Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

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April 2019 News & Features

“The Rap Song” by Alice Shi Kembel

We are driving home from dinner at a friend’s house one evening when our four-year-old, Sawyer*, who loves music, spontaneously breaks into song. “I gotta big butt, I gotta big butt . . .”

C.J. Farley on AROUND HARVARD SQUARE and Operation Varsity Blues

In the immediate wake of the breaking news about the widespread college admissions scandal, aka Operation Varsity Blues, Akashic Books/Black Sheep author C.J. Farley appeared on New York’s local Fox 5 News to discuss the parallels between Operation Varsity Blues and Farley’s new young adult novel Around Harvard Square. Reporter Mike Sacks noted: “In his […]


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