“People want to have a chance to hear others explain their position and the chance to explain themselves to the people they disagree with,” said Chris Finan, executive director of the National Coalition Against Censorship.
Association of University Presses members to donate books to National Museum of Brazil; Otto Penzler and Pegasus Books to create Scarlet; S&S to distribute David Zwirner Books; NetGalley launches NetGalley Advanced; Personnel changes at Viking/Penguin, HMH; Man Booker Prize seeking new sponsor; PBS-NYT Book Club picks The Wife for February
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