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  • Novelists Jenny Offill and Claire Messud At Greenwich Library

    Novelists Jenny Offill and Claire Messud At Greenwich Library
    Novelists Jenny Offill and Claire Messud will read from their writing and discuss their work at the Greenwich Library on Thursday. Feb. 20 at 7 p.m., as part of the AuthorsLive series. Messud is the author of “The Emperor’s Children” and “The Woman Upstairs.” Offill, whose second novel, Dept. of Speculation, just came out in January, spoke with CTNow briefly about writing, teaching and reading. She had just returned from the West Coast, doing readings and promoting her book.
  • The Fonz Himself, Henry Winkler, Reads in Madison Feb. 12

    The Fonz Himself, Henry Winkler, Reads in Madison Feb. 12
    You'd be hard pressed to find a someone unfamiliar with some aspect of Henry Winkler's career, be it his legendary time as the Fonz on "Happy Days" or as inept attorney Barry Zuckerkorn on "Arrested Development." He's since added children's book author to...

    Interview: Author Junot Diaz

    Interview: Author Junot Diaz
    Junot Diaz is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, as well as the short story collections Drown and, most recently, This Is How You Lose Her —- a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award. He's a...

    Author Terry Teachout Talks About His New Duke Ellington Bio

    Author Terry Teachout Talks About His New Duke Ellington Bio
    Terry Teachout lives in New York City, but spends a chunk of every year in Connecticut, as he told the Advocate during a recent phone interview from Washington DC, where Teachout was doing press for his new book and preparing to review some of the fall...

    'The Chronicles of Narnia': A Great Series For Kids

    'The Chronicles of Narnia': A Great Series For Kids
    I really, really cherish reading with the boys, even though they have become voracious readers on their own.  We started reading "classics" together when they were small:  "Peter Pan", "Wind in the Willows" and "Stuart Little".  In recent years, we were...