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Children's author Asher expelled from writer organization over harassment
Published in 16-10-2018
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NEW YORK - Best-selling children's author Jay Asher has been expelled from a prominent writers organization because of allegations about sexual harassment. Lin Oliver, executive director of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, said this week that Asher had violated the society's harassment code. He was banned last year, but the news only came to light with the rise of the #MeToo movement. Asher and prize-winning illustrator David Diaz, who was also kicked out of the organization, were mentioned in a recent comment thread on School Library Journal about harassment in children's publishing.