Here is the top literary news of the week:
- Banned Books Week launches with call to read books the 'closed-minded' want shut
- Jordanian writer Hattar killed over 'offensive' cartoon
- Langston Hughes's Harlem Brownstone to Become Arts Center
- James Patterson Calls Off His Fictional Murder Of Stephen King
- 7 Books About Being Single That Will Instantly Make You Feel Better
- LGBTQ and Other “Diverse” Books Lead Banned Books List
- My trans picture book was challenged – but the answer to hate speech is more speech
- The New York Times' global ambitions face tough challenges
- Dow: Children's publishers must think 'beyond the book'
- 10 DICKENSIAN CHARACTER NAMES DECIPHERED
- ASU experts: Banning books is 'just wrong'
- Penguin Random House Launches SciFi/Fantasy Site ‘Unbound Worlds’
- HELEN GARNER ON COURT, BURNING DIARIES, AND THE VIOLENCE OF LOVE
- From Brooklyn to Chicago – News from Masande Ntshanga’s US book tour
- Live events 'important for children's books'
- A northern powerhouse really is coming – in publishing
- OCLC and Internet Archive Share Results of Year-Long Effort to “Ensure Future Sustainability” of PURL.org
- NEW! DAN! BROWN! NEW DAN BROWN NEW DAN BROWN NEW DAN BROWN
- The Book Banner Who Inspired Banned Books
- HERMAN MELVILLE WAS ALSO A FAILED POET
- Toronto library finds savings, misses council's target
- Machine Learning and Bestseller Prediction: More Than Words Can Say
- The literature inspiring South Africa’s student protests
- Five unpublished biographies in contention for £2,000 prize
- Materials From Negro Leagues Added to New Baseball Hall of Fame Digital Archive
- 'Game of Thrones' e-books make it easier to keep up with the action
- Banned Books Week Off to a Fast Start
- Madame Bovary at 160: a bourgeois sex revolutionary
- ‘Portlandia’ feminist bookstore: ‘F***’ the show
- Studies Show Digital Course Materials Improve Students’ Performance
- The Rules According to Malcolm Gladwell
- US trade sales up 3.4% in April
- Thomas Becket's personal book of psalms 'found in Cambridge library'
- Staff Picks: In honor of banned books week, we discuss our favorite banned books
- Farewell, Behold! Here Are the Five Posts That Stuck With Us.
- Why diversity should start at story time
- Thanks to Printing Typo, Russian Charity's New Leaflets Advocate Beaver Genocide
- How Banning Books Marginalizes Children
- Miami libraries cut approval plan
- Is This the Real Identity of Elena Ferrante?
- 'F**k You & Goodbye': Exploring the best quitting stories in the world
- CNET’s Technically Literate Publishes New Work from Lauren Fox
- 5 HOME LIBRARIES IN HAMPTON HOMES TO SWOON OVER AND MORE CRITICAL LINKING
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