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Commentary: Kurt Vonnegut and original virtue

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Commentary: Kurt Vonnegut and original virtue

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – So it goes. April 11 marks the 10th anniversary of Kurt Vonnegut’s death. He and I were friends – actually, “pals” was the term he used – during the last years of his life. Whenever I traveled to New York, generally four or five times a year, we would […]

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Bicentennial literary map honors Indiana writers

By Gary Qi TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Many Hoosier writers have put Indiana on the map, so maybe it’s only fair that the Indiana State Library has decided to return the favor. The Indiana Literary map was created by Indiana State Library in partnership with several literary organizations to feature outstanding writers in the history of […]

Commentary: A tribute to Kurt Vonnegut, five years after his death

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Commentary: A tribute to Kurt Vonnegut, five years after his death

By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – During a phone conversation not long before he died, I asked Kurt Vonnegut how he was doing. “I don’t like being this damn old,” Kurt said. Foolishly, I offered up a cliché in response and told him that it was better than the alternative. “I don’t know,” […]