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Presentation of the text
Title: “Diary of an Interesting Year”
Author: Helen Simpson
Date of Publication: 2009
Genre: Short story
Helen Simpson (b. 1957) is an English short story writer and novelist. Her collections of short stories have won multiple awards. In 2011, Simpson has won the O. Henry Award for the short story “Diary of an Interesting Year”.
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