Literary calendar for week of May 5

CHRISTI FURNAS: Discusses “Crazy Like a Fox: Adventures in Schizophrenia,” her debut autobiographical-inspired graphic novel that explores mental health and schizophrenia in an emotionally honest story with a cast of animal characters. The author, who lives in Minneapolis, is a queer cartoonist, illustrator, oil painter and disability rights advocate. In conversation with Caitlin Skaalrud, Minneapolis cartoonist, artist and educator. 6 p.m. Thursday, May 9, Next Chapter Booksellers, 38 S. Snelling Ave., St. Paul.

KHENPO SHERAB SANGPO: Spiritual director of Bodhicitta Sangha in Minneapolis presents “The Heart of Tibetan Buddhism” in conversation with Roger R. Jackson. 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls.

LIGHT SIDE OF MURDER: Minnesota mystery/crime writers Laura Childs, Jess Lourey and Jeanne Cooney sign books and chat with fans. Childs (pen name for Gerry Schmitt) writes the Tea Shop and Scrapbook mysteries and Cackleberry Club series. Lourey is author of the Murder by Month series and standalones such as “The Quarry Girls” and “The Taken Ones.” Cooney writes It’s Murder mysteries and The Hot Dish Heaven series. Free. Noon-2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, Once Upon a Crime, 604 W. 26th St., Mpls.

JENEVA ROSE: Chicago-based author of bestsellers such as “You Shouldn’t Have Come Here,” originally from Wisconsin, presents “Home Is Where the Bodies Are” about three siblings who discover a video while settling their mother’s estate, showing their father stumbling out of the darkness, covered in blood. Each sibling has a different idea about what to do next. In conversation with Abby Jimenez, Food Network winner, bestselling author and Minnesota Book Award-winner for “Life’s Too Short.” This event was moved from sponsor Magers & Quinn Booksellers to Granada Theater, 3022 Hennepin Ave., Mpls. Ticketed event, $33. 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 8. Go to magersandquinn/events.

What else is going on

Not A River,” a novel by Selva Almada and translated from the Spanish by Annie McDermott, published in the U.S. by Minneapolis-based Graywolf Press, is a finalist for the prestigious International Booker Prize. Winners will be announced May 21 at a ceremony in London.

Mona Susan Power announces that her popular novel, “The Grass Dancer,” is now available in a Kindle edition for the first time since it was published 30 years ago.

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