Listen now! Author interviews from 2023 Tucson Festival of Books

Every year, teens and tweens get the opportunity to interview authors at the Tucson Festival of Books. 2023 was the 14th 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 seven of these amazing authors on the University of Arizona campus.

Adam Rex

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

Digestion! the Musical

E. Lockhart

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

Family of Liars

Sunya Mara

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

The Darkening

Daniel Nayeri

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

Everything Sad Is Untrue

Brittney Morris

Students from Amphitheater High School will The Jump before interviewing Morris.

The Jump

Melissa de la Cruz

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

The Headmaster's List

Claire McFall

Students from Sahuaro High School read Trespassers before interviewing McFall.


All of the 2023 interviews are also posted on the Library's YouTube channel.

Want to hear more?

Listen to past Teen-Author interviews on our YouTube channel and SoundCloud page. We'll see you at the Festival in 2024!