Tucson Festival of Books

Julia Keller


Arizona Daily Star

Julia Keller, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, novelist and screenwriter, has authored 17 books, the most recent being "Quitting: A Life Strategy." 

With a doctorate in English literature, Julia has taught at Princeton and the University of Chicago. She was the literary critic at The Chicago Tribune for 12 years before leaving to write books.

Her eight-volume mystery series begins with "A Killing in the Hills" and is set in her home state of West Virginia. She is also the author of "The Dark Intercept," a three-volume science fiction series, and a biography of the inventor of the Gatling gun. She has contributed many on-air essays to The NewsHour on PBS and NPR’s "All Things Considered."

Currently, she serves as Visiting Annenberg Chair in the Department of Journalism, Ethics and Democracy at Notre Dame.

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Awards: Pulitzer Prize


Scheduled events:
Precision Quitting
Many of us are convinced that persistence pays, that quitters never win, but Julia Keller believes that throwing in the towel is often the best of all options. She has even written a book about it. Today, she'll share her research into the neuroscience of nope!

Arizona Daily Star Stage (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Signing - Arizona Daily Star (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Julia Keller
Nothing Common About Commonplace Books
Pulitzer Prize-winner Julia Keller and Executive Editor David McCumber of the Arizona Daily Star will discuss "commonplacing" -- the art of seeking and keeping inspiring notes and quotes to enhance your life.

Arizona Daily Star Stage (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Signing - Arizona Daily Star (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Julia Keller, David McCumber
Moderator: John Humenik

Books:
Quitting: A Life Strategy
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Grand Central Publishing
January 2023
ISBN 9781538722343
256 pages

The Cold Way Home
Mystery / Thrillers
St. Martin's Publishing Group
August 2019
ISBN 9781250191236
304 pages