James Patterson: US author sorry for saying white writers face racism


Author James Patterson has apologised for saying older white writers face “just another form of racism”, which makes it harder for them to find work. The best-selling US writer made his comments to The Sunday Times last week. But following a backlash, he posted an apology and said he did not actually think white writers suffered racism. “I apologise for saying white male writers having trouble finding work is a form of racism,” the 75-year-old wrote on Facebook on Tuesday. “I absolutely do not believe that racism is practiced against white writers. “Please know that I strongly support a diversity of voices being heard – in literature, in Hollywood, everywhere.”(BBC)…[+]