Tucson Festival of Books

Tom Zoellner


Tom Zoellner, a fifth-generation Arizonan, is the author of eight nonfiction books, including "Rim to River," "The Heartless Stone," "Uranium," "The National Road," and "Island on Fire," which won the 2020 National Book Critics Circle Award and was a finalist for the Bancroft Prize.

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Awards: National Book Critics Circle Award

Communities: Arizona Author, Tucsonan


Scheduled events:
Going Off Grid
Today we will hear several different perspectives of the American West and our authors' approach writing their reflections about this iconic part of the United States.

Koffler Room 218 (Seats 142, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Ted Conover, Janet Fogg, Bob West, Tom Zoellner
Moderator: Mary Holden
Arizona, Up Close and Personal
Gilbert Storms, Jim Turner and Tom Zoellner have studied Arizona for years, each in their very own way. Today they will explore our state's past and present, and maybe even look into its future a bit!

UA Library - Special Collections (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: C. Storms, Jim Turner, Tom Zoellner
Moderator: Heidi Osselaer
Taking it Outside
Sitting down to tell a tale is only a small part of writing a good book about nature. The real work, and the real fun, is being there. Today, Susan Lamb and Tom Zoellner will explain why hitting the trail is so important to getting to know a place.

WNPA Stage (Seats 146)
Sat, Mar 4, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - National Parks (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Susan Lamb, Tom Zoellner
Moderator: Roger Naylor
Meet Buzz Bissinger
Pulitzer-prize winning author Buzz Bissinger takes us from the "Friday Night Lights" of Texas to a battlefield in Okinawa in this hour-long conversation with fellow author Tom Zoellner.

UA BookStore (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Lower Level (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Buzz Bissinger
Moderator: Tom Zoellner

Books:
Rim to River
Looking Into the Heart of Arizona
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
University of Arizona Press
January 2023
ISBN 9780816540020
352 pages

The National Road
Dispatches from a Changing America
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Counterpoint Press
November 2021
ISBN 9781640094932
272 pages
$16.95
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