Tucson Festival of Books

Yangsze Choo (She/Her)



James Cham

Sponsored by Tucson Medical Center

Yangsze Choo is a New York Times best-selling novelist and a fourth generation Malaysian of Chinese descent. Due to a childhood spent in various countries, she can eavesdrop (badly) in several languages. After graduating from Harvard, she worked in various corporate jobs and had a briefcase while writing fiction on a coffee table at home in her spare time. 

Her debut novel, "The Ghost Bride," was a New York Times best-seller and now a Netflix Original series. Her second novel, "The Night Tiger," was a Reese Witherspoon Bookclub pick and a Big Jubilee Read selection for Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. She lives in California with her family and loves to eat and read (often at the same time). Her third novel, "The Fox Wife," and all previous books would not have been possible without large quantities of dark chocolate.

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Communities: Asian American


Scheduled events:
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
Yangsze Choo
Stacks Book Club Author Signing with Yangsze Choo

Stacks Book Club LLC, Booth #243 (Seats 1)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fiction / Literature

Author: Yangsze Choo
Once Upon a Time
Dive into a world where age-old enchantments meet modern imagination in this spellbinding panel featuring three visionary authors. This panel will explore the authors’ unique abilities to travel across time and cultures, weaving threads of ancient folklore into the rich tapestry of contemporary and historical fiction.

UA Mall Tent (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Yangsze Choo, T.J. Klune, Emma Törzs
Moderator: Jessica Braithwaite
Tangled Realities
Melissa Broder, Yangsze Choo and Brendan Shay Basham discuss how the veil between reality and the supernatural is thin and often overlaps creating a new space of possibilities and a place to work through hardships and grief.

Integrated Learning Center Room 130 (Seats 143, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Brendan Basham, Melissa Broder, Yangsze Choo
Moderator: Ashley Hansen

Books:
The Fox Wife
A Novel
Fiction / Literature
Henry Holt and Company
February 2024
ISBN 9781250266019
400 pages
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The Night Tiger
A Novel
Fiction / Literature
Flatiron Books
January 2020
ISBN 9781250175465
384 pages