Posted on May 24, 2024 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

As you might've guessed from the headline, we have a full slate of posts on topics you wouldn't necessarily broach with someone you've just met ... unless you're a gambler.

They're all still about literature, but there will be discussions of sex and politics in each — so consider yourself warned.

  • Kelly Jensen's weekly roundup of book ban and challenge news opens with a focus on legislative attempts to prohibit library workers from joining the American Library Association (Book Riot).

  • Anthony Horowitz, who has written both children's books and authorized James Bond continuations, says he disagrees with writers being told to include more diverse characters (The Guardian).

  • Yes, this is a bit of a stretch, but A.O. Scott's fondness for bland commencement speeches references writer David Foster Wallace, who's often considered to have delivered the best graduation speech (The New York Times). 

Categories: Today in Books

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