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)
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Affinity Konar


Ms. Konar is appearing courtesy of Little Brown

Affinity Konar was raised in California and has an MFA in fiction from Columbia University. She's worked as a tutor, copywriter, and editor of children's educational materials. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her dog, Linus.

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Scheduled events:
World War II from Los Alamos to Germany
Three powerful debut novelists discuss World War II through the eyes of their characters. Among the characters are a woman living in Los Alamos during the development of the atomic bomb, two young women from the Polish Resistance held at Ravensbruck, twin sisters who are subjects in Mengele’s twins study at Auschwitz, and female doctors at the concentration camps. New perspectives on the subject of World War II.

Modern Languages Room 350 (Seats 318, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Elizabeth J. Church, Martha Hall Kelly, Affinity Konar
Moderator: Kate Cusumano
Jewish Lives and Histories
For the fictional characters in these novels, the fact that they are Jewish often impacts the events in their lives, the choices they are allowed to make, and the actions of those around them. Three authors discuss how being Jewish helps shape the lives of their characters.

Integrated Learning Center Room 120 (Seats 300, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jillian Cantor, Alice Hoffman, Affinity Konar
Moderator: Pam Treadwell-Rubin

Book:
Mischling
Fiction / Literature
Lee Boudreaux Books/Little Brown
September 2016
ISBN 9780316308106
Hardcover, 352 pages
$27.00, INSTORE
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"One of the most harrowing, powerful, and imaginative books of the year" (Anthony Doerr) about twin sisters fighting to survive the evils of World War II. More/less

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Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

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Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

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

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