Tucson Festival of Books

The Draw of Dark Academia


Join authors Olivie Blake, Melissa Marr and Emma Törza as they explore the depth of writing dark academia. Learn more about how they create complex magic systems while keeping the suspense and tension as their characters explore the dark arts.


Panelists
Olivie Blake

Olivie Blake is a New York Times best-selling author of many novels, including "The Atlas Six" and "Alone with You in the Ether." As Alexene Farol Follmuth, she is also the author of the young adult rom-coms "My Mechanical Romance" and "Twelfth Knight....

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Melissa Marr

Melissa Marr writes fiction for adults, teens and children. Her books have been translated into 28 languages and been best-sellers in the U.S. (NY Times, LA Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal) as well as overseas....

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Emma Törzs

Emma Törzs is a writer, teacher and occasional translator based in Minneapolis. Her debut novel, "Ink Blood Sister Scribe," was a Sunday Times best-seller, a National Indie best-seller, and was selected as a Good Morning America Book Club pick, while her short fiction has been honored with an National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in prose, a World Fantasy Award for Short Fiction and an O....

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Books:
The Atlas Complex
Olivie Blake
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Tor Publishing Group
January 2024
ISBN 9781250855138
496 pages
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Remedial Magic
Melissa Marr
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Tor Publishing Group
February 2024
ISBN 9781250884138
336 pages
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The Ink Blood Sister Scribe
A Novel
Emma Törzs
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
HarperCollins Publishers
January 2023
ISBN 9780063253469
416 pages
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