books http://blog.wlrn.org en Thriller Novelist Brad Meltzer Talks About His Latest Children’s Book http://blog.wlrn.org/post/thriller-novelist-brad-meltzer-talks-about-his-latest-children-s-book <p></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 34950 at http://blog.wlrn.org Thriller Novelist Brad Meltzer Talks About His Latest Children’s Book "Viaje One Way," Anthology Of Miami's Latin Cultures, At The Betsy Hotel http://blog.wlrn.org/post/viaje-one-way-anthology-miamis-latin-cultures-betsy-hotel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“Viaje One Way” is a Spanish-language anthology of authors from Latin America and Spain. Hernan&nbsp;Vera Alvarez, one of the editors, says the book is "a mirror of the&nbsp;21st-Century Miami."</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Before there were anthologies of Cuban writers in Miami," he says, "but this book is the first one that unites Latin American, Spanish and Cuban writers."</span></p><p>Alvarez moved to the U.S. from Argentina when he was 23 years old. Below, he talks about the new "Viaje One Way."</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:47:55 +0000 Constanza Gallardo 34597 at http://blog.wlrn.org "Viaje One Way," Anthology Of Miami's Latin Cultures, At The Betsy Hotel David Kaufelt, Founder Of Key West Literary Seminar, Dies At 74 http://blog.wlrn.org/post/david-kaufelt-founder-key-west-literary-seminar-dies-74 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">(</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Note: Mark Hedden's wife is on the board of the Key West Literary Seminar</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.)</span></p><p>David Kaufelt died Saturday at home in Key West.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 01:46:48 +0000 Alicia Zuckerman & Mark Hedden 32293 at http://blog.wlrn.org David Kaufelt, Founder Of Key West Literary Seminar, Dies At 74 Here Are 9 Knight Arts Challenge Finalists You Should Know About http://blog.wlrn.org/post/here-are-9-knight-arts-challenge-finalists-you-should-know-about <p>Through the Knight Arts Challenge Miami, the Knight Foundation is one of the primary sources of funding for South Florida arts. The only rule a project must meet to qualify for the grant is that it be about art, benefit South Florida, and that it be matched in funding.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 15:02:50 +0000 Rob Goyanes 31890 at http://blog.wlrn.org Here Are 9 Knight Arts Challenge Finalists You Should Know About Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dead At 87 http://blog.wlrn.org/post/nobel-laureate-gabriel-garcia-marquez-dead-87 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The AP reports Colombian novelist and Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez died in Mexico City Thursday, April 17.</p><p>Read the full story at <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=304191659" target="_blank">NPR.org</a>.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:39:47 +0000 Maria Murriel 30955 at http://blog.wlrn.org Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dead At 87 Migrant-Centered Libreri Mapou Seeks Tourist Dollars With Cultural Appeal http://blog.wlrn.org/post/migrant-centered-libreri-mapou-seeks-tourist-dollars-cultural-appeal <p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:17.5pt"><span style="font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 17.5pt;">Behind <a href="http://www.librerimapou.com/" target="_blank">Libreri </a><a href="http://www.librerimapou.com/" target="_blank">Mapou</a>'s pink storefront, tall bookshelves cover every wall and ceiling fans make small red, blue and white Haitian flags wave. Mon, 06 Jan 2014 13:14:10 +0000 Chloe Herring 23896 at http://blog.wlrn.org Migrant-Centered Libreri Mapou Seeks Tourist Dollars With Cultural Appeal Novelist Allan Gurganus http://blog.wlrn.org/post/novelist-allan-gurganus <p></p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 18:30:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman, Ariel Gonzalez & Paul Leary 25802 at http://blog.wlrn.org Novelist Allan Gurganus Literary Youth: Collection Highlights The Work Of Teenage Writers http://blog.wlrn.org/post/literary-youth-collection-highlights-work-teenage-writers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dylan Etienne was in Publix with his mom when a random woman came up and asked if he likes to write. "</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Yeahhhh</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">," he said, in a tone that indicated he really, really does. You gotta listen to the audio to hear him in his own words.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The woman in the store handed him a flyer for the <a href="http://www.mdpls.org/">Miami-Dade Public Library</a>'s young adult writers-in-residence program.