Literature

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QUOTABLE: Read This Sobering Passage From 'Writing to Save a Life: The Louis Till File'

Scholar John Edgar Wideman’s new book explores the story of Emmett Till’s father, Louis. The U.S. Army convicted the elder Till of rape and murder during World War II and hanged him; leaks about his story derailed attempts to successfully convict his son’s murderers. The book is available today via Scribner.

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Paul Beatty is First American to Win The Man Booker Prize

Beatty won the prestigious British literary prize for his novel “The Sellout,” a satire on race and class relations in a fictional Los Angeles neighborhood.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates, Sonia Sanchez and Toni Morrison Talk Dangers of Art

The three acclaimed writers sat down for a public conversation at New York City’s Ambassador Theatre.