Stacy Schiff, P.J. Rourke and dozens more authors, illustrators, and celebrities will be interviewed from November 20-22 at the 32nd annual Miami Book Fair at Miami Dade College (MDC). PBS audiences around the country can tune into coverage produced by Detroit Public Television (DPTV) for PBS and made possible thanks to the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The coverage will be hosted by Jeffrey Brown, chief correspondent for arts, culture, and society for PBS NewHour and Book View Now host Rich Fahle.

Festival coverage includes a special Young Readers live stream presentation on Friday, Nov. 20 from 1-4 p.m. ET, and two full days of author interviews and special features on Saturday and Sunday, noon – 5 p.m. ET each day.

Live stream coverage will be available online via and at, plus select PBS station websites, and the In addition, select segments will be archived and available for on-demand viewing on, PBS station websites and all PBS video apps, including iPhone, iPad, Xbox, Roku and Apple TV, as well as YouTube.

The lineup of authors to be interviewed includes:

-Pulitzer Prize Winning biographer Stacy Schiff The Witches: Salem 1692

-Essayist and humorist PJ O’Rourke

-Former Nightline anchor Ted Koppel

-Captain Underpants creator Dav Pilkey

-Congressman and Civil Rights pioneer—and now graphic novel author – Rep. John Lewis

-Humorist Dave Barry

-#1 Bestselling young adult author Melissa de la Cruz

-Acclaimed novelist and memoirist Sandra Cisneros

-Bestselling author Mitch Albom

-NPR Weekend Edition host and memoirist Scott Simon

-Book club favorites Paula McClain (The Paris Wife, Circling the Sun) and Sara Gruen (Water for Elephants, At the Water’s Edge)

-National Book Award for Young People’s Literature Finalists Neal Shusterman, Ali Benjamin, Steve Sheinkin

-National Book Award Fiction finalists Angela Flournoy (The Turner House), Karen E. Bender (Refund: Stories), Lauren Groff-tentative (Fates and Furies) and Adam Johnson (Fortune Smiles: Stories)

-National Book Award Nonfiction finalists Sally Mann (Hold Still), Sy Montgomery (The Soul of an Octopus), and Carla Power (If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran)

-Actors Paul Giamatti and David David Strathairn

-Actors Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory) and Jesse Eisenberg

-Actor and graphic novel memoirist John Leguizamo and Rosie Perez