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Joyce Maynard



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Ms. Maynard is sponsored by Phi Beta Pi Fraternity - Arizona Alpha Chapter

Joyce Maynard is the author of sixteen books, including her latest novel, “Under the Influence,” and the best-selling memoir, “At Home in the World,” which was translated into twelve languages. In 2014, her novel “Labor Day” was made into a film, adapted and directed by Jason Reitman, and starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin.

She first came to national attention when she was a freshman at Yale in 1973, with the publication of her New York Times cover story “An Eighteen Year Old Looks Back on Life.” When it was first published in 1998, At Home in the Worldset off a furor in the literary world and beyond. Joyce Maynard's memoir broke a silence concerning her relationship at age eighteen with J.D. Salinger, the famously reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye, then age fifty-three, who had read the story she wrote for The New York Times and sent her a letter that changed her life. Reviewers called her book "shameless" and "powerful" and its author was simultaneously reviled and cheered.

Since then, she has been a reporter and columnist for The New York Times, a syndicated newspaper columnist whose “Domestic Affairs” column appeared in over fifty papers nationwide, a regular contributor to NPR and national magazines including Vogue, O, The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, MORE, Salon, and many more. Her essays have been widely published in collections, and featured in The New York Times. As a fiction writer she has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo.

Maynard has taught at writing programs around the country, including the Lake Atitlan Writing Workshop in San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala, which she founded in 2002. She performs as a storyteller with The Moth in New York City and with Porchlight in San Francisco. Her new book--a memoir titled The Best of Us--will be published in fall, 2017.

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Scheduled events:
Literary Thriller
Three authors discuss how suspenseful, stylish storytelling breaks the mold of the conventional thriller.

Student Union Santa Rita (Seats 120)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Amy Engel, Caroline Leavitt, Joyce Maynard
Moderator: Bonnie Sedlmayr-Emerson
Mothers and Sons
Fathers typically build relationships with their sons through active play and spending time together. For mothers and sons, the process can be a little different. Three authors discuss how their mother and son characters embark on journeys that lead to greater understanding of the other.

Student Union Tucson (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Nathan Hill, Victor Lodato, Joyce Maynard
Moderator: Kat Parker
WORKSHOP: The Ethics and Personal Issues of Writing
Author Joyce Maynard, who runs workshops in both fiction and memoir in the U.S. and Guatemala, discusses the ethics and personal issues associated with telling stories from our own lives.

Integrated Learning Center Room 119 (Seats 60, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Joyce Maynard

Books:
Under the Influence
Fiction / Literature
William Morrow
November 2016
ISBN 9780062257680
Paperback, 288 pages
$15.99, INSTORE
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The New York Times bestselling author of Labor Day and After Her returns with a poignant story about the true meaning—and the true price—of friendship. More/less

At Home in the World
Fiction / Literature
Picador
ISBN 9781250046444
Paperback, 400 pages
$18.00, INSTOCK
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New York Times bestselling author of Labor Day With a New Preface When it was first published in 1998, At Home in the World set off a furor in the literary world and beyond. More/less

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