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Give Someone a Good Read With 1 of These 26 Best Books by Black Authors

Looking for a great book? Looking for a great gift? Here are 26 of the best books by black authors published in 2016. They are realistic stories, …

Books: 10 most important books of 2016 and more

Hello, I'm books editor Carolyn Kellogg, with this week's book news for you.<p><b>THE BIG STORY</b><p>Looking back on the year, I've selected the 10 most important books of 2016. Because books take so long to create, there's no guarantee that they'll be as meaningful when they're published as they were when …

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10 Books To Take You Out Of The Real World If It's Just Too Much Right Now

Look, I'm not suggesting that anyone spends the next four years with their head in the sand. If you're terrified and/or wildly depressed by the …

The Need to Read

Reading books remains one of the best ways to engage with the world, become a better person and understand life’s questions, big and small<p>By<p>Will Schwalbe<p>We all ask each other a lot of questions. But we should all ask one question a lot more often: “What are you reading?”<p>It’s a simple question but a …

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LitMag: $1,000 for Short Stories & $250 for Poetry

LitMag, a new magazine of creative writing, is currently seeking submissions of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. They pay $1,000 for fiction and …

Finalists Unveiled For This Year's National Book Awards

Shortlists for the National Book Awards went public Wednesday, halving the number of nominees to just 20 finalists. Among the books that have survived the second round of cuts, a few clear favorites are beginning to emerge — while others have been displaced by less familiar names.<p>The full lists of …

The 1 Passage You Need To Read To Understand Donald Trump's Appeal

Donald Trump went and gave a speech Tuesday night on the deck of a battleship, the appropriately named USS Iowa. Reporters were expecting a policy speech. What followed was not that at all.<p>But that's really not the point.<p>Toward the end of the 13-minute speech, Trump said 178 words that might …