Once again, the Miami Book Fair offers a week of rare opportunities to see and hear some of today’s biggest writers and influencers. We interview festival authors including Debbie Harry, John Waters, Stephen Chbosky, Nathan Englander, Jamaica Kincaid, and more.

Read individual stories below.

Miami Book Fair 2017: A Conversation with the Fair’s Organizers

The Miami Book Fair’s director of operations, Delia Lopez, and director of programs, Lissette Mendez, have been working together for 15 years.

The Private Life of Debbie Harry

Debbie Harry shot to international stardom in the late 1970s as the lead singer of the new wave band Blondie. Now, at age 74, Harry has produced a candid, harrowing, and humorous memoir, 'Face It,' that looks back at her eventful life.

John Waters Has Never Been Wrong

The author, filmmaker, and provocateur’s latest book looks back on his long career and offers some hard earned advice for misfits and weirdos.

The Truth Will Set You Free

Bestselling author Stephen Chbosky’s latest novel is a literary horror story that celebrates love, devotion, goodness, and the importance of truth.

A Man with a Mission

Bestselling author Nathan Englander opens up about religion, the creepiness of Instagram, and why it doesn’t make any sense to be a writer.

The Mystery of the Talk of the Town Picture Book

How Jamaica Kincaid turned a New Yorker story inspired by Nancy Drew into a children’s book.

Arturo Pérez-Reverte Writes the Past to Understand the Present

Bestselling author Pérez-Reverte discusses his new novel, adapting his work for television, and why you should read his books, not his author interviews.

Gioconda Belli Dreams of a Better Nicaragua

The author, poet, and former Sandinista reflects on her country, her revolution, and the state of the world.