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

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Victor Lodato


Author sponsored by University of Arizona Student Affairs

Victor Lodato is a playwright, poet, and novelist. His book, "Mathilda Savitch," was hailed by The New York Times as “a Salingeresque wonder of a first novel” and was deemed a “Best Book of the Year” by The Christian Science Monitor, Booklist, and The Globe and Mail. The novel won the PEN USA Award for Fiction and the Barnes & Noble Discover Prize, and has been published in sixteen countries.

Victor is a Guggenheim Fellow, as well as the recipient of fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts, The Princess Grace Foundation, The Camargo Foundation (France), and The Bogliasco Foundation (Italy).

His short fiction and essays have been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Granta,and Best American Short Stories. His new novel, "Edgar and Lucy," is forthcoming from St. Martin’s Press.

Victor was born and raised in New Jersey, and currently divides his time between Ashland, Oregon and Tucson, Arizona.

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Scheduled events:
Hot Off the Press
Open to Friends of the Festival - by invitation only. Meet marvelous authors releasing new books the week of the Tucson Book Festival! Authors will sign their books for you inside the Student Union South Ballroom. Please Note: Several of the new titles have publication dates in mid-March. The publishers are working to get the books to Tucson early, for this event!

Student Union South Ballroom (Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Multigenre

Panelists: Amy Dickinson, Amy Engel, Glenn Frankel, J. A. Jance, Christina Baker Kline, Victor Lodato, V. E. Schwab, Samantha Shannon, Joel Shurkin, Maggie Stiefvater
Page-Turning Tucsonans--Part I
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 (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
Mothers and Sons
Fathers typically build relationships with their sons through active play and spending time together. For mothers and sons, the process can be a little different. Three authors discuss how their mother and son characters embark on journeys that lead to greater understanding of the other.

Student Union Tucson (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Nathan Hill, Victor Lodato, Joyce Maynard
Moderator: Kat Parker
Victor Lodato
Edgar and Lucy: How do you love the son you never expected to have? How do you love the mother who can't let you in? An unlikely love story and coming of age novel.

Mostly Books, Booth #240 (Seats 1)
Sat, Mar 11, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Fiction / Literature

Author: Victor Lodato

Books:
Edgar and Lucy
Fiction / Literature
St. Martin's
March 2017
ISBN 9781250096982
Hardcover, 544 pages
$27.99, INSTOCK
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How do you love the son you never expected to have? How do you love the mother who can't let you in? Edgar & Lucy An unlikely love story. More/less

Mathilda Savitch
Fiction / Literature
Picador
March 2010
ISBN 9780312430030
Paperback, 304 pages
$16.00, INSTOCK
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A CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR BEST BOOK OF 2009A BOOKLIST BEST BOOK OF 2009A GLOBE AND MAIL BEST BOOK OF 2009WINNER OF THE PEN USA AWARD FOR FICTIONFear doesn't come naturally to Mathilda Savitch. More/less

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
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William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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