Readings, Parties, and Drag Queens: APRIL is a festival for lovers of truly independent literature.

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Five finalists have been named for the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award, including Matt Bell, Jennifer DuBois, Anthony Marra, Chinelo Okparanta, and Paul Yoon.

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In which Jonathan Safran Foer calls Joyce Carol Oates his harshest and most helpful critic.

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While many writers immediately jumped at the opportunity to apply to Amtrak’s new residency program, others have noticed some troubling language in the program’s official terms.

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Perhaps the greatest doppelgänger story ever written, The Double concerns Golyadkin, a government worker, who goes mad when he meets someone who appears to be his exact double, only more confident and aggressive—that is to say, his exact opposite.

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A new app promises you’ll be able to read to get you reading at speeds in excess of 600 words per minute.

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The Story Prize celebrated its 10th anniversary last night, awarding author George Saunders $20,000 for his most recent collection, Tenth of December.

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A study concluded that listening to audiobooks might not be the best way to engage with the latest bestseller.

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He is Noam Chomsky’s favorite mayor, and Björk claimed that he “changed Iceland!!!,” with no fewer than three exclamation marks to make her point.

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Your guide to the best time today (and tonight) at AWP 2014.

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