Here is the top literary news of the week:
- VS Naipaul's legacy is complex – but his writing must be celebrated
- Illustrations sold to help child refugees
- National Library celebrates 50 years of documenting Australian history
- Michael Sweater is Tweeting at Bleeding Cool Every 12 Hours Until We Write About the Good Boy! Magazine Kickstarter
- Disgraced library chief raking in hefty ‘consulting’ fees along with pension
- Over 500 turn out in solidarity with Bookmarks after attack
- How a Young War Veteran Became a Serial Bank Robber, Then a Novelist
- How free should novelists be to imagine radically different lives?
- THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS ISN’T REALLY A CHILDREN’S BOOK
- As Google Maps Renames Neighborhoods, Residents Fume
- 3D-printed guns lead Broward libraries to suspend printers' use
- Quartz forges ahead, but other news publishers shut down chatbots
- Townsend and Syed up for Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards
- New “Deleted” Wheel of Time Novella to Appear in Unfettered III in 2019
- Why I Use Harry Potter To Teach A College Course On Child Development
- Political Publishing in the US: Forthcoming Titles and an Authors Guild Statement on First Amendment Freedoms
- Gutenberg’s Revenge
- Judge rules against Northamptonshire library closures
- Restoring Trust in Electronic Documents
- WHAT IF YOU WIN A COMEDY AWARD BUT DON’T THINK YOU’RE FUNNY?
- Why Little Women Endures
- 12 Things Readers Really Want Nonreaders to Know
- FCC targets pirate radio station that broadcasts Alex Jones
- SAGE buys technology company Talis
- Google publishes its political ad database, detailing spending in U.S. federal elections
- Sensitivity Readers! What Are They Good For? (A Lot.)
- BUDDY, THE LIBRARY ISN’T A 7-ELEVEN
- S&S hits back at Trump lawyers' 'hollow' threats to sue
- Abe Lincoln’s library faces so much debt that it’s considering selling his stuff — including his hat and gloves
- Keanu Reeves Is Doing a New Thing: Publishing Books
- Hollywood is finally catching up to Karin Slaughter
- USAID Signs Participation Agreement with CHORUS
- THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SCIENCE FICTION IS THE BEST PLACE ON THE INTERNET
- JOURNALISTS ARE NOT THE ENEMY
- Elections in Mali marred by militant violence — and internet shutdowns
- Publishers Association corrects key figure on author pay
- Independent publishers resist and expose their present
- Dear Mr. President
- New book on 40 years of opening up
- Tolstoy’s Great-Granddaughter Discovers Her Family History
- A HILARIOUS NEW MEMOIR REVEALS THE ABSURD BUSINESS OF SELLING BOOKS TODAY
- How Poetry Came to Matter Again
- 'Doesn't believe in contracts': Literary agent sues bestselling author
- Reading a Book Takes Time—Deal With It
- Trump tried to ban top aides from penning tell-all books
- Why Authors Are Earning Less Even As Book Sales Rise
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