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

Jerry Greenberg, M.D.

Philip Caputo is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of many well-known books, both fiction and nonfiction. His latest is "Some Rise by Sin," a novel published in May. He is best-known for two nonfiction books: the award-winning Vietnam memoir "A Rumor of War" and New York Times best-seller "The Longest Road." Phil divides his time between homes in Norwalk, Connecticut and Patagonia, Arizona.

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Scheduled events:
True Stories That Aren't
One of the most popular genres in modern literature is historic fiction, aka creative nonfiction, tales that use fictional characters to explore and explain real events. Philip Caputo, Kevin Canty and Ron Hansen, three very accomplished authors, will explain how they are able to paint such vivid pictures of events remembered in black and white. Assistive listening devices available.

Student Union Kachina (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 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: Kevin Canty, Philip Caputo, Ron Hansen
Moderator: Thomas Cobb
Philip Caputo
"Some Rise by Sin"

Pima Library Foundation (Seats 1)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fiction / Literature

Author: Philip Caputo
Lives on the Border
Award-winning authors Phil Caputo and Francisco Cantú offer multi-faceted reflections on contested lands, fatal realities and moral struggles on both sides of the border in fact and fiction.

Pima County Public Library/Nuestras Raíces/Presentation Stage (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 11, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Nuestras Raices
Signing area: Pima County Public Library/Nuestras Raíces/Craft Tent & Signing Area (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Francisco Cantú, Philip Caputo
Moderator: Nancy Montoya

Some Rise by Sin
Fiction / Literature
Holt, Henry & Co.
May 2017
ISBN 9781627794749
Hardcover, 352 pages
$28.00, INSTORE
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New York Times bestselling author Philip Caputo tells the story of a Franciscan priest struggling to walk a moral path through the shifting and fatal realities of an isolated Mexican village The Mexican village of San Patricio is being menaced by a bizarre, cultish drug cartel infamous for its brutality. More/less

A Rumor of War
History / Biography
November 1996
ISBN 9781250117120
384 pages
$20.00, INSTOCK
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The 40th-anniversary edition of the classic Vietnam memoir—featured in the PBS documentary series The Vietnam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick—with a new foreword by Kevin Powers. More/less

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Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

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Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
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William & Mary Ross Foundation
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