Tucson Festival of Books

Katy Hays (she/her)



Julia Gravette

Katy Hays is a writer and adjunct art history professor in California, where she teaches rural students from Truckee to Tecopa. She holds a Master of Arts in art history from Williams College and pursued her Ph.D. at University of California, Berkeley. Having previously worked at major art institutions, including The Clark Art Institute and San Francisco MoMA, she now lives with her husband and dog, Queso, in Olympic Valley, Calif. "The Cloisters" is her first novel.

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Scheduled events:
A Hint of Magic
From tarot decks to curses, an infusion of magic can bring novels to life in imaginative ways. Authors Ruben Degollado, Katy Hays and Amy Meyerson will discuss how they used magical elements in their writing.

Student Union Kachina (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Rubén Degollado, Katy Hays, Amy Meyerson
Moderator: Jeaiza Quiñones Ivory
Thrills in Fiction
Authors Rebecca Makkai, Karen White, and Katy Hays will discuss how they infuse suspense in their novels to engage their readers more fully in their stories.

Student Union Tucson Room (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Katy Hays, Rebecca Makkai, Karen White
Moderator: Rae Richards

Book:
The Cloisters
A Novel
Fiction / Literature
Atria Books
November 2022
ISBN 9781668004401
320 pages