Celebrity Authors at the 35th Miami Book FairSally Field and other celebrity authors featured

People and tents at the Miami Book Fair, Street Fair

MDC’s Miami Book Fair, in collaboration with Books & Books, will present Oscar-winning actress Sally Field (in partnership with Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts), Chef Jose Andres, and international best-selling author Markus Zusak in three separate author events leading up to the 35th Miami Book Fair, the nation’s largest and most prestigious literary gathering. The Miami Book Fair will take place Nov. 11 – 18 at MDC’s Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami.

See complete details below:

Chef Jose Andres – We Fed an Island: The True Story on Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time
Monday, Sept. 24, at 7:30 p.m.

MDC Wolfson Campus, Auditorium (Building 1, third floor)
300 N.E. 2nd Ave.
Miami, Fl. 33132

Tickets: $27.99 per ticket includes one (1) book and admission for two (2) people. Purchase at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-jose-andres-tickets-48621293598.

Spanish American Chef Jose Andres arrived in Puerto Rico four days after Hurricane Maria ripped through the island. The economy was destroyed, and for most people there was no clean water, no food, no power, no gas, and no way to communicate with the outside world. He addressed the humanitarian crisis the only way he knew how: by feeding people, one hot meal at a time. From serving sancocho with his friend José Enrique at Enrique’s ravaged restaurant in San Juan, to eventually cooking 100,000 meals a day at more than a dozen kitchens across the island, Chef Andres and his team fed hundreds of thousands of people.

Markus Zusak – Bridge of Clay

Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m.
MDC Wolfson Campus, Auditorium (Building 1, third floor)
300 N.E. 2nd Ave.
Miami, Fl. 33132

Tickets: $26 per ticket includes one (1) book and admission for two (2) people. Purchase at


An unforgettable and sweeping family saga from Markus Zusak, the storyteller who gave us the extraordinary bestseller The Book Thief, lauded by the New York Times as “the kind of book that can be life changing.” The breathtaking story of five brothers who bring each other up in a world run by their own rules. As the Dunbar boys love and fight and learn to reckon with the adult world, they discover the moving secret behind their father’s disappearance. At the center of the Dunbar family is Clay, a boy who will build a bridge—for his family, for his past, for greatness, for his sins, for a miracle. The question is, how far is Clay willing to go? And how much can he overcome? Written in powerfully inventive language and bursting with heart, Bridge of Clay is signature Zusak.

Ticket includes admission for two (2) guests to the event and a signed copy of the book. Books to be claimed at the event.

An Evening with Sally Field – In Pieces

Monday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m.
Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, Fl.  33132

Tickets: $46 per ticket includes an autographed copy of In Pieces and admission for one (1) person. Tickets go on sale to the general public at noon on August 17. All tickets may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center Box Office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at arshtcenter.org.

With raw honesty and the fresh, pitch-perfect prose of a natural-born writer, and with all the humility and authenticity her fans have come to expect, Field brings readers behind-the-scenes for not only the highs and lows of her star-studded early career in Hollywood, but deep into the truth of her lifelong relationships–including her complicated love for her own mother. Powerful and unforgettable, In Pieces is an inspiring and important account of life as a woman in the second half of the twentieth century.

Field is a two-time Academy Award and three-time Emmy Award winning actor who has portrayed dozens of iconic roles on both the large and small screens. She has an infectious charm that has captivated the nation for more than five decades, beginning with her first TV role at the age of seventeen. From Gidget’s sweet-faced “girl next door” to the dazzling complexity of Sybil to the Academy Award-worthy ferocity and depth of Norma Rae and Mary Todd Lincoln, Field has stunned audiences time and time again with her artistic range and emotional acuity.

Field was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in 2015 she was honored by President Obama with the National Medal of Arts. She has served on the Board of Directors of Vital Voices since 2002 and also served on the Board of The Sundance Institute from 1994 to 2010.

All programs, artists, ticket prices, VIP packages, availability, dates and times are subject to change without notice. Visit www.arshtcenter.org for up-to-date information.

Miami Book Fair

Widely recognized as the largest and finest literary gathering in the U.S., the Miami Book Fair’s eight-day festival features readings and conversation with the world’s most renowned authors and more than 200 booksellers and exhibitors across various genres and interests. Book lovers are also treated to culinary presentations, live music, dance and theater performances, interactive art projects, fun and educational activities for children, and more! In addition to the annual festival, the Miami Book Fair builds community and promotes reading and writing throughout the year with activities open to all, including creative writing courses taught by local and visiting authors, literary gatherings and happy hours and Read to Learn Books for Free, a partnership with The Children’s Trust that distributes more than 160,000 free books a year to children in Miami-Dade County.

Miami Book Fair is made possible through the generous support of the State of Florida and the National Endowment for the Arts; the City of Miami; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; Miami-Dade County Public Schools; the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau; the Miami Downtown Development; and the Friends of the Fair; as well as many corporate partners. Miami Book Fair: Building community, one reader at a time.

For Miami Book Fair updates, please visit www.miamibookfair.com, call 305-237-3528 or email wbookfair@mdc.edu.

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