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



Whitney Freedman

Shenitzer Development

Daniel Gumbiner was born and raised in Northern California. He graduated from UC Berkeley in 2011 and now lives in Las Vegas, where he works as the managing editor of The Believer. His first book, "The Boatbuilder," was longlisted for the 2018 National Book Award.

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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
Now What? Where Do We Got from Here?
Three of America's most gifted story-tellers are known for introducing flawed characters and walking them down long and difficult paths. William Kent Krueger, J.A. Jance and National Book Award finalist Daniel Gumbiner discuss the impact those fictional journeys have on the authors themselves.

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

Panelists: Daniel Gumbiner, J. A. Jance, William Kent Krueger
Moderator: Fred Ronstadt
Strength From Kindness
Four acclaimed authors will explore their characters' journey through hardship by creating an enriching community that highlights all of the good that humanity can offer.

Integrated Learning Center Room 120 (Seats 300, 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 - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Elizabeth Berg, Rebecca Clarren, Leif Enger, Daniel Gumbiner
Moderator: Douglas Mitchell

Book:
The Boatbuilder
Fiction / Literature
McSweeney's
July 2018
ISBN 9781944211554
240 pages
$18.00, INSTORE
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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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