Posted on March 18, 2024 at 8:00 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!

  • Listings for three new Kobo ereaders — two with color screens — popped up on a website in advance of a release (The Ebook Reader).

  • As state legislative sessions wind down, Kelly Jensen takes a look at what has happened with various anti-book-ban bills across the country (Book Riot).

  • Nobel Prize-winning author Mo Yan is being sued in his native China for allegedly insulting national heroes and "distorting history" (NPR).

  • Several authors withdrew from the PEN World Voices Festival over PEN America's response to the Gaza-Israel crisis; the open letter regarding the topic tells the free-speech organization to do more to address deaths of civilians, journalists, and writers (The New York Times).

  • Meanwhile, at the London Book Fair, the Israel-Gaza conflict was also in the spotlight, in the form of seminars and protests; other hot topics were neurodiversity, the impact of AI, and romantasy (The Guardian).

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