Kate Clanchy ‘parts company’ with publisher after discrimination row

Author whose Orwell prize-winning Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me sparked online controversy last summer will no longer be published by Pan Macmillan Kate Clanchy and her publisher Pan Macmillan will no longer be working together, and distribution of all of her titles is to cease, following widespread criticism last summer of her book Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me.Readers took to Goodreads and Twitter to point out racial tropes and ableist descriptions in the Orwell prize-winning book about Clanchy’s experience as a teacher. For example, one child was described as being “so small and square and Afghan with his big nose and premature moustache” while two autistic students were said to be “jarring company”. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2022-01-20 12:43:07 UTC ]
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Pan Macmillan and author Kate Clanchy have parted company “by mutual consent”, with the publisher reverting the rights and ceasing distribution of all her work following criticism of Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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