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Aimee Nezhukumatathil Wants You to Get Some Fresh Air

WONDER WOMAN It’s not every day that pets come up during a phone interview, but the subject is relevant when you’re talking to Aimee Nezhukumatathil, whose illustrated essay collection, “World of Wonders,” doubles as a love letter to little creatures. It turns out she shares her home with a small, mostly Chihuahua-based mutt named Haiku. […]

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Dispute Erupts Over Translation Rights to New Nobel Laureate

MADRID — After winning the Nobel Prize in Literature, Louise Glück has found herself at the heart of less-welcome publicity, because of a dispute over who should hold the Spanish-language rights to her work. Pre-Textos, a publisher based in Valencia, Spain, which has translated and released seven of her books, has called on the American […]

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Ciaran Carson, Versatile Belfast Poet, Is Dead at 70

Ciaran Carson, whose poetry and prose captured the pungency, tensions and rich heritage of Northern Ireland, especially his native Belfast, died in the city on Sunday. He was 70. Laura Susijn of the Susijn Agency, which represented him, said the cause was lung cancer. Mr. Carson was perhaps best known as a poet, and his […]