Tucson Festival of Books

Roshani Chokshi (she/her)



Aman Sharma

Roshani Chokshi is the award-winning author of the New York Times bestselling 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. 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 husband and their cat whose diabolical plans must regularly be thwarted. "The Last Tale of the Flower Bride" is Chokshi's latest book.

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Awards: Southern Book Prize


Scheduled events:
Worlds Unto Themselves
In this session, our three authors will discuss how they created rich, new worlds based on other stories and myths. Where did their inspiration come from and how did they make it their own?

Integrated Learning Center Room 130 (Seats 143, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Roshani Chokshi, Veronica Roth, Nghi Vo
Moderator: Scott Glener
Middle Grade Carousel: Challenging the Odds
Meet a bunch of authors in 60 minutes and find out how their characters are challenging the odds in their lives and worlds. Each author will be seated at a table to talk with a small group about their newest book. Every eight minutes the authors will rotate to a new table in our version of author speed-dating.

College of Education Kiva 211 (Seats 200)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Franco Aureliani, Kelly J. Baptist, Jonathan Case, Roshani Chokshi, Arnée Flores, Scott Magoon, Janae Marks, Michelle Mohrweis
Moderators: Magdalena Castillo-Cockrum, Caryl Crowell
The Haunting Within
Authors Roshani Chokshi, Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Eriki Wurth will share how they created layered and suspenseful stories ... not only with haunted settings, but haunted characters, as well.

Integrated Learning Center Room 120 (Seats 300, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Roshani Chokshi, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Erika T. Wurth
Moderator: Scott Glener

Books:
The Last Tale of the Flower Bride
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
WILLIAM MORROW
February 2023
ISBN 9780063206502
304 pages

Rick Riordan Presents Aru Shah and the City of Gold (a Pandava Novel, Book 4)
A Pandava Novel Book 4
Children / Teens
Disney-Hyperion
April 2022
ISBN 9781368023580
416 pages