and Company)

Laini Taylor, Days of Blood and Starlight (Little, Brown and Company Books for Young Readers)

Raina Telgemeier, Drama (Graphix)

Johnny Temple, Editor: Akashic Books -- Writer's Institute instructor

Deborah Thomas, Exceptional Violence: Embodied Citizenship in Transnational Jamaica (Duke University Press)

Christopher Tilghman, The Right Hand Shore (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Carol Todaro, Sweat Broadsheet Collaboration

Isabel Toledo, Roots of Style: Weaving Together Life, Love, and Fashion (Celebra)

Ruben Toledo, Roots of Style: Weaving Together Life, Love, and Fashion (Celebra)

Jeffrey Toobin, The Oath: The Obama White House v. the Supreme Court (Doubleday)

Allan Topol, The Spanish Revenge (Vantage Point)

Luisita Lopez Torregrosa, Before the Rain: A Memoir of Love & Revolution (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Justin Torres, We the Animals (Mariner)

Will Tracy, The Onion Book of Known Knowledge (Little, Brown and Company)

Jessica Maria Tuccelli, Glow (Viking)

Jay R. Tunney, The Prizefighter and the Playwright: Gene Tunney and George Bernard Shaw (Firefly Books)

Rosana Ubanell, Volver a morir, Perdido en tu piel (C.A. Press)

David Unger, Para mi eres divina (Random House Mondadori Mexico)

Nick Vagnoni, Sweat Broadsheet Collaboration

Jose Ignacio Valenzuela, Salida de emergencia (Terranova Editores)

Justin Van Aken, My Key West Kitchen: Recipes and Stories (Kyle Books)

Norman Van Aken, My Key West Kitchen: Recipes and Stories (Kyle Books)

Noah Van Sciver, The Hypo: A Graphic Portrait of the Melancholic Young Lincoln (Fantagraphic Books)

Sam Verdeja, Cubans: An Epic Journey: The Struggle of Exiles for Truth and Freedom (FACE, Inc./Reedy Press)

Chantalle Francesca Verna, So Spoke the Earth (Women Writers of Haitian Descent, Inc.)

Maria Juliana Villafañe, Volar sin alas (Ediciones Baquiana)

Tom Virgin, Sweat Broadsheet Collaboration

Siobhan Vivian, Burn for Burn (Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing)

Mark Vonnegut, Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So: A Memoir (Bantam)

Dan Wakefield, Kurt Vonnegut: Letters (Delacorte Press)

JT Waldman, Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me (Hill and Wang)

Scott Wallace, The Unconquered: In Search of the Amazon's Last Uncontacted Tribes (Broadway)

Gregory Wallance, America's Soul in the Balance: The Holocaust, FDR's State Department, and the Moral Disgrace of an American Aristocracy (Greenleaf)

Joan Walsh, What's the Matter with White People? Why We Long for a Golden Age That Never Was? (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.)

Jess Walter, Beautiful Ruins: A Novel (HarperCollins)

Chris Ware, Building Stories (Pantheon)

Lila Quintero Weaver, Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White (University of Alabama Press)

Robert Weil, Editor, W.W. Norton & Company; In Conversation with Alan Ryan

Eric Weiner, Man Seeks God: My Flirtations with the Divine (Twelve)

Susan Weiner, Sweat Broadsheet Collaboration

Amy E. Weiss, Miracles Happen: The Transformational Healing Power of Past-Life Memories (HarperOne)

Brian L. Weiss, Miracles Happen: The Transformational Healing Power of Past-Life Memories (HarperOne)

Irvine Welsh, Skagboys (W.W. Norton & Company)

Henry Wiencek, Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Antoine Wilson, Panorama City (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Anthony C. Winkler, God Carlos (Akashic Books)

Sherri Winston, President of the Whole Fifth Grade (Little, Brown and Company Books for Young Readers)

Alex Witchel, All Gone: A Memoir of My Mother's Dementia. With Refreshments (Riverhead Books)

Terri Witek, Exit Island (Orchises Press)

Kimberly Witherspoon, Publicist/Agent: Writer’s Institute Instructor

Naomi Wolf, Vagina: A New Biography (Ecco)

Tom Wolfe, Back to Blood: A Novel (Little, Brown and Company)

Avi Wortis, Sophia's War (Beach Lane Books)

Carlos Wynter Melo, Mis mensajes en botellas electrónicas (Fuga Editorial)

Bunny Yeager, Bunny Yeager's Darkroom (Rizzoli)

Kevin Young, The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (Bloomsbury Publishing)

Carlos Yushimito del Valle, Lecciones para un niño que llega tarde (Duomo Ediciones)

Manuel Zayas, El caso PM. Cine, poder y censura (Colibri)

Jean Zimmerman, The Orphanmaster (Viking)