Tucson Festival of Books

Better Worlds: Creating a New Community


Join authors Cristina Henríquez, Ayana Mathis, and Gabriel Bump as they discuss creating characters who dream of, find, and build new communities ... all while handling the hardships and obstacles that go along with the process.


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Gabriel Bump

Gabriel Bump grew up in South Shore, Chicago. He received his Master of Fine Arts in fiction from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His debut novel, "Everywhere You Don't Belong," was a New York Times Notable Book of 2020 and has won the Ernest J....

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Cristina Henríquez

Cristina Henríquez is the critically acclaimed author of "The Book of Unknown Americans," "The World In Half" and "Come Together, Fall Apart: A Novella and Stories." She has been longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize....

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Ayana Mathis

Ayana Mathis is the author of "The Twelve Tribes of Hattie" (Knopf, 2012) and most recently, "The Unsettled" (Knopf, 2023) which was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Washington Post Notable Book of 2023, a best of 2023 by The New Yorker, Publisher’s Weekly, an Oprah Daily Best Novels of 2023, and a Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2023....

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Books:
The New Naturals
Gabriel Bump
Fiction / Literature
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
January 2023
ISBN 9781616208806
304 pages
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The Great Divide
A Novel
Cristina Henríquez
Fiction / Literature
HarperCollins Publishers
January 2024
ISBN 9780063291324
336 pages

The Unsettled
A novel
Ayana Mathis
Fiction / Literature
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
September 2023
ISBN 9780525519935
336 pages
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