Joy Division, from Kevin Cummins's new book of the band, published by Rizzoli.
Last week, Melville House publisher Dennis Johnson announced that he was withdrawing his imprint's books from the Best Translated Book awards because the "predatory and thuggish" Amazon.com is sponsoring the contest. Open Letter publisher Chad Post, who secured the Amazon funding for the prize, has responded to Johnson, writing that the judges may go ahead and award a Melville House book anyway, and wonders if Johnson is "also withdrawing support from PEN America, the 92nd St. Y, and all of these other organizations that have received funding from Amazon."
Novelist Arundhati Roy’s Delhi house was surrounded by protestors who chanted, "Take back your statement, else leave India." Roy is at risk for arrest for saying that the disputed territory of Kashmir was not an integral part of India.
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