Saturday, December 09, 2017

The Roundup with PW

William Gass Dead at 93: The leading 1960s and '70s experimental writer, who went on to become an award-winning essayist and translator, died on Wednesday.

When Bad Men Define Good Art: We talk about separating art from artist, but many of the accused abusers aren’t creators—they’re gatekeepers.

Texas Prisons Ban 10,000 Books: The nearly 150,000 inmates in Texas prisons are barred from reading titles including the pop-up edition of 'A Charlie Brown Christmas.'

The 'Scandals' Around Women In Lit: The narrative that important, authoritative female novelists ultimately owe their brilliance to men refuses to die as we close out 2017.

Kazuo Ishiguro's Nobel Lecture: The most recent prizewinner prizes diversity in publishing—both in terms of who is being published and what we considered good literature.

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