On the Shelf
The Fearsome Captain Underpants, and Other News
September 25, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
Herewith, the most-challenged books of 2013. Leading the pack is Captain Underpants.
Virgule, pilcrow, and other extinct punctuation.
“You can imagine a modern-day Charlotte Brontë writing embarrassing confessional scenes about masturbation, Lena Dunham–style, or a bit like Sheila Heti—and not understanding why other people found it all a bit much.” Moira Redmond on sex scenes that might have been.
Lady Antonia Fraser has resigned from the Man Booker advisory committee following their announcement that the prize is going international.