Tucson Festival of Books

Sarah Viren

Sarah Viren is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and author of two books. Her essay collection, "Mine," was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award and was longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. Her memoir, "To Name the Bigger Lie," was an Editor's Pick by The New York Times. Sarah lives in Tempe, Ariz., and teaches a creative writing program at Arizona State University.  

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Awards: Great Lakes College Association New Writers Award; Riverteeth Literary Nonfiction Book Prize

Communities: Arizona Author, LGBTQ+

Scheduled events:
Real-Life Lady Detectives
Meet the women behind the stories - and hear how they do it.

Integrated Learning Center Room 120 (Seats 300, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
True Crime
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Mandy Matney, Jana Monroe, Sarah Viren
Moderator: Anne Segal
Liar, Liar: Journeys in Disinformation
When reality is blurred by lies, what does it take to recover the truth? This author's book explores powerful conspiracy theories and personal narratives existing in a world of hoaxes and fakes.

Student Union Sabino (Seats 87)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Sarah Viren
Moderator: Deborah Bright Donnelly

To Name the Bigger Lie
A Memoir in Two Stories
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Simon and Schuster/Scribner
June 2023
ISBN 9781982166595
304 pages
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Fiction / Literature
University of New Mexico Press
March 2018
ISBN 9780826359544
167 pages