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An American surgeon and author of Being Mortal, The Checklist Manifesto and more.
By Elizabeth Alexander
The Light of the World is the memoir by the poet Elizabeth Alexander (she read her poem "Praise Song for the Day" at President Obama's second inaugural) that tells of what came before and after her husband's sudden death of a heart attack at age 50.Read more
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Swedish literary critic Mikaela Blomqvist, 31, is bringing a new perspective to an old, male institution.
- Rising Stars
Mary Lynn Bracht’s unique perspective focuses on the dark legacy of South Korea’s enforced prostitutes.
A slew of history’s best novelists suffered from physical illnesses and ailments that would help shape their literary career