Archive | March, 2019

Voting open for Academic Book Week’s Most Influential Banned Books

1 Mar

Most Influential Banned Book

Academic Book Week has marked its first day by inviting the reading public to vote on the ‘most influential banned book’, from a shortlist selected by academic booksellers across the UK and Ireland, in association with Index on Censorship.

A list of 20 books that have been historically banned (from… sale? reading? circulation? academia? Never quite know.) have been revealed today on the Academic Book Week website with votes closing midnight 6 March. The winning book will be announced during the Week.

Wording is a little unclear, as the phrases “most influential banned book” and “vote for your favourite” both appear, and I am not sure the world’s most impactful book is necessarily the audience favourite.

Either way I voted for To Kill A Mockingbird.

You can vote here, and let me know what you chose because I’m nosy.