News by Rob Hart August 20, 2012
An evangelical author made up a bunch of stuff about former US president Thomas Jefferson for a book later dropped by its publisher. Glenn Beck will now release it. You're welcome, America.
News by Rob Hart August 3, 2012
A group that fights child trafficking and exploitation successfully lobbied Amazon to remove a self-published eBook about age of consent laws around the world.
Column by Joshua Chaplinsky July 30, 2012
They say don't judge a book by its cover, but these 12 designs make it awfully hard not to.
News by Kimberly Turner July 23, 2012
Stalking, threats, furious authors, vigilante justice...it’s not a new summer blockbuster; it’s a face-off between online book reviewers and a new anti-bullying website that plays by its own rules.
News by Dave Reuss June 13, 2012
A new study claims that 88% of books reviewed by The New York Times are written by white authors. Racism or representative of our population?
Column by John Jarzemsky June 5, 2012
Authors, more so than creators of any other creative medium, are often excused for their less than reputable personal lives. Why do we cut them slack, and more importantly, should we?
News by Rob Hart May 10, 2012
National Review columnist Jonah Goldberg claimed that he's a Pulitzer Prize nominee on the dust jacket of his new book--except he's not.
News by Rob Hart May 9, 2012
'Fifty Shades of Grey' has been banned from the Brevard County Public Libraries system, while books like 'The Complete Kama Sutra' are still available.
News by John Jarzemsky May 8, 2012
Science fiction writer Orson Scott Card has written a column in support of a controversial "pro-marriage" amendment in North Carolina
News by Rob Hart May 7, 2012
The popular YA series has been inspiring a fair amount of race issues--which raises some interesting questions about race in fiction.
News by Hanna Brooks Olsen April 20, 2012
Parents are criticizing 29-year-old author Ruby Roth for her new children's book, 'Vegan Is Love,' because, they say, its depiction of the meat industry is too graphic for kids.
News by John Jarzemsky April 4, 2012
Nobel Prize winning author Guenter Grass has published a controversial poem in a German daily newspaper, in which he criticizes Israel for escalating conflict with Iran.
News by John Jarzemsky March 23, 2012
A Virginia high school student was instructed by his English teacher to read a Langston Hughes poem "blacker" in front of his class.
News by John Jarzemsky
The London Book Fair has drawn criticism for inviting only state-approved Chinese authors to the annual literary event.
News by John Jarzemsky March 7, 2012
Rush Limbaugh continues to be an asshole. I know, it's a slow news day.
News by Rob Hart February 29, 2012
One Million Moms is demanding that Toys 'R' Us remove an issue of Archie Comics depicting two characters getting gay married, lest their children be indoctrinated to tolerance.
Column by John Jarzemsky February 22, 2012
No riots in the streets, no bonfire rallys, no blood in the gutter...are we living in an age of controversy-free literature?
News by Rob Hart February 8, 2012
An Oklahoma-based chapter of the Romance Writers of America sparked a bit of outrage recently when they banned same-sex fiction from a writing competition, leading them to cancel the contest.
News by John Jarzemsky February 7, 2012
Shmuley Boteach is an Orthodox Rabbi and best-selling author whose latest book, 'Kosher Jesus,' is ruffling quite a few religious feathers.