Author interviews and more for teens at this year’s Festival of Books

Tucson Festival of Books is March 4 and 5, 2023! While you're there, don't miss the Library's Teen Tent! We're also continuing the Teen-Author Interview program!

The Teen Tent will be open both days of the Festival on the University of Arizona campus. Every teen who visits the tent will get one free book to take home, and a chance to play giant games and make buttons.

Visiting artist Catherine Eyde will also facilitate a glass magnet craft in the Teen Tent during the following hours:

  • Saturday March 4, from 10am - 3pm and
  • Sunday March 5, from 10am - 2pm.

We have an exciting lineup of Teen-Author Interviews during the Festival!

Each year, local youth get a chance to interview visiting authors after reading their books and preparing questions beforehand. The list of authors this year is incredible, and we have seven author interviews planned with area schools and teen advisory groups. These interviews will be recorded and then posted on Pima County Public Library’s YouTube channel and SoundCloud page, and also the Tucson Festival of Books page.

Authors being interviewed this year are:

Adam Rex

Teen members of Woods Memorial Library's Health Action Team will read Digestion!: The Musical before interviewing Rex.

Digestion! the Musical

See much more from Adam Rex in our catalog.

E. Lockhart

The Dusenberry-River Library's Teen Advisory Board will read Family of Liars before interviewing Lockhart.

Family of Liars

Here's a list of E. Lockhart's books you can check out.

Sunya Mara

The Nanini Library's Teen Advisory Board will read The Darkening before interviewing Mara.

The Darkening

Read more about Sunya Mara.

Daniel Nayeri

Students from Tanque Verde High School will read Everything Sad is Untrue before interviewing Nayeri.

Everything Sad Is Untrue

See what else you can borrow by Daniel Nayeri.

Brittney Morris

Students from Amphitheater High School will read The Jump before interviewing Morris. (This book will be published on March 7, 2023. The students will read an advance copy from the publisher.)

See more titles by Brittney Morris in our catalog.

Melissa de la Cruz

Students from Sabino High School will read The Headmaster's List before interviewing De la Cruz.

The Headmaster's List

Melissa de la Cruz has many more titles you can borrow.

Claire McFall

Students from Sahuaro High School will read Trespassers before interviewing McFall.


See more of Claire McFall's books in our catalog.

Watch and listen to past Teen-Author interviews on our YouTube channel and SoundCloud page, and check back later for this year's interviews. We'll see you at the Festival!