Jason Reynolds on "Lu" at the 2018 Miami Book Fair interviewed by Ashley Ford.
Lu must learn to leave his ego on the sidelines if he wants to finally connect with others in the climax to the New York Times bestselling and award-winning Track series from Jason Reynolds.
Michael Ondaatje on "Warlight: A Novel" at the 2018 Miami Book Fair interviewed by Jeffrey Brown.
From the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of The English Patient: a mesmerizing new novel that tells a dramatic story set in the decade after World War II through the lives of a small group of unexpected characters and two teenagers.
Ibtihaj Muhammad on her two versions of "Proud" at the 2018 Miami Book Fair interviewed by Rich Fahle.
Proud: My Fight for An Unlikely American Dream:
Growing up in New Jersey as the only African American Muslim at school, Ibtihaj Muhammad always had to find her own way.
John Grisham on "The Reckoning" at the 2018 Miami Book Fair interviewed by Jeffrey Brown.
“A murder mystery, a courtroom drama, a family saga…The Reckoning is Grisham's argument that he's not just a boilerplate thriller writer. Most jurors will think the counselor has made his case.”
Jamel Brinkley on "A Lucky Man" at the 2018 Miami Book Fair interviewed by Jeffrey Brown
In the nine expansive, searching stories of A Lucky Man, fathers and sons attempt to salvage relationships with friends and family members and confront mistakes made in the past.
Glory Edim on "Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves" at the 2018 Miami Book Fair interviewed by Jeffrey Brown.
Remember that moment when you first encountered a character who seemed to be written just for you? That feeling of belonging remains with readers the rest of their lives—but not everyone regularly sees themselves in the pages of a book.
R.O. Kwon on "The Incendiaries" at the 2018 Miami Book Fair interview by Rich Fahle. "Radiant...A dark, absorbing story of how first love can be as intoxicating and dangerous as religious fundamentalism." --New York Times Book Review. A powerful, darkly glittering novel of violence, love, faith, and loss.
Tommy Orange on "There, There" at the 2018 Miami Book Fair interviewed by Rich Fahle.
“This is a novel about what it means to inhabit a land both yours and stolen from you, to simultaneously contend with the weight of belonging and unbelonging. There is an organic power to this book—a revelatory, controlled chaos. Tommy Orange writes the way a storm makes landfall.” —Omar El Akkad
Fatima Farheen Mirza on A Place For Us A Novel at the 2018 Miami Book Fair interviewed by Rich Fahle.
The first novel from Sarah Jessica Parker’s new imprint, SJP for Hogarth, A Place for Us is a deeply moving and resonant story of love, identity, and belonging
Michael Beschloss on "Presidents of War" at the 2018 Miami Book Fair interviewed by Jeffrey Brown.
From a preeminent presidential historian comes a groundbreaking and often surprising saga of America’s wartime chief executives
We chatted with Mira Jacob about her new book, 'Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversation,' which came out earlier this week and uses visual content and collages to work through a prevailing atmosphere of divisiveness. Based in Brooklyn, Jacob is also the author of the critically acclaimed novel The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing.
Lucia LoTempio is a program manager at City of Asylum, along with Karla Lamb who serves as its senior program manager and volunteer coordinator; they're working to offer sanctuary for exiled or threatened writers. The Pittsburgh-based grassroots organization provides refuge for writers and helps them build a join a community of writers, readers, and neighbors.
We spoke with Ada Limón's today at AWP 2019; her latest poetry collection, 'The Carrying' was featured on PBS Books' Best of 2018 List, and it recently won the 2019 National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry. Limón is the author of five books of poetry, including 'Bright Dead Things,' which was named a finalist for the National Book Award.
Morgan Parker, who was recognized by the Los Angeles Times as a "Writer to Watch," and Publisher's Weekly included her book in its Best Poetry of 2019 list. Parker's poetry collection considers the everyday experience of black womanhood, while pushing past a curtain-like trope, often a plot-device in Hollywood films, where black characters are limited.
Poets Natalie Diaz and Nikky Finney about #ArtsForJustice, discussing issues like mass incarceration, civil rights, and poetics. Finney has written several books of poetry and is a recipient of a PEN America Open Book Award. Diaz’ first poetry collection, 'When My Brother Was an Aztec,' She is 2018 MacArthur Foundation Fellow, a Lannan Literary Fellow and a NACF Artist Fellow.
We were in Portland with Lisa Ko, talking about her novel, 'The Leavers,' which won the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction. Born in Queens (and currently based in Brooklyn), her writing has appeared in The New York Times, O Magazine, and in the Best American Short Stories collection (2016)
We sat down with author Mitchell S. Jackson, whose debut novel, 'The Residue Years,' won The Ernest J. Gaines Prize for Literary Excellence and was a finalist for the PEN / Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction. Jackson's new book chronicles four generations of his family, and takes its name from the calculations necessary to navigate gangs, guns, and near-death experiences.
We're talking to Rebecca Skloot, and her father (and poet), Floyd. Rebecca is the author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,’ while Floyd is a creative nonfiction writer, novelist and poet whose work has won three Pushcart Prizes, a Pen USA Literary Award, two Pacific NW Book Awards, and two Oregon Book Awards.