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The Liberty Hotel serves as the venue for the Poetic Justice reading series. The Liberty Hotel serves as the venue for the Poetic Justice reading series. (File/ The Boston Globe)
By Jan Gardner
Globe Correspondent / July 25, 2010

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The debut story collection, “What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us” (Dzanc), by 27-year-old Laura van den Berg is on the short list for a premier literary award. The Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, named for the prolific Irish writer, is worth about $45,000. (Full article: 608 words)

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