| Mar 15, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Aleksandar Hemon landed in the United States two decades ago, January 1992. He was 27, a young Bosnian journalist from Sarajevo arriving on a one-month visa, arranged through a cultural exchange program sponsored by the State Department. Just after he...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 11:36 AM
Stephen Colbert had author Junot Diaz on his show Monday night to talk about immigration. He introduced Diaz by saying, "My guest tonight won a Nobel Prize and a MacArthur Genius grant."
Sure, Diaz has been racking up awards like nobody's business. He...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 8:31 AM
Publishing giant Random House posted record profits last year, Publisher's Weekly reports. Thanks to E.L. James' "Fifty Shades" trilogy, revenue at the Bertelsmann-owned publisher exceeded $420 million in 2012 -- up a staggering 75% from the year before....
| Mar 27, 2013
| 3:23 PM
Using Walter Isaacson's best-selling biography as a frame, award-winning author Mari Yamazaki has created a manga version of the life of Apple founder Steve Jobs. It's being serialized in the Japanese comic magazine Kiss, alongside tales of teen love....
| Oct 2, 2012
| 4:13 PM
If you're a regular attendee at the author appearances at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, you've seen a fair share of geniuses. Junot Diaz and Dinaw Mengestu -- who today received "genius" grants from the MacArthur Foundation -- have appeared in recent...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 7:34 AM
The American Assn. of Publishers and Google announced that they have reached an agreement in the Google Books scanning case, filed almost seven years ago. The agreement need not be ratified by a judge to be implemented.
The publishers involved in the...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 1:17 PM
Tom Wolfe: The once-and-again “new journalist” and novelist will release his latest book, “Back to Blood,” on Oct. 23. What does this have to do with South Florida? Well, according to Wolfe himself, everything. “Miami is...
| Nov 11, 2012
Don't try to get Mitchell Kaplan to name just five must-see authors at this year's Miami Book Fair. For the co-founder of the 29-year-old event, it can't be done.
"You can't limit me," says Kaplan, who also serves as the fair's chairman, heads its...
| Nov 10, 2012
Junot — and Yunior — are back.
Junot Diaz is the MacArthur Fellowship-winning writer whose work reflects his Dominican roots and his Jersey youth, and who has dazzled critics and audiences with a virtuosic narrative voice that weaves tales of...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Novelist Louise Erdrich and journalist Katherine Boo took the top prizes at the National Book Awards in New York on Wednesday night. Although set half a world apart, both women's books express what Boo described as "small stories in so-called hidden...
| Nov 16, 2012
It's not even the weekend, and the Miami Book Fair International has so far delivered a who's who of celebrated authors in Tom Wolfe, Junot Diaz, Sandra Cisneros and others. Literary giants though they are, consider them a palate cleanser to what really...