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

Unintended Consequences

Bruce Holsigner, Mary Beth Keane and Alice Lichtenstein have come to the festival with stories about families that meant well ... but nudged young people in directions they did not expect. "Father Knows Best" now seems like a cliche that outlived its expiration date long ago.

Bruce Holsinger

Bruce Holsinger is a fiction writer and literary scholar based in Charlottesville, Va., and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. He is the author most recently of "The Gifted School," hailed by The New York Times as "a suspenseful, laugh-out-loud page-turner and an incisive inspection of privilege, race and class" and by The Wall Street Journal as the “novel that predicted the college admissions scandal....

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Mary Beth Keane

Mary Beth Keane attended Barnard College and the University of Virginia, where she received a master's of fine arts degree. She was awarded a John S. Guggenheim fellowship for fiction writing and has received citations from the National Book Foundation, PEN America and the Hemingway Society....

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Alice Lichtenstein

Alice Lichtenstein comes to Tucson, Ariz. from Oneonta, N.Y., where she teaches fiction and poetry writing at Hartwick College. Her latest novel, "The Crime of Being," was recently nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction....

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