Author James Patterson — whose autobiography will be published by Hachette Book Group imprint, Little, Brown & Co., this week — is receiving backlash after commenting in an interview that white men now face “just another form of racism” in the struggle to find writing jobs in film, theater, TV and publishing industries.
According to Bloomberg, Patterson made the comment in an interview with The Sunday Times in the UK published on June 12. He said it was “harder” for older white male writers who look like him to secure writing gigs.