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Stephen Chbosky celebrates second novel at Carnegie Lecture Hall

Stephen Chbosky, author of “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” speaks about his new book, “Imaginary Friend,” at Carnegie Library Lecture Hall on Monday evening.

By Sarah Connor, Contributing Editor

October 8, 2019

Twenty years after the release of the New York Times Bestseller “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” author Stephen Chbosky is back with his second novel, “Imaginary Friend.” The novel is a stark contrast to Chbosky’s previous work, as he delves into the horror genre. In promotion of the new book, Chbosky stopped by the Carnegie Lecture Hall in Oakland on Monday evening to read an excerpt from “Imaginary Friend” and answer questions from fans.

Opinion | We should all find time to read

Reading increases emotional intelligence and empathy.

By Leah Mensch, Assistant Opinions Editor

August 28, 2019

It’s a shame that we don’t read for pleasure as much during the school year, because with reading comes so many other benefits that improve the quality of everyday life.

Native American author talks race, poverty, reading

Sherman Alexie, an author of 26 books, spoke at the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall Saturday afternoon to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his first young adult novel. (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

By Sid Lingala | For The Pitt News

October 16, 2017

Sherman Alexie entertained an audience of fans Sunday as he talked about growing up with hydrocephalus, a condition where fluid builds up in the brain and swells the head. “My head is enormous and hypnotizing. I couldn’t wear a little league hat as a coach because my head's too big,” Alexie said. ...

Podcasts and prose: TPN’s entertainment picks for the summer

Pitt News Staff chose their favorite books and podcasts. (Photos via Flickr)

By TPN Staff

July 19, 2017

When we’re not busy writing, some of us at The Pitt News try to find time to read a book or listen to a podcast. Here are suggestions to kick back with and enjoy before classes resume in a few short weeks. BOOKS “The Mysteries of Pittsburgh” by Michael Chabon — Sarah Morris / For the Pit...

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