So I recently read an article on Lit Reactor in which the writer – in honour of 2018’s Banned Books Week – suggests that we open our ears to those who are in favour of banning books. Continue reading Banned Books Week 2018 – Should We Listen To Banning Rhetoric?
So I recently read an article on Lit Hub about a crisis of literature in schools: that boys are not encouraged to read girl-orientated books. Continue reading On Reading Feminist Literature
So I recently read about someone who’s reading prowess means that it’s not too unusual for him to have – at the extreme end of things – 45 books on the go at once Continue reading How Many Books Do You Read At Once?
So I recently read an article by the author Antoine Wilson who came across a used copy of one of his own books in a cafe in Los Angeles. Continue reading Lost Inscriptions
So I recently read an article in the Guardian that calls for the removal of American authors from the British-centric Man Booker prize. For anyone who isn’t aware, the Man Booker prize (which is celebrating 50 years this year), made a decision in 2014 to allow non-British authors to participate in the annual event in the hope of creating a more global appeal. There’s probably … Continue reading Should US Authors Be Excluded From The Man Booker Prize?
So I recently read about an Argentinian artist who is building a replica of the Parthenon at Kessel in Germany as part of an anti-censorship art project. Her medium? Thousands upon thousands of books. But not just any book. Marta Minujin is collecting banned books from around the world (or at least books that used to be banned) to build the structure with. The best part … Continue reading A List Of Banned Books