Tucson Festival of Books

Tangled Realities


Melissa Broder, Yangsze Choo and Brendan Shay Basham discuss how the veil between reality and the supernatural is thin and often overlaps creating a new space of possibilities and a place to work through hardships and grief.


Panelists
Brendan Basham

Brendan Shay Basham (Diné) is Tó ts’ohnii and Bit’ahnii, born for bilagáana (Scottish, Irish, English, German). He is a fiction writer, poet, educator and former chef. Brendan was born in Alaska and raised in northern Arizona....

Melissa Broder

Melissa Broder is the author of the novels "Death Valley," "Milk Fed" and "The Pisces," the essay collection "So Sad Today" and five poetry collections, including "Superdoom." She has written for The New York Times, Elle....

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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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Books:
Swim Home to the Vanished
Brendan Basham
Southwest Books of the Year
HarperCollins Publishers
August 2023
ISBN 9780063241084
240 pages
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Death Valley
A Novel
Melissa Broder
Fiction / Literature
Simon and Schuster
October 2023
ISBN 9781668024843
240 pages
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The Fox Wife
A Novel
Yangsze Choo
Fiction / Literature
Henry Holt and Company
February 2024
ISBN 9781250266019
400 pages
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