Tucson Festival of Books

Historical Fiction at Its Best


Two of today's best fiction writers, Lisa See and Luis Alberto Urrea, have received the Tucson Festival of Books Founders Award. Both are here with recent bestsellers exploring their roots. See explores the role of women in long-ago China. Urrea introduces us to a character inspired by his mother and her unique role during World War II. Both stories come from the heart and from the home.


Panelists
Lisa See

Lisa See is an accomplished author recognized for her compelling historical fiction novels, known for intricately weaving themes of family, culture and heritage. She has recently released her latest work, "Lady Tan's Circle of Women....

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Luis Alberto Urrea

Hailed by NPR as a “master storyteller with a rock and roll heart,” Luis Alberto Urrea is a prolific, acclaimed writer who uses his dual-culture life to explore greater themes of love, loss and triumph....

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Books:
Lady Tan's Circle of Women
A Novel
Lisa See
Fiction / Literature
Simon and Schuster
June 2023
ISBN 9781982117085
368 pages
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Good Night, Irene
Luis Alberto Urrea
Fiction / Literature
Little Brown
May 2023
ISBN 9780316265850
336 pages
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“Good Night, Irene is a beautiful, heartfelt novel that celebrates the intense power and durability of female friendship while shining a light on one of the fascinating lost women’s stories of World War II. More/less