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Author Nominations Open!!

Festival Staff / August 5, 2019

The Book and Author Committee of the Tucson Festival of Books works year-round to identify authors to serve as Presenting Authors at the Festival. We strive to identify authors from a variety of subject areas and diverse genre. Panel sessions are created at the sole discretion of the Book and Author Committee.

In addition to the Presenting Authors invited by our committee, we welcome nominations from authors, publishers, publicists and the general public. On August 1, 2019 the application to be considered for the 2020 TFOB version will open on our website under Quick Links, Book Selection Process, on the left side of the home page. Criteria for nominations include:

  • Book must be a recent publication (published between August 1, 2018 and January 31, 2020)
  • Book must be published by a well-established publishing house or one of their imprints (self-published books, titles published by independent / boutique publishing houses, e-books, textbooks and books published outside of the United States are not eligible for consideration)
  • A nominated author, if selected to participate as a Presenting Author, is responsible for all travel and lodging expenses associated with attending the Festival
  • Nominations will be accepted through October 1, 2020

Authors that do not meet the stated criteria may choose to participate in the Festival via the Author Pavilion or as an Exhibitor. Click here for more information.

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association

Key Sponsors

Marshall Foundation
Arizona Party Rental Companies

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