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

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Fernanda Santos



NICK OZA

Fernanda Santos writes about the American Southwest as chief of the Phoenix Bureau of The New York Times. Her first book, "The Fire Line: The Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and One of the Deadliest Days in American Firefighting," tells the story of nineteen firefighters killed on June 30, 2013 in the Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona, the deadliest wildfire in the United States since 1933 and the largest death toll among professional firefighters since the September 11 attacks. Fernanda has reported in three languages, in Latin America and across the United States. She got her start in journalism in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, her home country, where she bore witness to violence, inequality and immeasurable hope. In those scenes, she found her passion for telling true stories.

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Scheduled events:
Wildfire in Focus
In June of 2013 a single bolt of lighting ignited a tragic wildfire in the Arizona mountains. A journalist and a wildfire expert will discuss the western fire scene and how we understand it, including its sometimes tragic costs such as the deaths of 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots in the Yarnell Hill fire.

National Parks Experience (Seats 146)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - National Parks Experience Store (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Stephen J. Pyne, Fernanda Santos
Moderator: Christopher Conover
Southwest Books of the Year Top Pick Authors
"Southwest Books of the Year," Pima County Public Library’s annual review of regional literature, recognizes the best books being written about, or set in, the Southwest. Five of 2016’s honorees discuss writing the Southwest in fact and fiction, and the importance of regional literature.

Integrated Learning Center Room 130 (Seats 143, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Paulette Jiles, Fernanda Santos, Melissa Sevigny, Scott Thybony, Amy Von Lintel
Moderator: Helene Woodhams

Book:
The Fire Line: The Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and One of the Deadliest Days in American Firefighting
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
Flatiron Books
May 2016
ISBN 9781250054029
Hardcover, 288 pages
$25.99, INSTORE
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A haunting, beautiful and moving portrait of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, an uncontrollable wildfire and the greatest loss of firefighters' lives since 9/11.

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company
William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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