Censorship and book burning are still present in our lives. Lawrence Hill shares his experiences of how ignorance and the fear of ideas led a group in the Netherlands to burn the cover of his widely successful novel, 'The Book of Negroes', in 2011. Why do books continue to ignite such strong reactions in people in the age of the Internet? Is banning, censoring, or controlling book distribution ever justified? Hill illustrates his ideas with anecdotes and lists names of Canadian writers who faced censorship challenges in the 21st century, inviting conversation between those on opposite sides of these contentious issues."
Dear Sir, I Intend to Burn Your Book
University of Alberta Press
An Anatomy of a Book Burning
Henry Kriesel Lecture Series
Education & Reference