Tucson Festival of Books

Katherine Corcoran



Emmanuel Lozano

Katherine Corcoran is a former Associated Press bureau chief for Mexico and Central America. "In the Mouth of the Wolf" is her latest work.

She has been an Alicia Patterson fellow, the Hewlett Fellow for Public Policy at the Kellogg Institute at the University of Notre Dame and a Logan Nonfiction Program fellow. At the Associated Press, she led an award-winning team that broke major stories about cartel and state violence and abuse of authority in Mexico and Central America. Her columns about Mexican politics and press freedom have appeared in The Washington Post, The Houston Chronicle, and Univision Online, among other publications. She is currently co-director of Cronkite Noticias, the bilingual reporting program at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and of MasterLAB, an investigative editor training program in Mexico City. 

Arizona author


Scheduled events:
CSI Tucson
In this session, authors Katherine Corcoran, Kathleen Hale and Paul Pringle will discuss the challenges of investigating wrongdoers even before the detectives are called.

Koffler Room 216 (Seats 89, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
True Crime
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Katherine Corcoran, Kathleen Hale, Paul Pringle
Moderator: Sheryl Kornman
Inquiring Minds Want to Know
In this session, four well-known investigative journalists -- one of them moderator Mort Rosenblum -- will compare notes about their own stories and the persistence they needed to keep following the trail.

Koffler Room 216 (Seats 89, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Katherine Corcoran, Sari Horwitz, Joshua Prager
Moderator: Mort Rosenblum
Spilling the Beans
Contemporary nonfiction requires mounds of research and getting sources to talk — often about the most personal of details. Over four years, Ted Conover learned about his neighbors living off the grid in rural Colorado. Joshua Prager interviewed the real people behind Roe V. Wade, including the daughter "Jane Roe" wanted to abort. Katherine Corcoran found people connected to a murdered Mexican journalist to ferret out a chilling story. What they learned and how they learned it will offer a glimpse of a writer's world.

Integrated Learning Center Room 150 (Seats 155, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Ted Conover, Katherine Corcoran, Joshua Prager
Moderator: Michael Chihak

Book:
In the Mouth of the Wolf
A Murder, a Cover-Up, and the True Cost of Silencing the Press
True Crime
Bloomsbury USA
October 2022
ISBN 9781635575033
336 pages