Tucson Festival of Books

Yasmin Angoe



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Yasmin Angoe is the Anthony-nominated author of the critically acclaimed thriller "Her Name Is Knight" and "They Come At Knight" of the Nena Knight series. She is a first-generation Ghanaian American and, in 2020, was the recipient of the Eleanor Taylor Bland Award for Emerging Writers of Color from Sisters in Crime.

Angoe's books were an Amazon Best Book of the Month for Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, and an Editor’s Pick. Her work has received numerous recognitions, was on a billboard in Times Square, Best Of lists, and a Library Journal Starred Review. Her Name Is Knight has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, OprahDaily.com, POPSUGAR, Nerd Daily, the Washington Independent Review of Books, The Guardian and other platforms.

The Nena Knight series has been optioned for TV series and is currently in development.

Angoe is a proud member of several prestigious organizations, such as Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, Crime Writers of Color, International Thriller Writers and the Women's National Book Association.

Angoe is an educator, and she and her blended family of six reside in South Carolina.

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Awards: Eleanor Taylor Bland Award for Emerging Writers of Color by Sisters in Crime

Communities: African American


Scheduled events:
Secrets & Lies
Mystery writers S.A. Cosby, Paul Doiron and Stacy Willingham can keep us on the edge of our seats for 350 pages. Today, they'll keep us there for 60 minutes. What are the secrets of their success? Promise you won't tell!

Student Union Tucson Room (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: S. A. Cosby, Paul Doiron, Stacy Willingham
Moderator: Yasmin Angoe
Any Means Necessary
These three authors come to the festival with characters who will do anything to overcome the challenges they face. And we mean anything!

Student Union Tucson Room (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Yasmin Angoe, Sean Doolittle, Jordan Harper
Moderator: Stacy Willingham
Edge-of-Your-Seat Thrillers
It's no mystery why we should attend this session. Three of mystery's most popular authors -- Thomas Perry (2023 Founders Award Receipient), Gregg Hurwitz and Yasmin Angoe -- will discuss how a good thriller evolves. Where do all these remarkable plots come from? Are the authors on the edge of their seats as they write? So many questions!

Modern Languages Room 350 (Seats 318, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Yasmin Angoe, Gregg Hurwitz, Thomas Perry
Moderator: Liz Dumitru

Books:
They Come at Knight
Mystery / Thrillers
Amazon Publishing
September 2022
ISBN 9781662500060
366 pages

Her Name Is Knight
Mystery / Thrillers
Amazon Publishing
November 2021
ISBN 9781542029940
431 pages