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Marking Mississippi’s Literary Trail, From William Faulkner to Jesmyn Ward

Marking Mississippi’s Literary Trail, From William Faulkner to Jesmyn Ward

Jesmyn Ward, a Mississippi native and two-time winner of the National Book Award, is proud of her state’s literary tradition.

A Colorblind Artist? Yes, With a Little Help From His Friends

A Colorblind Artist? Yes, With a Little Help From His Friends

Loren Long, the best-selling children’s book illustrator, at his studio in Cincinnati.

Attention, Please: Anne Tyler Has Something to Say

Attention, Please: Anne Tyler Has Something to Say

Anne Tyler at her home in Baltimore.

‘Spalding Gray,’ the Color? It’s a Long Story

‘Spalding Gray,’ the Color? It’s a Long Story

Gray’s home, now painted Sherwin Williams’s ”Spalding Gray.” His widow, Kathleen Russo (with her partner David Olson) on the cottage’s porch.

For Japanese Novelist Sayaka Murata, Odd Is the New Normal

For Japanese Novelist Sayaka Murata, Odd Is the New Normal

Sayaka Murata in a Tokyo convenience store similar to the one where the main character in her novel works.

The Vending Machine That Spits Out Short Stories

The Vending Machine That Spits Out Short Stories

A customer at Cafe Zoetrope in San Francisco reading one of the short stories doled out by Short Edition’s story dispenser.

Superb Oddities: Robert Gottlieb Reviews a Biography of Edward Gorey

Superb Oddities: Robert Gottlieb Reviews a Biography of Edward Gorey

Edward Gorey on the promenade at the New York State Theater, 1973.

Jane Austen’s First Buyer? Probably a Prince She Hated

Jane Austen’s First Buyer? Probably a Prince She Hated

Jane Austen, left, loathed the Prince Regent, who later became George IV, but he might have been one of her first readers.

A Scrappy Makeover for a Tweedy Literary Fixture

A Scrappy Makeover for a Tweedy Literary Fixture

Stig Abell, 38, the editor of the Times Literary Supplement, at the book review journal’s offices in The News Building, the London headquarters of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire.


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