Tucson Festival of Books

P. Djèlí Clark (he/him/his)


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Born in New York and raised mostly in Houston, P. Djèlí Clark spent the formative years of his life in the homeland of his parents, Trinidad and Tobago. He is the author of the novels "A Master of Djinn" and "Abeni's Song" and the novellas "Ring Shout," "The Black God's Drums" and "The Haunting of Tram Car 015," and he is a contributor to the #1 New York Times best-seller "Black Boy Joy." He won the Nebula, Locus and Alex Awards and been nominated for the Hugo, World Fantasy and Sturgeon Awards. His stories have appeared in online venues such as Tor.com, Daily Science Fiction, Heroic Fantasy Quarterly, Apex, Lightspeed, Beneath Ceaseless Skies and in print anthologies, including "Griots," "Hidden Youth" and "Clockwork Cairo." He is also a founding member of FIYAH Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction and an infrequent reviewer at Strange Horizons.

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Awards: Nebula Award, Locus Award, Alex Award (American Library Association)

Communities: African American


Scheduled events:
Getting Your Middle Grade Novel Published
Authors share their strategies and tips for getting their debut middle grade novels published--both what did not work and what was effective.

Education Room 351 (Seats 46, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Children
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: P. Djèlí Clark, Matt McMann, Michelle Mohrweis
Moderator: Kim Tomsic
Middle Grade Carousel: Action and Adventure
Meet a bunch of authors in 60 minutes as they share their new books filled with action and adventure. 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.

Education Kiva 211 (Seats 200)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Children
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Kenny Curtis, Sayantani DasGupta, P. Djèlí Clark, Jillian Hughes, Rajani LaRocca, Lisa McMann, Matt McMann, Jennifer A. Nielsen, Misa Sugiura, Judd Winick
Moderators: Magdalena Castillo-Cockrum, Caryl Crowell

Book:
Abeni's Song
Children
Tor Publishing Group
July 2023
ISBN 9781250825827
336 pages