Banned Books Month 2012

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Banned Books Month 2012

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1LucindaLibri
Set 6, 2012, 10:57am

PEN.org is honoring Banned Books Month by asking "writers, editors, literary illuminati, and PEN staff to write about the banned books that matter to them most."

Check it out!

http://www.pen.org/blog/?cat=3229

Banned Books Week begins September 30th . . . anyone what to have a read-a-thon?

2Sandydog1
Out 13, 2012, 7:16pm

I just read those famous author responses to their banned books, and listened intently, to the Rushdie interview on America's best news show. Now this.

You, Lucinda, are on a tear...

3LucindaLibri
Out 14, 2012, 10:09pm

I do have a bit of an obsession with banned books :)

Just started The Satanic Verses yesterday . . .

4LucindaLibri
Out 14, 2012, 10:31pm

Just went to look at the summary of that PEN event:
http://www.pen.org/blog/?p=17173#more-17173

I found it interesting that although the people writing the essays were evenly divided between men and women, most of the books they picked to write about were written by men (14:4).

I wonder what the ratio is for actual banned/challenged books? My general impression (which I may have read somewhere) is that women writers and writers of color are more likely to have their books banned/challenged.

Any thoughts?