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Since her first collection of darkly humorous fiction in 1985, Hempel has been changing the short-story form—often, by abbreviating it. Read more

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Kirk, an accomplished nonfiction writer and human-rights advocate, launches her debut YA novel at The Regulator on Tuesday, Dec. 11. Read more

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Themed "Excess Women," the series begins with Dorothea Lasky at Duke Coffeehouse on Saturday, Dec. 1. Read more

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As Poet Laureate, Jaki Shelton Green Wants to Amplify North Carolina’s Muted Voices Read more

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The literary establishment probably has been wary of Wolitzer not only because of sexism, but also because of its corollary, fear. Read more

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