Tucson Festival of Books

Will Schwalbe



Josef Astor

Will Schwalbe has worked in book publishing--currently as an editor at Macmillan--in digital media, and as a journalist, writing for various publications, including "The New York Times" and the "South China Morning Post." He is the New York Times bestselling author of "Books for Living," "The End of Your Life Book Club" and co-author, with David Shipley, of "Send." He lives in New York.

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Awards: Books for a Better Life Award

Communities: LGBTQ+


Scheduled events:
Hot Off The Press!
Book launch party exclusively for Sponsors and Friends of the Festival!

Student Union South Ballroom (Seats 200, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Panelists: Cara Black, Laura Cathcart Robbins, Alexis Daria, Sean Doolittle, J. A. Jance, Alex Prud'homme, Alan K. Rode, Will Schwalbe, Joanna Schwartz, Ari Tison
Finding Home, Keeping Friends
Reaching deep into their souls, these authors today will recount their journeys to hope and opportunity, courage and tenacity, surviving and thriving.

Integrated Learning Center Room 120 (Seats 300, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: David Ambroz, Efrén Olivares, Will Schwalbe
Moderator: Laura Penny
A Friend in Need
How do we select our friends, and what does that say about us? In this session, author Will Schwalbe will discuss a memoir that describes how he found, lost and then re-connected to an unexpected soulmate.

Student Union Sabino (Seats 87)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 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

Panelist: Will Schwalbe
Moderator: Robert Houston

Books:
We Should Not Be Friends
The Story of a Friendship
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
February 2023
ISBN 9780525654933
336 pages

The End of Your Life Book Club
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Alfred A. Knopf
June 2013
ISBN 9780307739780
352 pages