Katherine Boo, staff writer and The New Yorker and winner of a Pulitzer Prize, is one of the country’s most acclaimed nonfiction writers. She’ll be at Magers & Quinn on February 20 to present her new book Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity. Though Boo grew up in the D.C. area, her family has Minnesota roots: her father Dick Boo taught at St. Thomas College with Eugene McCarthy, and moved to Washington to serve on McCarthy’s staff when he went to Congress. My grandfather, a professor of English, was also part of that crowd—so you’ll see a crowd of Gablers filling a row at M&Q. Come say hi.