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We already have detailed guidelines for identification requests (and an older meta post for this type of questions. From my point of view, the issue is not in the guidelines but in new users not being aware of them. When new identification requests are reviewed, we point (new) users to the guidelines in the tag wiki. This usually helps. Closing a question ...


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In my opinion, if there is not sufficient information to identify a specific book (say, someone says that they're looking for "a book about a boy who meets a girl in Chicago"), we already have a fine closing reason, "Needs details or clarity". I do not believe that we have a plague of questions for works that do not exist, and the cases ...


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One reason to embrace non-Googlers that isn't mentioned often anywhere I have seen is that Google isn't always easy for everybody. Sometimes people have specific personal factors that can make researching independently difficult, and forums can support them in spite of their limitations.


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Abdulrazak Gurnah Abdulrazak Gurnah is a Zanzibar-born (now Tanzania) novelist who won the 2021 Literature Nobel Prize for his works, especially his work on the impact of colonialism. The Wall Street Journal article on his Nobel prize is available here.


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