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Winter Literary

As Valentine’s Day draws near, who doesn’t have a story to tell about heartbreak? Or maybe you just want to feel better by hearing other people’s woes? Swing by the Rex Theater for The Moth’s live story-telling event fittingly titled “Love Hurts.” Feb. 6. South Side.

Min Jin Lee’s latest novel, Pachinko, tells the multigenerational story of a Korean family living in Japan throughout the 20th century. The book topped many year-end lists for 2017, and was a finalist for the National Book Award. Join the author for a reading at City of Asylum. Feb. 20. North Side. 412-323-0278 or

Winter Literary
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Susan Faludi

“In the summer of 2004 I set out to investigate someone I scarcely knew, my father.” Join Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Susan Faludi, at Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures. She will discuss her recent book, In the Darkroom, which examines the life and identities of her transgender father. Feb. 26. Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland. 412-622-8866 or

Another Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist comes to town: Margo Jefferson reviewed books and theater for The New York Times. She discusses her work, including 2015’s Negroland: A Memoir, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, as part of the Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series. March 22. Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Oakland.