In her new book (Library Journal interview here), Chicago writer Sara Paretsky (author of the V.I. Warshawski mysteries) who spoke at Authors! Authors! four years ago says she was asked in advance by the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library to rein in her political remarks on the night the United States invaded Iraq.
Library officials vehemently deny the charge, which seems now to boil down to a difference in what each party recalls.
Clyde Scoles, library director, said the library has never censored writers who appear at Authors! Authors!
"I find the whole thing very interesting and kind of sad," said Mr. Scoles, adding that he and his staff were "totally floored" to read Paretsky's essay in the Tribune. Report from Toledo Blade.