Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Margaret Atwood and a little literary festival in Dubai

An interesting piece about the whole Atwood "banned in Dubai" debacle at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in the Toronto Star. It was hard to get the full story when it happened last month, and reading this, it's no wonder.

The author pulled out of the festival after the British author Geraldine Bedell said her book had been banned and we all thought "UAE censorship". In the end, as it is with most things, it wasn't that simple.

1 comment:

MixMax said...

I am not questioning the intention of Atwood, but good to know the truth and set the record straight considering this incident.

I am not going to comment on the Israeli tennis player because it is a different issue, as someone commented on the news site.

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