Tucson Festival of Books

Nghi Vo (she/her)



J Foeckl

Nghi Vo is the author of the novels "Siren Queen" and "The Chosen and the Beautiful," as well as the acclaimed novellas "Into the Riverlands," "When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain" and "The Empress of Salt and Fortune," a Locus and Ignyte Award finalist and the winner of the Crawford Award and the Hugo Award. Born in Illinois, she now lives on the shores of Lake Michigan. She believes in the ritual of lipstick, the power of stories and the right to change your mind. Her most recent work is "Into the Riverlands," the latest in the Singing Hills Cycle.

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Awards: Hugo Award

Communities: LGBTQ+, Asian American


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
Defying Expectations
Kirstin Chen, Nghi Vo and Kitty Zeldis come to the festival with stories about women from different places, different cultures and different eras who break racial and gender norms to defy social expectations.

Student Union Tucson Room (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Kirstin Chen, Nghi Vo, Kitty Zeldis
Moderator: Susannah Myerson
She Persisted
In this session, Laurie Albanese, Sadeqa Johnson, and Nghi Vo will discuss ways their protagonists refuse to let other people - and social norms - stand in the way of making their dreams a reality.

Modern Languages Room 350 (Seats 318, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Laurie Albanese, Sadeqa Johnson, Nghi Vo
Moderator: Emily Walsh

Books:
Siren Queen
Fiction / Literature
Tor Publishing Group
May 2022
ISBN 9781250788832
288 pages

Into the Riverlands
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Tor Publishing Group
October 2022
ISBN 9781250851420
112 pages