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Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director for Popular Fiction and Publishing Kim McLarin is the author of three critically-acclaimed novels, the memoir Divorce Dog: Men, Motherhood and Midlife, Divorce Dog: A Play, based on the book and of numerous essays and short stories. Her most recent book is Womanish: A Grown Black Woman Speaks of Life and Love.
Edwin Hill (MFA ’02) is the author of two novels, Little Comfort and The Missing Ones, and is the vice president and editorial director for Bedford/St. Martin’s, a division of Macmillan. He received a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and an MFA from Emerson College. He lives in Boston with his partner, Michael, and his favorite reviewer, their dog Edith Ann, who likes his first drafts enough to eat them.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.