Head to Miami This Weekend – For The World’s Largest Book Fair – Live Online
PBS, Book View Now, the PBS Newshour DPTV Deliver Wall-to-Wall Coverage
The 2015 Miami Book Fair
Live From Miami Dade College
Live Online Coverage Begins Today at 1pm – Runs through Sunday
The books are coming… And the readers and writers will follow, as they do by the hundreds of thousands every year for the Miami Book Fair—the biggest literary party to look forward to every November. Starting today at 1pm and running through Sunday, Book View Now & PBS will be on the ground in Miami, providing LIVE interviews with some of the country’s most prestigious authors and giving viewers an inside look at the fair. Coverage will be led by Jeffrey Brown Senior Correspondent and Chief Arts Correspondent for PBS NewsHour and Book View Now host Rich Fahle.
Live stream coverage will be available online via PBS.org and at http://BookViewNow.org, plus select PBS station websites, and the WORLDChannel.org. In addition, select segments will be archived and available for on-demand viewing on http://pbs.org, PBS station websites and all PBS video apps, including iPhone, iPad, Xbox, Roku and Apple TV, as well as YouTube. Coverage will also be available via online video player available to any individual or entities, including bookstores, publishers, blogs and media outlets wishing to share the stories, events and energy of the Miami Book Fair with their audiences.
Featured authors include:
- Three of the five finalists for National Book Award Young People’s Literature (announced Nov. 18) – Neal Shusterman, Ali Benjamin, Steve Sheinkin
- Dav Pilkey, mega bestseller for Captain Underpants
- Congressman John Lewis (Civil Rights pioneer and co-author of graphic novels March Book One and Book Two.
- Dave Barry
- Melissa de la Cruz (bestselling YA author)
- Sandra Cisneros
- Mitch Albom
- Paula McClain (book club favorites The Paris Wife, Circling the Sun)
- Sara Gruen (book club favorites Water for Elephants, At the Water’s Edge)
- Stacy Schiff, Pulitzer Prize Winning biographer (most recent is buzzed The Witches: Salem 1692)
- Ted Koppel
- Actor / author / playwright / novelist / historian Eric Bogosian
- Actors Paul Giamatti and David David Strathairn
- National Book Award Finalist Angela Flournoy (for the Detroit-based novel, The Turner House)
- Actors Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory) and Jesse Eisenberg
- J. O’Rourke
- National Book Award Finalist Lauren Groff
- National Book Award Finalist Adam Johnson
- National Book Award Finalist Sally Mann
- several other National Book Award finalists in fiction, nonfiction and poetry
- Rabbi Harold Kushner
- Actor and graphic novel memoirist John Leguizamo
- Actress Rosie Perez
You don’t have to travel or go anywhere. We invite you to enjoy books and authors in the comfort of your own home. Just go to http://bookviewnow.org and tune in live. You can also embed the stream on your website. Learn more at: https://livestream.com/detroitpublictv/mbf15/embed.
Join us for live coverage of the Miami Book Fair – This coming Friday, Satruday and Sunday. Go to http://www.pbs.org/book-view-now/home/ for more information. Enjoy!