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Granta names 21 of the best young American novelists

The British literary magazine Granta unveiled its Best of Young American Novelists list on Wednesday, honoring 21 U.S. writers younger than 40. Fiction by the selected authors will appear in the magazine's 139th issue.

Many of the writers, despite their comparative youth, have already reached achieved commercial success.

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Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson will publish a book about sexual harassment

Gretchen Carlson, the former Fox News host who left the network after allegedly being sexually harassed by its founding CEO, is writing a book about sexual harassment and female empowerment.

Carlson’s exit, which included public allegations and a lawsuit, is one of the catalysts that has resulted in major changes at Fox News, including the departure of Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly.

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New spring nonfiction dips into social issues and politics
Margaret Atwood answers the question: Is 'The Handmaid's Tale' a feminist book?
Robert Pirsig dies at 88; wrote counterculture classic 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance'

In the nearly five years it took Robert Pirsig to sell “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,” 121 publishers rejected the rambling novel.

The 122nd gently warned Pirsig, a former rhetoric professor who had a job writing technical manuals, not to expect more than his $3,000 advance.

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'I Dreamed of Africa' author Kuki Gallmann shot and wounded in attack in Kenya

Kuki Gallmann, the environmentalist and author of the bestselling autobiography “I Dreamed of Africa,” was shot and severely injured in an attack at the conservation park she owns in Kenya.

The BBC reports that Gallmann, 73, was airlifted to a hospital in Nairobi after being shot in the stomach in an ambush-style attack at the Laikipia Nature Conservancy in central Kenya.

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