Tucson Festival of Books

Bojan Louis

Bojan Louis is Diné of the Naakai dine’é, born for the Áshííhí. He is the author of "Sinking Bell: Stories" and a book of poetry, "Currents," which received an American Book Award. He has been a resident at MacDowell. He teaches creative writing at the University of Arizona.

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Awards: American Book Award

Communities: Indigenous or Native American

Scheduled events:
Our Homelands Shape Our Stories
These authors' gritty and hopeful stories take us on a journey of everyday lives and familiar places.

Nuestras Raíces Stage (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Nuestras Raices
Signing area: Pima County Public Library/Nuestras Raíces/Craft Tent & Signing Area (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Bojan Louis, Manuel Muñoz, Sergio Troncoso
Moderator: Gregory McNamee
Southwest Books of the Year
One of Tucson's oldest literary traditions is the annual set of reading recommendations called "Southwest Books of the Year," a list introduced 40 years ago by the Arizona Daily Star. The program is now managed by the Pima County Public Library. This session will feature five authors whose books were listed as 2022 Southwest Books of the Year!

UA Library - Special Collections (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Southwest Books of the Year
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Ramona Emerson, Bojan Louis, Lydia Millet, Dan Stuart, Javier Zamora
Moderator: Gregory McNamee

Sinking Bell
Nuestras Raices
Graywolf Press
September 2022
ISBN 9781644452035
192 pages

Currents. no longer available
BkMk Press/University of Missouri-Kansas City
January 2017
ISBN 9781943491117
PB, 66 pages
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Winner of the American Book Award. These poems explore American identity and the powers of myth, faith, doubt, and the environment, and the music of these poems resonate with strains of the English, Spanish, and Diné languages. More/less