Tucson Festival of Books

Lights! Camera! America!


Authors Johnny Boggs, Kirk Ellis and Alan Rode all know a thing or two about history ... and Hollywood. Today they'll discuss how history has been brought to life on film.


Panelists
Johnny Boggs

Johnny D. Boggs, who Booklist magazine said was among the best western writers at work today, has won nine Spur Awards from the Western Writers of America and a Western Heritage Wrangler Award from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum....

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Kirk Ellis

Kirk Ellis, former president of Western Writers of America, is perhaps best known for having written and co-produced the 2008 HBO miniseries "John Adams," which garnered him two personal Emmy Awards among the series' 13 overall trophies....

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Alan K. Rode

Alan K. Rode (pronounced Roe-Dee) is a biographer and film scholar.  Rode is the executive producer and host of the Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival in Palm Springs that celebrated its 23 rd year in May 2022....

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Books:
Ride Lonesome
Kirk Ellis
History / Biography
University of New Mexico Press
January 2023
ISBN 9780826364616
184 pages

Blood on the Moon
Alan K. Rode
Music / Performing Arts
University of New Mexico Press
January 2023
ISBN 9780826364692
136 pages

American Newspaper Journalists on Film
Portrayals of the Press During the Sound Era
Johnny Boggs
History / Biography
McFarland, Incorporated, Publishers
November 2022
ISBN 9781476679938
120 pages