University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
Show sidebar contents

Amira K. Makansi

Steven Addington

Amira K. Makansi is the author of LITERARY LIBATIONS: What to Drink With What You Read, an informal guide to pairing great drinks with famous books. After graduating from the University of Chicago with a degree in history, Amira quickly abandoned her quest to become a lawyer in favor of all things beverage-related. She spent her first few years out of college climbing around in stacks of wine barrels and hoeing weeds out of vineyards in France. She has served cocktails at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Chicago and cleaned hundred-year-old foudresat an Alsatian winery whose first vintage predates the French revolution. She got into writing accidentally, when her mother had a crazy dream and wanted to turn it into a book. That book became THE SOWING, the first book in the young adult dystopian SEEDS series, which has been optioned for a Hollywood production. Now a full-time writer, Amira is delighted to spend her days writing, reading, drinking, cooking and exploring the great outdoors of her adopted state of Oregon.

Visit website | Facebook Twitter

Literary Libations: What to Drink with What You Read
Fiction / Literature
Skyhorse Publishing
September 2018
ISBN 9781510736580
160 pages
$16.99, INSTOCK
Buy now

The definitive guide to pairing two of the world's most beloved pastimes: reading and drinking. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company

Show sponsors