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HEARTSTOPPER Author Alice Oseman Slams “Thriving” Homophobia Following Book Ban in Florida: Today in Books

Agatha Christie’s Classic Detective Novels Edited to Remove Potentially Offensive Language

Publisher HarperCollins is editing Agatha Christie’s classic detective novels to remove language considered offensive to modern audiences. The books, published between 1920 and 1976, have been changed to remove some of the characters’ inner dialogue to remove offensive character descriptions. Other passages have been entirely removed. These edits will be seen in the new digital editions of the books.

Heartstopper Author Alice Oseman Slams “Thriving” Homophobia Following Book Ban in Florida

In response to a recent ban of their graphic novel Heartstopper, author Alice Oseman decried the book bans as thinly-veiled homophobia. “Racism, homophobia and transphobia are thriving under the guise of ‘concern for children.’ This is not just a U.S. issue either,” Oseman said. “We’re seeing the exact same ‘concern’ here in the UK.” Oseman also shared a statement by the Florida Freedom to Read Project, including the quote: “Indoctrination happens when you remove access to ideas.”

Alfred A. Knopf Announces New Jhumpa Lahiri Book Out This Fall

Publisher Alfred A. Knopf has announced a new short story collection from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri. This is the first short story collection from Lahiri since her number one New York Times best seller Unaccustomed Earth. Lahiri’s new book Roman Stories will be out from Knopf on October 10 and is available for preorder now.

8 Books to Read After Rian Johnson’s Poker Face

Love Rian Johnson’s Poker Face? Here are 8 books like Poker Face in the spirit of Charlie Cale and her mystery-solving adventures.