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


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Dr. Brandon Hobson is the author of three books, including most recently "Where the Dead Sit Talking," which was a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award in Fiction and is also longlisted for the 2019 Aspen Literary Prize. He earned his PhD from Oklahoma State University. He has won a Pushcart Prize, and his work has appeared in such places as The Believer, Conjunctions, Publisher's Weekly, The Paris Review Daily, NOON, Post Road and in many other journals. Hobson is a member of the Cherokee Nation Tribe of Oklahoma.

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Scheduled events:
Crafting Characters
Four of our most gifted authors -- Leif Enger, T. Greenwood, Brandon Hobson and Ann Weisgarber -- will explore how they develop characters who are genuine, authentic and relatable. Do their characters help these authors learn more about themselves? Let's ask!

Student Union Sabino (Seats 87)  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: Leif Enger, T. Greenwood, Brandon Hobson, Ann Weisgarber
Moderator: Kristina Makansi
Finding Family
Brandon Hobson, Lynda Loigman and Susan Meissner have introduced characters longing to find their place. That search is not uncommon. These people, however, are uncommon. Why? Let's find out!

Student Union Sabino (Seats 87)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Brandon Hobson, Lynda Loigman, Susan Meissner
Moderator: Pam Treadwell-Rubin
National Book Awards
National Book Award winner Sigrid Nunez and two of her fellow finalists — Rebecca Makkai and Brandon Hobson — will discuss their words and their worlds during this hour of conversation with Lisa Lucas, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation.

Student Union North Ballroom (Seats 560)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Student Union North Ballroom Gallery (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Brandon Hobson, Rebecca Makkai, Sigrid Nunez
Moderator: Lisa Lucas

Book:
Where the Dead Sit Talking
Fiction / Literature
Soho
ISBN 9781641290173
$15.00, NYP
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Set in rural Oklahoma during the late 1980s, Where the Dead Sit Talking is a startling, authentically voiced and lyrically written Native American coming-of-age story. 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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