Malala Yousafzai, shown here in March 2012, was shot in the head by the Taliban for supporting education rights for girls.
September 4, 2013 Also: Lemony Snicket on poetry and playground slides; tiny secret paintings on the sides of books; Lorin Stein on John Hollander.
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.
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May 20, 2013 Quidditch was invented "in a small hotel in Manchester after a row with my then boyfriend," writes the Harry Potter creator. Other book news: Ireland puts an entire short story on a postage stamp; Daniel Handler on Midwestern literature; and the best books coming out this week.
April 5, 2013 Also: Isabel Allende's love of Zorro; Lemony Snicket makes a Twitter appearance; Cat Marnell's book proposal was leaked.
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