Tucson Festival of Books

National Book Awards

National Book Award finalists Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, Ingrid Rojas Contreras and Alejandro Varela will compare notes on how they linked the past, present, and (hopefully) a better future using poetry, nonfiction and fiction. This session will be presented in partnership with the National Book Foundation and moderated by Natalie Green, its program director.

Allison Adelle Hedge Coke

Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, a Fulbright scholar, First Jade Nurtured SiHui Female International Poetry Award recipient, recent Dan and Maggie Inouye Distinguished Chair in Democratic Ideals, Dean's Mellon Professor, and U....

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Ingrid Rojas Contreras

Ingrid Rojas Contreras was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. Her memoir, "The Man Who Could Move Clouds," is a finalist for the National Book Award and named a Best Book of the Year by TIME....

Alejandro Varela

Alejandro Varela’s (he/him) work has appeared in the Point Magazine, Boston Review, Harper’s, and the Offing, among others outlets. Varela is an editor-at-large of Apogee Journal....

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Look at This Blue
Allison Adelle Hedge Coke
Coffee House Press
January 2022
ISBN 9781566896207
168 pages

The Man who Could Move Clouds
A Memoir
Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Nuestras Raices
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
January 2022
ISBN 9780385546669
320 pages

The Town of Babylon
A Novel
Alejandro Varela
Fiction / Literature
Astra Publishing House
March 2022
ISBN 9781662601033
320 pages