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Wednesday, Jan 8 2014

It's a rare thing, but occasionally, reading Wikipedia fills us with jealous rage. More often than not, this rage is followed up with an earnest visit to Amazon, in search of a particular book (or three). This was the case during our research for Fresh and Freaky Fiction, a literary event featuring George Saunders and Karen Russell. Between them, Russell and Saunders have two MacArthur "Genius Grants," publishing credits in The New Yorker, GQ, and McSweeney's, and more literary awards than you can shake a typewriter at, including a finalist nod for the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Saunders made Time magazine's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and Russell was referred to as "flawless and magnificent" by book critic Michael Schaub on NPR. The pair meets tonight to discuss literary influences, creating fantastical landscapes, and "genre-defying fiction." Bring a notebook. Take notes.

Thu., Jan. 16, 7 p.m., 2014

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