Tucson Festival of Books

Yesterday, Meet Tomorrow

The Sonoran Desert is a place of transformation, where our heritage becomes music, the landscape becomes art, and the people spark change. Today, five Southwest Book of the Year honorees will discuss the many ways our past inspires our future.

Lawrence Downes

Lawrence Downes is a writer, editor and former newspaperman who recently co-wrote "Feels Like Home: A Song for the Sonoran Borderlands" with Linda Ronstadt.  His career in news included stops at The Chicago Sun-Times, Newsday and The New York Times, where he was an editor and editorial writer....

Paul Gold

Paul Gold is an author and publisher of short run regional art books in Tucson, Ariz. "Michael Moore: Drawings" is the first in a series of southwest artist catalogs, following his first book, "Bend in the Wash: The Rancho Linda Vista Artist Community....

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Michael Moore

Michael Moore is a charcoal landscape artist from Oracle, Ariz. Landscape drawing satisfies his love of solitary activity and the lure of remote places which still remain at the end of dirt roads in the American west....

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Mariana Nuño Ruiz

Mariana Nuno Ruiz is a chef and now the author of "Dining With the Dead," a cookbook with recipes fo dishes that are served in Mexico during Day of the Dead meals.  Her husband, Ian McEnroe, is a professional photographer whose photos illustrated the book, which was released by Rio Nuevo Publishers in Tucson....

Roni Rivera-Ashford

Roni Rivera-Ashford is an accomplished international bilingual award-winning author. She has the ability and natural gift to relate to children and adults in English, as well as Spanish. She is the author of "Raulito: The First Latino Governor of Arizona/El Primer Gobernador Latino de Arizona" and "Miguel and the Amazing Alebrijes....

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Feels Like Home
Lawrence Downes
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
October 2022
ISBN 9781597145794

Michael Moore
Paul Gold, Michael Moore
Fine Arts / Photography
Tubecat LLC
June 2022
ISBN 9780578380421
88 pages

Raulito: The First Latino Governor of Arizona /El Primer Gobernador Latino de Arizona
Roni Rivera-Ashford
Nuestras Raices
Arte Publico Press
May 2021
ISBN 9781558859166
168 pages

Dining with the Dead
A Feast for the Souls on the Day of the Dead
Mariana Nuño Ruiz
Rio Nuevo Publishers
January 2020
ISBN 9781940322384