Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Roundup with PW

ALA 2017 Spotlight: Librarians Gear Up for 'the Fight of a Lifetime'
Librarians will gather in Chicago for the 2017 ALA Annual Conference amid an organizational leadership transition, and challenges from the Trump Administration.
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The Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2016
Each year during National Library Week, the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom releases its list of the top 10 most challenged books in the nation’s schools and libraries. We asked OIF director James LaRue to share some insight on the trends reflected in the 2016 list.
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Amazon Is the New Conglomerate: The conglomerate was supposed to be dead, a relic of a bygone of era of corporate America. And yet there is Amazon.

Top German Prize Goes to Poet-Translator: This year's Georg Büchner Prize has been wone by poet Jan Wagner, who is also a translator of poetry in English.

Two Writers, One Marriage: How do two writers live and write together? Julie Buntin and 'PW' deputy reviews editor Gabe Habash on marriage and each other's work.

Revisiting 'The Nixon Poems': Four years before Watergate, the poet Eve Merriam published an eerily prescient collection dedicated to the U.S. Constitution.

Why Publishing Seeks A.I.: On the potential for artificial intelligence in the book publishing world—especially in marketing and book discovery.


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