Miami Book Fair International

‘Da Vinci Code’ author Dan Brown kicks off Miami Book Fair International

Author Dan Brown appears at the Miami Book Fair International on Nov. 17 as the Opening Night Reading at Gusman.
Author Dan Brown appears at the Miami Book Fair International on Nov. 17 as the Opening Night Reading at Gusman.
Dan Courter

Get ready for a bit of international intrigue: Bestseller Dan Brown, author of the thrillers The Da Vinci Code, The Lost Symbol and most recently Inferno, kicks off this year’s Miami Book Fair International.

Tickets for Brown’s appearance, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday at and are $15.

This year the fair, which runs through Nov. 24 at Miami Dade College in downtown Miami, has also raised the prices on its “Evenings With...” events from $10 to $15.

The “Evenings With...” lineup, which is not quite complete, will include Erica Jong in conversation with Jennifer Weiner; Pat Conroy and Cassandra King; Sherman Alexie; Reza Azlan; Wally Lamb; Rep. John Lewis; Terry McMillan and Anjelica Huston (which will cost you $40 but includes her new memoir A Story Lately Told: Coming of Age in Ireland, London and New York). Tickets, at $15 for all but Huston, go on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 28 to Book Fair members and Nov. 4 for the public at .

This year the fair also celebrates its 30th anniversary with a series of events leading up to the big week, starting Thursday with Salman Rushdie and continuing with authors Nicholas Sparks (Sept. 30); Elizabeth Gilbert (Oct. 9); Billy Collins (Oct. 24); Helen Fielding (Nov. 2); and Donna Tartt (Nov. 6), all appearing at Miami Dade College (Collins’ and Tartt’s appearances do not require tickets; Rushdie, Sparks and Gilbert tickets are $10 each, or get two tickets free with a purchased book at Books & Books ). For more information, visit

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