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Isabel Allende's (right) newest memoir is The Soul of a Woman, and Sandra Cisneros' (left) latest book is a bilingual tale of ex-pat Latinas in Paris, Martita, I Remember You/Martita, te recuerdo. Leonardo Cendamo/Getty Images / NPR Illustration hide caption

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It's Lit! Latina Novelists On Living With (And Writing In) Two Languages

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In his 30 years of sharing sex advice, Dan Savage has seen changes in how his audience communicates, what they ask and how opinions — even his — evolve. Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Tiffany & Co. hide caption

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Dan Savage Looks At What Has Changed In The 30 Years He's Been Giving Sex Advice

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Kacen Callender, author of middle and young adult novels, including Felix Ever After and Hurricane Child. Ashley Cain hide caption

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The Dramatic Life Of The American Teenager

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Author Brandon Taylor writes into the tension of everyday relationships. William J. Adams/Penguin Random House hide caption

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Brandon Taylor Wrote 'Real Life' And 'Filthy Animals' For His Queer, Black Friends

Author Brandon Taylor used to spend most of his hours studying nematodes under a microscope as a grad student. He wrote his first novel over a period of five weeks, mostly while in a lab. That book, Real Life, was released in 2020 to much critical acclaim. He published his second book this year, a short story collection called Filthy Animals.

Brandon Taylor Wrote 'Real Life' And 'Filthy Animals' For His Queer, Black Friends

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Make This 'Fortnight in September' Your Pandemic Escape

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Robert Costa (left) in a panel discussion in 2017 and Bob Woodward at the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala in New York. The two have authored a book about the transition between the Trump and Biden administrations. AP hide caption

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'Peril' Co-Author Robert Costa Describes The Fraught Transition From Trump To Biden

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'Machiavelli for Women'; Plus, 'What We Do in the Shadows'

Sam is joined by NPR's The Indicator host Stacey Vanek Smith to talk about her new book, Machiavelli for Women and how women in the workplace are still falling behind. Plus, actor Harvey Guillén on the new season of the FX show What We Do in the Shadows and not waiting for people to be comfortable with his "brownness, queerness and roundness" to be comfortable in his own skin.

'Machiavelli for Women'; Plus, 'What We Do in the Shadows'

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