Tucson Festival of Books

Kate Christensen


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Kate Christensen is the author of eight novels, most recently "Welcome Home, Stranger." Her fourth novel, "The Great Man," won the 2008 PEN/Faulkner Award. She has also published two food-centric memoirs, "Blue Plate Special" and "How to Cook a Moose," which won the 2016 Maine Literary Award for Memoir. Her essays, reviews and stories have appeared in many publications and anthologies. Kate lives with her husband and their two dogs in Taos, N.M. 

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Awards: PEN / Faulkner Award, 2016 Maine Literary Award for Memoir


Scheduled events:
Fictional Landscapes
In this exploration of literary craft, these writers will unveil the secrets behind their masterful storytelling, where vivid settings come to life, transporting readers to places rich with atmosphere and intrigue. Join us for an insightful journey into the art of world-building through words and discover the magic of fiction that engulfs and engages the senses.

Student Union Sabino (Seats 87)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jeffrey Blount, Kate Christensen, Laird Hunt
Moderator: Bridget Wade Radcliff
Cradle to Conflict: Stories of Love and Strife
Authors Kate Christensen, Nancy Jooyoun Kim and Etaf Rum will explore the intricate tapestry of motherhood. From the profound love that binds families to the complex challenges and struggles mothers face, these stories explore the raw and tender stories of love, strife, and the unbreakable bonds that make up the essence of motherhood in literature.

UA BookStore (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Lower Level (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Kate Christensen, Nancy Jooyoun Kim, Etaf Rum
Moderator: Jeaiza QuiƱones Ivory

Books:
Welcome Home, Stranger
A Novel
Fiction / Literature
HarperCollins Publishers
January 2023
ISBN 9780063299702
224 pages
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The Last Cruise
Fiction / Literature
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
June 2019
ISBN 9780307951113
304 pages