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July 24, 2014 Also: President Obama will give the 2013 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal to 21 artists, writers, academics and journalists; Katie Crouch on Sylvia Plath.
Meg Wolitzer's novel Belzhar is scheduled for release on Sept. 30.
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March 20, 2014 Also: A Q&A with Wolitzer; author behind the @GSElevator account gets a new book deal; Matt Seidel mocks the writerly trope of beginning essays with "There are two kinds of novelists ..."
Writer Neil Gaiman attends a screening for Coraline on May 5 in Hollywood, Calif.
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July 2, 2013 Also: Reading Gabriel García Márquez in simulated space; drawings by Jorge Luis Borges and Sylvia Plath; Philipp Meyer on writing.
Author Carlos Fuentes at a 2008 cocktail party for writers at Sala Buzzati in Milan, Italy.
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June 24, 2013 Also: Lemony Snicket on storytelling; the best books coming out this week.
Virginia Woolf was an English novelist and critic.
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June 18, 2013 The anonymous book sculptor of Edinburgh strikes again; the childhood drawings of E.E. Cummings; Jonathan Franzen on literary sexism.
Chilean poet and diplomat Pablo Neruda in Stockholm with his wife Matilda after he received the Nobel Prize for literature.
February 11, 2013 Also: our pick of the best books coming out this week; the 50th anniversary of Sylvia Plath's death; and the real identity of a popular romance novelist.
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