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Today is World Book Day

Happy World Book Day! This holiday for bibliophiles is celebrated the world over each year on April 23–the date Cervantes, Shakespeare, and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all passed away. (It is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors, including Maurice Druon, Haldor K Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel […]

Tracy K. Smith Named U.S. Poet Laureate

The U.S. Library of Congress has named Tracy K. Smith as the new U.S. Poet Laureate. Smith, 45, won the Pulitzer-Prize for her poetry collection Life on Mars and was a National Book Award finalist for nonfiction three years later for her memoir, Ordinary Light. She will serve a one-year term. According to Newsday: The […]