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Unburnable copy of The Handmaid’s Tale fetches $130,000

Jun 08 2022: A specially commissioned, unburnable edition of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale has been auctioned for $130,000.

Proceeds will be donated to PEN America, which advocates for free expression worldwide. The 384-page book consists mainly of Cinefoil, a specially ...

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Book banning in the US: These are the authors of color who censors are trying to silence

Jun 04 2022: Young adult authors of color are fed up with being targeted.

They're sick of seeing their books bogusly labeled "critical race theory" or "anti-police." They're incredulous at claims their words make kids uncomfortable. They're done seeing their books challenged or ...

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Detention of bookseller in Belarus

May 31 2022: The International Publishers Association, the Federation of European Publishers and the European and International Booksellers Federation have strongly condemned the detention of Belarussian publisher and bookseller Andrey Yanushkevich and his associate Nasta Karnatska ...

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Women’s Prize Trust names 'bold and ambitious' Discoveries shortlist

May 27 2022: The Women’s Prize Trust has announced its Discoveries program 2022 shortlist, featuring six “ambitious and imaginative” authors at the start of their writing journeys.

The shortlist and their novels-in-progress are: Sui Annukka for Thursday, Sadbh Kellett for Hunt ...

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Unburnable edition of The Handmaid's Tale to be auctioned for anti-censorship fundraiser

May 24 2022: To raise awareness about the proliferating book banning and educational gag orders in some U.S. schools, Margaret Atwood and Penguin Random House have partnered to create The Unburnable Book, a fireproof edition of Atwood's prescient (and regularly banned) novel The ...

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How Ukraine’s greatest novelist is fighting for his country

May 24 2022: The New York Times has an extensive profile on Andrey Kurkov, "Ukraine's greatest novelist" who has spent his life writing about realities so absurd they defy satire. This comment from the almost 61-year-old Kurkov sums up so aptly what we have seen from every sphere of...

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U.S. Book Show: Ukrainian novelist Andrey Kurkov on wartime reality for writers and publishers

May 24 2022: The 2022 U.S. Book Show opened this morning with a conversation between Jim Milliot, editorial director of show sponsor Publishers Weekly, international editor Ed Nawotka and Andrey Kurkov, a Ukrainian novelist in Kyiv whom Nawotka termed the “literary ambassador for 40...

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Virginia state delegate seeks restraining order against B&N over banned book

May 24 2022: A book for a young adult audience that the American Library Association described as "the most banned book in the country," is now under scrutiny for rejection from bookshelves at private stores.

A Republican Virginia state delegate has filed a lawsuit against the ...

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