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PEN America Dissenters Host 'Freedom to Write for Palestine' Fundraiser

Gathering together writers and translators who withdrew from PEN America's Literary Awards and World Voices Festival, the event, held in New York City on May 7, featured stirring readings, offered sharp critiques, and raised money for the Gaza-based nonprofit We Are Not Numbers. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-05-08 04:00:00 UTC ]
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PEN America Cancels 2024 Literary Awards Ceremony

Following mass withdrawals of books from consideration, PEN America has canceled its 2024 Literary Awards ceremony, previously slated for April 29. Two cash prizes will still be conferred, and the $75,000 purse accompanying the PEN/Stein Book Award will be donated to the Palestine Children’s... Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-04-22 04:00:00 UTC ]
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PEN President Jennifer Finney Boylan Announces Plans to Review PEN’s Work Going Back a Decade

PEN America has faced an enormous amount of criticism from the literary world for, among other things, failing to call Israel’s six-month assault on Gaza a genocide, and is now facing a wave of withdrawals from two of its signature events, the literary awards and the World Voices Festival. In... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2024-04-18 14:26:32 UTC ]
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Double The Book Bans In Half The Time: PEN America’s Latest Book Ban Report

PEN's new report shows that book bans continue to rise and continue to target books by or about queer people and people of color. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2024-04-16 12:05:00 UTC ]
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Two novelists have cut ties with PEN over its Mayim Bialik event and Gaza silence.

Two prominent novelists have broken with PEN America over the organization’s decision to platform controversial actor and outspoken ceasefire opponent Mayim Bialik, as well as its relative silence on the unfolding genocide in Gaza (which so far has claimed the lives of at least 120 writers,... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2024-01-31 20:56:06 UTC ]
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New PEN America Report Documents 'Scarlet Letter' Effect of Book Bans

PEN America has released "a cumulative data summary" of nearly 6,000 book bans in public schools, finding that shared lists of targeted books by organized political groups have led to books and authors being targeted in multiple communities across the country. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-12-14 05:00:00 UTC ]
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PEN America Will Open an Office in Florida

PEN America intends to expand its presence in Florida amid growing book banning and other censorship efforts in the state, and has appointed ACLU veteran Katie Blankenship director of a new Florida office. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-11-14 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Beyond Book Banning: PEN America Warns of ‘Booklash,’ Self-Censorship

PEN America says it sees book publishing 'at a crossroads' in a new report warning of cancel culture, review-bombing, and book banning. The post Beyond Book Banning: PEN America Warns of ‘Booklash,’ Self-Censorship appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2023-08-07 21:16:27 UTC ]
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Pundits Weigh in on Gilbert's Decision to Pull Russian-Set Novel Over Ukrainian Backlash

While many authors and critics condemned Elizabeth Gilbert's choice to pull her forthcoming novel 'The Snow Forest' from Riverhead's publishing schedule, two contrary statements from PEN America and the Authors Guild show there is no consensus over the controversy. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-06-13 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Why the world's largest publisher found a book-ban lawsuit in Florida 'irresistible'

PEN America and publisher Penguin Random House filed a federal suit against Escambia County School District over its removal of books from school libraries. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2023-05-18 17:34:04 UTC ]
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PEN America and Penguin Random House Sue School District Over Book Bans

PEN America and publisher Penguin Random House filed a law suit today against a school district for book bans. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2023-05-17 16:28:56 UTC ]
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PEN America, Penguin Random House Sue Florida School District Over 'Unconstitutional' Book Bans

PEN officials called the suit a "first-of-its-kind challenge to unlawful censorship," bringing together concerned parents, authors, and a major publisher. "Censorship, in the form of book bans like those enacted by Escambia County, are a direct threat to democracy and our Constitutional rights,"... Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-05-17 04:00:00 UTC ]
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PEN Report Shows State Legislation ‘Supercharging’ Book Bans

“The heavy-handed tactics of state legislators are mandating book bans, plain and simple,” said Suzanne Nossel, CEO of PEN America, in a release announcing the new report. “The numbers don’t lie, and they reveal a relentless crusade to constrict children’s freedom to read.” Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-04-20 04:00:00 UTC ]
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The Week in Libraries: March 31, 2023

Among the week's headlines: bomb threats over Juno Dawson's 'This Book Is Gay' highlight the increasing threat level librarians and teachers are facing; Missouri lawmakers vote to defund the state's public libraries; and PEN America's Nadine Farid Johnson tells Congress that the country is... Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-03-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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2023 PEN America Literary Awards Finalists Announced

PEN America's Literary Award Finalists have been announced. They include books of by debut writers and well-known writers alike. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2023-02-16 18:42:50 UTC ]
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Audible founder Don Katz to be honored by PEN America

The founder of Audible Inc., a leading force in the booming audiobook industry, will be honored in May at PEN America’s annual gala Continue reading at 'ABC News'

[ ABC News | 2022-02-18 15:03:22 UTC ]
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2022 PEN America Literary Awards Longlists Announced

PEN America has announced their 2022 Literary Award longlists, with awards in 11 different categories. Here they are. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2021-12-15 17:59:20 UTC ]
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PEN America Goes Live Again at 2021 Gala

Literati and Hollywood royalty alike were back at the American Museum of Natural History in New York on October 5 for the PEN America Literary Gala, one of the first major indoor and in-person events held by a literary institution since the pandemic began. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-10-06 04:00:00 UTC ]
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PRH Launches Book the Vote Initiative

Penguin Random House has partnered up with PEN America, Out of Print, and When We All Vote to launch Book the Vote, which the publisher describes as a "nonpartisan initiative to protect free speech and ensure every voter’s right to participate in elections." Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-10-13 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Political Books: PEN America’s Suzanne Nossel ‘Dares To Speak’

From the leadership of PEN America, a HarperCollins release enters the summer's fray of free-speech debates amid charges of 'cancel culture.' The post Political Books: PEN America’s Suzanne Nossel ‘Dares To Speak’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-07-22 17:45:57 UTC ]
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