Scottish novelist Iain Banks wrote science fiction under the name Iain M. Banks, and mainstream fiction under the name Iain Banks.
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July 5, 2013 Also: Harry Potter's Diagon Alley is now walkable, sort of, in Google Streetview; Jane Smiley on Alice Munro's retirement; a "review" of America.
Alice Munro holds up one of her books as she receives the Man Booker International award at Trinity College Dublin on June 25, 2009.
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June 20, 2013 Also: The Apple ebook trial wraps up; the unique horror of Kafka's stories; James Salter's woman troubles.
Seattle-based Amazon announced last week that it will begin selling fan fiction. CEO Jeff Bezos speaks at a 2009 event.
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May 28, 2013 Also: a new poem by Louise Glück; Alice Munro talks about writing; Imre Kertész speaks to The Paris Review about dying.
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