University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Transported By Words

Susanna Kearsley, Reese Kwon and Shobha Rao will explore the art of transporting a reader to a new location by seamlessly weaving in lush descriptions and cultural details. A subtle touch can turn the setting into its own character.

Susanna Kearsley

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Susanna Kearsley is a former museum curator, known for her meticulous research and far-flung locations, who loves restoring the lost voices of real people to the page, interweaving historical intrigue with modern adventure....

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R.O. Kwon

R.O. Kwon is the author of "The Incendiaries," an American Booksellers Association Indie Next #1 Great Read and Indies Introduce selection, and it is being translated into four languages. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, Vice, BuzzFeed, Noon, Time, Playboy and elsewhere....

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Shobha Rao

Shobha Rao moved to the United States from India at the age of seven. She is the winner of the 2014 Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Fiction, awarded by Nimrod International Journal and is the recipient of the Elizabeth George Foundation fellowship....

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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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