Tucson Festival of Books

Fictional Landscapes


In this exploration of literary craft, these writers will unveil the secrets behind their masterful storytelling, where vivid settings come to life, transporting readers to places rich with atmosphere and intrigue. Join us for an insightful journey into the art of world-building through words and discover the magic of fiction that engulfs and engages the senses.


Panelists
Jeffrey Blount

Jeffrey Blount is an award-winning novelist. "The Emancipation of Evan Walls" was the winner of the 2020 National Indie Excellence Award for African American fiction.  He is also an Emmy award-winning television director and a 2016 inductee to the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame....

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Kate Christensen

Kate Christensen is the author of eight novels, most recently "Welcome Home, Stranger." Her fourth novel, "The Great Man," won the 2008 PEN/Faulkner Award. She has also published two food-centric memoirs, "Blue Plate Special" and "How to Cook a Moose," which won the 2016 Maine Literary Award for Memoir....

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Laird Hunt

Laird Hunt is recognized for his distinctive blend of literary styles, historical fiction and his exploration of complex themes. Born in Singapore and raised in Indiana, Hunt's diverse background has had a profound influence on his work, resulting in an array of thought-provoking narratives that span genres....

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Books:
Mr. Jimmy from Around the Way
Jeffrey Blount
Fiction / Literature
BEAUFORT BOOKS
January 2024
ISBN 9780825310324
350 pages
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Welcome Home, Stranger
A Novel
Kate Christensen
Fiction / Literature
HarperCollins Publishers
January 2023
ISBN 9780063299702
224 pages
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Float Up, Sing Down
Laird Hunt
Fiction / Literature
Bloomsbury USA
February 2024
ISBN 9781639730100
224 pages
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