Tag: Publishing Houses

  • A Jewel It's Not: Review of Sherry Jones, “The Jewel of Medina: A Novel”

    A Jewel It’s Not: Review of Sherry Jones, “The Jewel of Medina: A Novel”

    After Denise Spellberg, associate professor of history and Middle Eastern studies at the University of Texas, assessed the manuscript as “a very ugly, stupid, piece of work” which turned sacred history into soft-core pornography and warned that publication could provoke violence, Ballantine Books, a division of Random House, consulted with security experts and then negotiated…

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