University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Nancy Plain

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Nancy Plain has a B.A. in history from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.A. in music education from New York University. She has written numerous books for young readers, including her latest "This Strange Wilderness: The Life and Art of John James Audubon." This book was chosen to represent the state of Nebraska at the 2017 National Book Festival. Nancy's other books include "Light on the Prairie: Solomon D. Butcher," "Photographer of Nebraska's Pioneer Days," "With One Sky Above Us: The Story of Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce Indians," "Sagebrush and Paintbrush: The Story of Charlie Russell," "The Cowboy Artist,"; "Eleanor of Aquitaine and the High Middle Ages," "The Diary of Elizabeth Bacon Custer," "Frederic Remington: Artist of the American West," "Louise XVI," "Marie Antoinette," and the "French Revolution," "George Catlin," "The Man Who Painted Indians," and "Mary Cassatt: An Artist's Life." Nancy has three grown daughters and lives in New Jersey with her husband, Alan Goldfeder. She is a member of Western Writers of America and is currently serving as its vice-president. She also serves on the New Jersey State Council of The Humane Society of the United States and sponsors a rescue horse named Blaze, at Mylestone Equine Rescue.

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Scheduled events:
Western Writers of America Spur Award Winners
Have a conversation with five winners of the western writers of America's prestigious Spur Awards. Assistive listening devices available.

Koffler Room 218 (Seats 142, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Johnny Boggs, Chris Enss, Nancy Plain, Deanne Stillman
Moderator: Kirk Ellis

This Strange Wilderness: The Life and Art of John James Audubon
History / Biography
University of Nebraska Press
March 2015
ISBN 9780803248847
136 pages
$19.95, INSTORE
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Describes how the writer and naturalist set about recording in both word and image the birds of North America, and details the legacy his work has left behind.

Light on the Prairie
History / Biography
Bison Books
September 2012
ISBN 9780803235205
113 pages
$16.95, INSTORE
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Alongside sixty-two of Butcher's iconic photographs, "Light on the Prairie" conveys the irrepressible spirit of a man whose passion would give us a firsthand look at the men and women who settled the Great Plains.

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Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

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Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

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Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
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