Listen now! Author interviews from the 2022 Tucson Festival of Books

Every year, teens and tweens get the opportunity to interview authors at the Tucson Festival of Books. 2022 was the 13th year for the Festival of Books and the Teen & Tween Audio Interviews go just as far back. The interviews give the youth a chance to interview an author after reading one of their books.

The Tucson Festival of Books had an amazing list of authors this year, and Pima County youth interviewed six of these amazing authors on the University of Arizona campus.

Lilliam Rivera 

Students of Mansfield Middle School read Never Look Back before interviewing Rivera.

Never Look Back

Ibi Aanu Zoboi

Zoboi was interviewed by a group of students from Amphi High School who read Okoye: To the People: A Black Panther Novel.

Okoye to the People

Angeline Boulley

The youth of Sabino High School read award winner Firekeeper's Daughter before interviewing Boulley.

Firekeeper's Daughter

Marie Lu

The students at Tanque Verde High School interviewed Marie Lu, author of The Kingdom of Back.

The Kingdom of Back

Victoria Schwab

The teen advisory group from Nanini Library read Victoria Schwab’s book Gallant.


Lizz Huerta

A group from Sahuaro High School and Dusenberry-River Library’s teen advisory group read Lizz Huerta’s book, The Lost Dreamer, which comes out in March, before their interview with Huerta

The Lost Dreamer

Want to listen to the interviews from past years? 

Check them out on Soundcloud and YouTube.