Tucson Festival of Books

Crafting the Perfect Work


How are books born from the writer’s vision? Learn from three writers who have given life to novels, screenplays, and the process of taking a novel to the screen, to understand how inspiration comes alive on the page.


Panelists
Jack Allison

Jack Allison is a Writers Guild of America Award-Winning writer. He has written for Jimmy Kimmel, Academy Awards, Emmy Awards and Funny Or Die. He co-hosts the pop culture podcast "Struggle Session." "Kill The Rich" is his debut novel with Kate Shapiro....

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Ryan Britt

Ryan Britt is the author of "Phasers on Stun!" and "Luke Skywalker Can’t Read." His writing has appeared in Esquire, Vulture, StarTrek.com, SyFy Wire, Den of Geek!, Inverse, The New York Times and Fatherly, where he is a senior editor....

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Patty Lin

Patty Lin is a former TV writer and producer whose credits include "Freaks and Geeks," "Friends," "Desperate Housewives" and "Breaking Bad." She has also written pilots for Fox, CBS and Nickelodeon. Her "Breaking Bad" episode was nominated for a Writers Guild Award for Outstanding Script in the Episodic Drama category....

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Books:
Kill the Rich
Jack Allison
Fiction / Literature
CLASH Books
September 2023
ISBN 9781955904858
234 pages
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"Kill the Rich is a hilarious hell ride through what feels like an increasingly possible future. More/less

The Spice Must Flow
The Story of Dune, from Cult Novels to Visionary Sci-Fi Movies
Ryan Britt
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Penguin/Plume
September 2023
ISBN 9780593472996
288 pages
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How I Broke Up with Hollywood
Patty Lin
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Zibby Books
August 2023
ISBN 9798985282887
312 pages
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