Posted on December 5, 2018 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
A Canadian literary prize has dropped a big-name sponsor — make that a massive-name sponsor — after its nominees protested its participation.
The Prix Littéraire des Collégiens was put on hold last month over writers’ objections to Amazon’s “inhuman methods,” and on Monday, organizers decided to part ways with the company.
(You can read their open letter in the magazine Le Devoir here; our browser’s translate function worked reasonably well to follow the thrust of it.)
Consideration for the prize will resume, with a foundation providing funding for this year at least and organizers seeking a replacement sponsor, according to The Canadian Press, whose full reporting on the story is here.
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