Pulitzer Prize-winner Jhumpa Lahiri is the author of The Namesake and Interpreter of Maladies. Marco Delogu/Courtesy of Knopf hide caption

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The 2013 National Book Award long list for Young People's Literature was announced Monday. Click here to see the full list. nationalbook.org hide caption

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Daniel Woodrell's novel Winter's Bone -- a dark family saga set in the Ozarks — was adapted into a film in 2010. Woodrell returned to his hometown of West Plains, Mo., about 20 years ago and has been writing there ever since. Alexander Klein/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Clifford the Big Red Dog was one of several popular books Scholastic turned into a children's television show. Courtesy of Scholastic hide caption

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Colum McCann won the National Book Award in 2009 for Let the Great World Spin. Dustin Aksland hide caption

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

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Ellen DeGeneres during a taping of The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2011 in Burbank, Calif. Michael Rozman/Warner Bros./AP hide caption

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