University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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National Book Awards

National Book Award winner Sigrid Nunez and two of her fellow finalists — Rebecca Makkai and Brandon Hobson — will discuss their words and their worlds during this hour of conversation with Lisa Lucas, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation.

Brandon Hobson

Dr. Brandon Hobson is the author of three books, including most recently "Where the Dead Sit Talking," which was a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award in Fiction and is also longlisted for the 2019 Aspen Literary Prize....

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Rebecca Makkai

Rebecca Makkai is the Chicago-based author of the novel "The Great Believers," one of the New York Times' top ten books for 2018, a finalist for the National Book Award and the ALA Carnegie Medal and winner of the Chicago Review of Books Award....

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Sigrid Nunez

American novelist Sigrid Nunez has been on the scene for some time, but none of her previous books captured the imagination as surely as her latest. Its title is "The Friend," and on November 14th it was was received the 2018 National Book Award for fiction....

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