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The exuberant diversity of Ukrainian literature

Feb 28 2023: Writing in The Millions, Timothy Walsh explores the diversity of Ukrainian literature from Anton Chekhov, Joseph Conrad and Nicolai Gogol to Isaac Babel, Sholem Aleichem, Mikhail Bulgakov and Vasily Grossman; and then to the modern day:

When Russia invaded Ukraine ...

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No plans for changes to Roald Dahl's books in US or Europe

Feb 23 2023: The news last week that editions of Roald Dahl’s body of work issued by U.K. publisher Puffin Books were being edited to remove potentially offensive words including “fat,” “crazy," and “mad,” rewriting character descriptions, and adding completely new sentences, caused...

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JK Rowling tells of fear former husband would burn Harry Potter manuscript

Feb 22 2023: The Harry Potter author JK Rowling has spoken about the abuse she suffered at the hands of her former husband, saying he tried to lock away the unpublished manuscript of the series’ first book to stop her leaving him.

Speaking on the Witch Trials of JK Rowling, a ...

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Roald Dahl rewrites: edited language in books criticized as ‘absurd censorship’

Feb 20 2023: Critics are accusing the British publisher of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s books of censorship after it removed colourful language from works such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda to make them more acceptable to modern readers.

A review of new ...

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HarperCollins union ratifies new contract

Feb 17 2023: After three months on strike, unionized HarperCollins employees will return to work on February 21 after voting 194-10 to ratify a labor agreement with the publisher that includes a higher minimum salary and new benefits.

“We are pleased that the agreement was ...

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Republicans take aim at risque jokes and romance novels with anti-sex bills

Feb 17 2023: A wave of proposed legislation pushed by Republicans across the US at the state level is aimed at outlawing aspects of sexuality that could have a huge impact on Americans’ private lives and businesses.

Opponents to the laws before legislatures in various states say ...

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Feb 15 2023: On January 23, representatives of several European & International Booksellers Federation member organizations gathered online for this year's first quarterly EIBF international call, which allows members to share insights, struggles and progress from their respective ...

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Bookstore sales rose 6% in 2022

Feb 15 2023: Bookstore sales in the U.S. finished just under $9 billion in 2022, 6.2% higher than 2021 and 0.7% above 2019, the last year bookstores had a normal sales pattern before business was disrupted by the pandemic.

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