Tucson Festival of Books

Discovering Arizona

Are you interested in exploring the Grand Canyon State? These three authors have been there and done that. What is more, they love talking about it, and will be happy to recommend their favorite places to hike and explore.

Chels Knorr

Chels Knorr is a brand copywriter, an Arizona-based freelance magazine journalist and a mom. Her work has appeared in Arizona Highways, Phoenix Magazine, Verve, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts....

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Roger Naylor

Roger Naylor is an award-winning travel writer, an avid hiker, and a road-trip junkie. He is a member of the Arizona Tourism Hall of Fame and the author of several Arizona guides, including Arizona Kicks on Route 66 and Boots and Burgers: An Arizona Handbook for Hungry Hikers," and "Arizona's Scenic Roads and Hikes....

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Tom Zoellner

Tom Zoellner is the author of nine nonfiction books, including "Island on Fire: The Revolt that Ended Slavery in the British Empire," winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for the best nonfiction book of 2020 and a finalist for the Bancroft Prize and the California Book Award....

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Awesome Arizona
200 Amazing Facts about the Grand Canyon State
Roger Naylor
University of New Mexico Press
February 2023
ISBN 9780826364579
216 pages

Rim to River
Looking into the Heart of Arizona
Tom Zoellner
Nature / Environment
University of Arizona Press
February 2024
ISBN 9780816553280
376 pages
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Arizona Family Outdoor Adventure
An All-Ages Guide to Hiking, Camping, and Getting Outside
Chels Knorr
University of New Mexico Press
May 2023
ISBN 9780826364852
240 pages