The Tucson Festival of Books will be March 15 and 16 at the University of Arizona Mall. This annual event celebrates all things literary and and attracts more than 100,000 visitors. Read all about the festival and learn more at the Tucson Festival of Books website.

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The sixth annual Tucson Festival of Books came to a close Sunday, but work for next year’s event is well underway.

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A festival of books might as well be a festival about life. The sixth annual Tucson Festival of Books has it all — science, culture, food, fic…

  • By Sarah Mckeown Special to the Arizona Daily Star
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A love of reading is something I hope to instill in my children, and thankfully, it looks like that may already be happening with my 2-year-old son.

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Don’t tell J.A. Jance she looks tired.

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Here is an opportunity to hear Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, author and Southern Arizona na…

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Crystal Gillette is a self-declared “book nerd.”

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Whether it starts “Once upon a time” or “Lights! Camera! Action!,” a story’s success depends more on its spirit than the method of delivery.

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Andrew Weil remembers when the term “health food” was distasteful. Tempeh, sprouts, soy protein — all had negative connotations.

Before you head out to the Tucson Festival of Books this weekend, download the app to your phone or tablet. It includes the schedule of lectur…

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Amy Dickinson is a Big Deal.

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In the past two editions of the ever-growing Tucson Festival of Books, TUSD’s now defunct Mexican-American Studies program has occupied a sliv…

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Welcome to the Tucson Festival of Books. If you have attended before, you know what a wealth of discovery is in store for you, your families …

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In hindsight, Daniel Jones says he knew little about love when he started editing the personal-essay column called Modern Love that runs in th…

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Oro Valley author H. Alan Day loves wild horses so much he dedicated a significant chunk of his time and resources to live with them and susta…

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With Rick Tramonto’s help, you can make a hanger steak taste like filet mignon. In his new book, “Steak With Friends: At Home, With Rick Tramo…

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Recently, a friend posted a link to a list of Chicano literature must-reads on her Facebook page. The list had been created by award-winning a…

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The Tucson Festival of Books has the community reading and is an economic bonanza, paying off with cash in coffers, exposure for businesses an…

  • By Andi Berlin Special to the Arizona Daily Star
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It’s hard to miss the persimmon — sliced in half and lying on a table — that graces the cover of Suzanne Goin’s “The A.O.C. Cookbook.” A sort …

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When James W. Johnson met the lover of the late artist Ted DeGrazia in a parking lot, he knew little about the man or his art.

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Tens of thousands of literature lovers will descend on the University of Arizona Mall March 15 and 16 for the sixth annual Tucson Festival of …

  • By Andi Berlin Special to the Arizona Daily Star
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Several years ago, acclaimed Houston chef Hugo Ortega — originally from the slums of Mexico City — traveled 4,000 miles across Mexico with his…

  • By Helene Woodhams Special to the Arizona Daily Star
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As a librarian for Pima County Public Library, the part of my job I enjoy most is readers advisory – talking books with patrons, finding out t…

  • By Andi Berlin Special to the Arizona Daily Star
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He grabbed Tucson by the horns with his oxtail sugo. Now everybody’s talking about Ryan Clark, the three-time winner of Iron Chef Tucson and r…

  • By Mira Domsky Special to the Arizona Daily Star
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Maybe it’s just because I’m a giant book nerd and a librarian, and maybe I say this every year, but I’m really looking forward to the Tucson F…

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Richard Russo writes everyman stories.

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The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance is presenting two events in the coming weeks that give Tucson’s culinary scene a chance to shine.

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Where in the world would you go to celebrate a 20th anniversary? An Albuquerque book group picked the sixth annual Tucson Festival of Books.

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A recent graduate of the University of Arizona’s master of fine arts poetry program is one of three writers who captured top prizes in the 201…

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Fans of Merl Reagle’s crossword puzzles know the crafty wordsmith loves challenges of clues and deduction.