Lauren Myracle withdraws from National Book Award finalists – latimes.com.
This story is all over Twitter this morning. Here’s just one newspaper’s account of why this mess occurred. Apparently, the National Book Foundation doesn’t like the subject matter of Lauren Myracle’s novel Shine, which deals with a hate crime. In requesting the withdrawal of the book, the National Book Foundation has agreed to make a $5000 donation to the Matthew Shepard Foundation in the author’s name.
You can do the math.