Tucson Festival of Books

Tod Goldberg



Wendy Duren

Sponsored by Friend of the Festival

Tod Goldberg is The New York Times best-selling author of 14 books of fiction, including the acclaimed Gangsterland series—"Gangsterland," a finalist for the Hammett Prize; "Gangster Nation," and "Gangsters Don’t Die"—the short story collection "The Low Desert," a Southwest Book of the Year, and "Living Dead Girl," a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He lives in Indio, Calif. where he directs the Low Residency Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing and writing for the performing arts at UC Riverside.

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Awards: Silver Pen Award, Best American Mystery & Suspense Stories, Best American Essays, Nevada Press Association Award,


Scheduled events:
They Have a Nose for News
Gwen Florio, Tod Goldberg and Hank Phillippi Ryan are award-winning journalists and bestselling authors of modern-day mysteries. Today we'll learn how their experience as journalists help sharpen their stories and their own story-telling.

Koffler Room 204 (Seats 300, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Gwen Florio, Tod Goldberg, Hank Phillippi Ryan
Moderator: Deborah J. Ledford
Celebrating Southwest Books of the Year: Fiction
The members of the Pima County Public Library’s Southwest Books of the Year committee read dozens of novels each year, choosing only a very few of them to honor for their excellence. Please join us as this year’s honorees—Brendan Shay Basham (Swim Home to the Vanished), Stacie Shannon Denetsosie (The Missing Morningstar), Tod Goldberg (Gangsters Don’t Die), and Manuel Muñoz (The Consequences)—read from and discuss their prizewinning work. Please come with questions for them!

UA Library/Special Collections (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Southwest Books of the Year
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Brendan Basham, Stacie Denetsosie, Tod Goldberg, Manuel Muñoz
Moderator: Gregory McNamee
Workshop-Writing the Anti-Hero
The history of literature, TV, and film is filled with anti-heroes: everyone from Scarlett O’Hara to Tony Soprano to essentially every character in “Game of Thrones” would fit the bill. In this workshop, we’ll look at the history of the anti-hero and learn the craft of creating one of your very own.

Integrated Learning Center Room 141 (Seats 120, 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 - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Tod Goldberg

Books:
Gangsters Don't Die
A Novel
Southwest Books of the Year
Catapult
September 2023
ISBN 9781640093041
384 pages

The Low Desert
Gangster Stories
Fiction / Literature
Catapult
February 2022
ISBN 9781640095267
304 pages