Tucson Festival of Books

Nothing Common About Commonplace Books

Pulitzer Prize-winner Julia Keller and Executive Editor David McCumber of the Arizona Daily Star will discuss "commonplacing" -- the art of seeking and keeping inspiring notes and quotes to enhance your life.

Julia Keller

Julia Keller, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, novelist and screenwriter, has authored 17 books, the most recent being "Quitting: A Life Strategy."  With a doctorate in English literature, Julia has taught at Princeton and the University of Chicago....

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David McCumber

David  McCumber is an award-wining journalist and author who is now the executive editor of the Arizona Daily Star. This is his third tour with the Star. In 1984, he was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize with two other Star staffers for a report about deficiencies at the Tucson defense plant then operated by the Hughes Aircraft Company....

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Quitting: A Life Strategy
Julia Keller
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Grand Central Publishing
January 2023
ISBN 9781538722343
256 pages

An Air that Kills
How the Asbestos Poisoning of Libby, Montana Uncovered a National Scandal
Andrew Schneider, David McCumber

January 2004
ISBN 0399150951
440 pages