Tucson Festival of Books

Jarrod Shusterman (he/him/his)



Diego Bravo

Jarrod Shusterman is the New York Times bestselling co-author of the novel "Dry," which he is adapting for a major Hollywood film studio with Neal Shusterman. He is also the co-author of the accoladed novel "Roxy." His books have all received critical acclaim and multiple starred reviews. Sofi Lapuente and Shusterman are partners in every sense of the word, with love and multiculturalism as an ethos—living between Madrid, Spain and Los Angeles, Calif. If they are not working, it means they're eating. Their new book is "Retro."

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Scheduled events:
Murder, Mystery and Dark Secrets
The everyday world of school and family can hide a darker world of murder and deep secrets ... a dark world whose mysteries must be uncovered to discover what is actually occurring.

Teen & Author Stage (Seats 105)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Kathleen Glasgow, Sofia Lapuente, Liz Lawson, Jarrod Shusterman
Moderator: Amanda Becker
Teen Worlds: A Carousel of Young Adult Authors
Meet a bunch of YA authors in 60 minutes and enter teen worlds of fantasy, mystery and complicated relationships. Each author will be seated at a table to talk with a small group about their newest book. Every eight minutes the authors will rotate to a new table in our version of author speed-dating.

College of Education Kiva 211 (Seats 200)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Nick Brooks, Alexene Farol Follmuth, Kathleen Glasgow, E. Lockhart, Sofia Lapuente, Kami Larsen, Liz Lawson, Sunya Mara, Jarrod Shusterman, Ibi Zoboi
Moderators: Marie LeJeune, Tracy Smiles
YA Workshop: Writing and Producing Films
Learn about screen writing and film production from Jarrod Schusterman and Sofia Lupuente, authors of the YA thriller, Retro, who also own their own film production company. In this workshop, they will compare writing YA novels with writing and producing a film and answer questions.

UA Main Library Indoor Amphitheater (Seats 75, Wheelchair accessible)
Sun, Mar 5, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Sofia Lapuente, Jarrod Shusterman
Moderator: T. Gail Pritchard

Books:
Retro
Children / Teens
Simon and Schuster
January 2023
ISBN 9781665902755
400 pages

Dry
Children / Teens
Simon and Schuster
September 2019
ISBN 9781481481977
416 pages