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What Is The Controversy Behind Oprah’s Latest Book Club Pick, ‘American Dirt’?

Oprah Winfrey’s latest Oprah’s Book Club pick, “American Dirt,” has social media and news outlets arguing over whether the book is an “extraordinary piece of work” or “cringeworthy” and “real problematic”, according to Jenna Amatulli from the HuffPost… Support our news coverage by subscribing to our Kindle Nation Daily Digest. Joining is free right now! […]

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13-year-old starts a youth-led book club program to help empower boys through African-American literacy.

Teen book club founder created a ‘brotherhood’ with African-American boys through reading, according to Kelly McCarthy from ABC News… Support our news coverage by subscribing to our Kindle Nation Daily Digest. Joining is free right now! Sidney Keys III told “Good Morning America” that his idea to create Books N Bros was born from his […]

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Patricia Highsmith’s second novel The Price of Salt dealt with an obsessive lesbian relationship in an era of homophobia so severe her agent warned of career suicide.

“Patricia Highsmith slept with a man experimentally, much as one tries tripe to see if one develops a taste for it” says Peter Wells from The Spinoff… Support our news coverage by subscribing to our Kindle Nation Daily Digest. Joining is free right now! Graham Greene called her ‘the poet of ambiguity’. He was tipping […]

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Lord Byron used to call William Wordsworth “Turdsworth,” and yes, this is a real historical fact.

The Romantic poets used to make fun of one another using (what else?) the kind of wordplay that reminds you they were basically all adolescent boys, according to Olivia Rutigliano from LitHub…  Support our news coverage by subscribing to our Kindle Nation Daily Digest. Joining is free right now! According to Michael Wood’s recent essay […]

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Why has this bizarre Miller-Austen mashup been ignored or disremembered?” <br> Arthur Miller’s little-known adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.

Why has this bizarre Miller-Austen mashup been ignored or disremembered?”
Arthur Miller’s little-known adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.

It is a truth universally unacknowledged that American playwright Arthur Miller adapted Pride and Prejudice in 1945, according to Janine Barchas from Los Angeles Review of Books… Support our news coverage by subscribing to our Kindle Nation Daily Digest. Joining is free right now! In the Theatre Guild Archive of the Harry Ransom Center in […]

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Why did Emma Southworth—one of the most successful writers of the 19th century—fall into obscurity?

She was one of America’s most successful 19th-century writers and largely forgotten, until now according to Mikaela Lefrak of dcist.com… Support our news coverage by subscribing to our Kindle Nation Daily Digest. Joining is free right now! Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth was one of the most successful American writers—male or female—of the mid-19th century, […]

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The Boy In The Striped Pajamas author defends work from criticism by Auschwitz memorial

The Auschwitz-Birkenau Holocaust memorial museum has said that John Boyne’s children’s novel The Boy in the Striped Pajamas “should be avoided by anyone who studies or teaches the history of the Holocaust”, after the author criticized the spate of recent novels set in the concentration camp, according to Alison Flood from The Guardian… Support our […]

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Courtney Milan was quietly sanctioned for pointing out another writer’s racism

So much for “happily ever after.” According to Lauren Sarner of the New York Post, it all started when an organization called Romance Writers of America (RWA) suspended former board member Courtney Milan, a best-selling novelist… Support our news coverage by subscribing to our Kindle Nation Daily Digest. Joining is free right now! The reason? […]

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