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Lena Dunham's 3.7 Million Dollar Book Deal, National Storytelling Festival, and More

by
Evan Smith Rakoff
10.9.12

HBO's Girls creator Lena Dunham's first collection of essays sold to Random House for a reported 3.7 million dollars; Jason Diamond reports on attending a sold out reading by Zadie Smith and Michael Chabon at the famed 92nd Street Y in New York City; the University of Missouri changed its decision to close the University of Missouri Press; and other news.

Iowa City

by
Jan Weissmiller
5.1.12

Before heading to the Iowa Summer Writing Festival, held throughout June and July, get acquainted with the reading series, bars, landmarks, and people—including our guide Jan Weissmiller, co-owner of indie bookseller Prairie Lights Books—of designated City of Literature Iowa City. 

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