Boston Public Library Hosts Impressive List of Authors for Fall

Boston Public Library at Copley Square


The Boston Public Library has announced it’s fall list of authors for 2010.  This series starts tonight with author Michael Cunningham who just released his book By Nightfall.  He is more widely known for his Pulitzer Prize Winning book The Hours which was also made into a movie starring Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman and Julianne Moore.  He will be followed up by Neil Miller who is getting plenty of media coverage for his book Banned in Boston.  He provides an interesting history of some moral crusades in Boston’s past that seem hard to believe because of Boston’s liberal present.

The lectures start 6pm at the Central branch at Copley Square.  Please note that the talks are free and usually involve a question and answer session followed by book signings.  The Author series runs from October 6th to December 15 and features 17 separate events.

Other specific talks of note are those featuring Dennis Lehane and another featuring Peter Gammons, Bob Ryan and Bob Hohler.  Dennis Lehane is a well known Boston Author born and raised in Dorchester.  He wrote Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone and Shutter Island.  These books were made into movies that I greatly enjoyed and painted vivid pictures of Boston area neighborhoods that only a resident could truly do well.  He will be at the Boston Public Library on November 4th at 6pm.

Boston sports fans will also have a chance to here some well-known sports writers discuss “The Best American Sports Writing” for 2010.  This year’s version was edited by Peter Gammons well known as a former Globe sports reporter.  He will be accompanied by Bob Ryan a present sports columnist for the Boston Globe and Bob Hohler also a reporter for the Globe.  This book is part of an annual series highlighting the best in sports writing for the past year.  They will be at the Boston Public Library on November 30th at 6pm.

For the full list of authors and lectures visit the BPL website.  What follows is a video from Neil Miller discussing Banned in Boston and the Watch and Ward “society”:

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