The "American novelists" category on Wikipedia now includes a controversial subcategory: "American women novelists." Wikipedia hide caption

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Marc Maron, whose latest book is Attempting Normal, is also the author of The Jerusalem Syndrome: My Life As a Reluctant Messiah. Leigh Righton/Spiegel & Grau hide caption

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Monica Youn, who joined NPR as a NewsPoet last year, works as a lawyer. She says that poetry appears in law more often than you might think — but nobody calls it poetry. Doriane Raiman/NPR hide caption

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