It’s not just singer-songwriters and folkies enthusing about “Revival,” the novel by Boston Globe columnist Scott Alarik set in the roots music world in general and Cambridge specifically. The book also too home a Benjamin Franklin Silver Award for Popular Fiction last month.
The Edgar Allan Poe parties start Wednesday with a musical tribute and continues Thursday with a reading in Mount Auburn Cemetery.
The Printer’s Devil Review literary journal gets a launch party tonight at Middlesex Lounge.
The online magazine Salon is talking about The Queer Carrie Project by a 23-year-old Cambridge artist Elisa Kreisinger, the memoir “Let’s Take the Long Way Home” by Cambridge resident Gail Caldwell and a book by the Somerville-inspired Typo Eradication Advancement League.
With Apple selling 3 million iPads in three months and makers of e-readers dropping out of competition, e-Ink might have cause to be worried. But the Cambridge-based maker of e-reader screens is expanding and hiring.
There will be a memorial service Monday for Robert B. Parker, the novelist who wrote his famed mysteries from a window desk in his Ash Street home. Tributes by writers Sue Grafton, Dennis Lehane and Calvin Trillin, as well as by Parker’s family, are scheduled.