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Jacqueline Woodson, pictured here at the National Book Awards ceremony last month, won the young people's literature prize for her memoir in verse, Brown Girl Dreaming.
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December 1, 2014 "His historical context, unlike my own, came from a place of ignorance," writes the National Book Award-winning Woodson, responding to racially charged comments delivered after she won her prize.
Haruki Murakami's latest novel, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, was released in English in 2014.
October 6, 2014 In "Scheherazade," he tells the tale of a captive listener — in more ways than one. Also: A big week to come includes the Nobel Prize announcement, "Super Thursday" and several notable books.
Publicity-shy Japanese author Haruki Murakami arrives to give a public lecture in Kyoto in May 2013.
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September 2, 2014 Also: the man who dug through John Updike's trash; a new biography of Robin Williams.
Fans dressed as stormtroopers from Star Wars attend this year's Comic-Con event in San Diego.
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July 28, 2014 Also: an excerpt of Haruki Murakami's new book; notable books coming out this week.
Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes.
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June 10, 2014 Also: a rare new story by Haruki Murakami; a U.S. ambassador is sworn in on a Kindle.
February 19, 2014 Also: Haruki Murakami's next novel to be published in the U.S., Iain Banks' poetry; Rachel Kushner on gendered writing.
American poet Emily Dickinson, circa 1850.
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October 24, 2013 Also: a new story by Haruki Murakami; Alice Munro might not retire after all; and World Book Night announces its titles.
A photo of J.D. Salinger taken in September 1961.
September 5, 2013 Also: Ladbrokes breaks down the favorites to win the Nobel Prize; Edward Albee on character; poet Natasha Trethewey on meeting Seamus Heaney.
Haruki Murakami is also the author of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Norwegian Wood and Kafka on the Shore.
August 16, 2013 Also: Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka at home in Nigeria; an unexpected Eugene O'Neill artifact; a poet turns to Craigslist.
Books in an Amazon warehouse in Bad Hersfeld, Germany.
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February 18, 2013 Also: the best books coming out this week; the return of Haruki Murakami; and Ian McEwan's crisis of faith.
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