University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Traversing the Unknown

As readers, we rely on a book's narration to guide us through the story. But where do we go when the narrator gets lost? Mary Kubica, John Jay Osborn and Karen Thompson Walker will explore the unique ways an author can benefit by straying from the traditional, linear approach.

Mary Kubica

Mary Kubica is the New York Times best-selling author of "The Good Girl" and "Pretty Baby." Her latest novel is "When the Lights Go Out." She lives outside of Chicago with husband and two children and enjoys photography, gardening and caring for animals at a local shelter....

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John Jay Osborn

John Jay Osborn grew up in Marin County, California, and went to Harvard College and Harvard Law School. While in law school, he began his first novel, "The Paper Chase." The book came out in 1972, and was soon made into an Academy Award winning movie and then a television show that ran for six years....

Karen Walker

Karen Thompson Walker is the bestselling author of two novels, The Dreamers (January 2019) and The Age of Miracles, which was named one of the best books of the year by People, O: The Oprah Magazine,the Financial Times, and Amazon among others....

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Tucson Medical Center

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