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This year's additional honorees include Calvin Trillin, Alice McDermott, Walter Mosley and Marilyn Hacker.
by Hillary Crosley onMarch 23, 2013
The author read to West Point students from her novel, Home, about PTSD and the results of war.
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From Rita Dove's poetry to James Baldwin's essays, this author picks the titles that most inspire her.
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From Magic Johnson to Soledad O'Brien, these notables live by the tenets of the African-American holiday.
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The British author of NW shares her must-reads, from James Baldwin to Toni Morrison to Alex Haley.
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From Malcolm X to Condoleezza Rice, these notables describe complicated relationships with the U.S.
by Joshua R. Weaver onMay 30, 2012
President Obama gives Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison the nation's highest civilian honor.
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Using a pseudonym is common practice for many stars, but their backstories may surprise you.
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She told an audience at Oberlin College that she canceled plans to write a memoir because she'd rather write fiction.
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