We’re nearly three weeks away from Tucson’s largest literary event! The Tucson Festival of Books is one of the largest literary festivals in the country, regularly drawing more than 300 authors from across the U.S. and more than 135,000 attendees.
The University of Arizona Press is proud to have been a part of the Festival since its inception in 2009, and we look forward to continuing to bring diverse voices in literature to the Old Pueblo.
Panels for Everyone
We are thrilled to have more than twenty authors participating in this year’s festival.
Ilan Stavans and Carlos Vélez-Ibáñez will discuss the multi-layered and complex history of the borderlands of North America. They will discuss the Spanish and their on-going influence on our region during the panel “El Norte: Beyond Standard Narratives.”
From the Mojave Desert to Bears Ears, the Southwest contains some of the most special landscapes on the globe. Panelists Rebecca Robinson, Stephen Strom, Lawrence Walker, and Frederick Landau discuss the special places they’ve recorded in their new books, and how photography and storytelling help them and their readers connect with those places in their panel “Stories from Special Places.”
What makes a great moment in history? Is it the people? Or the times in which they live? Authors Gary Stuart, Mario García, Heidi Osselaer have written biographies of politicians who reached great political heights, serving their communities. What propelled them? They will talk about this during their panel “Capturing the Political Zeitgist.”
Three important contemporary voices, Maritza Cardenas, Luis Plascencia, and Anna O’Leary, track Latino identity in the U.S. today across different times, geographies, and generations. These identities range from Mexican workers to Central American immigrants to the emerging Latinx generation. They will discuss this and more during their panel “Contested Latino Identities: Past, Present, and Future.”
Meet Our Authors
Stop by our booth for special discounts, to meet our authors, and to get your University of Arizona Press books signed. Be sure to download the Tucson Festival of Books app and look for us in booth #239!
Saturday, March 2
William Sheehan at 12:00–12:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 3
The Tucson Festival of Books is from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., March 2–3, 2019, on the campus of the University of Arizona. See tucsonfestivalofbooks.org for the complete schedule of events.