Tucson Festival of Books

David Lipsky

Mark Seliger Studio

Western National Parks Association

David Lipsky is the author of Tthe New York Times best-sellers "Absolutely American" and "Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself," which became the basis for the movie "The End of the Tour." He has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, Harper’s Magazine, Rolling Stone, This American Life, All Things Considered and New York, and he is a recipient of the National Magazine Award and the GLAAD Media Award. His work has been collected in "The Best American Short Stories" and "The Best American Magazine Writing." His new book is "The Parrot and the Igloo." He teaches writing and literature at New York University and lives in New York City.

Awards: National Magazine Award, GLAAD Award, Best American Short Stories

Scheduled events:
The Road to Resilience
What does the future hold? This compelling discussion will reflect on our past and envision our future. Trace the evolution of climate denial, explore climate hotspots, and travel the roads that have transformed our planet. Learn more about where we have been and where are we heading.

WNPA Stage (Seats 146)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Nature / Environment
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - National Parks (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: David Gessner, Ben Goldfarb, David Lipsky
Moderator: David Wegner
Climate Change Is Changing Us All
The planet is warming, affecting ecosystems, environments, weather patterns and more. What does life look for a world with increasing temperatures and wildfires? What is climate science telling us? These award-winning authors share their research and insights into what we know now and what we might expect.

Student Union Gallagher Theater (Seats 337)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jeff Goodell, David Lipsky, John Vaillant
Moderator: Stephen Pyne

The Parrot and the Igloo
Climate and the Science of Denial
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
National Geographic Books
January 2023
ISBN 9780393866704
448 pages

Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself
A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
April 2010
ISBN 9780307592439
352 pages