Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Burn This Book
Hi blog readers! There's this neat book coming out on May 12 that you might be interested in. Its called Burn This Book, and its a "collection of essays about censorship and literature in response to oppression."
It's edited by Toni Morrison and features such literary greats as Nadine Gordimer, Salman Rushdie, and John Updike.
This project started when HarperStudio President and Publisher Bob Miller heard Toni Morrison speak at the PEN literary Gala about writers' freedom to write. Miller approached Morrison and, together with PEN, the book began to take shape and will soon be a reality. The "essays range widely in tone and subject, yet all address the common theme of freedom of expression."
Be sure to check out Burn This Book when it's released on May 12! Click here to read the full article from the American Booksellers Association (quoted above).