Event: Joanna Rakoff and Edan Lepucki

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I’m lucky to have such wonderful indie booksellers in Boston and Brookline Booksmith is a favorite of mine. Their author events are wonderful and last week I attended an event with authors Joanna Rakoff and Edan Lepucki. Lepucki (of Colbert show fame) shed some interesting light on the dystopian movement in literature as of late and Joanna Rakoff was as exuberant and interesting as always. It’s great to see these young female authors taking over the bestseller lists with their well-written, thought provoking books and it’s great to see the collaborative and supportive nature of this young talent group.  I’m especially interested in Rakoff’s memoir and its portrayal of the New York literary and publishing scene in the 90’s.

 

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Event: Ruth Reichl and Barbara Lynch

I recently attended an event hosted by the Harvard Bookstore that brought author Ruth Reichl and chef Barbara Lynch together to discuss Reichl’s latest work of fiction Delicious! The event was a wonderful insight into the writing of the novel, Lynch’s recent James Beard award, and the future of food media. Both of these women are incredibly impressive and have unique impressions of the culinary scene. It was also surprising to see how honest and down to earth they are, despite their achievements, about their anxieties and other issues they’ve overcome (and are still working on) in order to continue to make what they love, whether it’s food or literature.