Are people about to respond to Donald Trump’s #MuslimBan with a US ban?

Malorie Blackman: leading the way as usual

Malorie Blackman is a total YA legend. She was the Children’s Laureate, launched YALC and has written, oh, nearly 30 books. Thirty! Including her most beloved series ‘Noughts and Crosses’, which is totally becoming a TV show btw. And now she’s taking a stand against Trump’s executive order that keeps people from 7 Muslim-majority countries off American soil.

So Malorie is refusing to travel to the US of A in retaliation:

And it looks like Malorie’s declaration was only the beginning.

Matt Haig was up next. Matt is the award-winning author of the life-saving memoir ‘Reasons to Stay Alive’ (which you should all totally read btw) and a super-cute Christmas series.

Fresh avocado, where are you? Trump declares war on fave fruit and America is livid

Here’s what Donald Trump’s “global gag rule” means for women across the globe

Trump’s order temporarily prohibits immigrants and refugees from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen from entering the US and the world has banded together in total disgust. Yesterday, thousands of people marched against the ban, including some of our fave authors, and spoke up for what they believe in.

“Shame on May! Shame on May! Shame on May!”

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The book world has continued to rise.

Comma Press, an indie Manchester publisher, are seriously upping the ante with massive changes to their 2018 list:


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Sophie is the Head of Commercial at Maximum Pop! Having studied English Lit and Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, she came to MP! to satisfy her passion for books. Sophie is a diehard Hufflepuff and feminist. She's also a huge cat lover, and can often be found rocking her socks off at a gig.

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