Publisher cancels Philip Roth biography after sexual abuse claims against Blake Bailey

Publisher cancels Philip Roth biography after sexual abuse claims against Blake Bailey

The Guardian

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WW Norton and Company has pledged to donate the amount of Bailey’s book advance to organisations that fight against sexual assault

The publisher of a highly anticipated and widely discussed biography of Philip Roth is pulling the book and cutting ties with author Blake Bailey, who faces multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault.

WW Norton and Company, which previously released Bailey’s 2014 memoir The Splendid Things We Planned, said on Tuesday it was “permanently putting out of print our editions of Philip Roth: The Biography and The Splendid Things We Planned … Mr Bailey will be free to seek publication elsewhere if he chooses.”

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