Irish Novelist Sally Rooney Refuses to Sell Translation Rights to an Israeli Publisher on Political Grounds

Acclaimed Irish novelist Sally Rooney has refused an offer from an Israeli publisher to have her new book translated into Hebrew due to her political stance on the Israel-Palestine conflict. In a statement on Oct. 12, Rooney explained that “for …

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Tanzanian Novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah has won the Nobel Prize in Literature on Oct. 7. The Nobel Committee for Literature awarded the prize to Gurnah “for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the …

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Hungary Fines Bookstore Chain Over Children’s Picture Book with LGBT Families

Hungarian authorities have fined a bookstore chain for selling a children’s picture book that features families with same-sex parents. The Pest County Government Office in central Hungary has imposed a fine of HUF 250,000 ($828) on bookstore chain Líra Könyv …

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