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Miami Book Fair lineup begins to take shape

The pieces aren't all in place yet, but the puzzle that is Miami Book Fair International is beginning to take shape.

Egan Officials for the fair, which runs Nov. 14-21 at Miami Dade College's downtown Wolfson Campus, have confirmed appearances by authors including Jonathan Franzen, whose novel Freedom, due out Aug. 31, is one of fall's most anticipated books. Also confirmed: Ann Beattie (Walks With Men), Sebastian Junger (War), one-time prison poet Jimmy Santiago Baca (Adolescents on the Edge: Stories and Lessons to Transform Learning) and Jennifer Egan, at right (A Visit from the Goon Squad).

The "Evenings with . . .  '' programs are not fully set, but here's a partial list:

Monday, Nov. 15: Actor Michael Caine and screenwriter Nora Ephron.

Thursday, Nov. 18: Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper columnist Eugene Robinson and novelist Pat Conroy.

Friday, Nov. 19: Pulitzer-winning biologist E.O. Wilson and rocker Patti Smith.

Tickets for the Evening with .‚.‚. '' appearances will cost $10 and go on sale later this fall. Tickets for the Nov. 19-21 street fair will be $8 for adults and $5 for seniors; kids under 18 will be admitted free.


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There are tons more authors confirmed, but I couldn't list them all. Hopefully they'll be up at the book fair website soon.

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