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Fiction writer Yaa Gyasi on her debut novel; new Philip Levine poetry books; a survey of Great American Novels; and other news.

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The birth of African American literature; handwritten book by J. K. Rowling sells at auction for £370,000; Oprah’s new imprint; and other news. 

Widening the Path: The Importance of Publishing Black Writers

by Elizabeth Nunez

The Literary Life

January/February 2017

<p>Novelist Elizabeth Nunez discusses the historical and contemporary challenges that black writers face in the publishing industry, and urges publishers to address those challenges by publishing more diverse authors.</p>

Open to Interpretation: Fifteen Notes on Form and Failure

by Kevin Simmonds

Special Section

January/February 2017

<p>A composer and writer discusses the inspiration behind his play <i>Emmett Till a river,</i> which employs the Japanese theater form Noh, and the ways in which artistic practice can succeed through failure.</p>

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