Chuck Palahniuk, Nicole Krauss, and 22 Other Authors Confirmed for Miami Book Fair 2011

After a few meager tweets about some of the authors confirmed for the Miami Book Fair 2011, a recent email has just released two dozen more awesome names. Check after the jump for the 24 new authors confirmed for the literary fest, slated for November 13 to 20. Better get on your local library's waiting list for titles like Nicole Krauss's Great House, Chuck Palahniuk's Damned and Jeffrey Eugenides's The Marriage Plot now.

We also learned that the theme this year will be China. There'll be a pavilion featuring Chinese art and music, a conference on Chinese culture, and readings by Chinese and Chinese American writers during the Congress of Authors. This was an oblivious choice considering Miami's booming Asian community. No, but really, Chinese culture is all the more exotic for being underrepresented in this town, right?

Here new additions to the roster of popular authors slated for Miami this Fall:

Chuck Palahniuk

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Nicole Krauss

Jeffrey Eugenides

Lev Grossman

William Kennedy

Bobbie Ann Mason

Joyce Carol Oates

Robert Olen Butler

Karen Russell

David Brooks

Dr. Paul Farmer

Alexandra Styron

Diana Abu-Jaber

Elizabeth Berg

Alan Cheuse

Mark Childress

Tim Dorsey

Jaimey Gordon

Ann Hood

William Kennedy

Ana Menendez

Jacquelyn Mitchard

Robert Pinsky

Dava Sobel

And the Authors previously confirmed:

Colson Whitehead

Daniel Clowes

Rosanne Cash

John Sayles

Jim Lehrer

Michael Ondaatje

Leslie Marmon Silko

Tea' Obreht

Javier Sierra

Jaime Bayly

Senator Bob Graham

Gioconda Belli

Harry Belafonte

Esmeralda Santiago

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