Norton halts publication of two books by Blake Bailey

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Norton halts publication of two books by Blake Bailey

Apr 28 2021

Following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct leveled at the author, W.W. Norton announced that it will cease publication of the newly released edition of Blake Bailey’s Philip Roth: The Biography, as well as Bailey’s 2014 memoir The Splendid Things We Planned, and take both works out of print.

In an email statement, Norton said: “Mr. Bailey will be free to seek publication elsewhere if he chooses.”

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