Tucson Festival of Books

Thrills in Fiction


Authors Rebecca Makkai, Karen White, and Katy Hays will discuss how they infuse suspense in their novels to engage their readers more fully in their stories.


Panelists
Katy Hays

Katy Hays is a writer and adjunct art history professor in California, where she teaches rural students from Truckee to Tecopa. She holds a Master of Arts in art history from Williams College and pursued her Ph....

Rebecca Makkai

Rebecca Makkai is the Chicago-based author of the novels "The Great Believers," "The Hundred-Year House" and "The Borrower," as well as the short story collection "Music for Wartime." "The Great Believers" was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and received the ALA Carnegie Medal and the LA Times Book Prize, among other honors....

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Karen White

With almost two million books in print in fifteen different languages, Karen White is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 34 novels, including her most recent novel, "The Lost Summers of Newport," a collaboration with bestselling authors Beatriz Williams and Lauren Willlig....

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Books:
The Cloisters
A Novel
Katy Hays
Fiction / Literature
Atria Books
November 2022
ISBN 9781668004401
320 pages

I Have Some Questions for You
A Novel
Rebecca Makkai
Fiction / Literature
Penguin
February 2023
ISBN 9780593490143
448 pages

The Shop on Royal Street
Karen S. White
Fiction / Literature
Penguin
January 2022
ISBN 9780593334584
384 pages