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Novelist says she regrets signing petition against PEN

Jennifer Cody Epstein

Novelist Jennifer Cody Epstein says she regrets signing the recent letter condemning PEN’s award in honor of Charlie Hebdo magazine.

Two students at Northwestern University recently filed Title IX complaints against Laura Kipnis, after the author published an article about “sexual paranoia” on university campuses. This weekend, Kipnis was “cleared of wrongdoing” by a law firm that found that the ”preponderance of evidence does not support the complaint allegations.”

EL James has announced that she’s writing a sequel to FiftyShades of Grey.

The Atlantic has posted an article suggesting that Hanya Yanagihara’s novel A Little Life is the “great gay novel” we’ve been waiting for.

The new issue of Bookforum is out now, with cover stories by Parul Sehgal (about domesticity, creativivity, Maggie Nelson, Sarah Manguso, Ben Lerner, Audre Lorde, Jenny Offill, Zadie Smith, and more) and by Stephanie Coontz (about the Moynihan Report and the misdiagnosis of America’s family ills).