Tucson Festival of Books

The Art of the Short Story

This panel delves into the enchanting world of short stories with three extraordinary authors: Karen Brennan, Laird Hunt and Aaliyah Bilah. there is an art to crafting compact narratives. Whether you're an avid reader, an aspiring writer, or simply curious about the magic behind these miniature masterpieces, this panel offers a unique opportunity to unravel the secrets behind a compelling short story.

Aaliyah Bilal

Aaliyah Bilal was born and raised in Prince George’s County, Md. She has degrees from Oberlin College and the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies. She’s published stories and essays with The Michigan Quarterly Review and The Rumpus....

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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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Temple Folk
Aaliyah Bilal
Fiction / Literature
Simon and Schuster
July 2023
ISBN 9781982191818
256 pages
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Rabbit in the Moon: The Mexico Stories
Karen Brennan
Fiction / Literature
May 2024
ISBN 9781639640454
179 pages

Float Up, Sing Down
Laird Hunt
Fiction / Literature
Bloomsbury USA
February 2024
ISBN 9781639730100
224 pages
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