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Tiphanie Yanique Virgin Island native and current New School writing professor Tiphanie Yanique turned heads with her 2014 debut novel, Land of Love and Drowning, a sweeping story about three generations of a Caribbean family. Yanique is also a poet and essayist. Whatever she releases next will be well worth reading. Jacqueline Woodson Woodson moved to Brooklyn when she was seven after living in Greenville, South Carolina. Her National Book Award-winning young adult book Brown Girl...
Fran Liebowitz once famously called the National Book Awards "the Oscars without money." While that's quippy, and kind of accurate, the truth is that the parties hosted by the National Book Awards are still some of the fancier book-related affairs of the year. They culminate, of course, in the Book Awards proper, a formal affair at Cipriani's hosted this year by Daniel Handler, a.k.a Lemony Snicket, or "the book world's answer to Neil Patrick...

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