Thirteen Reasons Why author Jay Asher leaves writers' group after sexual harassment claims

posted on 14 Feb 2018


Jay Asher, author of the bestselling young adult novel Thirteen Reasons Why, has claimed he left a prominent writers’ organisation voluntarily, after the group announced it had “expelled” him due to allegations of sexual harassment.

Lin Oliver, executive director of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, told the Associated Press on Monday that Asher and prize-winning illustrator David Diaz had both violated the society’s harassment code and subsequently been expelled from the group in 2017.

Read the full article on this link to The Guardian