Tucson Festival of Books

Roshani Chokshi (she/her/hers)

Aman Sharma

Sponsored by La Posada Communities

Roshani Chokshi is the award-winning author of The New York Times best-selling series The Star-Touched Queen, "The Gilded Wolves" and "Aru Shah and The End of Time," which Time Magazine named one of the Top 100 Fantasy Books of All Time. Chokshi's adult debut, "The Last Tale of The Flower Bride," was a #1 Sunday Times best-seller. Her novels have been translated into more than two dozen languages and often draw upon world mythology and folklore. Chokshi is a member of the National Leadership Board for the Michael C. Carlos Museum and lives in Georgia with her family.

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Awards: Southern Book Prize

Scheduled events:
Supernatural Romance
Authors Kim Harrison, Melissa Marr and Isabel Cañas explore writing "romantasy" and how they spice up their writing with love and romance. Learn how they balance the tender moments with a darker, fiercer, more determined heroine.

Koffler Room 218 (Seats 142, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Isabel Cañas, Roshani Chokshi, Melissa Marr
Moderator: Jocelynne Simone
Mythical Quests and Thrilling Adventures
Ordinary children engage in epic quests to solve problems in their communities through connections to tales deeply embedded in their cultures, including the Filipino spirit world, West African monsters and heroes, and Japanese Shinto mythology. Exciting adventures and superpowers collide with modern characters and real life. The popularity of global mythologies started with the Aru Shah fantasies by Roshani Chokshi, the first Rick Riordan Present series.

Education Kiva 211 (Seats 200)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Roseanne A. Brown, Roshani Chokshi, Misa Sugiura
Moderator: Kait Waterhouse

Rick Riordan Presents: The Spirit Glass
Disney Publishing Worldwide
January 2023
ISBN 9781368093392
320 pages

The Last Tale of the Flower Bride
HarperCollins Publishers
March 2024
ISBN 9780063206519
304 pages
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