Tucson Festival of Books

Imaginative Historical Fiction


Choo, Urrea and Grodstein use different eras, places, and subjects to reveal interesting pieces of history for their best-selling novels. Combining history through the eyes of contemporary authors give us a unique point of view as they chronicle the imagined inner lives of real peopleā€”or the imaginary people of real times and places.


Panelists
Yangsze Choo

Yangsze Choo is a New York Times best-selling novelist and a fourth generation Malaysian of Chinese descent. Due to a childhood spent in various countries, she can eavesdrop (badly) in several languages....

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Lauren Grodstein

Lauren Grodstein is the author of five novels, including her most recent, the national bestseller "We Must Not Think of Ourselves," which was a Today Show Read with Jenna selection, a People Magazine Book of the Week, a New York Times Editor's Choice, and a Kirkus Best Book of 2023....

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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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