Posted on October 11, 2023 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Catch up quick with the bookish news of the past few days ... or take a deeper dive into each story. Your choice!
India's government has approved charges relating to provocative speech and the promotion of enmity against celebrated author Arundhati Roy; the comments she made that inspired the charges were about the Kashmir region and came thirteen years ago (The New York Times).
Winners of this year's American Book Awards include the late bell hooks and Maxine Hong Kingston (Literary Hub).
A continued investigation into the app that claims to help schools determine whether books are appropriate has revealed that the founder testified in support of bills that restrict reading material in schools ... and that a contributor is currently employed as a school superintendent (BookRiot).
A new study found, perhaps unsurprisingly, that people who have books in the back of their Zoom backgrounds make a better impression on their conversation partners (New Scientist).
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