Tucson Festival of Books

Jamie Ford



Eric Heidle

Jamie Ford is the great-grandson of Nevada mining pioneer, Min Chung, who emigrated from Hoiping, China to San Francisco in 1865, where he adopted the western name “Ford,” thus confusing countless generations.

His debut novel, "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet," spent two and a half years years on the New York Times bestseller list and went on to win the 2010 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature.

Ford's latest novel, "The Many Daughters of Afong Moy," was released in August 2022. 

His work has been translated into 35 languages. (He’s still holding out for Klingon, because that’s when you know you’ve made it).

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Awards: 2010 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature

Communities: Asian American, Mixed Race


Scheduled events:
Exclusive for Friends of the Festival!! Jamie Ford visits Friends
Jamie Ford is the great-grandson of Nevada mining pioneer, Min Chung, who emigrated from Hoiping, China to San Francisco in 1865. Ford's latest novel, "The Many Daughters of Afong Moy," was released in 2022.

Friend of the Festival Hospitality Tent (Seats 30)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 11:00 am - 11:45 am

Panelist: Jamie Ford
Stories That Come from the Heart
Luis Alberto Urrea, Jamie Ford and Rebecca Makkai are bestselling authors whose novels come from the heart... and their own life journeys. They take their work personally. Today, we'll learn if that makes their stories easier or harder to tell.

Student Union North Ballroom (Seats 560)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Rincon Room (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jamie Ford, Rebecca Makkai, Luis Alberto Urrea
Moderator: Gay Vernon
The Wide, Wild World of Fiction
Bestselling authors Jamie Ford, Laurie Albanese and T. Jefferson Parker have come to the festival with three very different stories featuring three very different women. What drew our authors to these particular people? Why were they important stories to tell? Let's find out!

UA Mall Tent (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Laurie Albanese, Jamie Ford, T. Parker
Moderator: Becky Monroe

Books:
The Many Daughters of Afong Moy
A Novel
Fiction / Literature
Simon and Schuster
August 2022
ISBN 9781982158217
384 pages

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Fiction / Literature
Random House Publishing Group
October 2009
ISBN 9780345505347
368 pages