The Hacket on Hachette

The authors uniting. 

Prize winning author Ursula Le Guin, three of her books in my re-read pile, including The Left Hand of Darkness, says:

“We’re talking about censorship: deliberately making a book hard or impossible to get, ‘disappearing’ an author. Governments use censorship for moral and political ends, justifiable or not. Amazon is using censorship to gain total market control so they can dictate to publishers what they can publish, to authors what they can write, to readers what they can buy. This is more than unjustifiable, it is intolerable.”

Other notable writers engaged include Philip Roth, Orhan Pamuk, Salman Rushdie, V. S. Naipaul and Milan Kundera,


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    1. Indeed. Did you hear Le Guin's talk at the National Book awards? Not a great one, but very dramatic and pertinent. Best....