Zachary Leader will read from the newly published second and final volume of his biography of Saul Bellow, widely regarded as one of the greatest novelists of the 20th century. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize for Literature, and three National Book Awards for Fiction, Bellow taught at Boston University between 1993 and 2003. Sven Birkerts, editor of Agni, will introduce Leader. A reception and book-signing will follow. (Further information about Leader’s new book appears here: https://goo.gl/LZYkVp.)
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.