Tucson Festival of Books

Tyler Kepner


Tyler Kepner is the author of the New York Times bestseller "K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches." His most recent book is "The Grandest Stage: A History of the World Series." He has covered every World Series game of the last two decades for The New York Times. He started his career as a teenager, interviewing players for a homemade magazine in the early 1990s. He attended Vanderbilt University on the Grantland Rice/Fred Russell sportswriting scholarship, then covered the Angels for the Riverside (Calif.) Press-Enterprise and the Mariners for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. He joined The New York Times in 2000, covering the Mets for two seasons, the Yankees for eight and serving as the national baseball writer since 2010. 

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Scheduled events:
Our National Pastime
These three distinguished writers have come to the festival with books that remind us why baseball is known as The Grand Old Game. Legendary players, remarkable histories and even a romantic movie or two have helped make baseball our national pastime.

Integrated Learning Center Room 150 (Seats 155, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sports
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Howard Bryant, Tyler Kepner, Ron Shelton
Moderator: Michael Guymon
Baseball's Myths and Characters
Baseball's enduring hold on the American psyche is partly due to its many wonderful characters and the myths tied to the game. In this session, moderator Pat Darcy -- a former major league pitcher -- will chat with three authors who have written extensively and well about some of the most game's most interesting players; two of them being Rickey Henderson and Bo Jackson.

Integrated Learning Center Room 130 (Seats 143, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sports
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Howard Bryant, Tyler Kepner, Jeff Pearlman
Moderator: Pat Darcy

Books:
The Grandest Stage
A History of the World Series
Sports
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
October 2022
ISBN 9780385546256
336 pages
$30.00
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K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches
Sports
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
March 2020
ISBN 9781101970850
336 pages