University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Save the date for 2018!

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

Mark Beauregard

Rose Todaro

Mark Beauregard is the author of "The Whale: A Love Story" (Viking, 2016), a novel about the much speculated-upon relationship between Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne and how it transformed Melville’s masterpiece, "Moby-Dick," which was dedicated to Hawthorne. The Washington Post called Beauregard’s novel “an impressive feat of authorly ventriloquism” and declared that the author “has captured the true hide and grit of that God- and nature-haunted 19th-century mind in all its rough, baroque, oddly tender poetry.”

Beauregard grew up in Southern Illinois and attended college at the University of Arizona in Tucson, where he currently resides. He has been a gourmet ice cream manufacturer, magazine editor, funeral home attendant, German instructor, photographer, music agent, film archivist and farm laborer. He has lived in many places throughout the United States, France and Germany. In the 1990s, as a motorcycle journalist based in Los Angeles, he became Travel Editor for CC Motorcycle Newsmagazine. He returned to Tucson and developed a career in nonprofit management, helping raise tens of millions of dollars for local arts and community service organizations. Under the name Mark Zero, he has published five novels with the Tucson indie press Giant Publishing.

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Scheduled events:
Page-Turning Tucsonans
Tucson's got talent! Three authors with talk about their Old Pueblo ties, Southwest inspirations, having a book on the big stage, and life in the literary fast lane.

Student Union Tucson Room (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Mark Beauregard, Julie Iromuanya, Victor Lodato
Moderator: Karyn Prechtel
Nineteenth Century Icons
Fictionalized accounts of Herman Melville and Abraham Lincoln offer new insights on these venerable American icons.

Student Union Kachina (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Mark Beauregard, Stephen Harrigan
Moderator: Bruce Dinges

The Whale: A Love Story
Fiction / Literature
June 2016
ISBN 9780399562334
Hardcover, 288 pages
$26.00, INSTOCK
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A rich and captivating novel set amid the witty, high-spirited literary society of 1850s New England, offering a new window on Herman Melville's emotionally charged relationship with Nathaniel Hawthorne and how it transformed his masterpiece, Moby-Dick In the summer of 1850, Herman Melville finds himself hounded by creditors and afraid his writing career might be coming to an end--his last three novels have been commercial failures and the critics have turned against him. More/less

Moby Dick
Fiction / Literature
ISBN 9780451532282
Mass Market Paperback, 624 pages
$5.95, INSTORE
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Herman Melville's thrilling nautical adventure—a timeless allegory and an epic saga of heroic determination and conflict. More/less

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Tucson Medical Center

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