Banned Book Week: Thoughts from Censored Authors

“There’s nothing like making something forbidden that accomplishes more in the way of http://www.girlswritenow.org/gwn/files/images/OpenRoad_Logo_withurl%20(small).jpgdrawing attention and interest to it,” says author Joyce Maynard about censorship.

To salute Banned Books Week, Open Road authors Natalie Goldberg, Ken Bruen, James Salter, Jonathan Carroll, Alice Walker, Jerome Charyn, David Handler, Jim Kohlberg, Edna O’Brien, John Jakes, and Luis J. Rodriguez share their thoughts about and experiences with censored books.

By reflecting on what it felt like to have their own books banned and celebrating censored favorites such as ‘Lolita,’ ‘Fahrenheit 451,’ and ‘Tropic of Cancer,’ these authors illuminate books that have been hidden in the dark.

 

 

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