March 2022

Lydia Millet

Appearing Courtesy of Joanne and Howie Adams

Lydia Millet has written more than a dozen novels and story collections, often about the ties between people and animals and the crisis of extinction. Her latest novel, "A Children's Bible," was a finalist for the 2020 National Book Award in fiction. Her previous novel, "Sweet Lamb of Heaven," was a semifinalist for the National Book Award. Her story collection "Love in Infant Monkeys," was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2010. Millet has worked as an editor and staff writer at the Center for Biological Diversity since 1999. She lives in the desert outside Tucson.

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Scheduled events:
National Book Award Authors
2020 National Book Award–honored authors Lydia Millet, Jenn Shapland and Charles Yu come together for a cross-genre discussion on inspiration, reading and recognition. Presented in partnership with the National Book Foundation.

Marshall Foundation Stage (Seats 1000)
Sat, Mar 6, 2021, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
National Book Award Winners
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Panelists: Lydia Millet, Jenn Shapland, Charles Yu
Moderators: Melissa Febos, Natalie Green
The Future Is Now for Climate Change
Award-winning authors Kim Stanley Robinson and Dr. Michael Mann discuss how their scientific publications and speculative fiction raise public awareness about climate change and inspire urgency to act.

Elmore Leonard Memorial Stage (Seats 1000)
Sat, Mar 6, 2021, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Panelists: Michael Mann, Kim Stanley Robinson
Moderator: Lydia Millet
Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation

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