PEN American Center Archive

Round-Up: NC Anti-Trans Bill, Who Reads the Most e-Books, and PEN’s Israeli Sponsorship

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From authors who are taking a stand for human rights to a new study revealing who reads the most e-books, here’s all of last week’s literary news:   Several authors have responded to North Carolina’s anti-trans bill by canceling scheduled appearances in the state on their book tours. However, these cancellations may

ROUND-UP: PEN, Amazon Bookstores, and New Digital Book Series

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A snapshot at this week’s literary news, from PEN’s literary award shortlists to a new take on digital books: PEN American announced their literary awards finalists for 2016 last week. Winners for Debut Fiction, Art of the Essay, Literary Science Writing, PEN Open Book, and PEN/Fusion Prize will be

Round-Down: “Governments Make Bad Editors,” Authors Protest During BookExpo America

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BookExpo America 2015 (BEA), one of the leading book conferences internationally and held this year in New York, was recently host to a five-hundred-person delegation from the Chinese government, representing one-hundred publishing houses–attendance that BookExpo has described as “unprecedented” and which covered over twenty-thousand square feet of convention space. On the