Tucson Festival of Books

It's Always Something

Mike Stark has come to the festival with a tale from the past. Jack Allison and Kate Shapiro frame their story in 2038, proving people can find trouble whenever and wherever they look for it!

Jack Allison

Jack Allison is a Writers Guild of America Award-Winning writer. He has written for Jimmy Kimmel, Academy Awards, Emmy Awards and Funny Or Die. He co-hosts the pop culture podcast "Struggle Session." "Kill The Rich" is his debut novel with Kate Shapiro....


Kate Shapiro

Kate Shapiro is a Miami-based writer. She received her Master of Fine Arts in fiction and holds a bachelor's from Tisch School of the Arts and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas....

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Mike Stark

Mike Stark is a former reporter for the Associated Press and the Billings Gazette and author of “Chasing the Ghost Bear: On the Trail of America’s Lost Super Beast” (winner of the 2023 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award) and "Wrecked in Yellowstone: Greed, Obsession, and the Untold Story of Yellowstone’s Most Infamous Shipwreck....

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Kill the Rich
Jack Allison, Kate Shapiro
Fiction / Literature
September 2023
ISBN 9781955904858
234 pages
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"Kill the Rich is a hilarious hell ride through what feels like an increasingly possible future. More/less

The Derelict Light
A Novel
Mike Stark
Fiction / Literature
University of Nebraska Press
January 2023
ISBN 9781496235220
198 pages