Amy Schumer Bares Her Soul In 'The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo'

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'The Terror Years' Traces The Rise Of Al-Qaida And ISIS

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Milton's Satan may have been kicked out of Heaven, but he had it made in Hell. Heritage Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Better To Reign In Hell: Literature's Unpunished Villains

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Originally from Limbe, Cameroon, Imbolo Mbue moved to the U.S. to go to college. She began writing Behold the Dreamers after she lost her job in the financial crisis. Kiriko Sano/Penguin Random House hide caption

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Debut Novel Takes On The American Dream ... Racism, Recession And All

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In 'Uproot,' A DJ Traces Modern Music's Tangled Family Tree

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Hamdi Ali Musa saw her first book when she was 10. Now 25, she's one of Hargeisa's only librarians. "A revolution has been happening in publishing books, reading, writing and literature," she says. Gregory Warner/NPR hide caption

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A Land In Limbo Hopes That Books Will Keep It Going

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Creamed, Canned And Frozen: How The Great Depression Revamped U.S. Diets

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Everything Is Fair Game In 'Known And Strange Things'

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Jacqueline Woodson is also the author of Brown Girl Dreaming, Miracle's Boys, Show Way and Feathers. Juna F. Nagle/Amistad hide caption

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Jacqueline Woodson's New Novel For Adults Has Its Roots In Adolescence

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Colson Whitehead is also the author of the novel Zone One, and the memoir The Noble Hustle. Doubleday hide caption

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Colson Whitehead's 'Underground Railroad' Is A Literal Train To Freedom

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In the world of books and literature, "diversity" has recently become hotly debated, along with other cultural and media spheres. Though a few writers of color seem to be getting more shine, the demographics of those working behind the scenes in publishing remain almost entirely white. malerapaso/Getty Images hide caption

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The Unsung Heroine Who Helped Shape 'Suicide Squad'

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'The Fire This Time': A New Generation Of Writers On Race In America

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Sophisticated ways of tracking reading habits give publishers hard data that reveals the kinds of books people want to read. But a veteran editor says numbers only go so far in telling the story. Kathy Willens/AP hide caption

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Publishers' Dilemma: Judge A Book By Its Data Or Trust The Editor's Gut?

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Director Mark Osborne's take on The Little Prince features the voices of Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams and Paul Rudd. Netflix hide caption

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'Little Prince' Adaptations Aren't Easy — Just Ask Orson Welles

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Comic Book Writer Marjorie Liu On How Rejection Shaped Her Writing

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Comic-Con Fans Continue The Epic Battle Between Science And Fiction

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Can Serialized Fiction Convert Binge Watchers Into Binge Readers?

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Helen Gurley Brown in her office at Cosmopolitan magazine in the 1960s .The legendary editor, subject of two new biographies, knew sex sells – and food brings in ad money. She cannily combined them with features like "After Bed, What? (a light snack for an encore)." Santi Visalli/Getty Images hide caption

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