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BEST Author

2017 BEST Author

Kelly Link

Link’s fiction may be teeming with the inexplicable—polite zombies, world-swallowing purses—but it’s no mystery why the work of this Pulitzer-nominated Northampton author was chosen for the Boston Book Festival’s “One City, One Story” campaign last year. Razor-sharp, her take on… read more»

2013 BEST Author

Matthew Pearl

Cambridge’s Matthew Pearl has combined literary mystery with historical fiction in such best-selling novels as The Dante Club and Poe’s Shadow. He recently released his fourth novel, The Technologists, a big, burly thrill ride of a book that takes readers… read more»

2012 BEST Author

Jack Gantos

This year, Boston’s literary world hit the jackpot with national success stories in local writers Erin Morgenstern and Jack Gantos. Morgenstern’s fantastical debut novel about dueling magicians, The Night Circus, won raves (and a movie deal). But Gantos, a veteran… read more»

2011 BEST Author

Andre Dubus III

Released this winter, Dubus’s Townie was a rarity: a Bay State memoir entirely lacking in Oirish flavah and Whitey Bulger references. Instead, Dubus chronicled his days growing up in the Merrimack Valley of the 1970s, broke and in a broken… read more»