Michael Ondaatje, Téa Obreht, and 8 More Authors Scheduled for 2011 Miami Book Fair

The Miami Book Fair continues its Chinese water torture-style of author announcements with ten more names released via their Twitter feed. As we reported last week, the first authors released included Colson Whitehead and Ghost World's Daniel Clowes.

The next batch of names include Booker Prize winners, TV personalities, and utopian feminist novelists. Click on for the specifics. We're keeping an eye out for any mention of Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin or the dudes behind Unite and Take Over: Comic Stories Inspired by the Smiths.

Ten authors scheduled to appear at the Miami International Book Fair in November:

  • Journalist/Former PBS TV news anchor: Jim Lehrer with Tension City

  • Booker Prize-winning novelist: Michael Ondaatje with The Cat's Table

  • Native American author Leslie Marmon Silko with Turquoise Ledge: A Memoir

  • One of the New Yorker's "20 Under 40" and Orange Prize-winning novelist Tea' Obreht with The Tiger's Wife

  • Spanish novelist Javier Sierra with El Ángel Perdido, his latest supernatural thriller.

  • TV personality Jaime Bayly with his newest novel, El Regreso de Alma Rossi

  • Senator Bob Graham with Keys to the Kingdom

  • Gioconda Belli with the utopian feminist novel, El Pais de las Mujeres, winner of the Latin American prize, La Otra Orilla.

  • Singer, actor, and social activist, Harry Belafonte with My Song: A Memoir

  • Esmeralda Santiago with her latest novel set in Puerto Rico, Conquistadora

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