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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
| 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.
| 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.
| 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...
| August 11, 2010
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
| 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.
| March 15, 2007
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