Tucson Festival of Books

Etaf Rum (she/her)

Angela Blankenship

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The daughter of Palestinian immigrants, Etaf Rum was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. She has a Master of Arts in American and British Literature as well as undergraduate degrees in Philosophy and English Composition and teaches undergraduate courses in North Carolina, where she lives with her two children. Rum also runs the Instagram account @booksandbeans and is also a Book of the Month Club Ambassador, showcasing her favorite selections each month. Her debut novel "A Woman Is No Man" was published in 2019 followed by "Evil Eye," which published in 2023.

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Scheduled events:
Badass Women with Badass Heroines
Join Etaf Rum, Margot Douaihy, and Sarah Tomlinson... three fierce female writers who bring us kick-butt heroines. How do they capture the attitude and grit so perfectly while still having well-rounded and complex characters?

Student Union Santa Rita (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Margot Douaihy, Etaf Rum, Sarah Tomlinson
Moderator: Emily Walsh
Etaf Rum
Stacks Book Club Author Signing with Etaf Rum

Stacks Book Club LLC, Booth #243 (Seats 1)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Fiction / Literature

Author: Etaf Rum
Cradle to Conflict: Stories of Love and Strife
Authors Kate Christensen, Nancy Jooyoun Kim and Etaf Rum will explore the intricate tapestry of motherhood. From the profound love that binds families to the complex challenges and struggles mothers face, these stories explore the raw and tender stories of love, strife, and the unbreakable bonds that make up the essence of motherhood in literature.

UA BookStore (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Lower Level (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Kate Christensen, Nancy Jooyoun Kim, Etaf Rum
Moderator: Jeaiza Quiñones Ivory

Evil Eye
A Novel
Fiction / Literature
HarperCollins Publishers
September 2023
ISBN 9780062987907
352 pages
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Raised in a conservative and emotionally volatile Palestinian family in Brooklyn, Yara thought she would finally feel free when she married a charming entrepreneur who took her to the suburbs. More/less

A Woman Is No Man
A Read with Jenna Pick
Fiction / Literature
HarperCollins Publishers
January 2020
ISBN 9780062699770
352 pages
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