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Debut Novelist Yelena Akhtiorskaya on Misery, Writing, and Brighton Beach

Debut Novelist Yelena Akhtiorskaya on Misery, Writing, and Brighton Beach
By September 30, 2014

“Russian writers are like Russian people: there’s not a lot of bullshit.” Read More

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Anya Ulinich on Autobiography in Fiction, Drawing, and the Perverse Pleasures of OkCupid

Anya Ulinich on Autobiography in Fiction, Drawing, and the Perverse Pleasures of OkCupid
By September 4, 2014

Q&A with the author of “Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrel” and “Petropolis” Read More

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Graphic Novelist Liana Finck on Yiddish Letters, Teen Angst, and Becoming a Book Person

Graphic Novelist Liana Finck on Yiddish Letters, Teen Angst, and Becoming a Book Person
By July 23, 2014

Q&A with the author of “A Bintel Brief: Love and Longing in Old New York” Read More

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Judy Blume on Censorship, Death Threats, Divorce, and Not Retiring Like Philip Roth

Judy Blume on Censorship, Death Threats, Divorce, and Not Retiring Like Philip Roth
By July 14, 2014

“This is America: we don’t have censorship, we have, you know, freedom to read, freedom to write… we don’t ban books. But then they did.” Read More

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Anne Frank Would Have Turned 85 Today

Anne Frank Would Have Turned 85 Today
By June 12, 2014

“Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.”—Anne Frank Read More

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Boris Fishman on Grandfathers, Russian Hirsuteness, and the Immigrant Experience

Boris Fishman on Grandfathers, Russian Hirsuteness, and the Immigrant Experience
By June 12, 2014

“Russian culture tends to go soulful and deep much more quickly than American culture.” Read More

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Nora Ephron’s Terrific 1996 Commencement Address at Wellesley College

Nora Ephron’s Terrific 1996 Commencement Address at Wellesley College
By May 19, 2014

The beloved feminist writer and humorist would have turned 74 today. Read More

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