University of Arizona Campus  •  March 11 - 12, 2017  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Steve Twomey



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Appearing courtesy of the Arizona Daily Star

Steve Twomey began his career in journalism as a copyboy at the Chicago Tribune when he was in high school. After graduating from Northwestern University, he began a fourteen-year career at the Philadelphia Inquirer, during which he won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing, and then worked at The Washington Post for the next thirteen years. More recently, he has written for Smithsonian and other magazines and has taught narrative writing at the graduate schools of New York University and the City University of New York. The ghostwriter of "What I Learned when I Almost Died" and author of "Countdown to Pearl Harbor," Twomey lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with his wife, Kathleen Carroll.


Scheduled events:
Winning the Pulitzer Prize
Three Pulitzer Prize authors talk about how winning this distinguished award has impacted their careers.

Integrated Learning Center Room 120 (Seats 300, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: William Finnegan, Eli Sanders, Steve Twomey
Moderator: Peter Medine
WWII: Pearl Harbor
In commemoration of 75 years since the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, authors discuss the shadow war FDR waged prior to the attack, warnings and missteps leading up to the attack, and the day that will live in infamy which launched the U.S. into WWII.

Student Union North Ballroom (Seats 567)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Student Union North Ballroom Foyer (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Craig Nelson, Steve Twomey, Marc Wortman
Moderator: Christopher Conover
Countdown to Pearl Harbor
Set near Tucson's new USS Arizona Memorial, a Pulitzer-prize-winning reporter recounts 12 crucial days leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Arizona Daily Star Tent (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Arizona Daily Star Store (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Steve Twomey
Moderator: Tony Davis

Book:
Countdown to Pearl Harbor: The Twelve Days to the Attack
History / Biography
Simon & Schuster
November 2016
ISBN 9781476776460
Hardcover, 384 pages
$30.00, INSTORE
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A fascinating look at the twelve days leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor—the warnings, clues and missteps—by a Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter. More/less

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