A Virtual Festival Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7, 2021

Luis Alberto Urrea & Héctor Tobar in Conversation


Festival favorite Luis Alberto Urrea and Pulitzer-prize winning author Héctor Tobar will discuss their writing, their reading and whatever else is on their minds in this free-wheeling conversation moderated by Ernesto Portillo, Jr. Let's listen in!


Panelists
Héctor Tobar

Héctor Tobar is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and novelist. He is the author of the New York Times best-seller "Deep Down Dark," as well as "The Barbarian Nurseries," "Translation Nation" and "The Tattooed Soldier....

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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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Books:
The House Of Broken Angels
Luis Urrea
Fiction / Literature
Little, Brown & Co.
March 2019
ISBN 9780316154895
Paperback, 338 pages
$16.99, INSTORE
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The Last Great Road Bum
A Novel
Héctor Tobar
Fiction / Literature
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
August 2020
ISBN 9780374183424
Hardcover, 416 pages
$28.00, INSTORE
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Tobar's stunning follow-up to "Deep Down Dark" draws from the unbelievable true story of Joe Sanderson, a peripatetic would-be-writer who left a comfortable existence in Urbana,Ill. More/less

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University of Arizona

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Tucson Medical Center

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Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
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William & Mary Ross Foundation

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Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation

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