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In this week’s edition: Another lawsuit against OpenAI, the National Book Awards drop Drew Barrymore and release 2023 long lists, and book banning updates from Washington.

Another Group of Writers Is Suing OpenAI Over Copyright Claims
The Verge
Michael Chabon, David Henry Hwang, and other authors have filed a lawsuit against the maker of ChatGPT.

National Book Awards Drops Drew Barrymore as Host
Publishers Weekly
The National Book Awards withdrew Drew Barrymore’s invitation to host their 74th event because her talk show, “The Drew Barrymore Show,” is starting its fourth season despite ongoing strikes by the Writers Guild of America and SAG-AFTRA.

The Ten Contenders for the National Book Award for Fiction
The National Book Foundation
The long lists for the National Book Awards are out for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translation, and young adult literature.

“Don’t Give an Inch on This”: Lawmakers Argue Over Book Bans in Heated Hearing
USA Today
Three takeaways about book bans from Capitol Hill.

Ed Dept. Hires Book Ban Czar to Monitor Escalating Challenges Over Content
Matt Nosanchuk, a former Obama administration official and nonprofit leader whose work has focused on the Jewish and LGBTQIA+ communities, started his job Monday as a deputy assistant secretary in the Office for Civil Rights.