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Ralph Ellison testified at a Senate Subcommittee hearing in 1966 on the racial problems in big cities.
September 26, 2013 Also: George Saunders on his worst story idea; a Canadian professor says he's "not interested in teaching books by women."
Karen Russell's debut novel, Swamplandia! was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2012. Her most recent work is a collection of short stories, Vampires in the Lemon Grove.
September 25, 2013 Also: a new book from Peter Matthiessen; the problem of "likeability" in fiction; A.S. Byatt on the Icelandic poet Sjón.
September 20, 2013 Also: Valerie Plame has reportedly written a spy novel called Blowback; Russian literature as sex education; a poem by Dorothy Wordsworth.
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