University of Arizona Campus  •  March 14 -15, 2020  •  9:30am to 5:30pm

Courage to Hope

Jillian Cantor, Meg Waite Clayton and Mamta Chaudhry all come to the festival with books featuring strong characters who called upon unknown strengths—and un-shown courage—to survive the darkest days of World War II. Are such stories as compelling to write as they are to read? Let's find out!

Jillian Cantor

Jillian Cantor has a bachelor's degree in English from Pennsylvania State University and a master's of fine arts in fiction from the University of Arizona. She is the author of award-winning and bestselling novels for teens and adults, including "The Hours Count Margot" and "The Lost Letter," which was a USA Today bestseller....

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Mamta Chaudhry

Mamta Chaudhry's professional career was in television and classical radio at stations in Calcutta, Gainesville, Dallas and Miami. Chaudhry has studied with Marilynne Robinson and has also taught literature and creative writing at the University of Miami....

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Meg Waite Clayton

Meg Waite Clayton’s seventh novel, the international bestseller "The Last Train to London," is based on the true story of the Kindertransport rescue of 10,000 children from Nazi-occupied Europe—and one brave woman who helped them escape....

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Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Party Rental Companies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation
Tucson Electric Power Co.

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