Lynn Neary Lynn Neary is an NPR arts correspondent covering books and publishing.
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Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong'o, a professor at the University of California, Irvine who is often tipped for the Nobel Prize in Literature, has issued a new collection of short stories. Daniel A. Anderson/University of California, Irvine/Courtesy of The New Press hide caption

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'Nobel Of The Heart' Is The Real Prize For Author Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

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What 'The Heavens'? This Extraordinary New Book Feels Like 5 Novels In One

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Maidens On The Mall: Hulu Series Brings Red Cloaks To Steps Of Lincoln Memorial

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Virginia governor Ralph Northam's medical school yearbook page, showing a photo of a man in blackface and another man in a Klu Klux Klan costume. The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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How Northam, Neeson Can Represent 'Racism Without Racists'

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Lies Are Illegal In The 'Golden State' Of Ben Winters

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Fans of Lady Gaga gather outside a concert in Manila in 2012. Jay Directo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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How 'Born This Way' Was Born: An LGBT Anthem's Pedigree

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American Library Association Announces Caldecott And Newbery Medal Winners

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Beloved Poet Mary Oliver, Who Believed Poetry 'Mustn't Be Fancy,' Dies At 83

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Encore: 'The Times They Are A-Changin" Still Speaks To Our Changing Times

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The Demise Of 'Tin House'

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Illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi based The Broken Ornament's Christmas fairy Tinsel on his wife, Angela, who helped with the book. Tony DiTerlizzi hide caption

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This 'Broken Ornament' Led To Christmas Magic

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Music Of All Kinds Was Celebrated At 41st Kennedy Center Honors

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Book Awards Honor Translated Literature For The First Time Since 1983

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Glory Edim, the founder of the Well-Read Black Girl book club and community, has edited a new collection of essays by black woman authors. Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Instagram hide caption

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The Rise Of The Well-Read Black Girl Book Club

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10 Years Since 'The Hunger Games' Began

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