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Dinaw Mengestu

Award-winning writer Dinaw Mengestu, whose works chronicle the African diaspora in America, will speak on “Politics and Aesthetics in Literature,” at Boston College on Apr. 8 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Since the debut of his bestselling novel, The Beautiful Things That Heaven … Continue reading

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Her Name is Rose

A native New Yorker now living in Ireland, Boston College alumna Christine Breen is the author of the new book Her Name is Rose (St. Martin’s Press, 2015). Breen is the co-author of several non-fiction titles about country living in County Clare … Continue reading

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Malone’s trip

Alumnus Ian Thomas Malone is the author of a new book, A Trip Down Reality Lane (Limitless Publishing, 2015). It is about three college friends in Boston who step outside of reality and discover what matters most to them — including … Continue reading

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Shrayer in new anthology, Tablet

The title story of Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies Maxim D. Shrayer’s acclaimed 2009 collection, Yom Kippur in Amsterdam, has been published in a major anthology of Jewish American fiction. The New Diaspora: The Changing Landscape of American Jewish Fiction … Continue reading

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Poetry Days with Laura Kasischke

Boston College welcomes award-winning poet and novelist Laura Kasischke to campus November 5. She will give a talk at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Kasischke’s books of poetry include Wild Brides; Fire and Flower; Gardening in the Dark; Lilies Without; Space, in Chains (a National Book … Continue reading

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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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Damsels in Distress

Award-winning writer Laura Kenyon, a BC alumna, has published the second book in her Desperately Ever After series, which takes a whimsical look at the most beloved fairy tale princesses several years after true love’s kiss. Set in a fictional realm based on New … Continue reading

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Endangered species

BC alumna Yang Huang’s novel Living Treasures (Harvard Square Editions, 2014) is set in China, Huang’s native country. Huang tells the story of Gu Bao, a law student who befriends a panda and a woman hiding from China’s one-child policy enforcers. … Continue reading

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Eggers to address Class of 2018

Acclaimed author Dave Eggers will address the Class of 2018 at the annual First Year Academic Convocation on Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. in Conte Forum. Each member of the freshman class was given a copy of Eggers’ best-selling novel, The … Continue reading

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The story of “Pie”

Ploughshares has published “Pie,” a story by Boston College Professor of English Suzanne Matson, as a part of its Ploughshares Solos series. Set in post World War II America, “Pie” depicts the thrill and danger inherent in the American dream of unrestricted … Continue reading

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