In Conversation: On People Die in Sunshine: A Novel of Miami

“Money. Money. Money. Money.” And so begins People Die in Sunshine, Gloria Nagy‘s fast-paced tale of greed, glamour, envy, and avarice in the aftermath of a vicious double homicide. Nagy’s […]


In Conversation: On People Die in Sunshine: A Novel of Miami

Authors:Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard, Gloria Nagy


“Money. Money. Money. Money.”

And so begins People Die in Sunshine, Gloria Nagy‘s fast-paced tale of greed, glamour, envy, and avarice in the aftermath of a vicious double homicide. Nagy’s cast of characters – wildly diverse in ethnicity, wealth, morality, and status – are by turn warm, entertaining, engaging, and comical, and as the murder investigation progresses, so too does the list of possible suspects. Speaking with Nagy is Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard, who has been chronicling Miami’s social set for more than 20 years in her Miami Herald column, “Steph Sez.”

Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard

Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard, a native of Miami, is very involved in the pulse of the community. She covers the social, celebrity, sports, fashion and charity scene in South Florida for her Steph Sez column every Sunday in The Miami Herald and monthly for Indulge magazine. Steph created, produced and hosted her own entertainment television show, Steph Sez, where she interviewed luminaries from George Clooney to Tiger Woods to Mikhail Gorbachev. Steph heads up Collaborative Innovation at Whitman Family Development/Bal Harbour Shops where she launched the ACCESS Membership and Rewards Program and is creating new and exciting opportunities there. Stephanie is the proud mom of Anders and Austin and married to Morten Aagaard. Follow Steph Instagram @StephSez Facebook @StephanieSayfie Aagaard Twitter @StephSezMiami

Gloria Nagy

Gloria Nagy is the New York Times and internationally best-selling author of twelve books, including The Beauty, Remain Calm, Looking For Leo, SeaSick, Marriage, and the New York Times best-seller, A House in the Hamptons. Her latest novel is People Die in Sunshine, A story of Miami. She lives with her husband, Richard Saul Wurman, in Miami, FL. They have four children, six grandchildren, and a yellow lab, Jacob.

Related Events

On Demand

November 19, 2020

In Conversation: On James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own

by Kenneth W. Mack, Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

Eddie S. Glaude Jr., author and James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, weaves biography, memoir, and social and political analysis as he explores […]

Add to Watch List

On Demand

November 21, 2020

In Conversation: The Life of Malcolm X

by Tamara Payne, Randall Pinkston, Les Payne

The result of a nearly 30-year quest and drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews, The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X is an epic biography of one […]

Add to Watch List

On Demand

November 21, 2020

African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle & Song

by Kevin Young, Campbell McGrath

African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle & Song is a literary landmark: the biggest, most ambitious anthology of Black poetry ever published, gathering 250 poets from the colonial period […]

Add to Watch List

On Demand

November 21, 2020

In Conversation: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food

by Dawn Davis, Marcus Samuelsson

In partnership with Portland Book Festival and Miami’s Overtown Book Festival. It is long past time to recognize Black excellence in the culinary world the same way it has been […]

Add to Watch List