University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Save the date for 2017!

March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Save the date for 2018!

March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Samantha Shannon

Photo by Louise Haywood-Schiefer

Ms. Shannon is appearing courtesy of Bloomsbury Publishing

Samantha Shannon was born in West London in 1991. She started writing at the age of fifteen and studied English language and literature at St. Anne’s College, Oxford. “The Bone Season,” the first in a seven-book series, was a New York Times best-seller and the inaugural Today Book Club selection and was named one of Amazon’s Best Books of the Year. Film rights were acquired by the Imaginarium Studios and 20th Century Fox. “The Mime Order,” the second in the series was also a New York Times bestseller. Her work has been translated into twenty-eight languages.

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Scheduled events:
Hot Off the Press
Open to Friends of the Festival - by invitation only. Meet marvelous authors releasing new books the week of the Tucson Book Festival! Authors will sign their books for you inside the Student Union South Ballroom. Please Note: Several of the new titles have publication dates in mid-March. The publishers are working to get the books to Tucson early, for this event!

Student Union South Ballroom (Seats 300, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Panelists: Amy Dickinson, Amy Engel, Glenn Frankel, J. A. Jance, Christina Baker Kline, Victor Lodato, V. E. Schwab, Samantha Shannon, Joel Shurkin, Maggie Stiefvater
Samantha Shannon
The Song Rising: The magnificent third book in the New York Times-bestselling Bone Season series: a fantastic tale of rebellion and courage against enormous odds.

Mostly Books, Booth #240 (Seats 1)
Sat, Mar 11, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror

Author: Samantha Shannon
Building Alternate Worlds
How to create worlds where magic is real and gods, ghosts, and ghouls walk among us.

Integrated Learning Center Room 150 (Seats 155, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Gini Koch, Erika Lewis, Brian McClellan, Samantha Shannon
Moderator: David Summers
Uncanny London
These writers added fantastical elements to the rich history of London. Why London? Why change it?

Koffler Room 218 (Seats 142, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Marie Brennan, V. E. Schwab, Samantha Shannon
Moderator: Patti Lang

The Song Rising
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
March 2017
ISBN 9781632866240
Hardcover, 384 pages
$26.00, INSTORE
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Following a bloody battle against foes on every side, Paige Mahoney has risen to the dangerous position of Underqueen, ruling over London's criminal population. More/less

The Mime Order
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
February 2017
ISBN 9781632868497
Paperback, 544 pages
$17.00, INSTORE
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Paige Mahoney has escaped the brutal prison camp of Sheol I, but her problems have only just begun: many of the survivors are missing and she is the most wanted person in London . More/less

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

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Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
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William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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