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News from Christopher Little

Having retired from photojournalism after many assignments and great fun, I’ve turned to fiction in my dotage. My debut novel is out at last. Ever So Silent: An Emma Thorne Mystery can be found at, should you be interested (review appreciated). Kirkus Reviews called the book “… nerve-wracking. A high-quality murder mystery with a labyrinthine plot and a memorable heroine.” […]

Catherine Ross to Speak at Barnes & Noble UWS NYC – Monday April 11, 7pm ET

Come hear our classmate Catherine Ross discuss her highly-praised new book.  

Shelley Fisher Fishkin Speaking at Yale Club of NY Feb. 9

Shelley Fisher Fishkin writes: I am speaking at the Yale Club of New York on February 9th about my new book, Writing America: Literary Landmarks from Walden Pond to Wounded Knee.  Classmates in the area might be interested. The event is for Yale Club members, but there are lots of them in our class. If someone […]

Shelley Fisher Fishkin to Speak on “Writing America” in NYC (Nov. 24) and CA (Dec. 1 & 10)

Shelley Fishkin writes: I’d be happy to have any ’71 alums come to Stanford Library’s launch of my new book, WRITING AMERICA: LITERARY LANDMARKS FROM WALDEN POND TO WOUNDED KNEE, on December 1st at 4:30 at Stanford (the talk & reception are free but require an RSVP to–or to my talk at Book Passage […]

Catherine Ross Speaks in DC on “How Schools and Courts Subvert Students’ First Amendment Rights” Nov. 9

Catherine Ross has a new book out on students and the First Amendment. Classmates and friends are cordially invited to attend the launch party in DC on November 9: Author and law professor Catherine Ross discusses her new book “Lessons in Censorship: How Schools and Courts Subvert Students’ First Amendment Rights,” which explores the state of […]


Martin Mugar Painting in ‘100 Boston Artists’

Martin Mugar writes that one of his paintings has been included in a book titled 100 Boston Artists by Chawky Frenn, to be published July 28, 2013 by Schiffer Press. The Amazon listing is: For more on Martin’s work, see his website at  


Catherine Ross Invitation: Book Talks by Jon Rieder

Catherine Ross writes: My husband Jon Rieder has a new book — Gospel of Freedom: Martin Luther King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail and the Struggle that Changed a Nation.  . . . Jon was on Tavis Smiley two days ago, but it’s not too late to hear him in person. There will be readings and […]

Book cover - Goodbye Twentieth Century

Memoir of a Poet and Physician—Martin Rubin Review

Dannie Abse, “Goodbye, Twentieth Century: An Autobiography.” Chicago: Library of Wales/IPG Books. 578pp. $12.95pbk. Illustrated. The Washington Times, August 24, 2012 By Martin Rubin He’s not much known in this country, but across the Atlantic, Dannie Abse is a recognized and highly regarded poet, a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and honored by […]


Gordon Bowker’s Biography of James Joyce Reviewed by Martin Rubin

Gordon Bowker, “James Joyce: A New Biography.” New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 608pp. $35. Illustrated. San Francisco Chronicle, July 15, 2012 By Martin Rubin In many ways, James Joyce is a literary biographer’s dream: a rich, complex oeuvre; a complicated and peripatetic life, much of it in exile; a multi-faceted character made for skilled […]


Review of Hilary Mantel’s “Bring Up the Bodies” by Martin Rubin

Book review: ‘Bring Up the Bodies’ is a compelling re-creation Hilary Mantel returns to the vicious world of Henry VIII and Thomas Cromwell’s maneuverings. May 20, 2012 – Los Angeles Times – By Martin Rubin Hilary Mantel’s novel about the Tudor political puppet-master supremo Thomas Cromwell, “Wolf Hall,” winner of the 2009 Man Booker Prize […]