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Future Best-Sellers?

Meet Lesley Bannatyne, Cinthia Ritchie and Janet Ruth, winners in the book festival's annual writing competition. This year's contest attracted 693 entries from all over the world. This may not be the last time we see Bannatyne, Ritchie and Ruth at the festival!

Lesley Bannatyne

Lesley Bannatyne’s fiction and essays have been published in the Boston Globe, Smithsonian, Christian Science Monitor, and Zone 3, Pangyrus, Shooter, and Bosque Literary Magazines; she won the 2018 Bosque fiction prize....

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Cinthia Ritchie

Cinthia Ritchie is an Alaskan writer, ultra-runner and three-time Pushcart Prize nominee who splits her time between Anchorage, Alaska and Tucson. She’s recipient of fellowships at Hedgebrook, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Hidden River Arts, Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Award, Connie Boochever Fellowship and a 2013 Best American Essay notable mention....

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Janet Ruth

Janet Ruth is an emeritus research ornithologist. She has published scientific papers on bird ecology and natural history stories in bird magazines. Her writing focuses on connections to the natural world....

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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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