University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Kate Christensen

Drs. Paul & Mary Koss

Kate Christensen's seven novels include "The Great Man," which won the 2008 PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction. Her latest is "The Last Cruise." She is also the author of two culinary memoirs, "Blue Plate Special" and "How to Cook a Moose," which won the 2016 Maine Literary Award for Memoir. Kate lives with her husband in Portland, ME, and spends much of the year in Oracle.

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Scheduled events:
The Bitches Are Back, Older & Wiser
Fifteen years ago, "The Bitch in the House" struck a chord among women struggling to balance their lives and careers. It was a collection of remembrances by young, emerging writers and authors. Now those women are in their 40s, 50s and 60s, but they're still bright, funny and insightful. This panel will feature three of the contributors to the collection: Cathi Hanauer, Ann Hood and Kate Christensen.

Koffler Room 216 (Seats 89, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Kate Christensen, Cathi Hanauer, Ann Hood
Moderator: Cathi Hanauer
Turning the Beat Around
Life is full of unexpected challenges that can devastate your life plan. Three authors will discuss how their characters take control of a dynamic situation and find a way to make the best of things.

Modern Languages Room 350 (Seats 318, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Kate Christensen, Lisa Genova, Amanda Sthers
Moderator: Robin Kall

The Last Cruise
Fiction / Literature
Knopf Doubleday
July 2018
ISBN 9780385536288
Hardcover, 304 pages
$26.95, INSTORE
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From the acclaimed PEN/Faulkner Award-winning author of The Great Man comes a riveting high-seas adventure that combines Christensen's signature wit, irony, and humanity to create a striking and unforgettable vision of our times. More/less

The Great Man
Fiction / Literature
Knopf Doubleday
May 2008
ISBN 9780307277343
Kindle Edition, 305 pages
$15.95, INSTORE
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Following the death of New York City painter, Oscar Feldman, two rival biographers compete as they set out to tell his life story, with the help of his wife Abigail, sister Maxine, and Teddy, his longtime mistress.

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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

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Marshall Foundation

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