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Binyavanga Wainaina, editor of Kwani?, in 2003 in Nairobi, Kenya.
January 22, 2014 Also: Finalists announced for the Costa prize; Greg Mortenson on Three Cups of Tea; Ben Marcus on why he loves Kafka.
Poet Billy Collins is pictured in February 2013 in New York City.
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January 21, 2014 Also: Greg Mortenson to appear on the Today Show; Renata Adler's 1965 report from the march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala.; Nick Laird on poetry.
December 3, 2012 David Oliver Relin was Greg Mortenson's co-writer on the best-seller. In the past year, Mortenson has been accused of fabricating some of his tales about his life in Pakistan and Afghanistan and the charitable work he did there.
Greg Mortenson, author of Three Cups of Tea and Stone Into Schools, with schoolchildren in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan.
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April 21, 2011 "Disorganization may explain more faults than dishonesty" when it comes to his friend, the New York Times columnist says. But he is "deeply troubled" by reports that just 41 percent of the money Mortenson raised in 2009 went toward building schools.
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