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

Border Tales

Award-winning authors Luis Alberto Urrea, Aaron Bobrow-Strain and Marcelo Hernandez Castillo will the wide diversity of human experiences along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Aaron Bobrow-Strain

Aaron Bobrow-Strain is a professor of politics at Whitman College, where he teaches courses on food, immigration and the U.S.-Mexico border. He is the author of "The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez," "White Bread: A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf" and "Intimate Enemies: Landowners, Power, and Violence in Chiapas....

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Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

Marcelo Hernandez Castillo is the author of the memoir, "Children of the Land," and the poetry book, "Cenzontle," winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. prize, winner of the 2019 Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award in poetry, the Foreword bronze prize, a finalist for the Northern California Book Award, the California Book Award, the Lambda Literary Award and the Thom Gunn Award from the Publishing Triangle....

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Luis Urrea

Luis Alberto Urrea, a 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist and member of the Latino Literature Hall of Fame, is an acclaimed writer who uses his dual-culture life experiences to explore greater themes of love, loss and triumph....

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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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