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Stephen King, Junot Díaz join more than 450 writers in condemning Trump

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Stephen King, Junot Díaz, and more than 450 other writers have taken to their medium to speak out against Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

The authors — which include nearly 80 writers who live in New England — are signatories to an open letter posted Tuesday to lithub.com, a website about the modern literary world.

The letter lists several reasons why the authors "oppose, unequivocally" Trump's candidacy, including "the many ways that language can be abused in the name of power."

The missive was also posted to an online petition, which has garnered more than 6,600 signatures early Wednesday morning.


The controversial real estate mogul has faced criticisms for his comments and views on Hispanics, women, current events, and several other topics. He also often engages in Twitter wars, particularly with Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

Nicole Hernandez can be reached at nicole.hernandez@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @NRHSJax.