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In “The Guts,” the master conversationalist Roddy Doyle comes to terms with the past in the present.
“The Blazing World” tackles the knotty issues of identity and sense of self, and our unconscious ideas about gender.
Amid flying saucers and cosmic conspiracies, Pittsburgh novelist Jacob Bacharach makes a disarming, intelligent and seriously funny debut.
During the centennial of the birth of famed Welsh poet and author Dylan Thomas, festivals, tours and special readings are planned.
Local writer and Cal U English Department chairwoman Margo Wilson explores the intersection of friendship and cooking.
Noted author will appear on a Pittsburgh Center for the Arts panel about incarceration and rehabilitation.
Authors James McBride, Jodi Picoult, Richard Ford and Sheri Fink are among those to headline the 2014-15 Literary Evenings series.
Ann Patchett muses about writing, the profound influence of Sister Nena and her independent bookstore in Nashville.
This fiction and nonfiction collection by a woman who died at 23, on her way to a literary career, explores the anxieties of our age.
Journalist Russell Gold writes an even-handed history of a controversial practice.
Teju Cole, whose first novel "Open City" was widely praised, tells a vibrant story of his homeland: an introduction and a provocation.
Edna O'Brien, the doyenne of Irish letters, will speak Saturday evening at Carlow University.
Carlow University's writing program includes meetings with remarkable Irisih writers in Dublin.
Kathleen George explores the legacy of the Johnstown Flood in her latest novel.
In 'Cut Me Loose,' Leah Vincent chronicles her rebellion against an ultra-Orthodox girlhood.
"Mad as Hell" weighs in on the film's importance in the careers of its cast and their behavior on the set.
Tom Clancy's final novel involves Russian invasion of the Crimea.
The event featuring local artists from many entertainment disciplines is in its sixth year.
"Birth Marks," the poet's 14th collection, flips between his recent past and adolescence, darting between dark humor and unwholesome love.
Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson offers a unique perspective on cruelty, compassion and the human condition.
Alice Hoffman's message of self-acceptance transcends its early 20th-century setting at a sideshow.
A tour de force of the global abuse and manipulation of women, including statistics that will stun with details that cannot be ignored.
Richard Kurin will talk about artifacts with strong links to Pittsburgh during a book launch party on Saturday.
His true-crime "Fatal Vision" became a centerpiece about journalistic ethics, overshadowing his reputation as a leading nonfiction author.
The National Book Critics Circle Honors Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie for fiction, Sheri Fink for nonfiction.
Piper Kerman, whose book is the basis for the critically acclaimed Netflix series of the same name, will be in town Thursday.