Harvard’s Jorie Graham wins Library of Congress poetry prize

The award-winning poet is the Boylston professor of rhetoric and oratory at Harvard University.

FILE - In a April 3, 1987 file photo, American author, artist and publisher Theodor Seuss Geisel, known as Dr. Seuss, speaks in Dallas, Texas. Dartmouth College announced Wednesday, April 4, 2012 that the college has named its medical school after famous alum Theodor


‘The Art of Dr. Seuss’ brings characters to Natick Gallery

Visitors can view some of the late author’s best-known illustrations and personal creations.

Best-selling author and National Book Award finalist Min Jin Lee is a 2018 Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard.

An exciting chapter for Min Jin Lee

The author is in Boston for a fellowship and to finish her Korean diaspora trilogy.

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‘Friday Black’ sketches a savagely comic portrait of race in America

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s short stories hold up to us what appears at first to be a funhouse mirror

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A complex, accomplished life recounted with confidence and candor

Michelle Obama’s “Becoming’’ is an elegant and evocative autobiography with plenty to say about contemporary America.

10 things you might not know about Michelle Obama

Some bits from the former first lady’s new memoir, “Becoming.’’

Michelle Obama had miscarriage, used IVF to conceive girls

Michelle Obama says she felt alone after a miscarriage 20 years ago and she and Barack Obama underwent fertility treatments to conceive their two daughters, according to her upcoming memoir.

Michelle Obama puts Trump on blast in her new book

Michelle Obama called out President Donald Trump in her new book, writing that she tried to “block it all out” when he was elected.

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A churning political thriller for a #MeToo era

Idra Novey’s “Those Who Knew” is gripping, astute, and deeply humane.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/27/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/spotlight-S_09159_rgb.jpg The story behind the ‘Spotlight’ movie

A look at The Boston Globe’s coverage of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church and the movie “Spotlight,” which is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation.

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This year brings big new biographies of Gorbachev, Grant, and FDR, pointed and personal political takes from Hillary Clinton and Ta-Nehisi Coates, and fiction from Jennifer Egan, Alice McDermott, James McBride, Louise Erdrich, and others.

Fall Arts Preview 2017

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A complete guide to movies, music, books, arts, theater, and family events in the Greater Boston area this season.

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Lethem’s gumshoe puzzle about a missing coed fails to come together

“The Feral Detective” embraces the offbeat but doesn’t feel well engineered enough.

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A book of gender-role pioneers; witches in history and now; antique-book sellers, collectors gather

A look at literary news and events around New England.

Local bestsellers

Bestsellers based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound.

Thomas Jefferson feared a multiracial future for America even as his personal actions created a multiracial present at

Problems the Founders kicked down the road

Race and equality are the persistent and preeminent questions of our national life, according to Joseph Ellis in “American Dialogue.’’

Leavens her list with something spiritual

Lisa Genova’s latest novel is “Every Note Played’’ about a pianist with Lou Gehrig’s disease.


Greater Boston author readings Nov. 11-17

A weekly calendar of literary events

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There’s work, then there’s a job

Ellen Ruppel Shell’s latest book is “The Job: Work and Its Future in a Time of Radical Change.”


Q&A with Deborah Blum, author of ‘The Poison Squad’

Blum has spent a decade researching and writing about Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley, who was chief chemist at the US Department of Agriculture at a time when the food system was almost completely unregulated. Wiley’s unrelenting research had historic impact on food safety.


Fiction, memoir, poetry, and ‘Good Night, Gorilla’

Medfield native Lisa Halliday’s first novel was the much lauded “Asymmetry.’’

James Baldwin at his home in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, in southern France, in 1979.

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MacDowell names library for Baldwin; Southie women during the reign of Bulger

The ceremony to honor James Baldwin will take place Nov. 4 at the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire.

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Madame Tussaud, the French Revolution, and the space between life and death where art lives

Edward Carey’s marvelous saga explores the life of Madame Tussaud.

Babe Ruth released a carrier pigeon during a Yankees game in 1921. The pigeons were used to get reports from the game around the city.

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Babe Ruth: the model for today’s sports hero

Jane Leavy’s biography focuses on how the star became the prototype for the modern athlete.

Elaine Pagels with her son, Mark, when he was 3 months old.

The suffering of Elaine Pagels

Searing and wise new memoir traces a religious scholar’s recovery from the death of her husband and her son.


Greater Boston author readings Nov. 4-10

A weekly calendar of literary events.

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How crime runs in families

Fox Butterfield’s newest book traces several generations a family with roots in Tennessee and Texas.

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker paused while speaking at a get out the vote event hosted by the NH Young Democrats at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H.

‘We are in a moral moment in America’: New Jersey’s Cory Booker speaks in N.H.

Speaking one day after a mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, the US senator told a crowd of young Democratic activists that ‘‘this is not normal. This is not who we are.’’

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston, Oct. 29-Nov. 4

Day of the Dead, Interactive Art at the ICA, and more.

