Tucson Festival of Books

Rubén Degollado (he/him)



Sarai Mendoza

Rubén Degollado is an educator from Texas and the author of "The Family Izquierdo: A Novel" and the young adult novel "Throw." His fiction has appeared in Beloit Fiction Journal, Gulf Coast, Hayden’s Ferry Review and Image.

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Awards: Texas Institute of Letters Award for Best Young Adult Book, 2020

Communities: Hispanic or Latinx


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
We Are All Cuentistas
Three inspiring inspiring authors share the power of storytelling.

Nuestras Raíces Stage (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Nuestras Raices
Signing area: Pima County Public Library/Nuestras Raíces/Craft Tent & Signing Area (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Angie Cruz, Rubén Degollado, Sergio Troncoso
Moderator: John Muñoz

Book:
The Family Izquierdo
Nuestras Raices
W. W. Norton, Incorporated
September 2022
ISBN 9780393866827
304 pages