Shannon Bolithoe : A Writing Life


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KAFKAESQUE By Peter Kuper and Franz Kafka. (Norton, $19.95.) Kuper has been adapting Kafka’s stories in graphic novel form since 1988.

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In Wayétu Moore’s Ambitious Debut Novel, Liberia Is Reborn

When Wayétu Moore was 5 years old, she and her family fled Monrovia, the capital of Liberia. It was 1989 and the country was caught in a violent civil war. Ms. Moore, her father and two sisters took refuge in her maternal grandmother’s home village near Liberia’s border with Sierra Leone.

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NPR News: How The Myers-Briggs Personality Test Began In A Mother’s Living Room Lab

How The Myers-Briggs Personality Test Began In A Mother’s Living Room Lab
“The language of type can be immensely clarifying,” says author Merve Emre. In The Personality Brokers she describes how a mother-daughter duo started a multi-million dollar “people sorting” industry.

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NPR News: How The Myers-Briggs Personality Test Began In A Mother’s Living Room Lab

How The Myers-Briggs Personality Test Began In A Mother’s Living Room Lab
“The language of type can be immensely clarifying,” says author Merve Emre. In The Personality Brokers she describes how a mother-daughter duo started a multi-million dollar “people sorting” industry.

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NPR News: Ashley Toliver’s ‘Spectra’ Is Her First Major Book Of Poems

Ashley Toliver’s ‘Spectra’ Is Her First Major Book Of Poems
NPR’s Scott Simon talks to Ashley Toliver about her collection of poems entitled Spectra. It examines the writer’s experiences with relationships, giving birth and living with cancer.

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NPR News: Ashley Toliver’s ‘Spectra’ Is Her First Major Book Of Poems

Ashley Toliver’s ‘Spectra’ Is Her First Major Book Of Poems
NPR’s Scott Simon talks to Ashley Toliver about her collection of poems entitled Spectra. It examines the writer’s experiences with relationships, giving birth and living with cancer.

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Would You Like Some Sausage With Your Novel?

BAD SOODEN-ALLENDORF, Germany — At five minutes after seven on a Saturday morning, the bookstore in this idyllic town was not yet officially open — that happens at 7:30 a.m. — but Susanne Frühauf had already rung up the first three customers of the day.

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