University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Douglas Preston

Walter Nelson

University of Arizona BIO5 Institute

Douglas Preston is the author of thirty-five books, twenty-two of which have been New York Times best-sellers. He has worked as an editor at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and taught writing at Princeton University. His first novel, "Relic," co-authored with Lincoln Child, was made into a movie by Paramount Pictures. His latest nonfiction book is entitled "The Lost City of the Monkey God," and it tells the true story of the discovery of a Pre-Columbian city in the unexplored rainforest of Honduras. In addition to books, Preston writes for the New Yorker Magazine, National Geographic and Smithsonian.

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Scheduled events:
Digging the Past: The Lost City of the Monkey God
Douglas Preston describes the excavation of a lost, ancient city deep within the jungles of Honduras and the plagues that followed for those who participated in this dig. He will discuss his true account of a gripping story of lost worlds and perhaps the curses that can afflict those who violate tribal lore. Assistive listening devices available.

Student Union Gallagher Theater (Seats 340)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Science / Medicine / Technology
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Douglas Preston
Moderator: Kirk Astroth
Douglas Preston
"The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story", a five-hundred-year-old legend. An ancient curse. A stunning medical mystery. And a pioneering journey into the unknown heart of the world's densest jungle. Douglas Preston is also one of the co-authors of the thriller series featuring Agent Pendergast.

Mostly Books (Seats 1)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Science / Medicine / Technology

Author: Douglas Preston
Finding the Serial Murderer
The authors have written books about the search and investigation of serial murderers. In one case, the murderer is identified and captured. In the other book, the murderer is never apprehended. Assistive listening devices available.

Koffler Room 204 (Seats 304, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 11, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
True Crime
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Christine Pelisek, Douglas Preston
Moderator: Anne Segal

The Lost City of the Monkey God
Science / Medicine / Technology
Grand Central Publishing
September 2017
ISBN 9781455540013
336 pages
$15.99, INSTORE
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The #1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller! A five-hundred-year-old legend. More/less

The Monster of Florence
True Crime
Grand Central
April 2013
ISBN 9781455573820
Paperback, 368 pages
$15.99, INSTORE
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