University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Lose Yourself in a Fantasy World

Three best-selling fantasy authors talk about how they create compelling fantasy worlds that invite readers to enter fully into a magical time and place. Kelly Barnhill's "The Girl Who Drank the Moon" won the 2017 Newbery award, while Holly Black's "The Cruel Prince" is the first book in a stunning new YA series and Jennifer Neilsen's "The Traitor's Game" is an epic tale of intrigue and treachery. Assistive listening devices available.

Kelly Barnhill

Kelly Barnhill is the author of four novels, most recently "The Girl Who Drank the Moon," winner of the 2017 John Newbery Medal for the year's most distinguished contribution to American literature for children....

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Holly Black

Holly Black is the best-selling author of contemporary fantasy novels, including "Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale" and the New York Times best-selling Spiderwick series. She has been a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award and the Eisner Award, and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award....

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Jennifer A. Nielsen

Jennifer A. Nielsen is the acclaimed author of the New York Times and USA Today best-selling Ascendance Trilogy: "The False Prince," "The Runaway King" and "The Shadow Throne." She also wrote the New York Times best-selling Mark of the Thief trilogy: "Mark of the Thief," "Rise of the Wolf" and "Wrath of the Storm," Nielsen wrote stand-alone- fantasy novel, "The Scourge," the historical thriller "A Night Divided....

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