Miami Book Fair Announces Post Fair Events Featuring President Bill Clinton, James Patterson, Annie Leibovitz and Louise Penny

Miami, Nov. 13, 2018 –   Miami Dade College’s (MDC) acclaimed Miami Book Fair (MBF), has partnered with independent bookseller Books & Books, to continue celebrating the written word with a stellar schedule of author events post the Fair.

Schedule of Post Fair Events:

A Conversation with Annie Leibovitz

Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 7:30 p.m.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

1300 Biscayne Blvd.

Annie Leibovitz is one of the most influential photographers of our time. In an exclusive event to mark the publication of a revised and expanded edition of Annie Leibovitz at Work (Phaidon), she will present and discuss a selection of her pictures.

Originally published in 2008, Annie Leibovitz at Work was written with young photographers in mind, but it provides an illuminating view of Leibovitz’s photographic practice for a broad audience. There are stories behind some of her best-known images—Richard Nixon’s resignation, the Rolling Stones on tour, Queen Elizabeth II—as well as discussions of lighting, cameras, studios, photojournalism, working with writers, and the ten things she is always asked.

Annie Leibovitz’s astute observations of American life have had a prominent place in the cultural landscape for nearly five decades. She has received many honors, including the International Center of Photography’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the Centenary Medal of the Royal Photographic Society, the Wexner Prize, and the Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities. She is a Commandeur in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and has been designated a Living Legend by the Library of Congress.

Each full price ticket includes a copy of Annie Leibovitz at WorkThe $100 tickets include a signed copy (available in limited supply), and $65 tickets include an unsigned copy. All tickets may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center Box Office or online at

Louise Penny:  Kingdom of the Blind

Thursday, Nov. 29, at 7:30 p.m.

Chapman Conference Center, (Bldg.3, Room 3210)

300 N.E Second Ave.

The new Chief Inspector Gamache novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author.  When a peculiar letter arrives inviting Armand Gamache to an abandoned farmhouse, the former head of the Sûreté du Québec discovers that a complete stranger has named him one of the executors of her will. Still on suspension, and frankly curious, Gamache accepts and soon learns that the other two executors are Myrna Landers, the bookseller from Three Pines, and a young builder.  None of them had ever met the elderly woman.  The will is so odd and includes bequests that are so wildly unlikely that Gamache and the others suspect the woman must have been delusional. But what if, Gamache begins to ask himself, she was perfectly sane?

Louise Penny is the author of the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling series of Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels (Still Life, A Fatal Grace, and The Cruelest Month). She has won numerous awards, including a CWA Dagger and the Agatha Award (six times), and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. In 2017, she received the Order of Canada for her contributions to Canadian culture.

Tickets include entrance for 2 persons and 1 copy of Kingdom of the Blind. Visit for link to purchase ticket.

An Evening with Bill Clinton & James Patterson   

Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall  

1300 Biscayne Blvd.

President Bill Clinton and bestselling novelist James Patterson have written a spellbinding thriller, The President is MissingIt marks the first time a President has collaborated with a bestselling novelist on a work of fiction. The result is a powerful, one-of-a-kind thriller filled with details only a President could know, and the kind of suspense only James Patterson can deliver. As the novel opens, a threat looms. Enemies are planning an attack of unprecedented scale on America. Uncertainty and fear grip Washington. There are whispers of cyberterrorism and espionage and a traitor in the cabinet. The President himself becomes a suspect, and then goes missing.  Set in real time, over the course of three days, The President Is Missing is one of the most dramatic thrillers in decades.

Bill Clinton was elected President of the United States in 1992, and he served until 2001. After leaving the White House, he established the Clinton Foundation, which helps improve global health, increase opportunity for girls and women, reduce childhood obesity and preventable diseases, create economic opportunity and growth, and address the effects of climate change. He is the author of a number of non-fiction works, including My Life, which was a #1 international bestseller. This is his first novel.

James Patterson received the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community from the National Book Foundation. He holds the Guinness World Record for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers, and his books have sold more than 375 million copies worldwide. A tireless champion of the power of books and reading, Patterson created a new children’s book imprint, JIMMY Patterson, whose mission is simple: “We want every kid who finishes a JIMMY Book to say, ‘PLEASE GIVE ME ANOTHER BOOK.’” He has donated more than one million books to students and soldiers and funds over four hundred Teacher Education Scholarships at twenty-four colleges and universities. He has also donated millions of dollars to independent bookstores and school libraries. Patterson invests proceeds from the sales of JIMMY Patterson Books in pro-reading initiatives.

Tickets: $50 – $100. Each full-priced ticket will include an autographed copy of The President is Missing. All tickets may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center Box Office or online at

Miami Book Fair media contact: Lisa Palley, 305-642-3132,