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The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., still has all 82 of the William Shakespeare first folios Henry Folger collected. Courtesy of Folger Shakespeare Library hide caption

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In his new memoir, It's A Long Story, Willie Nelson writes about his early career as a DJ in Fort Worth. He can still recite what he'd say on the air. David McClister/Courtesy of Little, Brown and Company hide caption

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Author Barry Estabrook says pigs can be taught to play computer games and recognize themselves in a mirror. W. W. Norton & Company hide caption

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Ruth Rendell won countless awards for her work, including the Mystery Writers of America's Grand Master Award and the Crime Writers' Association Diamond Dagger for lifetime achievement. Jerry Bauer hide caption

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House of horrors: The exterior of the Cleveland house where Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were held captive. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images hide caption

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Before William Faulkner became a Nobel Prize-winning novelist, he published some unsuccessful poetry. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Toni Morrison won a Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1988 for her novel Beloved. In 1993 she became the first African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize for literature. And in 2012, President Obama awarded Morrison the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Michael Lionstar/Knopf/AP hide caption

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