Tucson Festival of Books

Lydia Millet


One of Tucson's most honored authors, Lydia Millet will be making her eighth visit to our book festival. This time she will discuss "Dinosaurs," which was released in October. Her previous book, "A Children's Bible," was a finalist for the National Book Award in Fiction in 2020. "Sweet Lamb of Heaven" was longlisted for the same award in 2016. Lydia lives near Saguaro National Park and is a writer for Tucson's Center for Biological Diversity. 

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Awards: Guggenheim Fellow, PEN-USA Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters short fiction award, Pulitzer Prize finalist, National Book Award finalist

Communities: Arizona Author, Tucsonan


Scheduled events:
Charisma of Animals
Our interest in beasts, birds and other creatures unites us. Today, novelist Lydia Millet, historian Dan Flores and former reporter Mike Stark discuss the charisma of critters, both living and long-since dead.

UA BookStore (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Lower Level (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Dan Flores, Lydia Millet, Mike Stark
Moderator: David Fenster
Southwest Books of the Year
One of Tucson's oldest literary traditions is the annual set of reading recommendations called "Southwest Books of the Year," a list introduced 40 years ago by the Arizona Daily Star. The program is now managed by the Pima County Public Library. This session will feature five authors whose books were listed as 2022 Southwest Books of the Year!

UA Library - Special Collections (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Southwest Books of the Year
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Ramona Emerson, Bojan Louis, Lydia Millet, Dan Stuart, Javier Zamora
Moderator: Gregory McNamee
Children of Climate Change
Authors Lily Brooks-Dalton, Ash Davidson, and Lydia Millet will explain why they have featured climate change and the environment in their novels, and if their young characters are helping young readers see what they see.

UA BookStore (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Lower Level (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Lily Brooks-Dalton, Ash Davidson, Lydia Millet
Moderator: David Gardner

Books:
Dinosaurs
Fiction / Literature
W W NORTON & Company
October 2022
ISBN 9781324021469
240 pages
$26.95
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A Children's Bible
A Novel
Fiction / Literature
W. W. Norton, Incorporated
February 2021
ISBN 9780393867381
Paperback, 240 pages
$15.95, INSTORE
Buy now