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Miami Book Fair x Portland Book Festival: Marcus Samuelsson & Dawn Davis

Sat, Nov 21, 2020 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST
Livestream at MiamiBookFairOnline.com


Marcus Samuelsson on The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food, in conversation with Dawn Davis, vice president and publisher at Simon & Schuster, and incoming editor-in-chief of Bon Appétit. In partnership with Miami Book Fair and Miami’s Overtown Book Festival.

This event will be broadcast on Miami Book Fair’s platform; register at MiamiBookFairOnline.com.

Marcus Samuelsson

Marcus Samuelsson is the acclaimed chef behind many restaurants worldwide including Red Rooster Harlem, MARCUS Montreal, and Marcus B&P in Newark, NJ. Samuelsson was the youngest person to ever receive a three-star review from The New York Times and has won multiple James Beard Foundation Awards including Best Chef: New York City and Outstanding Personality for No Passport Required on PBS. He is the author of multiple books including The New York Times bestselling memoir Yes, Chef and his latest book The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food, debuting on October 27. His podcast titled This Moment with Swedish rapper Timbuktu is out now.

Marcus Samuelsson is appearing through a partnership with MIAMI BOOK FAIR. Purchase the Rise from Books & Books, an independent bookstore based in Miami HERE.

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Dawn Davis

Since launching 37Ink, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, in April 2013, Dawn Davis has published Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires, winner of a 2019 Whiting Award; the National Book Award finalist, Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge; the national bestseller Heart Talk by internationally recognized poet and artist Cleo Wade; and several New York Times bestsellers, including Tough Love by Susan Rice; The Butler: A Witness to History by Wil Haygood; The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae; and I Can’t Make This Up by Kevin Hart. For twelve years prior to joining S&S, she had been at HarperCollins, directing the Amistad imprint, where she published numerous well-known, highly acclaimed bestselling authors, including Edward P. Jones, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning. She was named the 2019 Editor of the Year by Poets & Writers.
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