Welcome to Night Vale is the number one most downloaded podcast on iTunes. Jeffrey Cranor & Joseph Fink hide caption

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Hugh Howey self-published the original WOOL novella in 2011. It has since grown to become a best-selling phenomenon. Amber Lyda hide caption

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Poet Seamus Heaney, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1995, is seen here in a file photo from 1991, when he was a professor at Harvard. Heaney has died at age 74. Joe Wrinn/AP hide caption

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