Denis Johnson, who won the 2007 National Book Award for Tree of Smoke, died Thursday. Cindy Johnson/ Courtesy of Farrar, Straus & Giroux hide caption

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Imagine What It Was Like To Sit Down At Simone De Beauvoir's Desk

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Young Adult Fiction Uses Myths To Keeps Traditional Storytelling Alive

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With 'Check Please,' A Comics Creator Rewrites The Rules — And Scores

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Paula Hawkins Prepares To Dive 'Into The Water'

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'Janesville' Looks At A Factory Town After The Factory Shuts Down

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File This Under Nostalgia: New Book Pays Tribute To The Library Card Catalog

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Trump's Win Changed The Game For Publishers On The Left And The Right

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