Fred and Jeff welcome Bill Viner and Lydia Millet to the Grand Ol’ Program this week!

Bill is the co-founder of the Tucson Festival of Books (TFOB).  While the TFOB is only in its 5th year, it’s the 4th largest book festival in the country.  It bring authors and readers from Arizona and around the world to the Old Pueblo to celebrate everything about reading.

Lydia is the author of nine books, including a story collection, “Love in Infant Monkeys,” a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, a novel, “How the Dead Dream,” which was an L.A. Times Best Book of 2008 and “My Happy Life,” which won the 2003 PEN-USA Award for Fiction.  She is a Presenting Author and a local mom.