Tucson Festival of Books

Lauren Grodstein (she/her)



Rossie Simmons

Carol and Norm Levine

Lauren Grodstein is the author of five novels, including her most recent, the national bestseller "We Must Not Think of Ourselves," which was a Today Show Read with Jenna selection, a People Magazine Book of the Week, a New York Times Editor's Choice, and a Kirkus Best Book of 2023.  Other works include the New York Times bestseller "A Friend of the Family" and the Washington Post Book of the Year "The Explanation for Everything." 

Lauren’s work has been translated into French, Turkish, German, Hebrew, and other languages, and her essays and reviews have been widely published.  She directs the MFA Program at Rutgers University-Camden and lives in New Jersey with her husband and children. 

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Scheduled events:
Cultural Collisions
Join authors Hanna Pylvainen, Cristina Henriquez and Lauren Grodstein as they explore the challenges that arise when different cultures share the same space ... and how to build a new community despite their differences.

Student Union Sabino (Seats 87)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Lauren Grodstein, Cristina Henríquez, Hanna Pylväinen
Moderator: Susannah Myerson
Imaginative Historical Fiction
Choo, Urrea and Grodstein use different eras, places, and subjects to reveal interesting pieces of history for their best-selling novels. Combining history through the eyes of contemporary authors give us a unique point of view as they chronicle the imagined inner lives of real people—or the imaginary people of real times and places.

UA Mall Tent (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Yangsze Choo, Lauren Grodstein, Luis Alberto Urrea
Moderator: Becky Monroe

Books:
We Must Not Think of Ourselves
Fiction / Literature
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
January 2023
ISBN 9781643752341
304 pages
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Our Short History
A Novel
Fiction / Literature
Algonquin Books
March 2018
ISBN 9781616208011
368 pages