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Dog-Eared and Dispatched: April 3, 2016

Claudia Rankine at AWP 2016

Pictured here is Claudia Rankine giving her keynote speech on the opening day of the 2016 Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) conference, which ended yesterday. Rankine’s speech took on the lack of diversity in MFA programs, a hot topic at this year’s conference and in the publishing industry in general. Other news from

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April 3, 2016

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: October 19, 2014

Dog-Eared & Dispatched: October 19, 2014

Hello, hello, hello. In this week’s rundown of the wild world of book culture, we have the latest news on the literary prize front, as well as news about two businesses who haven’t been hugely profitable: McSweeney’s and Amazon. There’s also a passel of footnotes for your delectation, on topics ranging from intellectual cowardice to

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October 19, 2014

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: November 24, 2013

Dog-Eared and Dispatched

Happy Thanksgiving, literary citizens! This week, we begin by taking a moment to honor three authors who have recently passed away. Next, we investigate the ongoing labor strikes at Amazon fulfillment centers in Germany. And while we’re on the subject of Amazon and unions, we discuss the debate currently underway between Transport for London and

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November 24, 2013

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