Tucson Festival of Books

That Got Weird

In this session, Juan Martinez and Ander Monson will chat about finding and deploying horror and science fiction tropes in unexpected places. Moderator Matt Bell is pretty good at that himself!

Juan Martinez

Juan Martinez is the author of "Best Worst American," a story collection published by Small Beer Press and the winner of the Neukom Institute Award for Debut Speculative Fiction. He lives near Chicago and is an associate professor at Northwestern University....

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Ander Monson

Ander Monson is the author of nine books, the latest being "Predator." The book title honors the movie of that name, a film Monson has now seen 150 times. Its various scenes guide Monson through the scenes in his own life....

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Best Worst American
Juan Martinez
Fiction / Literature
Small Beer Press
January 2017
ISBN 9781618731241
198 pages

A Memoir, a Movie, an Obsession
Ander Monson
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Graywolf Press
September 2022
ISBN 9781644452004
272 pages