February 13, 2014 Also: an interview with a copyeditor; a portrait of Hilary Mantel will be shown in the British Library.
Say it Ain't So! Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling now says that beloved characters Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, played by Rupert Grint and Emma Watson (seen in 2011), shouldn't have wound up together.
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February 3, 2014 Also: a new poem by Stephen Burt; Lemony Snicket's prize for librarians; the best books coming out this week.
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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