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Libraries, Fanfiction, and You: Unexpected Partners

Last week, I wrote about fanfiction’s increasing appearance in magazine articles and books, and this week’s no different: this time it’s about a 2016 article from American Libraries magazine, the official magazine of the American Libraries Association (ALA), along with subsequent articles on the same topic: fanfiction… and libraries. This isn’t like a peanut butter-and-jelly (or …

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Fanfiction Articles and Books: The View from the Outside

Every so often, some major newspaper or magazine does a think piece on fanfiction. One day it’s Forbes, the next it’s The New Yorker. The supposed-author of the infamously-bad Harry Potter fic My Immortal coming out of the woodwork made headlines in The Guardian (quick summary: the author who claimed she is “Tara” isn’t the real …

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