Friday, February 3, 2017

Malorie Blackman leads books world's protests against US travel ban - The Guardian

Panzer was tootling around in the Catosphere today looking for some interesting news. Our kitty traveler made stops at The Guardian and Rap Sheet sites. There he found news about reactions from writers in England and Canada to U.S. President Trump's Executive Order banning travelers from seven countries from entering the United States and specifically banning refugees from Syria from settlement in the U.S. The Executive Order was implemented as soon as the President signed it.

According to The Guardian site post by Danuta Kean, author Malorie Blackman announced she will not attend any book, author or literary function in the United States because of the U.S. President's travel ban. Author Matt Haig has joined her and cancelled his trip to the U.S. as well.

According to the Rap Sheet site post titled, A Principled Stand, by J. Kingston Pierce, Canadian author Linwood Barclay has cancelled his United States book tour in protest of the travel ban.

Panzer says, "This kitty wonders if other writers will join the movement?"

Note: The Guardian post is a shortish-medium length and the Rap Sheet is a short length. Bring a cup of tea and a muffin for today's reading selections.

To read The Guardian post, tootle over to  Malorie Blackman

To read the Rap Sheet post, tootle over to Linwood Barclay

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