Publishers should fight censorship 'whenever they get the chance', says Beevor

Publishers should fight censorship 'whenever they get the chance', says Beevor

Publishers should be fighting censorship "whenever they get the chance", Sir Antony Beevor has said, while observing that "more and more" attempts are being made by governments to "rewrite history".

He was speaking to The Bookseller following the ban in Ukraine last week of his 1998 award-winning bestseller Stalingrad (Penguin). His account of the second world war battle was barred for import in the country alongside 24 other books, mostly by Russian authors, including titles by Boris Akunin and Boris Sokolov, by an organisation called the "expert council" set up to censor "anti-Ukrainian"...

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