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10 authors — and a couple of artists — make the rounds this fall

Joan Didion, Umberto Eco, Colin Meloy, Touré, the Boston Book Festival — just trucking out to all these "shows" could keep a person from ever actually getting around to reading a book.
Word and image
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  September 16, 2011
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Exhibitionist

Alex Rose plunges readers down little three- or four-page rabbit holes, so we don’t know where reality leaves off and fantasy begins.
A collection of fabulous imaginings
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 08, 2008
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War, peace, and Robert Pinsky

Every few years, a fall publishing season emerges that should remind us that Boston could be the literary epicenter of America.
The season's fiction, non-fiction, and poetry
By JOHN FREEMAN  |  September 12, 2007