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A Crowd That’s Seldom at a Loss for Words

It was one of the largest international gatherings of writers in New York since the PEN international congress of 1986. All this week, some 125 writers from 43 countries… More

Still tilting at Quixote 400 years later

Since the publication of the first volume of Don Quixote in 1605, the world has been enthralled by the tale of the aging country gentleman whose love of chivalric… More

Salman Rushdie Interview

It’s ridiculous that New York doesn’t have an international literary festival. It was an obvious hole in the cultural calendar we wanted to fill. More

Ruminating on a troubled future

David Unowsky, former owner of St. Paul's Ruminator bookstore, is worried about increasing censorship of the media in the coming year. More

Firms allowed to print Cuban works

Academic publishers claimed victory on Wednesday when the U.S. government relaxed rules about printing works from Cuba and other blacklisted countries in response to a lawsuit filed in September. More

Will her voice ever be heard?

Ever wonder what happened to the State Department's chief of propaganda? The head of public diplomacy was supposed to win the hearts and minds of the Muslim street. More

Lauded Writer Given Parole

The state has granted parole to a woman who won a $25,000 writing award with the help of best-selling author Wally Lamb. More

Iran Inanity

Orwellian bureaucratic rules meant to impose sanctions on undemocratic or unfriendly regimes should not be used to silence democrats who oppose those regimes. Yet that is what the Bush… More