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The Maya Angelou quarter is the first in the American Women Quarters Program, which will feature other prominent women in U.S. history. The other quarters in the series will begin rolling out later this year and through 2025, according to the U.S. Mint. Burwell and Burwell Photography/United States Mint image hide caption

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Poet and activist Maya Angelou seen addressing the Democratic National in Boston, Massachusetts in July 2004. She is one of the female trailblazers who will be featured on some U.S. quarters starting in 2022. Timothy A. Clary/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Joshua Ferris' To Rise Again at a Decent Hour is on the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize. Ferris and fellow American writer Karen Joy Fowler were named alongside Australian Richard Flanagan and Britons Howard Jacobson, Neel Mukherjee and Ali Smith. Beowulf Sheehan/Courtesy of Little, Brown and Co. hide caption

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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. Victoria Will/AP hide caption

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