Tucson Festival of Books

Suzanne Roberts

Lauren Lindley

Steve Gottlieb and Laura Penny

Suzanne Roberts is a captivating author whose literary talents transport readers to the heart of the natural world and the human spirit. With a deep-rooted love for adventure and the outdoors, Roberts' writing reflects her unwavering passion for exploration and environmental conservation. Her body of work spans across a spectrum, from gripping memoirs like "Almost Somewhere" to moving essays found in her books "Bad Tourist," "Animal Bodies" and renowned publications such as National Geographic and The New York Times. Roberts' storytelling beautifully encapsulates the transformative power of wilderness and her outdoor journeys, while simultaneously shedding light on the crucial issues of gender and conservation. Suzanne Roberts is a revered author and outdoor enthusiast whose work inspires and advocates for the preservation of our planet's most pristine landscapes. 

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Awards: National Outdoor Book Award in Outdoor Literature

Scheduled events:
Tales from the Trail
Explore the profound journey of these two authors as they share tales of inspiration, contemplation, and realization. Discover how the trails they traveled became more than a physical experience, but a symbolic connection on a path to greater understanding.

WNPA Stage (Seats 146)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Nature / Environment
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - National Parks (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Suzanne Roberts, Tom Zoellner
Moderator: Wendy Lotze
Suzanne Roberts
Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award in Outdoor Literature, Almost Somewhere not only tells the whimsical coming-of-age story of a young woman ill-prepared for a month in the mountains but also reflects a distinctly feminine view of nature. Get your copy signed by the author!

University of Nebraska Press, Booth #202 (Seats 1)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction

Author: Suzanne Roberts

Almost Somewhere
Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail
Nature / Environment
U of Nebraska Press
October 2023
ISBN 9781496236920
318 pages
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Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award in Outdoor Literature It was 1993, Suzanne Roberts had just finished college, and when her friend suggested they hike California’s John Muir Trail, the adventure sounded like the perfect distraction from a difficult home life and thoughts about the future. More/less

Animal Bodies
On Death, Desire, and Other Difficulties
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
U of Nebraska Press
March 2022
ISBN 9781496231024
252 pages
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