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Lisa Ko, author of ‘Memory Piece,’ believes paperbacks ‘are made to love’

On graphic novels, Don DeLillo, and making your books into time capsules


Katya Apekina reconsidered her early experience as a Russian immigrant in writing her novel ‘Mother Doll’

She talks to the Globe about generational trauma, matryoshka dolls, and taking psychic classes

David Breashears, climber, cinematographer brought Mount Everest to the masses, dies at 68

Mr. Breashears, who summited Mount Everest five times, was the co-director and cinematographer of “Everest,” one of the most viewed IMAX documentaries in history.

Dan Wakefield, multifaceted writer on a spiritual journey, dies at 91

The prolific writer explored subjects as diverse as life in New York City in the 1950s, the American Civil Rights Movement, and the wounds that war inflicts on individuals and society.


In Percival Everett’s ‘James,’ Jim from ‘Huckleberry Finn’ moves out of the shadows and into full personhood

Heir to Mark Twain’s satirical vision, Everett turns a boyhood memoir into a neo-fugitive slave narrative thriller.


Ramie Targoff gives voice to women writers of the Renaissance in ‘Shakespeare’s Sisters’

"People are recovering all kinds of voices," says the Brandeis professor. "We’re changing what history looks like. And I’m honored to be a part of that."


Author readings around Boston through March 23

Beverly Jenkins, Emily Franklin, Tricia Rose, Ramie Targoff, Steve Cavanaugh, and Maggie Thrash are among the authors appearing at local bookstores and venues this week.


BU hosts contemporary art book event; beginning and end in new poetry collection; and more

A weekly digest of literary happenings from around the region.