Join The Literary Life with Mitchell Kaplan at the Miami Book Fair 2018

DALLAS (Nov. 19, 2018) – Tune in on reVolver Podcasts to The Literary Life with Mitchell Kaplan for his conversations with best-selling authors recorded during the Miami Book Fair 2018 . Now in its 35th year, the acclaimed Miami Book Fair is the nation’s finest and largest literary gathering featuring more than 450 celebrated authors from the U.S. and around the world reading and discussing their work.

The first podcast of the Miami Book Fair series dropped this weekend Sat., Nov. 17 and features 

Pete Souza, the Chief Official White House Photographer for U.S. Presidents Ronald Regan and Barack Obama. His most recent book, Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents, is a powerful tribute to a bygone era of integrity in politics. Shade is a portrait in Presidential contrasts, telling the tale of the Obama and Trump administrations through a series of visual juxtapositions. 

Additional authors in the series include:

Tina Brown, an award-winning writer and editor, as well as founder of the Women in the World Summit. Between 1979 and 2001 she was the editor of Tatler, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker. Her 2007 biography of the Princess of Wales, The Diana Chronicles, topped the New York Times bestseller list. In 2008 she founded the award-winning news site, The Daily Beast. 

Tayari Jones is the New York Times best-selling author of Leaving Atlanta, The Untelling and Silver Sparrow, which was added to the NEA Big Read Library of classics in 2016.  Her most recent book, An American Marriage, was named to Oprah’s Book Club List. Jones is a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, her honors include the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award in Fine Arts from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. 

Doris Kearns Goodwin is a recipient of the Carnegie Medal for The Bully Pulpit, the New York Times bestselling chronicle of the friendship between Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. The decades-long presidential biographer’s books include the bestselling Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream, the Pulitzer Prize–winning No Ordinary Time: Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II, and the runaway bestseller Team of Rivals, which was the basis for Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award-winning film Lincoln. Her latest book, Leadership in Turbulent Times, is the culmination of five decades of presidential history, reflecting on four American presidents during times of crisis.

Jason Reynolds is author of the best-selling series Track, National Book Award finalist for his book Ghost and 2018 Indies First spokesperson. Reynolds is helping to launch the “Indie Bookstores Give Back on Small Business Saturday” campaign at the Miami Book Fair. 

Lisa Lucas is the Executive Director of the National Book Foundation, one of America’s key literary institutions, and the first woman and first African-American to lead the organization. Lucas’ brief take on books and how they can connect us to one another, “[books] make people who are not like us more human.” 

“Books are essential to expanding one’s knowledge and view of the world. I hope, by offering a glimpse into various genres and writing styles, listeners will be inspired to pick up a good book,” said Kaplan. “I’m very pleased to welcome these diverse authors, many of whom I consider friends, to my podcast.”

Kaplan is a co-founder of Miami Book Fair and co-founder and owner of Books & Books, one of the most respected, independent book stores in the country.  Follow Kaplan on Facebook,  Instagram and Twitter.

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