Tucson Festival of Books

Chillona Pero Chingona


Authors and mujeres luchonas share their stories of resiliency, identity and getting it done.


Panelists
Adiba Nelson

Adiba Nelson is the author of "Ain't That A Mother," the memoir that Essence, Bustle, Ms. Magazine and Shondaland all hailed as a "must read," and the subject of the Emmy-winning documentary, "The Full Nelson....

Arizona author

Yasmín Ramírez

Yasmín Ramírez is a 2021 Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing Author Fellow as well as a 2020 recipient of the Woody and Gayle Hunt-Aspen Institute Fellowship Award. Her fiction and creative nonfiction works have appeared in Cream City Review and Huizache, among others....

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Erika Sánchez

Erika Sanchez is a Mexican American poet, novelist and essayist. Her debut poetry collection, Lessons on Expulsion, was a finalist for the PEN Open Book Award. Her debut young adult novel, "I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter," was a NY Times bestseller and a National Book Award finalist....

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Books:
How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water
A Novel
Angie Cruz
Fiction / Literature
Flatiron Books
September 2022
ISBN 9781250208453
Hardcover, 208 pages

Crying in the Bathroom
A Memoir
Erika Sánchez
Nuestras Raices
Penguin
July 2022
ISBN 9780593296936
256 pages

Ain't That a Mother
Postpartum, Palsy, and Everything in Between
Adiba Nelson
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Blackstone Publishing
May 2022
ISBN 9781799932260
246 pages