The self-deprecating law professor and author of several books about the law (Holy Hullabaloos, The Odd Clauses, The Adventures of Ed Tuttle, Associate Justice), Wexler once clerked for Justice Ruth Ginsberg and claims to have made Justice Clarence Thomas laugh out loud. It was his “Why-did-the-guy-get-fired-from-the-orange-juice-factory?-Because-he-couldn’t-concentrate” joke, that did it, Wexler wrote in an post for Salon, last year. He will read from The Adventures of Ed Tuttle as well as from recent work on at the South End Library on Tuesday, October 1, 6:30 PM. The event is free and we offer refreshments. The author's books will be available for purchase and borrowing. The library is fully handicapped accessible, and is located on Tremont Street between West Newton Street and Rutland Square. Coming up next in the South End Writes series is:
J. Courtney Sullivan, bestselling author and former New York Times writer whose novels includeNew York Times bestsellers Commencement and Maine – winner of the Best Book of the Year by Time magazine– and, most recently, The Engagegements. ===== Tuesday, January 14, 2014: South Ender Christopher Castellani, whose recent novel, All This Talk of Love, got a great review in the New York Times Book Review earlier this year. Previous work includes A Kiss from Maddalena, winner of the 2004 Massachusetts Book Award, and The Saint of Lost Things, a BookkSense Notable Award. Castellani is
the artistic director of Boston’s creative-writing center Grub Street. ===== Tuesday, February 25: Michael Lowenthal, novelist, short-story writer, editor and teacher of creative writing,will read from his most recent The Paternity Test, which describes the voyage of a gay couple trying to save a marriage by having a baby. His previous work includes Charity Girl and The Same Embrace. During Lowenthal’s valedictorian speech at Dartmouth College in 1990, he revealed he was gay, prompting The Dartmouth Review to editorialize that he had ‘ruined the ceremony.’ The New York Times reported he received a standing ovation, however, so all was not lost. ===== Tuesday, March 18: Max Grinnel, otherwise known as The Urbanologist. Grinnell’s focal point is the urban condition. He teaches at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and Boston University, where he helps students learn about urbanism, architecture, planning, and related topics. Tuesday, April 8: ===== Poet Colin D. Halloran, who served with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan in 2006. A former public school teacher, Colin works with students and teachers to find ways in which poetry can inform the media’s and historians’ portrayals of war. His debut collection of poems, Shortly Thereafter, won the 2012 Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award. ===== Tuesday, April 29: Anita Shreve, award-winning author of numerous books of fiction, including the international bestseller The Pilot’s Wife. which was made into a movie of the same name and was an Oprah Book Clubselection. Her new novel, Stella Bain, will come out in November 2013. ===== Tuesday, May 20: South End author Wendy Wunder (The Probability of Miracles) will return to talk about her latest novel, due out in April 2014, called The Museum of Intangible Things. ===== Tuesday, July 1: William Landay, award-winning author of crime fiction including the New York Timesbestseller Defending Jacob, The Strangler and Mission Flats.