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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William Finnegan


Mr. Finnegan is sponsored by HSL Properties

William Finnegan is the author of "Cold New World," A Complicated War," Dateline Soweto," and "Crossing the Line." He has twice been a National Magazine Award finalist and has won numerous journalism awards, including two Overseas Press Club awards since 2009. "Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life" received the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography. A staff writer at The New Yorker since 1987, he lives in Manhattan.


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
Writing Lyrically About Sports
Authors who write about sports from horse racing to surfing talk about what is involved to go beyond recounting a sport to writing lyrically about it. An editor offers his insights as well.

UA Mall Tent (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sports
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Joe Drape, William Finnegan, Terry McDonell
Moderator: Brett Fera
Outdoor Adventure Writing
Writers who can't resist the call of the wild swap stories on adventuring and living the bohemian life.

UA Mall Tent (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: William Finnegan, Hampton Sides, Scott Thybony
Moderator: Mark Woodhams

Books:
Barbarian Days
Sports
The Penguin Press - PRH-P
April 2016
ISBN 9780143109396
Paperback, 464 pages
$17.00, INSTORE
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Surfing only looks like a sport. To initiates, it is something else entirely: a beautiful addiction, a demanding course of study, a morally dangerous pastime, a way of life. More/less

Crossing the Line: A Year in the Land of Apartheid
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
WW Norton
ISBN 9780892553259
Paperback, 434 pages
$20.00, INSTORE
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The award-winning debut by the acclaimed author of Cold New World. Named by The New York Times Book Review as a top ten nonfiction book of 1986, this seminal piece of cross-cultural journalism is an account of a white American's experience teaching black students in South Africaan account essential for its incisive coverage of the student anti-apartheid movement, as well as for the unpretentious charms of its prose.

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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