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Mitchell Kaplan: A Man for All Seasons

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Everybody who reads books in the Miami area knows that MITCHELL KAPLAN is the highly successful founder of the independent bookstore group, Books & Books, and co-founder of the Miami Book Fair, the largest book fair in the United States.

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Jane Leavy: Author of the 3 Best Baseball Biographies — Sandy, Mickey, & Babe

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JANE LEAVY is the award-winning author of the New York Times bestsellers ‘The Big Fella, Babe Ruth and the World He Created;’ ‘The Last Boy, Mickey Mantle and the End of America’s Childhood;’ ‘Sandy Koufax, A Lefty’s Legacy;’ and the comic novel ‘Squeeze Play,’ which Entertainment Weekly called “the best novel ever written about baseball.”

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Bari Weiss: Editor + Writer + Author

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BARI WEISS was an Op-Ed staff editor and writer for the New York Times. Ms. Weiss’s first book, “How to Fight Anti-Semitism,” was published by Crown in September 2019.

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The Multi-Talented John Buffalo Mailer

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JOHN BUFFALO MAILER is an award winning screenwriter, journalist, playwright, actor, and producer. Mailer was born in Brooklyn, the youngest child of two-time Pulitzer Prize recipient Norman Mailer. His mother is author Norris Church Mailer.

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Frida Baranek: Personification of Art

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Miami-based sculptor Frida Baranek was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1961. In 2013, she was a recipient of a mid-career survey “Confrontos” at the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro. Her work has been included at Bienal de São Paulo (1989), Bienalle di Venezia – Aperto (1990), MOMA in New York (1993), Maison d’Amerique Latine (1995), Ludwig Museum in Koblenz (2005), The Frost Art Museum (2018), in addition to many others.

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