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Round Up: Roxane Gay, PEN Memberships, and NEA

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From Roxane Gay pulling her book from Simon & Schuster to a list of NEA funded projects, here's the latest literary news.

Round-Up: Mark Twain, George Saunders, and Barack Obama

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From Mark Twain's unpublished story to Former President Obama's relationship with books, here's the latest literary news.

Round-Up: Simon & Schuster Authors Protesting, Book Deserts, and GoT

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From a protest of Milo Yiannopolous' book deal to the sixth Game of Thrones book, here's the latest in literary news.

Round-Up: Print Sales on the Rise, Trayvon Martin, and Amazon Books

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From an increase in print sales to a book about Trayvon Martin, here’s the latest literary news.

Round-Up: Word of the Year, June Eric-Udorie, and Best of 2016 Lists

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From the the word of the year to an anthology on feminism, here's the latest literary news.

Round-Up: Langston Hughes’ House, Amazon’s New Store, and THE LUMINARIES

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From the battle to save Langston Hughes' house to The Luminaries being made into a mini series, here's the latest literary news.

Round-Up: Oprah’s Book Club, SYRIA SPEAKS, and Enhanced Ebooks

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From Oprah Winfrey's Book Club to an interactive reading experience, here's last week's top literary headlines.

Round-Up: Roots, Jack Keruac, and the O. Henry Prize Winners

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From the auctioning off of Jack Keruac’s famous letter to the next book in the Millennium series, here are the latest literary headlines: The letter that is largely credited as the inspiration for Jack Keruac’s On the Road is going to auction on June 16. Addressed to Keruac and written

Round-Up: Ahmed Naji, Katherine Dunn, and More

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From a protest over the imprisonment of an Egyptian writer to the first ever female-led crime writing festival, here are the latest literary headlines: PEN America is teaming up with writers across the globe to protest the “unjust imprisonment” of Egyptian writer Ahmed Naji. Last week, at least 120 prominent

Round-Up: Bookslut, BTBA Winners, and the Intersection of Poetry and Music

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From Bookslut’s last issue to the important role poetry and music play in each other’s lives, here’s a look at the latest literary news: In March, founder of Bookslut Jessica Crispin announced she’d be stopping publication of the website, which she’s been running since 2002. She recently sat down with