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 23:27:03 +0000 Alicia Zuckerman 25004 at http://blog.wlrn.org Literary Youth: Collection Highlights The Work Of Teenage Writers Book Sale To Benefit Miami-Dade Libraries Starts Wednesday http://blog.wlrn.org/post/book-sale-benefit-miami-dade-libraries-starts-wednesday <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Friends of the Miami-Dade Public Library will host a book sale Dec. 11 through Dec. 14 at the <a href="http://www.mdpls.org/info/locations/mn.asp" target="_blank">Main Library</a> branch at&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Garamond, 'Hoefler Text', 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; text-align: center;">101 West Flagler St</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Thousands of donated books, CDs and DVDs will be for sale. Guests are invited to "go green" and bring reusable bags to carry their books.</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 20:18:02 +0000 Julia Duba 24893 at http://blog.wlrn.org Book Sale To Benefit Miami-Dade Libraries Starts Wednesday Creating The Public Library For The Future http://blog.wlrn.org/post/creating-public-library-future <p>Miami-Dade County Public Libraries have a big financial hole to fill. In order to stave off closing branches and laying off dozens of employees, the Miami-Dade County Commission this year raided the library's reserve fund. That will leave an estimated $20 million deficit in the next fiscal year. In order to generate ideas for the library of the future, library director Raymond Santiago has gathered together a task force with "everything on the table." That means the possibility of higher taxes to support public libraries.<br /> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 13:15:12 +0000 Tom Hudson 24281 at http://blog.wlrn.org Creating The Public Library For The Future Buy And Borrow: Books And Libraries In South Florida http://blog.wlrn.org/post/buy-and-borrow-books-and-libraries-south-florida <p>Only a few months ago, several public libraries in Miami-Dade County were targeted for closure. They were spared thanks to some last-minute financial rearranging of the county's annual budget. But the threat and budgetary maneuver sparked outrage first and now study of the role of public libraries in our modern-information society.<br /> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 20:40:51 +0000 Tom Hudson 24113 at http://blog.wlrn.org Buy And Borrow: Books And Libraries In South Florida What Children's Authors Make Of Common Core And Education Policy http://blog.wlrn.org/post/what-childrens-authors-make-common-core-and-education-policy <div id="attachment_20763" class="wp-caption module image right" style="width: 300px;"><a class="fancybox" title="Miami Book Fair International brought more than four dozen children’s authors to Florida over the weekend" href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/11/photo-7.jpg" rel=""><img class="size-medium wp-image-20763" alt="Miami Book Fair International brought more than four dozen children’s authors to Florida over the weekend" src="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2013/11/photo-7-300x225.jpg" width="300" height="225" /></a> <p class="wp-media-credit">Sammy Mack / Stat Mon, 25 Nov 2013 20:34:02 +0000 Sammy Mack 24202 at http://blog.wlrn.org What Children's Authors Make Of Common Core And Education Policy How To Book Fair: Nine Tips From A Longtime Fairgoer http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-book-fair-nine-tips-longtime-fairgoer <p>The book fair is my Ultra. That’s how I explain to concerned friends my almost-maniacal enthusiasm for our city’s belletristic blowout -- a party currently in full swing, having started Sunday with the inaugural ceremony and talk from cliffhanger superstar Dan Brown.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:54:44 +0000 Erica K. Landau 23840 at http://blog.wlrn.org How To Book Fair: Nine Tips From A Longtime Fairgoer The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs and Sugar http://blog.wlrn.org/post/surprising-truth-about-wheat-carbs-and-sugar <p></p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 22700 at http://blog.wlrn.org The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs and Sugar Little 'Libraires' That Could: French Law Would Keep Amazon At Bay http://blog.wlrn.org/post/little-libraires-could-french-law-keeps-amazon-bay Last year, the U.S. government took Apple to court, charging that the company illegally drove up the price of e-books. This summer, Apple lost the case.<p>In France, just the opposite is happening. The French government has accused Amazon of trying to push the price of physical books too low.<p>Limiting discounts on books is one of the ways that France is trying to ensure the survival of its independent booksellers.<p>Jean-Paul Collet opened his bookstore, La Boucherie, 17 years ago in a historic neighborhood on Paris' Left Bank. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 21:50:29 +0000 Eleanor Beardsley 22705 at http://blog.wlrn.org Little 'Libraires' That Could: French Law Would Keep Amazon At Bay