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J.K. Rowling

Aug 19, 2014 — Also: King Richard III's "privileged" diet; novelist Karen Russell on the fantastical.
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Jul 8, 2014 — Also: A first edition of Marx's Das Kapital has sold for $40,000; Katie Roiphe asks what would have happened if My Struggle were written by a woman.
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Jun 16, 2014 — Also: Ugandan writer Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi has won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize; notable books coming out this week.
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Jun 11, 2014 — Also: Eric Hill, creator of the Spot the Dog series, has died; Karl Ove Knausgaard looks at his uncomfortable relationship with celebrity.
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Jun 5, 2014 — Also: A book at one of Harvard's libraries is "without a doubt bound in human skin"; J.K. Rowling has released an excerpt of her new novel.
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Apr 29, 2014 — Also: J.K. Rowling says her mother never knew about Harry Potter, and George R.R. Martin on drones.
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Mar 17, 2014 — Also: A new story from J.K. Rowling; Nigella Lawson on why she became a cookbook writer; Walter Dean Myers reacts to a study's findings on the number of children's books about black people.
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Feb 24, 2014 — Also: Ghostwriter says WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange "simply couldn't bear" having his autobiography written; the best books coming out this week.
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Feb 18, 2014 — Also: Wendy Doniger on having her book yanked in India; Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on what it means to be a feminist; a letter from Lewis Carroll.
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Feb 3, 2014 — Also: a new poem by Stephen Burt; Lemony Snicket's prize for librarians; the best books coming out this week.
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