University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Turning the Beat Around


Life is full of unexpected challenges that can devastate your life plan. Three authors will discuss how their characters take control of a dynamic situation and find a way to make the best of things.


Panelists
Kate Christensen

Kate Christensen's seven novels include "The Great Man," which won the 2008 PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction. Her latest is "The Last Cruise." She is also the author of two culinary memoirs, "Blue Plate Special" and "How to Cook a Moose," which won the 2016 Maine Literary Award for Memoir....

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Lisa Genova

Lisa Genova, who holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard University, has been acclaimed as the Oliver Sacks of fiction and the Michael Crichton of brain science. Lisa has captured a unique place in contemporary fiction, writing stories that are equally inspired by neuroscience and the human spirit....

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Amanda Sthers

Amanda Sthers is the best-selling author of ten novels; this is her American debut. She is also a playwright, screenwriter and director. Her debut English-language film, Madame, was released in America in 2018....

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
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Marshall Foundation

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