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Round-Up: Historic New Librarian of Congress, 2016 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize Long List, and Pokémon Go

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From the appointment of the first African American woman to the position of Librarian of Congress, to the Long List for the 2016 First Novel Prize, here are this week’s biggest literary news stories.

Our Matriarchs of Letters

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  Every year, the VIDA Count reminds us just how far women have to go in order to achieve gender parity in the publishing world. This Women’s History Month, let’s reflect on twenty-six centuries of firsts from women writers. From Ancient Greece to the Baltimore Uprising, these eight women

Round-Up: Librarian of Congress Nominated, VA Law Blocks Books, and a Serial Killer’s Book Also Blocked

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From Obama’s nomination for the next Librarian of Congress to a serial killer’s controversial book, the latest developments in literary news: President Obama has nominated Carla Hayden as the next Librarian of Congress. Hayden is currently the CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, Maryland and was

Round-Up: The New Round-Down

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News moves fast, and so much can happen in seven days. That’s why we’re switching up the format of our weekly Round-Down series. Instead of concentrating on one topic at length, we’ll be giving you small synopses of the biggest literary headlines from the previous week. Let’s get things