Maya Angelou, sitting, Junot Diaz, back left, Norman Mailer Center president and co-founder Lawrence Schiller, center, and Samuel R. Delany, right, pose for photographs during the fifth annual Norman ... more 
Maya Angelou, sitting, Junot Diaz, back left, Norman Mailer Center president and co-founder Lawrence Schiller, center, and Samuel R. Delany, right, pose for photographs during the fifth annual Norman Mailer Center benefit gala at the New York Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) less 
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Thu, Oct 17, 2013 11:44 PM EDT