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Author faces ‘ghosts’ of family separated by World War Two

Among the Living and the Dead: A Tale of Exile and Homecoming on the War Roads of Europe, the recently published book by University of Iowa Assistant Professor Inara Verzemnieks, explores her family’s diverging journeys as war descended on their Latvian home — resulting in trauma and loss that would reverberate through the generations. […]

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Mission Creek Festival announces full 2016 literary line-up

More than 30 events, mostly free, make up the literary track of this year’s Mission Creek Festival, which kicks off on Apr. 5. The emphasis is on “Literature Within & Beyond Text,” a concept highlighted by festival headliners Alison Bechdel, who rose to fame with her graphic memoir Fun Home (recently adapted into an award-winning […]

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Watson and Holmes: Re-imagining the classic sleuth

Writer Kent Bollers and artist Rick Leonardi invite you to look up Sherlock Holmes at a new address. Oh, the detective still resides at 221B Baker Street. But in Watson and Holmes, Baker Street isn’t in London—it’s in Harlem. In the crowded landscape of recent and ongoing Sherlockiana, Watson and Holmes stands out because the […]

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Book Plug: B.J. Novak’s literary debut

In February, B.J. Novak made his literary fiction debut with One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories, a collection of 64 darkly comic vignettes. Novak is most well known for his work as a writer, actor and producer of NBC’s The Office. His comedy writing chops shine bright as short fiction. One More Thing shares […]

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