This annual denial of all things “Floriduh” will return Nov. 17-24 with its predictably impressive slate of novelists, poets, historians, journalists and memoirists. If some of the names on that slate (Russell Banks, Richard Russo, Amy Tan) appear a bit too familiar to longtime Book Fair patrons, that should only underscore the event’s high standing in the literary world. Because this year is the fair’s 30th, its organizers are celebrating the landmark with pre-festival readings by Elizabeth Gilbert (Oct. 9), Billy Collins (Oct. 24), Helen Fielding (Nov. 2) and Donna Tartt (Nov. 6) on Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. MiamiBookFair.com.
— Jake Cline