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Joy Williams is one of America's greatest living writers. Her career stretches back to the 1970s, when legendary editor Gordon Lish published some of her earliest stories and George Plimpton published her debut novel, State of Grace (1973), under the ...

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Cabot Trail Writers Festival features acclaimed Canadian writer
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Governor General Award-winner Rosemary Sullivan will join other celebrated Canadian writers such as two-time Stephen Leacock Award-winner Terry Falls; Silver Birch Award-winner Kevin Sylvester; Giller finalist and Thomas H. Raddall Award -winner ...

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