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MDC’s Miami Book Fair Opens with One-of-a-Kind Signature Events featuring Trevor Noah, Jorge Ramos, Eoin Colfer, and much more Nov. 13 Space is limited for ticketed events; early registration is encouraged. Book Fair runs Nov. 13 -20!Miami, Oct. 31, 2016 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) world-renowned Miami Book Fair (MBF) opens its star-studded 33rd edition at the downtown Miami Wolfson Campus with a remarkable and exciting program featuring Daily Show host and comedian Trevor Noah, acclaimed journalist and writer Jorge Ramos, international best-selling Children’s author Eoin Colfer, delicious food, games, and great music.
The Impact of Tourists in Cuban Bed and Breakfasts.  Tourism is now considered the leading industry in Cuba. For Cubans, this tourist boom is providing welcome opportunities for self-employment and access to hard currency. Tourists looking to experience the country outside of large hotels and resorts often choose accommodations in casas particulars, the Cuban equivalent of bed-and-breakfasts, where they enter the private homes and everyday life of Cuban people.
Connie Willis is a member of the Science Fiction Hall of Fame and a Grand Master of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. She has won more Hugo and Nebula awards for both her short fiction and novels than any other author in the genre. Her latest book is Crosstalk (Del Rey, $28), a witty novel about communication and emotional connection in the not-too-distant future. She described its genesis for us: My new novel is about telepathy, and it's amazing how many people think being able to hear other people's thoughts would be great.
Okey Ndibe's memoir, Never Look an American in the Eye: A Memoir of Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts, and the Making of a Nigerian American (Soho Press, $25), explores the experience of the traveller and immigrant, trying to make sense of all the possibilities and challenges of American culture. Ndibe first came to the U.S. to serve as founding editor of African Commentary, a magazine published by Chinua Achebe.
500+ authors! Panels, readings, music, comedy, cooking demos, art—it’s all happening at Miami Book Fair 2016 It’s here! Head to MiamiBookFair.com to build your schedule and download a copy of this year’s Fair Goer’s Guide or the crowd-favourite Grid! Highlights include panels in Creole and French as part of our new Read Caribbean program of almost 100 authors from the region; dozens of writers from Latin America and Spain taking part in the Ibero American Authors Program; cooking demos at Kitchen Stadium, now in its new location at NE 2nd Ave and NE 3rd Street; games, food, and live performances at the Porch, the Fair’s most chill spot; storytelling and pop-up fun rooms at Children’s Alley; and of course, this year’s stellar lineup of more than 500 authors in poetry, fiction, and non-fiction.
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