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06 juin 2015 à 14h39

In Georgia, a bill to cut all ties with the American Library Association is advancing

Those who've been trying to remove certain books from childrens' sections at public libraries are now taking aim at what they see as a source of the problem: the American Library Association. A growing number of states and local libraries are cutting ties with the nation's...

Merriam-Webster says you can end a sentence with a preposition. The internet goes off

An authority on the English language has set us free from the tethers of what many have long regarded as a grammatical no-no. Or has it? The answer depends on how you side with a declaration from Merriam-Webster: "It is permissible in English for a preposition to be what you end a sentence with,"...

The American Library Association Releases 'Book Résumés' for Banned Books

The American Library Association's Unite Against Book Bans initiative has unveiled a new free resource—a collection of "book résumés." Created in collaboration with dozens of publishers, Unite Against Book Bans book résumés are easy-to-print documents that summarize a banned book's...

Queer Literature is Booming in Africa

Even in countries where homophobia is pervasive and same-sex relationships are illegal, authors are pushing boundaries, finding an audience and winning awards...

Two OpenAI book Lawsuits Partially Dismissed by California Court

Two copyright infringement lawsuits brought forward by authors against artificial intelligence company OpenAI have been partially dismissed in court. The cases, led by comedian Sarah Silverman and novelist Paul Tremblay, alleged that OpenAI unlawfully used their books to train the large language...

Romance Bookstores are Taking Over America

Five years ago, there was just one. Now bookshops exclusively stocking romance novels are everywhere – aiming to 'undo generations of shame'... At least eight other dedicated romance novel bookstores opened across the US in 2023, in cities from Wichita, Kansas, to Belfast, Maine. At...

Gen Z Turns to Physical Books and Libraries

They have killed skinny jeans and continue to shame millennials for having side partings in their hair. They think using the crying tears emoji to express laughter is embarrassing. But now comes a surprising gen Z plot twist. One habit that those born between 1997 and 2012 are keen to endorse is...

2024 PEN/Faulkner Award Longlist Announced

The PEN/Faulkner Foundation has announced the longlist for the 2024 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. The jury—comprising Xochitl Gonzalez, Alan Michael Parker, and Lynn Steger Strong—evaluated 445 eligible novels and short story collections submitted by 205 publishing houses. The winner will be...

Simon & Schuster Turns 100

With Simon & Schuster turning 100 years old this year, the company has a slate of activities and celebrations planned to mark the anniversary. Yesterday, S&S unveiled the Simon & Schuster 100, a collection of 100 titles chosen to "represent the breadth and depth of the company's publishing...

Resignations, Censures Follow in Wake of Hugo Awards Controversy

Two leaders of Worldcon Intellectual Property (WIP), the nonprofit that holds the service marks of the World Science Fiction Society, have reportedly stepped down from their posts following accusations of censorship in the voting process for the 2023 Hugo Awards... The resignations and...

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