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khaled hosseini

Bridge to Afghanistan

Khaled Hosseini Provided “I get these letters from writers about how to become a successful writer and I just do not have a sexy answer for them,” he said. “Don’t write to get published, don’t write to get rich; write because you have something to say and unless you don’t write it down it’s going

Family ties

Blake Bailey can’t look at one distinct Oklahoma City high-rise without thinking about his brother, Scott. As a young man, Scott was arrested for disturbing the peace after he was caught dangling from a horizontal flagpole at the top of the office tower. “That is precisely and invariably what I associate with 50 Penn Place,”

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Oklahoma City University is partnering with the Oklahoma Humanities Council to present Ellison at 100: A Centennial Symposium to celebrate author Ralph Ellison’s 100th birthday. Ellison is the author of the novel Invisible Man, many short stories and essays on jazz, literature and American culture as seen in Shadow and Act and Going to the

Happy birthday

Ellison is considered by many to be one of the most important literary figures of American literature in the 20th century. His existential novel Invisible Man is about race, identity and alienation. It was published in 1952 to critical acclaim and won the National Book Award the following year. In cooperation with Oklahoma City University,

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Tim Tharp, award-winning author and Oklahoma native, will introduce the University of Central Oklahoma’s screening of the film The Spectacular Now, based on Tharp’s 2008 novel. The screening is part of the university’s Literature in Performance series. The film stars Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley and premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The screening

Book it

Book it Author Laura Moriarty has written four novels, and she was recently awarded the George Bennett Fellowship for Creative Writing at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. In other words, she’s good. Moriarty and Oklahoma author Joy Harjo will present a reading of their works along with a book signing at 6:30 p.m. Saturday

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