Philip Pullman, pictured in 2007, says of the U.K. prison restrictions: "Words nearly fail me on this."
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March 25, 2014 Louise Erdrich has a new short story; The New York Public Library has launched a book recommending tool that uses an algorithm to suggest titles.
March 10, 2014 Also: Ukrainian poet Serhiy Zhadan injured; Adam Johnson on imagining North Korea; the best books coming out this week.
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.
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