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'Black Beauty' Next Up In The Backseat Book Club

The Backseat Book Club will return with Anna Sewell's novel, Black Beauty. Michele Norris will talk to author Jane Smiley who, in addition to winning a Pulitzer prize for adult literature, has written kids books starring horses.
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Dinaw Mengestu On The African Immigrant Experience

The acclaimed novelist and 2012 MacArthur Fellow Dinaw Mengestu discusses his writing, his heritage and the immigrant experience.

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Nobel-Winning Chinese Writer Inspired By Faulkner

Chinese writer Mo Yan is the 2012 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. The 57-year-old writer has been compared to — and was inspired by — William Faulkner because of the way Mo creates an imaginary place and characters out of his hometown. He is a state-approved writer but some say there are subtle layers of social commentary in his writing.
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From Boy King Of Texas To Literary Superstar

A few days ago, Domingo Martinez was just a regular guy working as a graphic designer and writing on the side. Then on Wednesday he woke up to find himself nominated for the National Book Award for nonfiction for his book, The Boy Kings of Texas.
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Chinese Author Wins 2012 Nobel Prize In Literature

Mo Yan was one of three writers favored to win. He is perhaps best known in the West as the author of Red Sorghum, which was made into a film. He is only the second Chinese writer to win the Nobel — the other is poet Gao Xingjian, who won in 2000.

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