University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Peter W. Likins


Peter Likins is President Emeritus of the University of Arizona and former president of Lehigh University. He was educated at Stanford and MIT, served on the engineering faculty at UCLA and was dean of engineering and then provost at Columbia.

Although he published three engineering textbooks during his faculty years at UCLA and Columbia, he did not return to writing until he retired in 2006 at age seventy, turning then to the creative writing he most enjoys, publishing a family memoir and two novels, as noted below.

"A NEW AMERICAN FAMILY: A Love Story" (2011)

"COYOTE SPEAKS: Cross Country Run" (2015)

"ACADEMIC AFFAIRS: A Poisoned Apple" (2017)

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Books:
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS: A Poisoned Apple
Mystery / Thrillers
Darby Books
September 2017
ISBN 9780997042375
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

COYOTE SPEAKS: Cros Cuntry Run
Fiction / Literature
Darby Books
November 2015
ISBN 9780997042344
264 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

A fugitive from the law for over forty years, Coyote Viejo tells the story of his escape as a youngster from oppressive foster care on an Arizona chicken ranch and the success that followed as a competitive cross-country runner, culminating with college graduation and his dream job as a high school coach and teacher. More/less

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