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Over 400 authors, including 10 in Upstate NY, condemn Donald Trump in open letter



Greater Than 400 U.S. authors have publicly condemned Donald Trump in “An Open Letter to the American People.”

The co-writers, together with Stephen King, Junot Diaz, Dave Eggers, Jennifer Egan, Michael Chabon and Syracuse College alumna Cheryl Strayed, highest recognized for “Wild,” revealed the letter Wednesday to announce they “oppose, unequivocally, the candidacy of Donald J. Trump for the Presidency of the U.S..” More Than 14,000 others have added their names to the web petition.

“As writers, we are particularly aware about the various ways in which language can also be abused within the title of energy,” the letter, posted by way of authors Andrew Altschul and Mark Slouka on the Literary Hub website online, says.

The letter also accuses the presumptive GOP nominee of being “a political candidate who deliberately appeals to the basest and most violent elements in society, who encourages aggression among his followers, shouts down opponents, intimidates dissenters, and denigrates women and minorities, calls for…” Words like “dictato

Others who signed the letter embody SU professor Dana Spiotta, who was named a National Ebook Critics Circle Award finalist for her 2011 novel “Stone Arabia,” and nine extra scribes in Upstate big apple:

  • Elisa Albert – Albany, BIG APPLE
  • April Bernard – Saratoga Springs, NEW YORK
  • Ralph Black – Rochester, NEW YORK
  • Eleanor Henderson – Ithaca, BIG APPLE
  • Rebecca Lehmann – Potsdam, THE BIG APPLE
  • Daniel Mendelsohn – Annandale-on- Hudson, NEW YORK
  • Gretchen Primack – Hurley, THE BIG APPLE
  • Edward Schwarzschild – Albany, BIG APPLE
  • Dana Spiotta – Syracuse, THE BIG APPLE
  • Mark Wunderlich – Catskill, BIG APPLE

Trump has now not yet responded to the letter. His most contemporary tweets embody criticisms of “Crooked Hillary Clinton” and “Goofy Elizabeth Warren”; his Twitter account also called protesters at his New Mexico rally “thugs who were flying the Mexican flag.”



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