Banned Books Month 2012

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Banned Books Month 2012

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Set 6, 2012, 10:57am 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!

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

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...

Out 14, 2012, 10:09pm

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

Just started The Satanic Verses yesterday . . .

Out 14, 2012, 10:31pm

Just went to look at the summary of that PEN event:

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?