Roth Bio Picked Up by Anti-Cancel Culture Press

Roth Bio Picked Up by Anti-Cancel Culture Press
Norton via AP)

At the end of April, publisher W.W. Norton announced that it would take a pair of books by writer Blake Bailey out of print: Bailey’s just-published biography of Philip Roth and his 2014 memoir The Splendid Things We Planned. This followed accusations that Bailey had raped several women and groomed a number of his students dating back to his time teaching eighth grade.

Norton’s letter announcing their decision — signed by the publisher’s president, Julia A. Reidhead — also stated that “Mr. Bailey will be free to seek publication elsewhere if he chooses.” Apparently he’s done just that. Hillel Italie at the Associated Press reports that Skyhorse Publishing plans to have Bailey’s Philip Roth: A Biography back in print by June 15.

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