March 2022

Shannon Pufahl

Shay O'Brien

For years a freelance music critic, Shannon Pufahl's first foray into fiction became one of 2020's best debut novels. "On Swift Horses" also became one of the Pima County Public Library's Southwest Books of the Year. Pufahl grew up in rural Kansas and now teaches at Stanford University, where she was a Stegner Fellow in Fiction. Her essays have appeared in The Threepenny Review, The Paris Review, The New York Review of Books and elsewhere.

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Scheduled events:
Literary Landscape of the Southwest
Elizabeth Wetmore and Shannon Pufahl, two authors whose stunning debut novels earned Southwest Books of the Year honors for 2020, will discuss the ways in which a Southwest setting informed their narratives. 

Tucson Medical Center Stage (Seats 1000)
Sat, Mar 6, 2021, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Southwest Books of the Year
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Panelists: Shannon Pufahl, Elizabeth Wetmore
Moderator: Christine Wald-Hopkins
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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