The de Groot Foundation is delighted to collaborate with the Miami Book Fair to launch the Miami Book Fair/de Groot Prize for the novella. The goal of this prize is to discover and encourage talented, unpublished authors. …Read More

The 2016 Miami Book Fair

The Miami Book Fair opened November 13th and went through Sunday, November 20th. The de Groot Foundation sponsored the following authors: Trevor Noah, James Carville, Ross King, Peter Kramer, Luke Dittrich, and Susan Faludi. To learn more about this year’s fair and hundreds of authors, please visit: www.miamibookfair.com.

A Few Highlights From This Year’s Book Fair:

Watch Trevor NoahColson Whitehead, winner of the National Book Award in Fiction, and Senator Bernie Sanders as they spoke at the Miami Book Fair. Click on this link to check out the fabulous authors who were there.


More Miami Book Fair News

Listen to Robert Reich talk about Saving Capitalism. This video is from his talk at the Kansas City Public Library. He spoke at the Miami Book Fair on November 15, 2015.

Streamed live on Oct 5, 2015
Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert B. Reich worries that the economic recovery is bypassing most Americans. Reich examines how the economic system that helped make our country strong is now failing us. And he lays out what’s needed to fix it.


Miami Book Fair International 2014- James Baldwin Panel:

Published on Jan 20, 2015
James Baldwin attended the very first Miami Book Fair. To honor the 90th anniversary of his birth, acclaimed poets Elizabeth Alexander and Claudia Rankine will lead a conversation with prominent writers on the urgency of Baldwin’s voice in our times. Alexander, a professor at Yale, delivered her poem “Praise Song for the Day” at Barack Obama’s 2009 Inauguration. Rankine, a professor at Pomona College and winner of many awards, recently wrote a highly praised remembrance of Baldwin for the New Yorker. Panelists: scholars Jeff Chang and Jennifer DeVere Brody, novelist Edwidge Danticat, and poet Charles Hancock Rux.

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"Culture makes people understand each other better. And if they understand each better in their soul, it is easier to overcome economic and political barriers. But first they have to appreciate that their neighbor is, in the end, just like them, with the same problems, the same questions."

– Paulo Coelho

Library in Nianiar


Nianiar is a village of around 1000 inhabitants in rural Senegal, situated in the Mbour region, near Louly Bentégné. This project, of constructing a library, aims to bring the gift of reading to those people living in the village, to improve their quality of life and their education...Read More.