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



Cathryne Czubek

Elizabeth Greenwood is the author of "Playing Dead: A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud," a nonfiction book about people who have faked their deaths. Her writing has appeared in The Believer, Guernicaand the digital editions of The New Yorker, The Atlantic and VICE. She teaches creative nonfiction at Columbia University.

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Scheduled events:
Figuring Out the True Crime
You couldn’t make this up! Truth is stranger than fiction in the true crime underworld, as these authors demonstrate in their books about unaknowledged alibis, faking your own death for fun and profit, and Texas teens climbing the drug cartel’s corporate ladder.

Student Union Kachina (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
True Crime
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Asia Chapman, Elizabeth Greenwood, Dan Slater
Moderator: Anne Segal
Motivation for Crime
What was the motive? From personal profit, to racism and gender bias, to undiagnosed mental illness, the motives for criminal behavior are many, and when society overlooks the warning signs their outcomes can be costly, and sometimes deadly.

Student Union Kachina (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
True Crime
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Ken Corbett, Elizabeth Greenwood, Eli Sanders
Moderator: Steve Caine
Fact, Fiction, and Fraud
These authors discuss both real-life and fictional legal issues.

Koffler Room 216 (Seats 89, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Elizabeth Greenwood, Ingrid Thoft
Moderator: Jim Whitehill

Book:
Playing Dead: A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud
True Crime
Simon & Schuster
August 2016
ISBN 9781476739335
Hardcover, 272 pages
$26.00, INSTORE
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"A darkly comic inquiry into how to fake your own death, the disappearance industry, and the lengths to which people will go to be reborn. More/less

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Tucson Medical Center

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