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L.A. poet laureate Robin Coste Lewis doesn’t mince words with her college students: “The world’s on fire.
She is co-host of the event with the L.A. Times Book Club.
Keep readingA new accolade for “The Vanishing Half”: August book club author Brit Bennett’s novel made the National Book Awards fiction longlist announced Friday.
The fiction list concludes a week during which the National Book Foundation also announced nominees for translation, poetry, young people’s literature and nonfiction.