Tucson Festival of Books

Will Sommer



Darrow Montgomery

Will Sommer is a politics reporter for The Daily Beast and the co-host of the podcast Fever Dreams. He previously worked as a campaign editor at The Hill, and as a political columnist for Washington City Paper. His work covering QAnon and other conspiracy theories has been featured in multiple documentaries, including HBO's "Q: Into the Storm." His new book is "Trust the Plan."

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Scheduled events:
The Lies Have It
Interested in conspiracy theories? Tim Miller, Malcolm Nance and Will Sommer know about them inside and out. The torrent of disinformation and untruths have changed our world, our Congress and even our courts.

Integrated Learning Center Room 120 (Seats 300, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Robert Draper, Tim Miller, Will Sommer
Moderator: Tim Steller
Prognosis for Democracy
With the obvious exception of Arizona, the 2022 midterm elections had traditional final acts. Losers graciously conceded. Winners gracefully took office. Is this a sign of things to come, or should we brace for more election chaos in the future? Will younger voters keep stepping in to steer the course of democracy? These three authors give their take on the prospects for 2024 and beyond.

Student Union Gallagher Theater (Seats 337)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 2:30 pm - 3:30 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: Philip Bump, Malcolm Nance, Will Sommer
Moderator: Thomas Miller
What Can We Expect in 2024?
As we head into another marathon of presidential campaigning, what lies ahead? What can we expect to see and hear in the next 20 months? In this session, data guru Philip Bump, QAnon expert Will Sommer, CBS correspondent Major Garrett and political expert David Becker will look into their own crystal balls.

Student Union Gallagher Theater (Seats 337)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 2:30 pm - 3:30 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: David Becker, Philip Bump, Major Garrett, Will Sommer
Moderator: Ron Barber

Book:
Trust the Plan
The Rise of QAnon and the Conspiracy That Unhinged America
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
HarperCollins Publishers
February 2023
ISBN 9780063114487
272 pages