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Obituary: Albert Woodfox, Survivor of 42 Years in Solitary Confinement, Dies at 75

Obituary: Albert Woodfox, Survivor of 42 Years in Solitary Confinement, Dies at 75 | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
His term in solitary was perhaps the longest in American history. He described how he kept his sanity, and dignity, in an acclaimed memoir.
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Novel Appreciation: Abstraction and Legacy in Kurt Vonnegut's Bluebeard and So Much Blue

Novel Appreciation: Abstraction and Legacy in Kurt Vonnegut's Bluebeard and So Much Blue | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
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7 Books That Speak the Truth of War for Civilians

7 Books That Speak the Truth of War for Civilians | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Faleeha Hassan, author of "War and Me," recommends writers brave enough to confront the realities of violent conflict...
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Obituary: David McCullough, Best-Selling Explorer of America’s Past, Dies at 89

Obituary: David McCullough, Best-Selling Explorer of America’s Past, Dies at 89 | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
His research — on Adams, Truman and so much more — was deep, his writing was lively, and his narrator’s voice in documentary films was familiar to millions.
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Obituary: Le Petit Nicolas illustrator Jean-Jacques Sempé dies aged 89 

Obituary: Le Petit Nicolas illustrator Jean-Jacques Sempé dies aged 89  | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Sempé co-created much-loved French children’s books that have sold more than 15m copies worldwide...
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Interview with Namwali Serpell, award-winning author

Interview with Namwali Serpell, award-winning author | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
The award-winning Zambia-born writer on her reading habits, being emboldened by Toni Morrison, and her belief that books aren’t about self-improvement, but engagement
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In a Library: Emily Dickinson on Why We Read and the Magic of Old Books 

In a Library: Emily Dickinson on Why We Read and the Magic of Old Books  | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
A love-poem to those folds in spacetime that take us back to “when Sappho was a living girl.”...
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When Journalists Turn to Fiction: A Reading List

When Journalists Turn to Fiction: A Reading List | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
In my four decades as a journalist, if you don’t count facts I’ve gotten wrong and scrambled to correct, I haven’t written a lick of fiction. After all, fabrication is a cardinal sin.Nor did I fee…...
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Murdoch told Kushner on election night that Arizona result was ‘not even close’ 

Murdoch told Kushner on election night that Arizona result was ‘not even close’  | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser’s new book recounts turmoil caused by Fox News’s decision to call state for Biden in 2020...
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Reflections: Susie Boyt, Novelist

Reflections: Susie Boyt, Novelist | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
The author on Ballet Shoes, Annie Ernaux’s lyrical precision, and understanding the world through Henry James...
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Memoir: ‘Boys and Oil,’ by Taylor Brorby

Memoir: ‘Boys and Oil,’ by Taylor Brorby | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
In “Boys and Oil,” Taylor Brorby recalls the hazards of both the landscape and the culture of his home state.
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Some Surprising Good News: Bookstores Are Booming and Becoming More Diverse

Some Surprising Good News: Bookstores Are Booming and Becoming More Diverse | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
More than 300 bookstores have opened in the past couple of years — a revival that is meeting a demand for “real recommendations from real people.”
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History: Born in Blackness by Howard W French – dehumanised in the age of discovery

History: Born in Blackness by Howard W French – dehumanised in the age of discovery | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
The scale of the west’s exploitation of Africa and Africans in the pursuit of economic power is laid bare in this painful, passionate retelling of Eurocentric history
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Horror Fiction: The Night Interns by Austin Duffy – horror and humour on the hospital frontline

Horror Fiction: The Night Interns by Austin Duffy – horror and humour on the hospital frontline | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Three junior doctors share the terror and black humour of night duty in the practising oncologist’s poignant novel...
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News: Residents of a Michigan town defunded their library after it refused to remove LGBTQ books

News: Residents of a Michigan town defunded their library after it refused to remove LGBTQ books | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Another day, another example of grown adults rallying to ban books that could be educational, affirming, and in some cases life-saving for their kids. This one is in west Michigan, where residents …...
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Killer crabs and bad leprechauns: how the best book blurbs excite our brains

Killer crabs and bad leprechauns: how the best book blurbs excite our brains | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Book jackets have been enticing potential readers for nearly 200 years with copy that amuses and intrigues.Here, a veteran blurb writer reveals their secrets...
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Too Busy for a Novel? Read These Short Stories Instead

Too Busy for a Novel? Read These Short Stories Instead | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Erica Plouffe Lazure, author of "Proof of Me," pairs books with short fiction...
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Interview: Sara Paretsky, bestselling crime fiction author

Interview: Sara Paretsky, bestselling crime fiction author | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
The crime writer on enjoying James Joyce, rereading Charlotte Brontë; and diving into Wide Sargasso Sea
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Obituary: Stuart Woods, Prolific Best-Selling Thriller Author, Dies at 84 

Obituary: Stuart Woods, Prolific Best-Selling Thriller Author, Dies at 84  | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
His mysteries featured extravagant characters like Stone Barrington, a libidinous New York lawyer who, like Mr. Woods, hung out at Elaine’s.
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News: Blake Bailey, biographer accused of harassment and rape, to publish memoir

News: Blake Bailey, biographer accused of harassment and rape, to publish memoir | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Bailey’s book on Philip Roth was pulled after former students said he abused them...
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Autobio6: Memoirs by Robert Lowell – a poet’s life

Autobio6: Memoirs by Robert Lowell – a poet’s life | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
A vivid account of childhood, depression and the postwar American literary scene, from the author of Life Studies...
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Memoir: Motherlands by Amaryllis Gacioppo – a brilliant exploration of mixed heritage

Memoir: Motherlands by Amaryllis Gacioppo – a brilliant exploration of mixed heritage | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
The Australian writer and translator traces her ancestral footsteps across Europe and reflects on how we come to understand the past...
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Fiction: Trust by Hernan Diaz – playful portrait of a Gatsby-like tycoon

Fiction: Trust by Hernan Diaz – playful portrait of a Gatsby-like tycoon | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
When did wealth become the defining element of American success?This Booker-longlisted novel is a multilayered interrogation of ‘the fiction of money’...
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Obituary: Melissa Bank, Author Whose ‘Girls’ Guide’ Was a Phenomenon, Dies at 61

Obituary: Melissa Bank, Author Whose ‘Girls’ Guide’ Was a Phenomenon, Dies at 61 | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Her story collection “The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing,” her first book, has been translated into dozens of languages and has sold more than 1.5 million copies.
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