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James Anderson


James Anderson was born in Seattle and raised in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. He is a graduate of Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and received his master’s degree in creative writing from Pine Manor College in Boston. His other jobs have included logging, commercial fishing and, briefly, a truck driver. Anderson's debut novel was the citically acclaimed "The Never Open Desert Diner." He currently divides his time between Ashland, Oregon, and the Four Corners region of the American Southwest.

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Scheduled events:
It's a Family Affair
Mystery writers always find family to be a good place to look for clues when trouble's afoot. James Anderson, William Kent Krueger and Michael McGarrity are all family guys. They'll explore why families are such a fertile ground for the stories they tell.

UA BookStore (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: James Anderson, William Kent Krueger, Michael McGarrity
Moderator: Susan Cummins Miller
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:
Lullaby Road
Mystery / Thrillers
Broadway Books
October 2018
ISBN 9781101906552
320 pages
$16.00, INSTORE
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Winter has come to Route 117, a remote road through the high desert of Utah trafficked only by eccentrics, fugitives, and those looking to escape the world. More/less

The Never-Open Desert Diner
Mystery / Thrillers
Broadway Books
November 2016
ISBN 9781101906903
304 pages
$16.00, INSTORE
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"Originally published by Caravel Books, New York, in 2015 and subsequently in hardcover by Crown, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, . 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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