Posted on June 9, 2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Book-burnings are nothing new, sadly.
However, one recent instance of destruction stood out because of who was doing the burning — the books’ author.
Last Friday, author Jeanette Winterson announced, in words and a photo on Twitter, that she’d set a pile of her newly republished books ablaze.
Winterson expounded on that complaint in a statement to the Guardian.
Winterson’s debut novel Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, a coming-of-age tale that explored sexuality, was a career-launching hit; her most recent work is Frankissstein, and she has two more works coming out this fall.
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