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Digital Subscriptions > Quill & Quire > July August 2016 > Best of times, worst of times

Best of times, worst of times

Nathan Whitlock on great and terrible news from the book world


In response to a petition demanding Donald Trump be banned from entering Britain, J.K. Rowling defended his right to be “offensive and bigoted.” She also once invented a wizarding school with an entire dorm for evil kids, so inclusiveness is a thing with her.

After six long, intimate volumes of autobiography, Karl Ove Knausgaard announced he is tired of writing about himself. Here’s hoping his next project won’t be six volumes on “vomit” or “a glass of water, or a tree, or whatever.”

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