Tucson Festival of Books

All in the Family


Love to explore the delightful chaos of quirky family dynamics? From big gay weddings to offbeat relatives and family-operated supper clubs in Minnesota, these authors have crafted narratives that breathe life into unconventional family relationships. Today they will explain why stories about family are fun to write ... and so much fun to read.


Panelists
Byron Lane

Byron Lane is the author of the novels "Big Gay Wedding" and "A Star Is Bored." The New York Times Book Review calls his writing "wildly funny and irreverent." He is also a playwright, screenwriter, Emmy-winning journalist and former assistant to actress and writer Carrie Fisher....

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Elizabeth McKenzie

Elizabeth McKenzie’s latest book is "The Dog of the North," a New York Times Editors’ Choice. Her previous novel, "The Portable Veblen," was longlisted for the National Book Award for fiction in 2016....

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J. Ryan Stradal

J. Ryan Stradal is the author of "Saturday Night at the Lakeside Supper Club," a finalist for the Heartland Booksellers Award. He also wrote The New York Times best-seller, "Kitchens of the Great Midwest," which won the Midwest Booksellers Choice Award and the American Booksellers Association Indie Choice Award for Adult Debut Book of the Year....

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Books:
Big Gay Wedding
A Novel
Byron Lane
Fiction / Literature
Henry Holt and Company
May 2023
ISBN 9781250267146
336 pages
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The Dog of the North
Elizabeth McKenzie
Fiction / Literature
Penguin
March 2023
ISBN 9780593300695
336 pages
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Saturday Night at the Lakeside Supper Club
J. Ryan Stradal
Fiction / Literature
Penguin
April 2023
ISBN 9781984881076
352 pages
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