Feb 11, 2013 @ 12:56:00 am
2013 Jaipur Literature Festival
Andrew Solomon, author of Far from the Tree, has written a thoughtful story about his friendship with Ghanaian president John Dramani Mahama—a friendship that in recent weeks has been scrutinized by the Ghanaian press. "President John Dramani has been fingered to be in bed with one Mr. Andrew Solomon, a gay lobbyist," one paper has reported. Solomon points out that he has "neither the ability nor the inclination to meddle in foreign elections." But he does express his hope that Mahama will "take a leadership role in the region on L.G.B.T. rights."
Macmillian has agreed to settle a Department of Justice lawsuit over e-book pricing, making it the last of the five big publishing houses named in the suit to do so. (Apple remains a defendant.)
More than 200,000 people turned out for the Jaipur Literature Festival this
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