Tucson Festival of Books

Robert Samuels



Marvin Joseph

Robert Samuels is a national enterprise reporter for The Washington Post who focuses on politics, policy and the American identity. He co-authored "His Name is George Floyd: One Man's Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice."

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Awards: Finalist, National Book Award; George Polk Award; Peabody Award; NABJ Award for Investigative Reporting; Finalist, Toner Prize for National Political Reporting; Finalist, Livingston Award for Young Journalists

Communities: African American


Scheduled events:
His Name is George Floyd
A landmark biography by two prize-winning Washington Post reporters reveals how systemic racism shaped the life and legacy of George Floyd. From his family’s roots in the tobacco fields of North Carolina, to ongoing inequality in housing, education and health care, Toluse Olorunnipa and Robert Samuels explain how one man’s tragic experience triggered a global movement for change.

Student Union Gallagher Theater (Seats 337)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 11:30 am - 12:30 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: Toluse Olorunnipa, Robert Samuels
Moderator: Dan Balz
An Afternoon with the National Book Awards
Join National Book Award finalists Toluse Olorunnipa, Robert Samuel and Jamil Jan Kochai for a cross-genre conversation on capturing the stories that haunt us. This session is being presented in partnership with the National Book Foundation and will be moderated by Natalie Green, the foundation's director of programs.

Koffler Room 204 (Seats 300, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
National Book Awards
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jamil Kochai, Toluse Olorunnipa, Robert Samuels
Moderator: Natalie Green

Book:
His Name Is George Floyd
One Man's Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Penguin
May 2022
ISBN 9780593490617
432 pages