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Maya Angelou Nominated for Grammy Award in Spoken Word

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Online Only, posted 12.07.07

The Recording Academy announced yesterday the 50th annual Grammy Awards nominees for Best Spoken Word Album.

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Seventeen Writers Sign Call for Action In Darfur, Zimbabwe

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Online Only, posted 12.05.07

Seventeen writers, including Nobel laureates Nadine Gordimer of South Africa, Günter Grass of Germany, and Wole Soyinka of Nigeria, recently signed an open letter criticizing African and European leaders for failing to prioritize the crises in Darfur and Zimbabwe...

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Miranda July and Ishmael Beah Among Nominees for Original Voices Awards

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Online Only, posted 12.04.07

Borders Group, Inc., recently announced the nominees for the 2007 Original Voices Awards, which honor "fresh, compelling and ambitious works from new and emerging talents" in fiction and nonfiction.

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Taslima Nasrin Goes Into Hiding After Protests Lead to Riots

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Online Only, posted 11.27.07

Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasrin was forced into hiding in the Indian capital of New Delhi last night after protests from Muslim groups led to riots, the Guardian in London reported today. The protests follow the publication in August of Nasrin's Shodh (Getting Even), a novel that, according to Muslim groups, contains "extreme liberal views." Nasrin fled Kolkata, where she had been living on a tourist visa since 2004, and was taken to a safe house in Rajasthan last night. She will be moved to a guarded apartment in New Delhi.

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Günter Grass Files Lawsuit Against Publisher of Biography

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Online Only, posted 11.26.07

Günter Grass recently filed a lawsuit against Random House, whose German imprint Goldmann Verlag released in October an updated version of Michael Juerg’s 2002 biography of the Nobel Prize winner, Guenter Grass.

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Henri Cole, Charles D'Ambrosio Among This Year's USA Fellows

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Online Only, posted 11.19.07

United States Artists (USA) announced last week the recipients of the second annual USA Fellowships in literature. They are poets Marilyn Chin, Henri Cole, and Chérrie Moraga, fiction writers Charles D’Ambrosio, William Gay, John Haines, Mat Johnson, and Helena María Viramontes, and playwright Luis Valdez.

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