f a i t h * i n * f i c t i o n: Book Cover Controversy

f a i t h * i n * f i c t i o n

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Book Cover Controversy

PW's email newsletter covered an interesting controversy brewing. The book is called Hokum and it's an anthology of African-American humor. The editor is Paul Beatty. He chose the image for the cover and called earlier versions as "overly bland and cowardly."

The controversy began when a media outlet and a library both rescinded invitations to Beatty and a magazine editor complained to the publisher.

So far Bloomsbury the publisher has refused to change the image.

Any thoughts?