Tucson Festival of Books

Cristina Henríquez (she/her)



Brian McConkey

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Cristina Henríquez is the critically acclaimed author of "The Book of Unknown Americans," "The World In Half" and "Come Together, Fall Apart: A Novella and Stories." She has been longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Real Simple, The Oxford American, The American Scholar and elsewhere. She earned her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She lives in Illinois.

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Communities: Hispanic or Latinx


Scheduled events:
Cultural Collisions
Join authors Hanna Pylvainen, Cristina Henriquez and Lauren Grodstein as they explore the challenges that arise when different cultures share the same space ... and how to build a new community despite their differences.

Student Union Sabino (Seats 87)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Lauren Grodstein, Cristina Henríquez, Hanna Pylväinen
Moderator: Susannah Myerson
Better Worlds: Creating a New Community
Join authors Cristina Henríquez, Ayana Mathis, and Gabriel Bump as they discuss creating characters who dream of, find, and build new communities ... all while handling the hardships and obstacles that go along with the process.

Koffler Room 218 (Seats 142, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Gabriel Bump, Cristina Henríquez, Ayana Mathis
Moderator: Nell Brownell

Books:
The Great Divide
A Novel
Fiction / Literature
HarperCollins Publishers
January 2024
ISBN 9780063291324
336 pages

The Book of Unknown Americans
Fiction / Literature
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
March 2015
ISBN 9780345806406
304 pages