University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Save the date for 2017!

March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Save the date for 2018!

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

Caroline Leavitt

Jeff Tamarkin

Caroline Leavitt is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of "Cruel Beautiful World" and ten earlier novels, including "Is This Tomorrow" and "Pictures of You." Her many essays, stories, book reviews and articles have appeared in Salon, Psychology Today, The New York Times Sunday Book Review, The New York Times Modern Love, Publisher's Weekly, People, Real Simple, New York Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe and numerous anthologies. She has appeared on The Today Show, Diane Rehm, German and Canadian TV, among other television and radio shows. She lives in Hoboken, New Jersey, New York City's unofficial sixth borough, with her husband, the writer Jeff Tamarkin; her son Max is an acting student.

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Scheduled events:
Literary Thriller
Three authors discuss how suspenseful, stylish storytelling breaks the mold of the conventional thriller.

Student Union Santa Rita (Seats 120)  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: Amy Engel, Caroline Leavitt, Joyce Maynard
Moderator: Bonnie Sedlmayr-Emerson
Dramatic Social and Political Change
Three authors discuss writing about fictional characters living through pivotal times in U.S. history, from the Roaring Twenties and Prohibition, to the McCarthy era, to the turbulent late 1960s in the United States.

Koffler Room 218 (Seats 142, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jillian Cantor, Juliette Fay, Caroline Leavitt
Moderator: Robert Houston

Cruel Beautiful World
Fiction / Literature
October 2016
ISBN 9781616203634
Hardcover, 352 pages
$26.95, INSTOCK
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Pictures of You
Fiction / Literature
January 2011
ISBN 9781565126312
Paperback, 335 pages
$13.95, INSTORE
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After Isabelle accidentally kills April in a highway collision, Isabella must pick up the pieces of her own life and, with the help of April's husband and son, figure out where April was running to.

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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