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Up Close and Personal


These three Arizona authors have newly published collections of stories that focus on the people, places and situations that most of us pass by — obliviously — every day. What caught their attention? What drew their interest? Why was it important to share these experiences with us, their readers?


Panelists
Ken Lamberton

Ken Lamberton is the author of "Wilderness and Razor Wire," which won the 2002 John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing. In 2007, he won a Soros Justice Fellowship for his fourth book, "Time of Grace: Thoughts on Nature, Family, and the Politics of Crime and Punishment....

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Jesse Sensibar

Jesse Sensibar is a familiar face in the literary circles near Flagstaff. Executive Director of the Northern Arizona Book Festival, he is also the driving force behind the weekly Narrow Chimney Reading Series....

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Brian Smith

Brian Jabas Smith is a journalist, editor and the author of "Spent Saints & Other Stories" and -- most recently -- "Tucson Salvage: Tales and Recollections from La Frontera." He was a songwriter who fronted bands Beat Angels and Gentlemen After Dark....

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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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