Books

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This Saturday evening the East Hampton Library on Long Island will hold its annual fundraising event. It’s called Authors Night and it’s organized by Alec Baldwin.

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Ralph Nader has a list of books that he wants you to read. The longtime consumer advocate and former presidential candidate is hosting the 2nd Annual Booming Winsted Book Festival this weekend in his hometown of Winsted, CT. 

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Haris Durrani is a Dominican-Pakistani Muslim from Westport, Connecticut. Durrani co-founded the Muslim Protagonist Symposium at Columbia University to showcase stories by Muslims in a post-9/11 world. At his parents home in Westport, Durrani told WSHU's Cassandra Basler about his event and the Muslim protagonist of his debut book, Technologies of the Self.

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The Windham Campbell Literary Prizes Festival wrapped up at Yale University last week. Nine prizewinners from around the globe in drama, non-fiction, and fiction were surprised with the prestigious awards that grant them $150,000 each.

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The Windham-Campbell literary festival is going on in New Haven this week. Eight writers from around the globe are being honored, having been surprised with prestigious awards that grant them $150,000 each. Here are the voices of a few of them—John Vaillant, Aminatta Forna, and Nadeem Aslam—speaking about their prizewinning work:

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