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Ta-Nehisi Coates On His Work And The Painful Process Of Getting Conscious

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Diane Ruggiero-Wright is a writer and producer for shows including Veronica Mars and the new CW show iZombie. Priska Neely/NPR hide caption

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From Waitress To TV Writer: A 'Surreal, Fantastic Cinderella Story'

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Mexican writer Valeria Luiselli is the author of the novel Faces in the Crowd and the book of essays Sidewalks. She is currently working on the novel The Story of My Teeth. Alfredo Pelcastre/Coffee House Press hide caption

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Smashing Snow Globes: A Writer On Essays, Novels And Translation

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The Kaypro II: An Early Computer With A Writer's Heart

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Editing Your Life's Stories Can Create Happier Endings

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