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The 2014 Top Ten List of Frequently Challenged Books

Apr 14 2015: Each year the American Library Association publishes its Top 10 Most Challenged Books. Here is the latest list:

  1. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
    Reasons: anti-family, cultural insensitivity, drugs/alcohol/smoking, gambling...

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    HarperCollins and Amazon agree multi-year publishing deal

    Apr 14 2015: Contrary to concern last week that Amazon and HarperCollins were heading for an impasse that would lead to the delisting of all HarperCollins (as happened to Hachette last year), HarperCollins issued a brief statement yesterday saying it had "reached an agreement with ...

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      Nobel Prize-winning author Günter Grass dies aged 87

      Apr 13 2015: The writer Günter Grass, who broke the silences of the past for a generation of Germans, has died in hospital in Lübeck at the age of 87.

      German president Joachim Gauck led the tributes, offering his condolences to the writer’s widow Ute Grass. “Günter Grass moved, ...

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        Ivan Doig dies aged 75

        Apr 10 2015: National Book Award winner for This House of Sky (memoir) and author of 13 novels, Ivan Doig died yesterday aged 75, of multiple myeloma. During the eight years of his illness, he wrote four novels - the last,Last Bus to Wisdom, will be published in August.

        "Doig ...

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          Amazon threatens to drop HarperCollins

          Apr 09 2015: HarperCollins is "preparing to return" to an agency model for all e-book sales from April 14 which requires retailers to sell at prices set by the publisher.

          Last week, Business Insider, which is partly owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, said that the current contract ...

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            The Literary Hub

            Apr 08 2015: There's a new website in town - The Literary Hub, created by Grove Atlantic Publishing and book site Electric Literature, in partnership with hundreds of publishers, booksellers and magazines. The aim being to 'celebrate the vitality of bricks-and-mortar bookstores'. ...

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              Atticus Lish Wins the 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

              Apr 07 2015: Atticus Lish won the $15,000 PEN/Faulkner Award on Tuesday for his debut novel, Preparation for the Next Life. In a statement released Tuesday morning, the judges praised Lish’s novel as a work of fiction that “scours and illuminates the vast, traumatized America that ...

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                Magazine reviews still dominated by male authors & critics

                Apr 07 2015: The continuing bias towards men in the British and American literary establishment has been confirmed by a study released on Tuesday. Vida, a US organization championing women in literature, examined a wide range of publications from both sides of the Atlantic, ...

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