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Joan Wickersham

Joan Wickersham’s memoir The Suicide Index: Putting My Father’s Death in Order was a National Book Award Finalist as well as appearing on “best books of the year” lists including the Boston Globe, the LA Times, New York Magazine, Salon, and the Washington Post. She is also the author of a novel, The Paper Anniversary, and her fiction has appeared in The Best American Short Stories and is forthcoming in The Best American Nonrequired Reading. Joan writes a regular op-ed column for the Boston Globe and has contributed on-air essays to the NPR shows “On Point” and “Morning Edition.” She has been awarded fellowships by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the MacDowell Colony, and Yaddo.

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JOAN WICKERSHAM

Walking in Stockholm, at the mercy of drivers

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As I walked along Drottninggatan, I was aware, as never before, of being a pedestrian.

Joan Wickersham

Cooking up a better future

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The students in Bunker Hill Community College’s culinary arts program are cooking up a different kind of education.

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You said it all in those Women’s March signs

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The signs from the Women’s March in Boston show the passion of the protesters.