Tucson Festival of Books

Nathan Ward



Shirley Calhoun

Nathan Ward is the author of "The Lost Detective: Becoming Dashiell Hammett," which was nominated for the Edgar and Anthony awards, as well as "Dark Harbor: The War for the New York Waterfront." He has written for The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Crimereads and Westword, and he was an editor at American Heritage Magazine for several years. Though he lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., he has had a lifelong interest in the American West and its history. His new book is "Son of the Old West."

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Awards: nominated for Edgar, Anthony, and Macavity prizes


Scheduled events:
Into the Sunset
A trio of writers use the Pony Express, America's centennial year, and a cowboy detective's dramatic life story to reflect on the passing of the Old West.

UA Library/Special Collections (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Will Grant, Nathan Ward, Chris Wimmer
Moderator: Russell True, Jr.
Writing the Range
Biographers Nathan Ward and Tracy Daugherty discuss the lives and writing careers of real-life cowboy detective Charles Siringo and the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Horseman Pass By (Hud), The Last Picture Show, and Lonesome Dove.

UA Library/Special Collections (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Tracy Daugherty, Nathan Ward
Moderator: Johnny Boggs

Books:
Son of the Old West
The Odyssey of Charlie Siringo: Cowboy, Detective, Writer of the Wild Frontier
History / Biography
Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated
January 2023
ISBN 9780802162083
368 pages
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Dark Harbor
The War for the New York Waterfront
History / Biography
Picador
May 2011
ISBN 9780312569341
tp, 288 pages
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