Tucson Festival of Books

The Quest to Understand Family


Supernatural gifts and guerilla warfare. Roaches and other household hazards. Devastating divorce. These three authors share stories of their unique family challenges, how they coped with the incomprehensible, and came to understand themselves as well as those who raised them.


Panelists
Priscilla Gilman

Priscilla Gilman is the author of the memoir "The Anti-Romantic Child" and a former professor of English literature at Yale University and Vassar College. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, O, the Oprah Magazine, and elsewhere....

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....

Joseph Earl Thomas

Joseph Earl Thomas is a writer from Frankford whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in VQR, N+1, Gulf Coast, The Offing, and The Kenyon Review. He has a Master of Fine Arts in Prose from The University of Notre Dame and is a doctoral candidate in English at the University of Pennsylvania....

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Books:
The Critic's Daughter
A Memoir
Priscilla Gilman
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
W. W. Norton, Incorporated
February 2023
ISBN 9780393651324
288 pages

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

Sink
A Memoir
Joseph Earl Thomas
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Grand Central Publishing
January 2023
ISBN 9781538706176
256 pages