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This was a year like no other, and now that it’s almost (blessedly) over, we reflect on the books that got us through the long days, weeks and months of solitude. How has the world of books – and the writing process itself – changed in 2020?

The Globe’s Western arts correspondent Marsha Lederman, features editor Dawn Calleja, writer Emily Donaldson and books editor Judith Pereira talked with some of the country’s leading authors about the books that got them through 2020, how the pandemic will shape the books to come, their thoughts about genre and the future of the literary world.

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