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Jonathan Lethem


Jonathan Lethem is the New York Times best-selling author of ten novels, including "The Fortress of Solitude," "Dissident Gardens," "Chronic City" and "Motherless Brooklyn," winner of National Book Critics Circle Award. A recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, Lethem has been published in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Rolling Stone, Esquire and the New York Times, among others. He currently teaches creative writing at Pomona College in California. His new book is "The Feral Detective."


Scheduled events:
How, Why, and Whodunnit!
These writers of mystery know they must challenge the reader to a battle of wits. Tim Johnston, Joe Lansdale and Jonathan Lethem usually win that duel, and at the festival they will explore how they do it.

Student Union Tucson Room (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Tim Johnston, Joe Lansdale, Jonathan Lethem
Moderator: Shannon Baker
Virtuoso Villains
Three of America's best loved mysterians -- Jonathan Lethem, T. Jefferson Parker and Matthew Quirk -- will explore how their books differ from each other's. And why they resonate so loudly with their millions of fans.

Koffler Room 204 (Seats 304, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jonathan Lethem, T. Parker, Matthew Quirk
Moderator: Eve Cran
Writing Outside the Box
James Anderson and Jonathan Lethem often provide stories that are outside the box. Or beyond the margins. Or between the lines. Whatever, they never cease to amaze!

Integrated Learning Center Room 130 (Seats 143, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: James Anderson, Jonathan Lethem
Moderator: Frank Mascia

Books:
The Feral Detective
Mystery / Thrillers
Ecco
November 2018
ISBN 9780062859068
336 pages
$26.99, INSTORE
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Jonathan Lethem’s first detective novel since Motherless Brooklyn “One of America’s greatest storytellers. More/less

Motherless Brooklyn
Fiction / Literature
Vintage
October 2000
ISBN 9780375724831
311 pages
$16.95, INSTORE
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Lionel Essrog has always respected Frank Minna, who helped him out when he was young, and when Frank is found dead, Lionel and his friends, the Minna Men, scour the streets of Brooklyn in search of the killer. 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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