University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)
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Julie Iromuanya



Logan Conner

Julie Iromuanya's first novel, “Mr. and Mrs. Doctor,” was shortlisted for the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award, the 2016 PEN/Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction and was longlisted for the 2015 National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Award and the 2016 Etisalat Prize for Literature. Born and raised in the American Midwest, she is the daughter of Igbo Nigerian immigrants. Her creative writing has also appeared in The Kenyon Review, Passages North, Cream City Review, and Tampa Review. Iromuanya earned her B.A. at the University of Central Florida. Her M.A. and Ph.D. came from the University of Nebraska, where she was a Presidential Fellow. She is now an assistant professor of English and Africana literature and teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Arizona.

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Scheduled events:
Page-Turning Tucsonans
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 Room (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
Immigration Stories
Newcomers arrive in the US embracing the ideal of the American Dream, but the reality may not match vision. Three notable authors discuss their characters, each from a different country, and their very different experiences.

Student Union Tucson Room (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Peter Ho Davies, Julie Iromuanya, Maceo Montoya
Moderator: Christine Wald-Hopkins

Book:
Mr and Mrs Doctor
Fiction / Literature
Coffee House Press
May 2015
ISBN 9781566893978
Paperback, 288 pages
$16.95, INSTORE
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Married in Nigeria, moved to Nebraska, Ifi and Job believed they would be able to keep up the appearance to relatives and friends back home that their marriage was not based on a lie: that Job was a respected doctor in America and Ifi would become his nurse.

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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