Tucson Festival of Books

The World of Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs have fascinated us for hundreds of years. In this session, authors Riley Black and David Randall will share insights into the dinosaurs' final days ... and how the T. Rex was eventually discovered.

Riley Black

Riley Black has been a fossil fanatic since the time she was knee-high to a Stegosaurus. Her evolution into a science writer and amateur paleontologist was only natural. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, right in the center of dinosaur country, she chases tales of vanished lives from museum collections to remote badlands....

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David Randall

David K. Randall is a senior reporter at Reuters and the author of several books. His first, “Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep,” was a New York Times bestseller, picked for Barnes and Noble’s Discover Great New Writers program, and called one of the best books of the month by Amazon....

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The Last Days of the Dinosaurs
An Asteroid, Extinction, and the Beginning of Our World
Riley Black
Science / Medicine / Technology
St. Martin's Publishing Group
April 2022
ISBN 9781250271044
304 pages
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The Monster's Bones
The Discovery of T. Rex and How It Shook Our World
David K. Randall
Science / Medicine / Technology
W W NORTON & Company
August 2023
ISBN 9781324064534
288 pages