Tucson Festival of Books

Gabriel Bump



Andrew Russell

University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Gabriel Bump grew up in South Shore, Chicago. He received his Master of Fine Arts in fiction from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His debut novel, "Everywhere You Don't Belong," was a New York Times Notable Book of 2020 and has won the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award for Fiction, the Heartland Booksellers Award for Fiction and the Black Caucus of the American Library Association's First Novelist Award. His new book is "The New Naturals." Bump teaches at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Awards: Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award for Fiction, the Heartland Booksellers Award for Fiction, and the Black Caucus of the American Library Association’s First Novelist Award.

Communities: African American


Scheduled events:
Harmoniously Flawed: Living in Complicated Communities
Authors Gabriel Bump, Bonnie Jo Campbell, and Ayana Mathis discuss the challenges involved when presenting flawed communities ... and how to balance all of the challenging characters and darker moments against characters with more integrity and hopeful undertones

Modern Languages Room 350 (Seats 318, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Gabriel Bump, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Ayana Mathis
Moderator: Janet Laird
Better Worlds: Creating a New Community
Join authors Cristina Henríquez, Ayana Mathis, and Gabriel Bump as they discuss creating characters who dream of, find, and build new communities ... all while handling the hardships and obstacles that go along with the process.

Koffler Room 218 (Seats 142, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 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: Gabriel Bump, Cristina Henríquez, Ayana Mathis
Moderator: Nell Brownell

Books:
The New Naturals
Fiction / Literature
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
January 2023
ISBN 9781616208806
304 pages
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Everywhere You Don't Belong
Fiction / Literature
Algonquin Books
January 2021
ISBN 9781643750859
288 pages