University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Strength From Kindness


Four acclaimed authors will explore their characters' journey through hardship by creating an enriching community that highlights all of the good that humanity can offer.


Panelists
Elizabeth Berg

Elizabeth Berg is the author of many bestselling novels, including "The Story of Arthur Truluv," "Open House" (an Oprah’s Book Club selection), "Talk Before Sleep" and "The Year of Pleasures," as well as the short story collection "The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted....

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Rebecca Clarren

Rebecca Clarren is an award-winning investigative reporter and writer who has been writing about the American West, its denizens and its landscapes, for the past 20 years. Her journalism has won the Hillman Prize, an Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship, and nine grants from the Fund for Investigative Journalism and has appeared in such publications as Mother Jones, High Country News, The Nation and Salon....

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Leif Enger

Leif Enger was raised in Osakis, Minnesota, and worked as a reporter and producer for Minnesota Public Radio before writing his best-selling debut novel "Peace Like a River" which was one of the Los Angeles Times and Time Magazine’s Best Books of the Year....

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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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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