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Pittsburghers never move and rarely — if ever — throw anything away, the president of Heinz History Center observed Wednesday.
A new writer’s guild is helping authors tap into the personal experience of journaling to benefit their work.
The University of Pittsburgh professor, who also holds a master’s from Pitt, won a National Book Award in 2010. “I’m dumbfounded,” he said.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author, a Pitt grad, sang with The Bats, briefly. One show is part of a local label’s archival releases.
With the dog days of summer behind us, it’s time for shorter days, cooler temperatures, and new books.
Toi Derricotte, Vanessa German kick off a new poetry reading series at the Oakland branch of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Authors Ed Davis and Sean Madigan Hoen explore changing musical fortunes in a novel and an autobiography.
Ed Piskor, straight out of Munhall, develops characters he introduced from the early days of hip-hop.
Used to looking at the grand scheme of things, Kissinger grasps global shifts well, but shows blind spots on Africa and Latin America.
Diana Bretherick shows that the catacombs of the Vatican have nothing on Turin’s eerie, winding roads.
Humans create robots that rise up against their creators in this sequel to 2011’s “Robopocalypse.”
Sarah Beth Durst combines sci-fi, mystery, romance and mysticism in her Harlequin romance.
Author Tom McMillan brings Flight 93 into deeper historical focus in new book out Thursday.
Lawyer turned romance novelist Chloe T. Barlow gets love in the ’Burgh right.
Monte Beauchamp arranges a glorious mash-up: 16 contemporary cartoonists telling the stories of 16 groundbreaking cartoonists.
Despite missteps, “Perfida” has a compelling power. It is violent, absurd and often vile, but then, so is America.
O’Neill follows “Netherland” with a journey to the shimmering desert: part thriller, part cultural critique, part philosophical exploration.
Trieste is a lively Italian seaport city where James Joyce spent his formative years in the early 20th century.
Daniel Barr traces the contentious, bloody early history of the region and unearths the roots of resistance to central authority.
Tired of reading about shallow, damsel-in-distress characters, she wrote “Holding On and Letting Go” with "full and dynamic characters."
Arguably the best novelist writing today, Mitchell returns to the literature of mortality like a Babylonian to the epic of Gilgamesh.
The small coal mining town of Lost Creek and its residents are the winning feature of Ms. O’Dell’s talent.
The Dilworths were never as rich or as famous as the Carnegies or the Mellons, but they were not far behind.
Love in the ruins: Edan Lepucki’s first novel is set in an American future that could be just around the corner.
Exploring the painter’s zest for Eva Gouel, Anne Girard’s historically accurate story is not your mother’s romance novel.
Like some traditional Russian meals, Yelena Akhtiorskaya’s debut novel “Panic in a Suitcase” is a matter of many courses
Amy Bloom is a sublime weaver of intricate and sober stories that surprise us with flashes of hilarity.
Matthew Paul Turner tries to tell the story of how Americans’ perceptions of God have changed over the course of history.
David Gurney, a retired NYPD detective, returns in this fourth in a series crime puzzler. Read if you must.
Claire Cameron’s novel, imagining the aftermath of a real bear attack, is an intriguing concept but maybe not scary enough.
Brian Herbert makes you think about the possible destruction of the planet should humans fail to do their part.