University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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New Voices, New Choices

A stunning number of new voices made themselves heard this year, and three of the loudest will help launch our festival this morning. Daniel Gumbiner was long-listed for a National Book Award. R.O. Kwon offered a runaway best-seller. Joanna Luloff crashed the party with a remarkable second novel, ""Remind Me Again What Happened." Help us welcome 3 of the bright new lights of popular literature!

Daniel Gumbiner

Daniel Gumbiner was born and raised in Northern California. He graduated from UC Berkeley in 2011 and now lives in Las Vegas, where he works as the managing editor of The Believer. His first book, "The Boatbuilder," was longlisted for the 2018 National Book Award....

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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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Joanna Luloff

Joanna Luloff received her MFA from Emerson College and her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri. Before graduate school, she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Baddegama, Sri Lanka. Her short stories and essays have appeared in The Missouri Review, Western Humanities Review, The Cincinnati Review, Memorious and New South, and her collection The Beach at Galle Road was published by Algonquin Books in October 2012....

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Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
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William & Mary Ross Foundation

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