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Robin Hemley is the winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship for his book DO-OVER!. He has published seven books, and his stories and essays have appeared in the New York Times, New York Magazine, Chicago Tribune, and many literary magazines and anthologies. He is the editor of Defunct magazine. Robin received his MFA from the Iowa Writers Workshop; he currently directs the Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa and lives in Iowa City, IA.
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  3. How Was the Show, Mrs. Lincoln? — 03/18/2014: After a hundred and fifty years, will it always be “too soon” to laugh at the Lincoln assassination?
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Victor Hugo, 1862
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