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Therese Anne Fowler


Therese Anne Fowler is the author of five novels, including the New York Times and international best-seller "Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald," which has been adapted for television as the series "Z: The Beginning of Everything." Her sixth novel, "A Good Neighborhood," is set to be released in early 2020.

Her newest novel is "A Well-Behaved Woman," a Gilded Age tale about the Vanderbilt family that centers on Alva Smith Vanderbilt Belmont, a Southern-born woman and future suffragette whose marriage into the Vanderbilt family launches the Vanderbilt dynasty as we know it. Alva, like the woman Therese turned the spotlight onto in her previous book, is so much more than popular culture makes her seem.

"A Well-Behaved Woman" is a finalist for the Southern Book Prize for fiction and has been named a Most Anticipated or Best Book of Fall 2018 by numerous publications, including Publishers Weekly, Good Housekeeping, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, People Magazine, BuzzFeed and even Garden & Gun. The book is in development for TV by Sony Pictures Television.

Therese lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband, award-winning author John Kessel.

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Scheduled events:
Family Matters
Our families shape the person we all become, but with the good comes the not-so-good — the pressures and expectations of family. Therese Anne Fowler, Michelle Gable and Kathy Wang will explore how their characters have wrestled with family matters.

Modern Languages Room 350 (Seats 318, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Therese Anne Fowler, Michelle Gable, Kathy Wang
Moderator: Jeanie Colaianni
Bringing History to Life
It's as if they were there! Therese Anne Fowler, Michelle Gable and Whitney Scharer introduce us to the rich inner world of the Vanderbilts, Kennedys and artist Lee Miller, and describe how they gave voice to celebrities of another era.

Modern Languages Room 350 (Seats 318, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Therese Anne Fowler, Michelle Gable, Whitney Scharer
Moderator: Carol Fitzgerald
Therese Anne Fowler
A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts - The riveting novel of iron-willed Alva Vanderbilt and her illustrious family as they rule Gilded-Age New York, from the New York Times bestselling author of Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald.

MOSTLY BOOKS, Booth #240 (Seats 1)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Fiction / Literature

Author: Therese Anne Fowler
Self-Reliance
Meet characters who think on their feet and demonstrate self-reliance during times of war and social change, whether they are from a world of enormous wealth and privilege, or one of shortages and rationing.

Integrated Learning Center Room 141 (Seats 120, 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: Therese Anne Fowler, Susan Meissner, Jennifer Robson
Moderator: Jane Fairchild

Books:
A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts
Fiction / Literature
St. Martin's Press/Macmillan
October 2018
ISBN 9781250095473
$27.99, INSTORE
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Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
Fiction / Literature
St. Martins
March 2014
ISBN 9781250028662
400 pages
$15.99, INSTORE
Buy now

THE INSPIRATION FOR THE TELEVISION DRAMA Z: THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING I wish I could tell everyone who thinks we're ruined, Look closer. More/less

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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
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Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

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Marshall Foundation

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