Hundreds of writers, book editors, and other denizens of the publishing industry are descending upon Miami and environs this week for the Miami Book Fair International. The list of renowned authors is pretty impressive: Michael Cunningham, Joan Didion, Robert Antoni, Margaret Atwood, Terry McMillan, Jonathan Kozol, Dava Sobel, Amy Tan, and more. The roster also contains a few debut novelists whom we might not have read — or read about — but who already stand at the threshold of the pantheon of contemporary literary gods, or are at least ploughing their prose-field a safe distance from the bottomless pit of... More >>>