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Is Boston right for writers?

Boston, the birthplace of American literature, boasts three MFA programs, an independent creative-writing center, and more than a dozen colleges offering creative-writing classes.
Three authors take on the city’s literary culture
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  March 08, 2013

Interview: Junot Diaz on manhood, monsters, and Cancer Planet

Junot Diaz shows up late for our interview, his Red Sox cap askew and one shoelace untied.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  November 09, 2012

Junot Díaz: down and dirty

Pulitzer alum and MIT prof Junot Díaz's new book, This Is How You Lose Her , follows his alter ego Yunior to Boston, where he gets yelled at by racists and rejected by women.

By S.I. ROSENBAUM  |  September 21, 2012

Lo and Behold: Lo Mejor of Boston

On your next sick day, instead of sitting through the building tension between John and Marsha on basic cable, consider consulting your Latina neighbor for...
By Marianna Faynshteyn  |  August 11, 2010

Beat Generation

Set in New York City’s Chinatown during America’s bicentennial and the pessimistic aftermath of the Vietnam War, Ed Lin’s second novel, This is a Bust, is ripe with political, institutional, and racial turmoil.
Ed Lin’s second novel is an authentic portrait of Chinatown in 1976
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 09, 2008

Choose your own adventure

This fall, Boston is slated to become the seventh chapter of the youth writing organization founded by Dave Eggers in 2002.
Pencils, books, and peg legs? A new writing center is coming to town, and it’s calling your inner child.  
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  March 15, 2007