One hosts authors at lunch, another does books over brunch. Multicourse meals based on a book’s theme is de rigueur for one group, while black authors and characters spark the discussion in another. And for those who can’t get enough of The Hunger Games, young-adult fiction lovers gather — even if they passed their teen years some time ago.
Not all love affairs last more than 30 years. Time passes. Interests change. People move on. But Sunday, as the 31st annual Miami Book Fair International kicks off with ambitious new elements that reinforce the city’s legacy as an arts and cultural mecca, we’re reminded of why this relationship is a lasting one — and what it signals for Miami as an arts community.
John Cleese joins a cast of top authors to close the Miami Book Fair International on Sunday with works that touch on everything from the satire of Monty Python and the delicacies of Cuban cuisine to the fall of Gary Hart and the music of George Clinton.