Tucson Festival of Books

Buzz Bissinger


Buzz Bissinger is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of four books, including the New York Times bestseller "3 Nights in August" and "Friday Night Lights," which has sold two million copies and inspired a film and TV franchise. He is a contributing editor for Vanity Fair and a sports columnist for The Daily Beast. He has written for The New York Times, The New Republic, Time and many other publications. Bissinger's most recent work is "The Mosquito Bowl: A Game of Life and Death in World War II."

Awards: Pulitzer Prize

Communities: Military Veteran, Active Military, I list the above because The Mosquito Bowl is about World War Two. I am not a military veteran


Scheduled events:
Iconic Sports Stories
Grab a hot dog, buy some peanuts and find a seat in the bleachers as we hear from Buzz Bissinger, author of "Friday Night Lights," and Ron Shelton, creator of Bull Durham, White Men Can't Jump and Tin Cup. Play ball!

UA Mall Tent (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sports
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Buzz Bissinger, Ron Shelton
Moderator: Dana Cooper
War in the Pacific
Authors Buzz Bissinger and James Scott come to the festival with very different stories about World War II. In this session, they will compare their notes, and take us back to the horrors and heroics they discovered in the Pacific.

Koffler Room 204 (Seats 300, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Buzz Bissinger, James Scott
Moderator: Melissa Vito
Meet Buzz Bissinger
Pulitzer-prize winning author Buzz Bissinger takes us from the "Friday Night Lights" of Texas to a battlefield in Okinawa in this hour-long conversation with fellow author Tom Zoellner.

UA BookStore (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Lower Level (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Buzz Bissinger
Moderator: Tom Zoellner

Books:
The Mosquito Bowl
A Game of Life and Death in World War II
History / Biography
HarperCollins Publishers
September 2022
ISBN 9780062879929
hc, 480 pages

Friday Night Lights, 25th Anniversary Edition
A Town, a Team, and a Dream
Sports
Da Capo Books
August 2015
ISBN 9780306824203
tp, 432 pages