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Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos speaks at a 2009 event in New York unveiling a new version of the Amazon Kindle.
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December 5, 2013 Also: Queer theorist José Esteban Muñoz has died; Norway is digitizing books written in Norwegian; Gary Shteyngart spices up 19th century British literature.
A worker at the Amazon fulfillment center in Swansea, Wales, processes orders in 2011.
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November 26, 2013 Also: a new short story from Romesh Gunesekera; Patricia Cornwell on why she might have been an archaeologist.
Author James McBride won the 2013 National Book Award for fiction for The Good Lord Bird, about the journey of a young slave in the 1850s.
November 21, 2013 A visibly shocked James McBride picked up the fiction prize for his novel The Good Lord Bird about a young slave who joins up with abolitionist John Brown. The nonfiction award was won by George Packer for The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America.
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Author Elmore Leonard poses during a portrait session on May 24, 2007 at Book Soup in Los Angeles, California.
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August 6, 2013 Also: A new short story by Zadie Smith; Tom Hanks on typewriters; and the unexpected resurgence of Borders.
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