Tucson Festival of Books

Sabaa Tahir (she/her/hers)



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Sabaa Tahir grew up in California's Mojave Desert at her family's eighteen-room motel. There, she spent her time devouring fantasy novels, listening to thunderous indie rock and playing guitar and piano badly. She began writing her number one New York Times bestselling An Ember in the Ashes series while working nights as a newspaper editor. The series has been translated into more than 35 languages, and the first book was named one of Time's 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time. Tahir's most recent novel, "All My Rage," has received eight starred reviews and the 2022 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Fiction and Poetry.

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Awards: National Book Award, Boston Globe Horn Book Award


Scheduled events:
Warrior Girls Who Make Their Mark: National Book Award
Teen girls who are willing to live their truths often face misunderstanding and prejudice but take a stance of resistance to fight for justice regardless of consequences. Ibi Zoboi and Sonora Reyes are National Book Award Finalists for "American Street" and "The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School," while Sabaa Tahir is the 2022 winner of the National Book Award for "All My Rage."

Teen & Author Stage (Seats 105)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Sonora Reyes, Sabaa Tahir, Ibi Zoboi
Moderator: Sybil Durand
Fantasy Worlds of Danger, Action, and Romance
YA authors build fantasy worlds that invite readers into the intense drama of danger, high-stakes action and romance. Sabaa Tahir creates a fantasy world in the Ember in the Ashes quartet, while Clare McFall invites readers into the afterlife in the Ferryman trilogy and Sunya Mara introduces a dark world of storms in a new duology.

Teen & Author Stage (Seats 105)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Claire McFall, Sunya Mara, Sabaa Tahir
Moderator: Kaitlin Murphy

Books:
All My Rage
A Novel
Children / Teens
Penguin Young Readers Group
March 2023
ISBN 9780593202364
400 pages

A Sky Beyond the Storm
Ember in the Ashes #4
Children / Teens
Penguin
December 2021
ISBN 9780448494548
544 pages