Tucson Festival of Books

Marie Arana



Frank Schramm

Sponsored by the Helios Education Foundation

Marie Arana was born in Lima, Peru. She is the author of the memoir "American Chica," a finalist for the National Book Award; two novels, "Cellophane" and "Lima Nights;" the prizewinning biography "Bolivar;" "Silver, Sword, and Stone," a narrative history of Latin America and "The Writing Life," a collection from her well-known column for The Washington Post. In 2020, she received an award in literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for her lifetime work. Her new book is "LatinoLand: A Portrait of America's Largest and Least Understood Minority." She is the inaugural Literary Director of the Library of Congress and lives in Washington, D.C. and Lima, Peru.

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Awards: National Book Award, American Academy of Arts & Letters, Los Angeles Times Book Award, PEN/Memoir Award,

Communities: Hispanic or Latinx, Mixed Race


Scheduled events:
Friends and Sponsors only: Hot Off The Press
Sponsors and Friends of the Festival are invited to a books launch party with authors in attendance.

Student Union South Ballroom (Seats 200, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Panelists: Marie Arana, Cara Black, C.J. Box, Alisyn Camerota, Margot Douaihy, Rajani LaRocca, Laura McNeal, Moses Utomi, Zibby Owens, Ron Rapoport, Deborah Taffa, Tia Williams
LatinIdentidad: Made in the U.S.A
Examine Latinx identity and cultural geography in the U.S. with Marie Arana, Elizabeth Camarillo Gutierrez, and Héctor Tobar.

Nuestras Raíces Stage (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Multigenre
Signing area: Pima County Public Library/Nuestras Raíces/Craft Tent & Signing Area (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Marie Arana, Elizabeth Camarillo Gutierrez, Héctor Tobar
Moderator: Victor Mercado
Exploring Latino Identity, Impact
Marie Arana and Héctor Tobar weave their personal experiences with interviews and research to tell the history and diversity of the Latino community. The richness of the largest and fastest growing minority in the U.S. grows, as does the group’s influence as citizens and voters.

Integrated Learning Center Room 150 (Seats 155, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Marie Arana, Héctor Tobar
Moderator: Tim Steller

Books:
LatinoLand
A Portrait of America's Largest and Least Understood Minority
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Simon & Schuster
February 2024
ISBN 9781982184896
560 pages
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Silver, Sword, and Stone
Three Crucibles in the Latin American Story
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Simon and Schuster
August 2020
ISBN 9781501105012
496 pages