HAR­VARD PRIDE

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From the Dana Hall School to Har­vard Univer­sity, Mar­got Singer (mar­got-singer.com) has al­ways been an out­stand­ing stu­dent. Now, the multi award-win­ning au­thor and as­so­ciate pro­fes­sor is en­joy­ing rave re­views for her de­but novel Un­der­ground Fugue ($26, Barnes & Noble) which deftly weaves the sto­ries of two im­mi­grant fam­i­lies dur­ing the Lon­don bomb­ings of 2005. “For this project, in­spi­ra­tion came from NPR sto­ries, blog posts by ur­ban ex­plor­ers, the work of the neu­rol­o­gist Vi­laya­nur S. Ra­machan­dran, Byzan­tine art, and Bach’s The Art of Fugue,” she says. “I had no idea, of course, when I started writ­ing the novel 10 years ago that we would still be deal­ing with these kinds of ter­ror­ist threats and refugees and Is­lam­o­pho­bia in 2017, and I’m sad, though not really sur­prised.” –SM

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