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bell hooks

“The function of art is to do more than tell it like it is – it’s to imagine what is possible.” bell hooks died of kidney failure on December 15, 2021 at age 69. She was a seminal author in the field of intersectional feminism, with groundbreaking writing on the...

Jason Mott

“But the words we say never seem to live up to the ones inside our head.” Jason Mott won the 2021 National Book Awards prize for Fiction for his novel Hell of a Book.

Merrick B. Garland

"Books have shaped American public life throughout our nation's history, and authors are the lifeblood of book publishing in America. But just five publishers control the U.S. publishing industry. If the world's largest book publisher is permitted to acquire one of...

Abdulrazak Gurnah

“Writing [came] out of the situation that I was in, which was poverty, homesickness, being unskilled, uneducated. So out of that misery you begin to write things down. It wasn’t like: I’m writing a novel. But this kept growing, this stuff. Then it started to become...

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