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The detention camp at the U.S. military base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
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Author William T. Vollmann poses in his studio in Sacramento, Calif., in 2005.
August 22, 2013 Also: Quebec mulls setting the prices of books; Junot Diaz on his writing habits.
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Author Joseph Heller in his publisher's office in New York City on Oct. 9, 1974.
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cover of Fifty Shades Freed
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Author Louise Erdrich, seen here in May 2008, has won the National Book Award for her novel, The Round House.
November 14, 2012 Erdrich's novel is laced with emotional nuance, and demonstrates in painful detail the legal and cultural obstacles to prosecuting rapists on a North Dakota reservation. Katherine Boo's acclaimed Behind the Beautiful Forevers – about life in a slum in Mumbai, India — won the nonfiction award.
September 10, 2008 This American Moment continues, with writer Junot Diaz.
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