Tucson Festival of Books

Kirstin Chen



Sarah Deragon

Kirstin Chen is the New York Times bestselling author of three novels. Her latest, "Counterfeit," is a Reese Witherspoon book club pick, a Roxane Gay book club pick and a New York Times Editors’ Choice. It has also been recommended by The Washington Post, People Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, Vogue, Time, Oprah Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar and more. Translation rights have sold in seven languages and television rights have been optioned by Sony Pictures. Her previous two novels are "Bury What We Cannot Take" and S"oy Sauce for Beginners."

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Communities: Asian American


Scheduled events:
Influenced Identities
Today we will meet Kirstin Chen, Caroline Frost and Tara Ison, and see how their characters fall prey to the whims and manipulation of others. Each must determine how to regain control of their own narratives.

Student Union Santa Rita (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Kirstin Chen, Caroline Frost, Tara Ison
Moderator: Cheryl House
Defying Expectations
Kirstin Chen, Nghi Vo and Kitty Zeldis come to the festival with stories about women from different places, different cultures and different eras who break racial and gender norms to defy social expectations.

Student Union Tucson Room (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Kirstin Chen, Nghi Vo, Kitty Zeldis
Moderator: Susannah Myerson

Books:
Counterfeit
A Novel
Fiction / Literature
HarperCollins Publishers
January 2022
ISBN 9780063119543
288 pages

Soy Sauce for Beginners
Fiction / Literature
Amazon Publishing
March 2018
ISBN 9781477800959
262 pages