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Saturday, October 13 • 10:30am - 11:15am
Readings: Unforgettable Stories

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This session of readings features two accomplished practitioners of the short story form, and one novelist whose latest work, according to André Aciman, “should only be read in one sitting.” In The Price of a Haircut, Brock Clarke offers eleven razor-sharp stories that walk the fine line between satire and surrealism. In her debut collection, How to Love a Jamaican, award-winning writer Alexia Arthurs tells powerful, unsentimental stories of migration from her own homeland of Jamaica. And novelist Evan Fallenberg, in his novel The Parting Gift, tells a riveting story of religion, sexuality, and heartbreak, all in the form of a single letter written by the narrator. Hosting this session is Mary Mahoney, host of Chapters, a podcast that tells the stories of readers’ lives through the books that have meant the most to them. Sponsored by BookBub.

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Mary Mahoney

Mary Mahoney is a historian and digital storyteller currently serving as the Andrew W. Mellon postdoctoral fellow in digital humanities at Trinity College. She hosts a podcast called Chapters that tells the stories of readers' lives through the books that have meant the most to them... Read More →

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Alexia Arthurs

Alexia Arthurs is a debut author on the rise. She won the 2017 Plimpton Prize, awarded by the Paris Review, for her story “Bad Behavior.” Arthurs grew up in Jamaica and New York, and earned her master’s degree from the Iowa Writers Workshop. She began teaching there in the fall... Read More →
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Brock Clarke

Brock Clarke is an award-winning novelist and writing professor. His seven books of fiction have earned him many awards and accolades. His 2010 novel, Exley, was named a Kirkus Best Book of the Year and was a finalist for a number of awards. An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes... Read More →
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Evan Fallenberg

Evan Fallenberg is an award-winning author, translator, and educator. Born in Ohio, he lived in France and Japan after college, before settling in Israel, where he got a job at the Museum of the Diaspora. He began teaching English and translating books—he has since translated everything... Read More →


Saturday October 13, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am EDT
BPL Newsfeed Cafe 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, USA