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Marilynne Robinson wins Pulitzer and National Book Critics Circle Awards for Fiction
Marilynne Robinson, whose first novel Housekeeping, won the PEN/Faulkner prize when it was published twenty-three years ago, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction with her second novel, Gilead (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2004).

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Russell Banks reads from bestselling political-historical thriller, The Darling: Often referred to as one of America's greatest living novelists, Russell Banks reads from his latest bestseller, The Darling

Edward P. Jones reads from his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, 'The Known World': Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward P. Jones appears on a panel at the Miami Book Fair with Russell Banks and reads from his bestselling novel, 'The Known World'

Monica Wood's new novel set to 'breakout' ; 'Any Bitter Thing' due in bookstores May 1, 2005: Award-winning writer talks about books she loves, says her third novel due out in spring of 2005

Campbell McGrath gozzles, grips and explodes pop culture through poetry: A winner of the prestigious MacArthur Grant, Campbell McGrath reads from his newest book of poetry, Pax Atomica, and several new poems not yet published

Yann Martel reads from 'Helsinki Roccamatios'; discusses art, religion and The Life of Pi: Bestselling author reads from his first published work, 'The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios' and discusses art, religion and The Life of Pi

Brian Lamb pulls plug on Booknotes: C-Span cable network founder and Booknotes host ends long-running author interview show

Marilynne Robinson's Gilead nominated for NBCC Award: Twenty-three years after her first novel, Marilynne Robinson's second novel is hailed by critics as one of the best in 2004.

Terry Gross takes readers behind the mike of NPR's popular Fresh Air: Terry Gross talks about her interviews with famous writers, actors, musicians and artists

Paul Krugman rips Social Security privatization plan; fears major disasters ahead: Author of The Great Unraveling pulls no punches in his appearance at the recent Miami Book Fair International 2004.

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