Love Books? You’ll Love the Miami Book Fair
PBS Book View Now’s Coverage of Miami Book Fair 2016 Begins TODAY
3 Days of Live Stream Coverage Friday Nov. 18 – Sunday Nov. 20
or on Facebook
Comprehensive Live and On-Demand Coverage at BookViewNow.org, PBS.org
and Facebook Live Made Possible by Knight Foundation
For three book-filled days, from Friday, Nov. 18 – Sunday, Nov. 20, PBS Book View Now will provide its most comprehensive coverage yet of the Miami Book Fair, presenting more than 60 writers representing an exciting range of genres and categories. PBS Book View Now coverage will distribute coverage across multiple digital and social platforms, allowing booklovers, information junkies, and story lovers around the world to tune in to our roster of leading writers, poets and literary celebrities.
The PBS Book View Now Miami Book Fair coverage begins TODAY with a special Young Reader’s Day from 1-5 pm ET (10 a.m.-2 p.m. PT). Coverage continues Saturday and Sunday for all genres from 1-6 p.m. ET (10 a.m.-3 pm PT). Viewers can watch LIVE online at http://bookviewnow.org and on Facebook at http://facebook.com/bookviewnow.
Guests this year include Pulitzer Prize winning author and columnist Dave Barry; two-time Newbery medal winner and National Book Award finalist Kate DiCamillo; former presidential candidate and current U.S. Senator, Bernie Sanders; bestselling thriller writer Brad Meltzer; Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and author Jane Alexander; science writer and technology historian James Gleick; Pulitzer Prize winner and National Book Award finalist for poetry Rita Dove; New York Times bestselling young adult novelist Leigh Bardugo and many, many more.
“Words have magical powers, they can transport us to new places, unlock feelings and open our minds to new experiences. The opportunity to hear authors read from and discuss their books provides in their own voice, is a unique experience for audiences on site and over the air waves,” said Victoria Rogers, Vice President for arts at Knight Foundation.
The acclaimed Miami Book Fair, now in its 33rd year, is one of the nation’s oldest and largest literary festivals, held each year on the campus of Miami Dade College in downtown Miami. More than 200 exhibitors from around the country take part in the weeklong event and weekend street fair, attracting an estimated 250,000 visitors each year for author talks and book signings, panel discussions, musical performances, and other activities.
For full interview schedule and more details about author guests and featured books, visit http://bookviewnow.org.