Tucson Festival of Books

Kirk Ellis

Sheila Ellis

Kirk Ellis, former president of Western Writers of America, is perhaps best known for having written and co-produced the 2008 HBO miniseries "John Adams," which garnered him two personal Emmy Awards among the series' 13 overall trophies. His latest book is "Ride Lonesome."


Awards: Emmy Award/Writers Guild of America Award/Humanitas Prize

Scheduled events:
Kirk Ellis
Ride Lonesome Veteran screenwriter Kirk Ellis brilliantly unpacks the themes, narrative, visual language, and editing in this seminal film. In Ride Lonesome he not only shows how this one film embodies a turning point for the Western, but he also explores the unique vision and contributions of director Boetticher and his writing partner Burt Kennedy.

University of New Mexico Press, Booth #210 (Seats 1)
Sat, Mar 4, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
History / Biography

Author: Kirk Ellis
Lights! Camera! America!
Authors Johnny Boggs, Kirk Ellis and Alan Rode all know a thing or two about history ... and Hollywood. Today they'll discuss how history has been brought to life on film.

Student Union Sabino (Seats 87)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 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: Johnny Boggs, Kirk Ellis, Alan K. Rode
Moderator: Andrew Patrick Nelson

Ride Lonesome
History / Biography
University of New Mexico Press
January 2023
ISBN 9780826364616
184 pages