Kaylie Jones Books to present at Miami Book Fair

kaylie jones books, miami book fair

For the first time ever, we’ve been invited to give a presentation at the prestigious Miami Book Fair, which takes place Nov. 13-20 on the campus of Miami Dade College.

Florida friends, come say hello!

On Saturday, Nov. 19 at 12:30 p.m., Kaylie will moderate a panel with Barb Taylor and  J. Patrick Redmond, on the important role indie presses like Akashic play in the increasingly commercialized world of fiction.

Our panel happens in Room 8201 (Building 8, Second Floor) at Miami Dade College. Find out more and add our event to your Miami Book Fair schedule here.

It’s free to attend our panel. At the Miami Book Fair home page, you’ll see the whole schedule, which includes appearances by Colson Whitehead, Geraldine Brooks, Alan Cumming, James Carville, Susan Faludi, Rita Dove and Robert Pinsky. There are program tracks for graphic novels, ReadCaribbean, LGBTQ writers, and young readers, plus a Street Fair with book vendors (including Akashic Books) and food vendors.

J. Patrick Redmond’s Some Go Hungry is a fictional account drawn from the author’s own experiences working in his family’s provincial Indiana restaurant—and wrestling with his sexual orientation—in a town that was rocked by the scandalous murder of his gay high school classmate in the 1980s. Barbara Taylor’s All Waiting Is Long is set in Scranton, Pennsylvania, against the backdrop of the sweeping eugenics movement and rogue coal mine strikes, where the Morgan sisters must choose between duty and desire.

 

 

J. Patrick Redmond

J. Patrick Redmond, a Kaylie Jones Books Writer, is leading by example and taking a stand. He has done this by writing an open letter to Diana Medley.  The fire he brings to the fight is the exact type of energy we hope to represent. Check back in the future for updates about his upcoming novel Feeding the Christians.

Click here for the letter