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In Debate Over Hugo Awards, Science Fiction Community Engages With Issues Of Bias

NPR Books - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 3:18pm

NPR's Arun Rath talks to author Monica Byrne about how controversy surrounding this year's Hugo Awards highlights a difference in how speculative and literary fiction approach diversity.

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Unsettling Tales Of Strange Suburbia Echo Through 'The Night'

NPR Books - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 3:18pm

What do Rapunzel, the Buddha and small-town America have in common? Deceptively safe spaces, says Steven Millhauser. The Pulitzer Prize winner's new short story collection is Voices in the Night.

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ArtsBeat: Library of Congress Begins Posting Its Recorded Poetry Archive

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 11:30am
Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop and Gwendolyn Brooks are among those who can be heard online.






Memoir Chronicles The Joy And Loss Of 'The Light Of The World'

NPR Books - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 5:45am

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to author Elizabeth Alexander about her new memoir, The Light of the World.

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'Spinster' Celebrates The Single Ladies

NPR Books - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 5:45am

Writer Kate Bolick says that, growing up, she just assumed she'd get married some day — but it hasn't happened. Her new book looks at five women who upend traditional assumptions about women's lives.

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Jon Krakauer Tells A 'Depressingly Typical' Story Of College Town Rapes

NPR Books - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 3:21am

Krakauer's Missoula looks at stories of women who have been sexually assaulted by people they know. He says rape is unlike other crimes because in other crimes, "the victim isn't assumed to be lying."

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