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Torn apart: the vicious war over young adult books
June 15, 2019 at 4:00 am

Authors who write about marginalised communities are facing abuse, boycotts and even death threats. What is cancel culture doing to young adult fiction?Earlier this month, the author and screenwriter Gareth Roberts announced that his story was being removed from a forthcoming Doctor Who anthology. Having been shown Roberts’s past tweets about transgender people, BBC Books…

Wolf book postponed in US as Virago holds firm
June 15, 2019 at 1:45 am

Publication of Naomi Wolf’s latest book has been postponed in the US following “new questions” about its contents but UK publisher Virago is standing by its publication.

William Collins lands wildlife filmmaker Mustill’s debut
June 15, 2019 at 1:45 am

William Collins has acquired writer and wildlife filmmaker Tom Mustill’s debut, How to Speak Whale.  Tom Killingbeck, commissioning editor at William Collins, bought UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) from Kerry Glencorse at Susanna Lea Associates in a competitive auction. Publication will be Spring 2021.

Naomi Wolf faces ‘new questions’ as US publisher postpones latest book
June 14, 2019 at 8:45 am

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt had said it would stand by Outrages after row in UK over its historical accuracy, but has now recalled copies from storesNaomi Wolf’s US publisher has postponed the release of her new book and is recalling copies from booksellers, saying that new questions have arisen over the book’s content.Outrages, which argues that…

IPA’s Hugo Setzer to Africa’s Publishers at Nairobi: ‘We Need You’
June 14, 2019 at 3:36 am

In opening the second International Publishers Association Africa Seminar event in Kenya, IPA president Hugo Setzer quotes Desmond Tutu on ubuntu: 'You can’t exist as a human being in isolation.' The post IPA’s Hugo Setzer to Africa’s Publishers at Nairobi: ‘We Need You’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Kenya Publishers Association’s Lawrence Njagi at Nairobi: ‘African Languages’
June 14, 2019 at 3:16 am

In a warm welcome to the 'Africa Rising' conference delegates in Nairobi, Kenya Publishers Association chair Lawrence Njagi warns that without more indigenous-language publishing, children could face losing some of their lingistic identity. The post Kenya Publishers Association’s Lawrence Njagi at Nairobi: ‘African Languages’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

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