Tucson Festival of Books

Tara Ison


Tara Ison is the award-winning author of four novels, the latest "At the Hour Between Dog and Wolf," the story of a young Jewish girl living in hiding in WWII France; " The List;" "A Child Out of Alcatraz," which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and "Rockaway." Her memoir, "Reeling Through Life," was the winner of the PEN Southwest Book Award for Creative Nonfiction. Ison lives in Tempe and teaches Creative Writing at Arizona State University.

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Awards: PEN Literary Award, 2 NEA Fellowships


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
Loyalty in War
Three masters of historical fiction discuss how they’ve developed characters and crafted stories that highlight the wars that their characters fight -- both on the battlefields and within themselves -- during times of conflict.

Integrated Learning Center Room 150 (Seats 155, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Tara Ison, Kristina McMorris, Beatriz Williams
Moderator: Eve Cran

Books:
At the Hour Between Dog and Wolf
Fiction / Literature
Ig Publishing, Incorporated
February 2023
ISBN 9781632461452

Reeling Through Life
How I Learned to Live, Love and Die at the Movies
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Catapult
January 2015
ISBN 9781619024816
256 pages