It’s time to get back to the book news of this week.
Let’s start with some sad news as, once again, book banning will be the subject of our first news. New Zealand’s Film and Literature Board of Review has decided to ban a book, for the first time in 20 years. Which book are we talking about? Into the River, a young adult novel written by New Zealand author Ted Dawe. You may not be surprised to hear that the ban concerns a young adult novel — after all, young adult novels have always been subject to a strong censorship in probably every country except the Scandinavian countries (if you are interested in this subject, you may want to read this very interesting article by Norwegian writer Ingelin Røssland).