Women waited to attend a rally in Pennsylvania for candidate Donald Trump in 2016.

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These are the folks who gave us Trump. And this is why

Ben Bradlee Jr.’s “The Forgotten” explores the views of the residents of a key county in a swing state.


Treads the line between fairy-tale unsettling and scary

Edward Carey’s fanciful new novel draws on the life of the real Madame Tussaud.


Greater Boston author readings Oct. 28-Nov. 3

A weekly calendar of literary events.

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Fest of Italian books and culture; fiction and old photos

IDEA Boston will take place Nov. 2 and 3 at the in the Dante Alighieri building in Cambridge.

In February of 2011, demonstrators occupied the rotunda of the capitol building in Madison, Wisc., to protest Governor Scott Walker’s attempt to push through a bill to restrict collective bargaining for most government workers.

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If you want to know what what happened to the left, look at Wisconsin

Four books look at how and why the former progressive bastion made a turn right.

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Turning despair over 2016 election into a book

Harvard-trained sociologist Crystal M. Fleming is the author of “How to Be Less Stupid About Race.”

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Charlamagne Tha God is a man of many anxieties. He hopes facing them helps others shake the stigma

In his new book, “Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks On Me,” Charlamagne Tha God gets real about mental health and shaking the stigma in the black community.

Stephen King.


Some students just purchased the movie rights to a Stephen King story for just $1

Permission to make a film was given as part of King’s “Dollar Babies” program, which has been in existence for quite some time, the author’s reps said.

This combination photo shows author Harper Lee during a ceremony honoring the four new members of the Alabama Academy of Honor at the Capitol in Montgomery, Ala. on Aug. 20, 2007, left, and the cover of her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel,

Readers pick America’s best-loved novel in nationwide vote

“To Kill a Mockingbird,” a coming-of-age story about racism and injustice, overcame wizards and time travelers to be voted America’s best-loved novel by readers nationwide in PBS survey.

FILE - In this Nov. 1960 file photo, U.S. novelist Ernest Hemingway attends a bullfight in Madrid, Spain. Two Ernest Hemingway stories written in the mid-1950s and rarely seen since will be published next year. The director of Hemingway’s literary estate, Michael Katakis, told The Associated Press recently that “The Monument” and “Indian Country and the White Army” will be included with a reissue of the author’s classic “For Whom the Bell Tolls.” (AP Photo/File)

Two rarely seen Hemingway stories coming out, part of collection at John F. Kennedy Library and Museum

The stories, written in the mid-1950s and rarely seen since, will be published next year.

GrubStreet director of core programs and faculty Dariel Suarez (left) with poet and scholar Clint Smith.


GrubStreet’s ‘Lit Up’ gala draws array of local authors

The event raised money for programming, scholarships, and classes for teens and adults in Boston neighborhoods.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston Oct. 22-28

Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys Halloween Happening at the Museum of Science, the Dorchester Short Film Festival, and more.

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A love letter to librarians rises from a fire

“The Library Book’’ is only ostensibly about a 1986 fire but is mostly an homage to a democratic institution.


Drawn to books that take place in small towns

Novelist and journalist Joyce Maynard’s most recent memoir is “The Best of Us.’’

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The Indelible RBG

New biography renders a quiet, hard-working, relentlessly logical feminist jurist amid an enduring love story.

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Wildly bold and skillful retelling of ‘Oedipus’

Daisy Johnson’s debut novel is a vivid retelling of the myth of Oedipus.

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Painter takes inspiration from Le Guin; Carle museum highlights King award winners

In a Rose Art Museum exhibit, Tuesday Smillie includes paintings based on Ursula K. Le Guin’s “The Left Hand of Darkness.’’


Greater Boston author readings Oct. 21-27

A weekly calendar of literary events.

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What pirates were really like in Colonial days

“Black Flags, Blue Waters’’ makes clear that pop culture pirates from the movies bear little resemblance to reality.


Funny Women . . . Serious Business raises record-breaking $950,000 for Rosie’s Place

Proceeds benefit the women’s shelter, which annually serves 12,000 women affected by poverty and homelessness.

Britain's Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall presents the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2018 to British writer Anna Burns during the prize's 50th year at the Guildhall in London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Pool)

Anna Burns wins Booker Prize with Northern Ireland-set novel ‘Milkman’

A vibrant, violent story about men, women, conflict and power is set during Northern Ireland’s years of Catholic-Protestant violence.

Gisele Bundchen talked about her book on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Oct. 4.


Gisele’s ‘Lessons’ becomes a bestseller

Bundchen’s memoir ranked ninth on the New York Times’ nonfiction bestseller list.

Here’s what’s happening at HUBweek Sunday

Don’t miss out on the last day of Boston’s HUBweek festival on Sunday, including discussions on youth activism, mindfulness and technology. Here are a few highlights:

Cecilia Vicuna with Quipu Gut at a 2017 exhibition in Kassel, Germany.

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Things to do in Greater Boston this fall

Your seasonal calendar of events, music, theater, and more.