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Dybek: Ecstatic Cahoots

Award-winning writer Stuart Dybek will give a talk at Boston College on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Dybek’s most recent books are Ecstatic Cahoots and Paper Lantern. He has been honored with many literary awards, including … Continue reading

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Why Football Matters

Acclaimed writer Mark Edmundson will present “Why Football Matters: What’s Gained (and Lost) from a Gridiron Education” on Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Edmundson, author of the new book Why Football Matter: My Education in the Game (Penguin … Continue reading

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Emma Donoghue

Best-selling author Emma Donoghue will present “Slippery Characters: Writing Historical Fiction in the Information Age” on April 9 at 7 p.m. in Fulton Hall, room 511. Donoghue is the author of the internationally acclaimed novel Room, among many other works. Her newest novel is Frog … Continue reading

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Reading by Zadie Smith

The Boston College  will host a reading from award-winning writer Zadie Smith on Apr. 1 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Smith’s first novel, White Teeth, was the winner of the Whitbread First Novel Award, Guardian First Book Award, James … Continue reading

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Kidder on “Another Set of Eyes”

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder will present “Another Set of Eyes” at Boston College on Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Kidder is the author of House, Among Schoolchildren, Old Friends, Home Town, My Detachment, Strength in What Remains, Mountains Beyond … Continue reading

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Past Obsessions

In her forthcoming book Past Obsessions: World War Two in History and Memory, historian Carol Gluck considers examples from Europe, Asia, and North America that help us to understand both how public memory works and the challenge that the present preoccupation … Continue reading

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Open City

Teju Cole, author of the novel Open City, will speak on Feb. 21 in Devlin Hall, room 101 at 7 p.m.  Open City, the story of a young Nigerian-German psychiatrist in New York City five years after 9/11, won the PEN/Hemingway Award, … Continue reading

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