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New Voices in Fiction: Shruti Swamy

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Friday, August 21st at 7:00 PM

Harvard Book Store and GrubStreet welcome author Shruti Swamy for a virtual discussion of her debut short story collection, A House Is a Body. She will be joined in conversation by Megha Majumdar, author of the widely acclaimed novel, A Burning. For more details and to register, click here.

 

About A House Is a Body

Dreams collide with reality, modernity with antiquity, and myth with identity in the twelve arresting stories of A House Is a Body. In “Earthly Pleasures,” a young painter living alone in ...

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New Voices in Fiction: Daniel Hornsby

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Thursday, August 20th at 7:00 PM

Harvard Book Store and GrubStreet welcome author Daniel Hornsby for a virtual discussion of his debut novel, Via Negativa. He will be joined in conversation by acclaimed author Andrew Martin, author of the story collection Cool for America

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Reading Novels While Writing Novels: Yes or No?

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I'm amazed by writers who stop reading in their genre while writing their own books. The majority of them seem to be worried about becoming overly influenced by the voice, themes and even plot of the book they're reading.

Personally, I can't imagine not reading fiction for the many years it takes me to complete a novel. And in terms of being influenced: I'm actively looking for inspiration and ideas. I want to be influenced.

Katrin Schumann

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Lit Boston: What's Happening in July?

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In the July 2020 edition of "Best of Boston," we bring you our top Boston lit events this month, taking place virtually. See below for our list of local literary happenings.

  

Virtual Event: Charlotte Pence with John Skoyles and Gail Mazur 

Monday, July 6th at 7:00 PM

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July 2020 Top Picks: Opportunities for Writers

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The July 2020 edition of "Writing Life Essentials," a monthly hand-curated list of contests, grants, scholarships, submissions calls, and awards, with a focus on opportunities that are at least one of the following: local, free to apply, and/or committed to celebrating and supporting writers from historically marginalized communities. We do the research, so you have more time for what matters: the writing. Or, perfecting your grilling technique. That’s important, too.

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