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Joy Harjo will become the 23rd poet laureate of the United States, making her the first Native American to hold the position. Shawn Miller/Library of Congress hide caption

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Joy Harjo Becomes The First Native American U.S. Poet Laureate

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Checking Facts In Nonfiction

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Tony Horwitz, Author and Pulitzer Prize Winner, Dies At 60

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A Different Kind Of Story About Slavery In 'The Confessions Of Frannie Langton'

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LGBT Anthem: Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way'

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In 'Once More We Saw Stars,' Grief And Love Together

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David Brion Davis, Historian Of Slavery, Dies At 92

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After Decades Of Comics, 'Cathy' Cartoonist Found Writing 'So Liberating'

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Novel Material: Ann Beattie, Voice Of The Boomers, Turns Her Focus To Millennials

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

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