Singh, Galvin and Ross replace Shriver as Mslexia judges

Mslexia, the magazine for women writers, has appointed a three-person panel of Cathy Galvin, Leone Ross and Sunny Singh to judge its Short Story Competition to replace Lionel Shriver following her controversial comments about marginalised writers. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Singh, Galvin and Ross replace Shriver as Mslexia judges

Mslexia, the magazine for women writers, has appointed a three-person panel of Cathy Galvin, Leone Ross and Sunny Singh to judge its Short Story Competition to replace Lionel Shriver following her controversial comments about marginalised writers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Mslexia removes Shriver as judge over 'alienating' comments on diversity

Women’s writing magazine Mslexia has removed Lionel Shriver as a competition judge following the author’s controversial statements on diversity in publishing. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-06-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lionel Shriver dismissed as contest judge after her dismissive comments about diversity in publishing

Writer Lionel Shriver, best known for her novel “We Need To Talk About Kevin,” has lost her spot as a judge for a writing contest after she published a column in the Spectator mocking a diversity drive in Britain’s division of Penguin Random House. Shriver was responding to an email she’d seen,... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-06-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Singh and Johnson to judge inaugural Jhalak Prize

Authors Sunny Singh and Catherine Johnson have been revealed as judges of the inaugural Jhalak Prize for Best Book by a Writer of Colour alongside Alex Wheatle, Musa Okwonga and Yvette Edwards. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-08-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ross replaces Pinter at Manchester University Press

Simon Ross, formerly Cambridge University Press's deputy managing director for academic publishing as well as CUP global business development director, has been appointed as the new c.e.o. of Manchester University Press. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-07-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Riddell and Ross to judge Klaus Flugge Prize

Children’s laureate Chris Riddell and illustrator Tony Ross are amongst the judges for the inaugural Klaus Flugge Prize, launched last month by Andersen Press. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-02-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Don’t Judge a Book By Its Cover, Judge it By Its Blurbs

The book blurb is one of the longest-running conventions in publishing and is largely a favor passed among writers and friends. But do they sell books? The post Don’t Judge a Book By Its Cover, Judge it By Its Blurbs appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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In Key Win, Judge Says Escambia County Book Banning Lawsuit Can Proceed

After a January 10 hearing, judge T. Kent Wetherell denied a motion by the Escambia County School Board to dismiss the case, suggesting that school officials cannot simply pull books they find objectionable from library shelves. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Judge Blocks Key Provisions of Iowa Book Banning Law

A federal judge has blocked two key portions of an Iowa law that sought to ban books with sexual content from Iowa schools and to bar classroom discussion of gender identity and sexuality for students below the seventh grade. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Inside Literary Prize Will Be Judged by Prison Inmates

Over the next six months, inmates in prisons around the country will be able to debate and vote on the winner of a new book award — the Inside Literary Prize. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Judge Will Toss Part of Authors’ AI Copyright Lawsuit

A federal judge said he will dismiss part of a lawsuit filed by a group of authors including comedian Sarah Silverman that claims Meta’s Llama AI application infringes their copyrights. However, a core claim of the suit—that Meta’s use of unauthorized copies to train its AI model is... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Montana Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction Against Drag Ban

On Friday, a U.S. District Court judge deemed Montana House Bill 356 "vague and overbroad, chilling protected speech," and said that it exhibited "anti-LGBTQ+ animus." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Judge orders trial for copyright case between Thomson Reuters Westlaw, AI rival

Thomson Reuters has accused Ross Intelligence of improperly copying data from its Westlaw legal-research division to train an AI-powered competitor. A jury will decide the case, a judge ruled this week. Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

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Peace Is What Our Hearts Seek: Kalpna Singh-Chitnis’s Love Letters to Ukraine, by Candice Louisa Daquin

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In a Blistering Opinion, Judge Officially Blocks Texas’ Book Rating Law

After nearly three weeks of waiting, federal judge Alan D. Albright delivered a 59-page written opinion holding that the controversial Texas law "misses the mark" by imposing a web of "unconstitutionally vague" requirements. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Nielsen replaces CEO amid measurement turbulence

Nielsen named Karthik Rao, who headed Nielsen Audience Measurement, as CEO of the entire company, succeeding David Kenny, who will become executive chairman. Continue reading at Advertising Age

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Texas Judge Hears Arguments Over Scope of HB 900 Injunction

At a brief 20-minute hearing judge, Alan D. Albright appeared open to the state's bid to allow parts of the controversial law take effect. Attorneys for the plaintiffs, however, insisted the law is unconstitutional, and that the court should stick with its decision to block it in its entirety. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-09-12 04:00:00 UTC ]
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With Key Decision Imminent, Judge Orders Status Conference in Texas Book Rating Case

The moves come after the court held a second hearing on a bid to block the law from taking effect on August 28, and with the law's September 1 effective date bearing down. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-08-31 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Judge Blocks Texas Book Ban Law

Judge Alan D. Albright said that he will grant a motion for a preliminary injunction to block Texas's controversial book ban law, which was due to take effect on September 1. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-08-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Judge Stays Escambia County Book Banning Lawsuit to Consider Dismissal

The order comes after lawyers for the school district filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit on several grounds, including that a policy change that went into effect on July 1 effectively moots the litigation. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-08-25 04:00:00 UTC ]
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