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    • A Work by Zora Neale Hurston Will Finally Be Published

    • By: Alexandra Alter
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 7 mins
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    In spring 1931, Zora Neale Hurston finished her first book, a 117-page manuscript titled “Barracoon.” It told the true story of Cudjo Lewis, an Alabama man who was believed to be the last living person captured in Africa and brought to America on a slave ship.

    "A Work by Zora Neale Hurston Will Finally Be Published" is from the May 03, 2018 Entertainment section of The New York Times. It was written by Alexandra Alter and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • Kazuo Ishiguro Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature

    • By: Alexandra Alter
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 8 mins
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    The English novelist Kazuo Ishiguro, known for his spare yet emotionally resonate prose style and his inventive subversion of literary genres, was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday.

    "Kazua Ishiguro Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature" is from the October 05, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Alexandra Alter and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • Informative and beautifully written

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    • 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Is Headed to Broadway

    • By: Alexandra Alter
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "'To Kill a Mockingbird' Is Headed to Broadway" is from the Arts section of The New York Times. It was written by Alexandra Alter and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Dave Eggers Journeys Into Alaska in ‘Heroes of the Frontier’

    • By: Alexandra Alter
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 2 mins
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    "Dave Eggers Journeys Into Alaska in ‘Heroes of the Frontier’" is from the April 04, 2016 Arts section of The New York Times. It was written by Alexandra Alter and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Startup Sees New Life In Dead Movie Scripts

    • By: Alexandra Alter, Brooks Barnes
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 9 mins
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    "Startup Sees New Life In Dead Movie Scripts" is from the July 23, 2016 Financial section of The New York Times. It was written by Alexandra Alter and Brooks Barnes and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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    • ‘Mad Men’ Creator Matthew Weiner’s Foray Into Fiction

    • By: Alexandra Alter
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 7 mins
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    After he finished working on the final season of his critically acclaimed drama “Mad Men,” Matthew Weiner found himself suddenly, alarmingly, unable to write.

    "‘Mad Men’ Creator Matthew Weiner’s Foray Into Fiction" is from the November 07, 2017 Entertainment section of The New York Times. It was written by Alexandra Alter and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Edward Snowden and Cory Doctorow Talk Sci-Fi and Reality

    • By: Alexandra Alter
    • Narrated by: Mia Gaskin
    • Length: 5 mins
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    About half an hour into Cory Doctorow’s discussion of his new science-fiction novel, “Walkaway,” at the New York Public Library on Wednesday, the man interviewing him suddenly froze in midsentence.

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    • Obamas Make Book Deal With Penguin Random House

    • By: Alexandra Alter
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 1 min
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    Penguin Random House will publish forthcoming books by former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, the former first lady, the publisher announced on Tuesday night, concluding a heated auction among multiple publishers.

    "Obamas Make Book Deal With Penguin Random House" is from the February 28, 2017 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Alexandra Alter and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • To the Young, Authors Find, Black Books Matter

    • By: Alexandra Alter
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 10 mins
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    While the number of children’s books featuring African-American characters has grown in the past decade, the number of books by black authors has barely budged, according to data collected by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Education.

    "To the Young, Authors Find, Black Books Matter" is from the March 19, 2017 Arts section of The New York Times. It was written by Alexandra Alter and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • Breitbart Editor Loses CPAC Role and Book Deal Over Pedophilia Remarks

    • By: Jeremy W. Peters, Alexandra Alter, Michael M. Grynbaum
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Milo Yiannopoulos, a polemical Breitbart editor and unapologetic defender of the alt-right, tested the limits of how far his provocations could go after the publication of a video in which he condones sexual relations with boys as young as 13 and laughs off the seriousness of pedophilia by Roman Catholic priests.

    "Breitbart Editor Loses CPAC Role and Book Deal Over Pedophilia Remarks" is from the February 20, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Jeremy W. Peters, Alexandra Alter and Michael M. Grynbaum and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Curtis Sittenfeld Is No Jane Austen, but She's OK with That

    • By: Alexandra Alter
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "Curtis Sittenfeld Is No Jane Austen, but She's OK with That" is from the April 14, 2016 Arts section of The New York Times. It was written by Alexandra Alter and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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    • James Patterson Has a Big Plan for Small Books

    • By: Alexandra Alter
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "James Patterson Has a Big Plan for Small Books" is from the March 21, 2016, Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Alexandra Alter and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • After Initial Qualms, a Rush to Publish (and Exhume) Books about Trump

    • By: Alexandra Alter
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "After Initial Qualms, a Rush to Publish (and Exhume) Books about Trump" is from the July 04, 2016 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Alexandra Alter and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • Next From Novelist Junot Díaz? A Picture Book

    • By: Alexandra Alter
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 4 mins
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    By his own admission, novelist Junot Díaz is an agonizingly slow writer and a chronic procrastinator. Over the past two-plus decades, he has published just three books: two short-story collections and his 2007 novel, “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” which won the Pulitzer Prize. He once spent about five years working on a 15-page story.

    "Next From Novelist Junot Díaz? A Picture Book" is from the July 18, 2017 Entertainment section of The New York Times. It was written by Alexandra Alter and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Kevin Hart to Publish Memoir next Year

    • By: Alexandra Alter
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 2 mins
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    "Kevin Hart to Publish Memoir next Year" is from the March 23, 2016, Entertainment section of The New York Times. It was written by Alexandra Alter and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • High-Profile Novelists Warm up to Children's Picture Books

    • By: Alexandra Alter
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "High-Profile Novelists Warm up to Children's Picture Books" is from the May 07, 2016 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Alexandra Alter and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • Uneasy About the Future, Readers Turn to Dystopian Classics

    • By: Alexandra Alter
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Last weekend, as hundreds of thousands of women gathered in Washington to protest the inauguration of President Donald Trump, the novelist Margaret Atwood began getting a string of notifications on Twitter and Facebook.

    "Uneasy About the Future, Readers Turn to Dystopian Classics" is from the January 27, 2017 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Alexandra Alter and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • New Publishing Imprint Tests Limits of Literacy for Young Readers

    • By: Alexandra Alter
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "New Publishing Imprint Tests Limits of Literacy for Young Readers" is from the December 18, 2016 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Alexandra Alter and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • A Wave of 9/11 Novels Seeks a New Audience: The Young Reader

    • By: Alexandra Alter
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "A Wave of 9/11 Novels Seeks a New Audience: The Young Reader" is from the September 10, 2016 Arts section of The New York Times. It was written by Alexandra Alter and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • 'The Vegetarian' Wins Man Booker International Prize

    • By: Alexandra Alter
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "The Vegetarian' Wins Man Booker International Prize" is from the May 17, 2016 Lifestyle section of The New York Times. It was written by Alexandra Alter and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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