A Virtual Festival Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7, 2021

Héctor Tobar

Patrice Normand, Agence Opale

Appearing Courtesy of Susan and Barry Austin

Héctor Tobar is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and novelist. He is the author of the New York Times best-seller "Deep Down Dark," as well as "The Barbarian Nurseries," "Translation Nation" and "The Tattooed Soldier." Tobar is also a contributing writer for the New York Times opinion pages and an associate professor at the University of California, Irvine. He has written for The New Yorker, the Los Angeles Times and other publications. His short fiction has appeared in Best American Short Stories, L.A. Noir, ZYZZYVA and Slate. The son of Guatemalan immigrants, he is a native of Los Angeles, where he lives with his family. His new novel is "The Last Great Road Bum."

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Scheduled events:
Luis Alberto Urrea & Héctor Tobar in Conversation
Festival favorite Luis Alberto Urrea and Pulitzer-prize winning author Héctor Tobar will discuss their writing, their reading and whatever else is on their minds in this free-wheeling conversation moderated by Ernesto Portillo, Jr. Let's listen in!

Marshall Foundation Stage (Seats 1000)
Sun, Mar 7, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fiction / Literature

Panelists: Héctor Tobar, Luis Urrea
Moderator: Ernesto Portillo Jr.

The Last Great Road Bum
A Novel
Fiction / Literature
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
August 2020
ISBN 9780374183424
Hardcover, 416 pages
$28.00, INSTORE
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Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation

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