University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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R.O. Kwon


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R.O. Kwon is the author of "The Incendiaries," an American Booksellers Association Indie Next #1 Great Read and Indies Introduce selection, and it is being translated into four languages. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, Vice, BuzzFeed, Noon, Time, Playboy and elsewhere. She has received awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Yaddo, MacDowell, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and the Sewanee Writers' Conference.

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Scheduled events:
New Voices, New Choices
A stunning number of new voices made themselves heard this year, and three of the loudest will help launch our festival this morning. Daniel Gumbiner was long-listed for a National Book Award. R.O. Kwon offered a runaway best-seller. Joanna Luloff crashed the party with a remarkable second novel, ""Remind Me Again What Happened." Help us welcome 3 of the bright new lights of popular literature!

Student Union Kachina (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Daniel Gumbiner, R.O. Kwon, Joanna Luloff
Moderator: Amira Makansi
Transported By Words
Susanna Kearsley, Reese Kwon and Shobha Rao will explore the art of transporting a reader to a new location by seamlessly weaving in lush descriptions and cultural details. A subtle touch can turn the setting into its own character.

Student Union Santa Rita (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fiction / Literature

Panelists: Susanna Kearsley, R.O. Kwon, Shobha Rao
Moderator: Victoria Salajko
Living in the Extreme
A discussion from fiction to real life living about living in an extreme religious group and the impact that has on a person.

Student Union Kachina (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Kelly Beard, R.O. Kwon
Moderator: John Kitagawa

Book:
The Incendiaries
Fiction / Literature
Riverhead/Penguin Random House
July 2018
ISBN 9780735213890
Hardcover, 224 pages
$26.00, INSTORE
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"In dazzlingly acrobatic prose, R. O. Kwon explores the lines between faith and fanaticism, passion and violence, the rational and the unknowable. 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
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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