Tucson Festival of Books

Angie Kim (she/her)

Nina Subin

Pima Medical Institute

Angie Kim moved as a preteen from Seoul, South Korea, to the suburbs of Baltimore. After graduating from Interlochen Arts Academy, she studied philosophy at Stanford University and attended Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the "Harvard Law Review." Her debut novel, "Miracle Creek," won the Edgar Award and the ITW Thriller Award, and was named one of the 100 best mysteries/thrillers of all time by Time, as well as one of the best books of the year by Time, The Washington Post, Kirkus and the Today show. Her second novel, "Happiness Falls," was the September 2023 book club selection for Good Morning America, Barnes & Noble and Belletrist. She lives in northern Virginia with her family.

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Awards: Edgar Award, International Thriller Writer Award

Communities: Asian American

Scheduled events:
The Missing Piece
During this panel, these three authors will lead you on a gripping journey through their novels, where complex family dynamics and the mysteries of missing relatives take center stage. Explore the art of crafting thrilling narratives, unearthing hidden family secrets, and the compelling blend of suspense and familial intrigue that keeps readers on the edge of their seats.

Modern Languages Room 350 (Seats 318, Wheelchair accessible)  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: Angie Kim, Nancy Jooyoun Kim, Jean Kwok
Moderator: Jody Hardy
Trials and Tribulations of Motherhood
Authors Angie Kim, Zibby Owens, and Tammy Greenwood examine the complicated relationship between mothers and their children. From the joyous and wonderful moments -- to the sacrifices made for the kids to succeed -- this panel will cover it all.

Student Union Tucson Room (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 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: Tammy Greenwood, Angie Kim, Zibby Owens
Moderator: Anne Gardner

Happiness Falls (Good Morning America Book Club)
A Novel
Fiction / Literature
Random House Publishing Group
August 2023
ISBN 9780593448205
Hardcover, 400 pages
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A Good Morning America Book Club Selection! "We didn't call the police right away. More/less

Miracle Creek
A Novel
Fiction / Literature
April 2020
ISBN 9781250251305
Trade Paperback, 384 pages

WINNER OF THE EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL In rural Virginia, Young and Pak Yoo run an experimental medical treatment device known as the Miracle Submarine—a pressurized oxygen chamber that patients enter for therapeutic "dives" with the hopes of curing issues like autism or infertility. More/less