Author William T. Vollmann poses in his studio in Sacramento, Calif., in 2005. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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On "Morning Edition," William Vollman tells David Greene about his brushes with the FBI.

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Author Louise Erdrich, seen here in May 2008, has won the National Book Award for her novel, The Round House. Dawn Villella/AP hide caption

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