La Quinta Book Fest

An Ode to the Desert

February 3, 2024

For our 5th annual Book Fest, we're celebrating the Coachella Valley in literature! 

Please join us for a panel session with authors, a book signing, and other events.

Attendees will also have the chance to win prizes.

Book Fest is FREE!

Registration not required.

All events will be held at the La Quinta Public Library.

Saturday, February 3, 2024

10:30AM - 2:15PM

Tod Goldberg

Tod Goldberg is the author of more than a dozen books, including Gangsterland, a finalist for the Hammett Prize; Gangster Nation; and The Low Desert: Gangster Stories, named a Southwest Book of the Year and a finalist for several literary prizes. He lives in Indio, California, where he directs the low-residency MFA in creative writing and writing for the performing arts at the University of California, Riverside.

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Steven Rowley

Steven Rowley is the New York Times bestselling author of Lily and the Octopus, a Washington Post Notable Book of 2016, The Editor, named by NPR as one of the Best Books of 2019, The Guncle, a Goodreads Choice Awards finalist for 2021 Novel of the Year and winner of The 22nd Thurber Prize for American Humor, and The Celebrants, a TODAY Show Read With Jenna Book Club pick. His fiction has been published in twenty languages.

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Susan Straight

Susan Straight’s new novel, Mecca was a Finalist for the Kirkus Prize, winner of the Southwest Book Prize for Fiction, and named by The New York Times as a Top Ten California Book of the year, one of the Best Ten Books of 2022 by The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times, and a best book of 2022 by NPR. Her 2019 memoir, In the Country of Women, was a national bestseller, named a best book of the year by NPR and CodeSwitch, and longlisted for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence.

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