Several authors have appeared in the area that I just didn’t have the energy to attend. Luckily, Jenny Davidson attended the Jonathan Lethem lecture at MIT and posted about it.
Plus Haruki Murakami, who is at Harvard for the year, has been getting around. He gave a lecture at MIT in the same series as Jonathan Lethem, and recently spoke at Tufts, where he was a professor. The Tufts Daily News has the beans. Murakami will be speaking again at the First Parish Church, sponsored by the Reischauer Institute with the cooperation of my store. Unfortunately, the tickets sold out very quickly, though there may be some overflow seats. Fortunately, yours truly will be in attendance. I will do what I can to record the lecture.