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Since her first collection of darkly humorous fiction in 1985, Hempel has been changing the short-story form—often, by abbreviating it. Read more

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Taking note of new books and reading events by Jonathan Farmer, Alan Shapiro, Belle Boggs, and other local authors. Read more

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The River Hymns author wins a 2019 Whiting Award, joining a distinguished literary line of prior honorees. Read more

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Tobia brings Sissy: A Coming-Of-Gender Story to Quail Ridge Books on Thursday, Mar. 7. Read more

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Durham's chapter of Silent Book Club meets every second Tuesday at Bull City Ciderworks. Read more

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Kasell spent three months traveling across China sampling and photographing street food, recording tasting notes and anecdotes, and cataloguing them by province and city. Read more

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Abdurraqib, author of Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest, appears at Kings on Sunday afternoon. Read more

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Turner discusses his ethnographic study of more than one hundred current and former pro football players at Quail Ridge Books on Thursday, Jan. 31. Read more

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Gurganus reads at Duke's Rubenstein Library this week, just ahead of the closing of his painting exhibit at Power Plant Gallery. Read more

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Our speculative-fiction expert runs down the best sci-fi, fantasy, and other genre books the Triangle produced this year. Read more

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As Our State’s New Poet Laureate, Jaki Shelton Green Amplifies Her Life’s Work of Literary Empowerment Read more

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Kirk, an accomplished nonfiction writer and human-rights advocate, launches her debut YA novel at The Regulator on Tuesday, Dec. 11. Read more

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Themed "Excess Women," the series begins with Dorothea Lasky at Duke Coffeehouse on Saturday, Dec. 1. Read more

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The downtown Durham edition of the annual convention took place last weekend; the downtown Raleigh convention is coming in March. Read more

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Photo by Lydia Bittner-Baird

These anxious small-town musicians, aspiring managers, obsessive collectors, and ravenous fans are grappling with more than shuttering clubs and scene infighting. Read more

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Peggy Schuyler, Alexander Hamilton's sister-in-law and confidante, is the subject of L.M. Elliot's new book. Read more

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As Poet Laureate, Jaki Shelton Green Wants to Amplify North Carolina’s Muted Voices Read more

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