Tucson Festival of Books

Keith Corbin


Keith Corbin is the James Beard Award-nominated executive chef and co-owner of Alta Adams in Los Angeles, named one of the best restaurants in the country by Esquire, Thrillist and the Los Angeles Times. A native of Watts, Corbin was formerly director of operations for the LocoL restaurant group and worked for Daniel Patterson at his Michelin-starred fine-dining establishment Coi in San Francisco. "California Soul" is Corbin's memoir about gangs, drugs, cooking and living life on the line.

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Communities: African American


Scheduled events:
Survival and Redemption
Keith Corbin, Jean Guerrero and Efren Olivares have come to the festival with stories exploring how personal challenges -- family separation, gangs, crime or the lack of a support system -- shape the person they became.

Koffler Room 218 (Seats 142, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Keith Corbin, Jean Guerrero, Efrén Olivares
Moderator: Maurice Goldman
This Is Your Life
These three authors have come to the festival with stories told straight from the heart ... and their own personal lives. They aren't always easy to read. Where did they draw the line when considering what to write about and what to keep private?

Student Union Kachina (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Laura Cathcart Robbins, Keith Corbin, Jean Guerrero
Moderator: Laura Cathcart Robbins

Book:
California Soul
An American Epic of Cooking and Survival
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Random House Publishing Group
August 2022
ISBN 9780593243824
320 pages