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NPR News: Thomas Chatterton Williams On Debate, Criticism And The Letter In ‘Harper’s Magazine’

Thomas Chatterton Williams On Debate, Criticism And The Letter In ‘Harper’s Magazine’
A letter on the importance of open debate was published by Harper’s Magazine this week and was signed by more than 150 prominent writers and thinkers, fueling a controversy over debate and privilege.

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NPR News: Thomas Chatterton Williams On Debate, Criticism And The Letter In ‘Harper’s Magazine’

Thomas Chatterton Williams On Debate, Criticism And The Letter In ‘Harper’s Magazine’
A letter on the importance of open debate was published by Harper’s Magazine this week and was signed by more than 150 prominent writers and thinkers, fueling a controversy over debate and privilege.

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NPR News: Charlie Kaufman On His Strange New Debut Novel, ‘Antkind’

Charlie Kaufman On His Strange New Debut Novel, ‘Antkind’
NPR’s Scott Simon speaks with Charlie Kaufman about his new novel, Antkind, about film critic B. Rosenberger Rosenberg and his quest to recall a strange new film.

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NPR News: ‘Utopia Avenue,’ The Greatest Sixties Band That Never Was

‘Utopia Avenue,’ The Greatest Sixties Band That Never Was
David Mitchell’s new novel chronicles the rise and fall of fictional 1960s psychedelic rock band. He says he was drawn to both the music and the “dark magic that was in the air” in that era.

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NPR News: Charlie Kaufman On His Strange New Debut Novel, ‘Antkind’

Charlie Kaufman On His Strange New Debut Novel, ‘Antkind’
NPR’s Scott Simon speaks with Charlie Kaufman about his new novel, Antkind, about film critic B. Rosenberger Rosenberg and his quest to recall a strange new film.

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NPR News: ‘Utopia Avenue,’ The Greatest Sixties Band That Never Was

‘Utopia Avenue,’ The Greatest Sixties Band That Never Was
David Mitchell’s new novel chronicles the rise and fall of fictional 1960s psychedelic rock band. He says he was drawn to both the music and the “dark magic that was in the air” in that era.

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NPR News: You Know How ‘Survivor Song’ Will End. It’s Still Horrifying.

You Know How ‘Survivor Song’ Will End. It’s Still Horrifying.
Paul Tremblay’s new novel, about a viral outbreak that locks down New England, hits close to home. Taking place over just a few hours, it’s both a zombie horror tale and a focused, personal drama.

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NPR News: V: How Can An Authentic Apology Lead To Healing?

V: How Can An Authentic Apology Lead To Healing?
The playwright V, formerly known as Eve Ensler, survived horrific sexual violence as a child. Years later, she decided to write what she needed to hear most: a true apology in the words of her abuser.

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NPR News: Dawn Wacek: How Can Libraries Be A Path Toward Inclusivity And Forgiveness?

Dawn Wacek: How Can Libraries Be A Path Toward Inclusivity And Forgiveness?
Are overdue library book fines necessary? Librarian Dawn Wacek wants all libraries to do away with overdue fines to make library services more inclusive and welcoming to all readers.

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NPR News: No Reading, No Peace: The Power Of Black Stories Out Loud

No Reading, No Peace: The Power Of Black Stories Out Loud
The difference between owning a book by a Black author and experiencing its power lies in reading it aloud — particularly for kids’ books, which can help kids speak up about their own experiences.

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NPR News: ‘The Beauty In Breaking’ Chronicles Chaos And Healing In The Emergency Room

‘The Beauty In Breaking’ Chronicles Chaos And Healing In The Emergency Room
In a new memoir, Dr. Michele Harper writes about treating gunshot wounds, discovering evidence of child abuse — and drawing courage from her patients as she’s struggled to overcome her own trauma.

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NPR News: ‘The Beauty In Breaking’ Chronicles Chaos And Healing In The Emergency Room

‘The Beauty In Breaking’ Chronicles Chaos And Healing In The Emergency Room
In a new memoir, Dr. Michele Harper writes about treating gunshot wounds, discovering evidence of child abuse — and drawing courage from her patients as she’s struggled to overcome her own trauma.

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NPR News: ‘Jane Eyre’ Meets ‘Dracula’ In This Sharp, Inventive ‘Mexican Gothic’ Tale

‘Jane Eyre’ Meets ‘Dracula’ In This Sharp, Inventive ‘Mexican Gothic’ Tale
A young woman tries to free her cousin from a dangerous living situation in a crumbling family mansion in Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s new novel. Mexican Gothic injects fresh blood into a classic genre.

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NPR News: Gently Weird ‘Collective Gravities’ Grounds The Extraordinary In The Ordinary

Gently Weird ‘Collective Gravities’ Grounds The Extraordinary In The Ordinary
Love isn’t the main subject in Chloe N. Clark’s debut collection, but it’s an important one — these stories dig into the ways we evolve towards each other, form bonds, and feel the earth spin.

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NPR News: ‘Unholy’ Examines The Alliance Between White Evangelicals And Trump

‘Unholy’ Examines The Alliance Between White Evangelicals And Trump
The president isn’t known for his faith. Instead, author Sarah Posner says he connects with Evangelicals by voicing the legal, social, religious and cultural grievances of the Christian right.

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NPR News: ‘Unholy’ Examines The Alliance Between White Evangelicals And Trump

‘Unholy’ Examines The Alliance Between White Evangelicals And Trump
The president isn’t known for his faith. Instead, author Sarah Posner says he connects with Evangelicals by voicing the legal, social, religious and cultural grievances of the Christian right.

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NPR News: Dana Canedy Is First Black Person To Head Major Publishing Imprint

Dana Canedy Is First Black Person To Head Major Publishing Imprint
Simon & Schuster has named Dana Canedy executive vice president and publisher of its namesake imprint. She is the first Black person and the third woman to hold that position.

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NPR News: If Surprise Makes A Great Novel, ‘Antkind’ Is A Great Novel

If Surprise Makes A Great Novel, ‘Antkind’ Is A Great Novel
Charlie Kaufman’s doorstopper new novel could only have been written by Charlie Kaufman — which may seem vague, but we promise it fits the unapologetic, overstuffed Antkind perfectly.

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