There’s something in the air in South Florida. Sometimes it’s a strange juju that leads people to do crazy things, landing them in the “Florida Man” hall of infamy, but other times, it’s something quite different. Hemingway chose Key West for a reason, and not just for the proliferation of fine drinking establishments in the coastal town—writers and bookish types love South Florida for a slew of reasons. One of them is Miami Book Fair International, now in its 32nd year, which kicks off this week, bringing some the brightest literary lights to our shores for seven days of readings, panels, signings, and soirees. And while we think everyone should attend the fair, we also know that not all can skip town, head for The Standard, Miami Beach and spend a week basking in books. Fortunately we can.
So we did you a solid and culled the seven must-reads that everyone’s talking about this year to add to your bedside stack. If you are in Miami this week, check out the associated author events below, and swing by on Friday, November 20th at The Standard for the Literary Deathmatch (just trust us on this).