Tucson Festival of Books

Phuc Tran (he/him/his)

Phuc Tran is an award-winning writer, tattooer and Latin teacher (for which he has won no awards). Lots of things make Phuc cranky: being too cold, being too hot, staying up too late, getting up really early, wearing baggy socks, eating jaggedy cereal for breakfast. "Cranky" is his first children's book. His memoir "Sigh, Gone" received the New England Book Award, the Maine Literary Award and was named a Best Book of the Year by Amazon, Audible and others. Phuc lives in Portland, Maine, with his wife (who is rarely cranky) and his two daughters (who are sometimes cranky). "Phuc" is pronounced like "Luke" but with an F.

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Communities: Asian American

Scheduled events:
Phuc Tran Shares "Cranky"
Enjoy a story read aloud by an author as Phuc Tran shares his new book, "Cranky."

Story Blanket Tent (Seats 12)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Panelist: Phuc Tran
Moderator: Sherry Small
Every Word Counts: Authoring a Picturebook
Authors of picturebooks share their experiences and strategies in writing the text for a picturebook. Although picturebooks have a small number of words, writing brief but effective text can be difficult.

Education Room 351 (Seats 46, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Joe Cepeda, Michael Sampson, Phuc Tran, Dianne White
Moderator: Judi Moreillon
Storytime with Adam Rex, Lian Cho and Phuc Tran
Enjoy "Oh, No, The Aunts Are Here" by Adam Rex and Lian Cho and "Cranky" with Phuc Tran. Come join us for storytime.

Children's Stage (Seats 80)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 12:00 pm - 12:40 pm
Signing area: Children's Stage Signing (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Authors: Lian Cho, Adam Rex, Phuc Tran

HarperCollins Publishers
January 2024
ISBN 9780063256286
32 pages