Thursday, January 17, 2008

ing Author Presentations‏ January 17 and 18 2008

Join us as the Florida Center for the Literary Arts at Miami Dade College co-presents with

Madeline Albright
Thursday, January 17, 2008 7:30 PM
Temple Judea, 5500 Granada Blvd., Coral Gables, FL 33146
The next president, whether Democrat or Republican, will face the daunting task of repairing America's core relationships and tarnished credibility after the damage caused during the past seven years. In Memo to the President Elect (HarperCollins, $26.95), former secretary of state and bestselling author Madeleine Albright offers provocative ideas about how to confront the striking array of challenges that the next commander-in-chief will face and how to return America to its rightful role as a source of inspiration across the globe. Her advice is candid—as conveyed in a confidential memo—and seasoned with humor and stories from her years in office. Drawing on her extensive experience as an advisor to two presidents and a key figure in four presidential transitions, she provides an insider's analysis of U.S. options in addressing the decisive issues of our era: terrorism, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, rivalries in the Middle East, the potential for nuclear war, and headaches created by such troublesome leaders as Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Russia's Vladimir Putin, Venezuela's Hugo Chávez, and North Korea's Kim Jong-il. The 2008 election promises to be one of the most dramatic in our nation's history. Memo to the President Elect offers indispensable guidance for the next occupant of the White House—and a wealth of insights for voters to think about before deciding who that person will be. Presented in collaboration with Books & Books.

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Paul Auster
Friday, January 18, 2008 7:30 PM
Bill Cosford Cinema, University of Miami, 1111 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146
The successful American novelist Martin Frost has just published his latest book. He decides to rest his mind alone in a country house outside New York. The dawn of his first day, he discovers with amazement a mysterious and astonishing woman lying next to him. Fascinated by her beauty and intelligence Martin falls deeply in love with her. He has found the muse that helplessly drives him to write his most perfect piece. Who is this strange woman that perfectly knows his life and his work? Is she a ghost that has slipped in the inner life of Martin Frost? Critically acclaimed, The Inner Life of Martin Frost is written and directed by celebrated writer Paul Auster, starring David Thewlis, Irene Jacob, Michael Imperioli, and the author’s daughter, Sophie Auster. It has been published simultaneously as a paperback original by Picador, and both media showcase Auster’s talents as a novelist and filmmaker with a penetrating work about the role of the muse in the artist’s life. Tonight, Auster introduces an exclusive screening of the film, which has only been shown in New York City and Europe. The film will be followed by a discussion with the author about the making of the film, the process of adapting a novel to the screen, and the act of creation itself. Auster is the the author of numerous novels, screenplays, and works of non-fiction. He is also a poet, translator and film director. His most recent novel, Travels in the Scriptorium (Picador, $12) has just been published in paperback. He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife, the author Siri Husvedt. FREE tickets for this event are available at all Books & Books locations and available while supplies last. Presented in collaboration with Miami Film Festival International, the University of Miami School of Communication and Books & Books.

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