Tucson Festival of Books

Hanna Pylväinen

Beowulf Sheehan

Ellen Bodow

Hanna Pylväinen is the author of the novel "We Sinners," which received the 2012 Whiting Award, and the novel "The End of Drum-Time," a finalist for the 2023 National Book Award. She is the recipient of a Princeton Arts Fellowship at Princeton University and was a 2020-2021 Cullman Fellow at the New York Public Library; her work has appeared in Harper's, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine and The Wall Street Journal. She teaches at the Master of Fine Arts Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, and she lives in Philadelphia.

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Awards: Whiting Award, National Book Award (Finalist), Balcones Fiction Prize

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
2023 National Book Awards
The National Book Awards return to the Tucson Festival of Books with finalists Aaliyah Bilal, Vashti Harrison and Hanna Pylvaïnen. They will discuss the specificity required to write universal stories for readers of all ages, and the power of exceptional storytelling to make the unfamiliar feel known. Presented in partnership with the National Book Foundation.

UA BookStore (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
National Book Awards
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Lower Level (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Aaliyah Bilal, Vashti Harrison, Hanna Pylväinen
Moderator: Ruth Dickey

The End of Drum-Time
A Novel
Fiction / Literature
Henry Holt and Company
January 2023
ISBN 9781250822901
368 pages
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We Sinners
A Novel
Fiction / Literature
July 2013
ISBN 9781250032188
208 pages