Author Tom Wolfe, fashion designer Isabel Toledo set to open Miami Book Fair International

The Associated Press
November 12, 2012

MIAMI - Book lovers and writers are meeting in South Florida for the annual Miami Book Fair International.

The fair opened Sunday with a presentation by Tom Wolfe, whose latest novel, "Back to Blood," is set in Miami. Cuban-American fashion designer Isabel Toledo also was scheduled to discuss her memoir Sunday night.

The fair runs through Nov. 18 at Miami Dade College. Other notable writers scheduled to speak at the fair in downtown Miami include National Book Awards finalists Junot Diaz and Robert Caro, The New Yorker's Adam Gopnik, the "Goosebumps" series author R. L. Stine, social critic Camille Paglia and Anne Lamott.