Ralph Ellison testified at a Senate Subcommittee hearing in 1966 on the racial problems in big cities.
September 26, 2013 Also: George Saunders on his worst story idea; a Canadian professor says he's "not interested in teaching books by women."
Author Barbara Mertz died Thursday morning, Aug. 8, 2013, at her home in Frederick, Maryland.
August 9, 2013 Also: Flannery O'Connor's pet peacocks; Pamela Erens on Middlemarch; a new book by George Saunders.
A box of chocolates from Tokyo, Japan.
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August 1, 2013 Also: John Hodgman on Ayn Rand; J.K. Rowling to donate proceeds of new novel to charity; Fox News defends anchor's interview with the author of Zealot.
A photo of J.D. Salinger taken in September 1961.
April 24, 2013 Also: an unusual job posting on Craigslist; a guided tour of George Saunders' desktop; and charges of nepotism at The New York Times.
Hilary Mantel attends the Costa Book of the Year awards in London, England.
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April 19, 2013 Also: Penguin offers to drop Apple ebook deals over European antitrust case; a page out of Thomas Pynchon's latest novel; and a long-overdue apology.
A photo of Mark Twain from the 1880s.
February 21, 2013 Also: Bill O'Reilly has a new book; George Saunders g-chats The Paris Review; and Batwoman is getting married.
Renee Zellweger in a scene from Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. A new Bridget Jones book will come out this November.
February 6, 2013 Also: What to do when a book makes you cry on public transportation; Amazon launches its own currency; and Ping Fu's memoir comes under attack.
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