In a recent interview with The Sunday Times in London, best-selling novelist James Patterson made the statement that white male authors are being subjected to “just another form of racism.” Patterson has now issued an apology for his remarks, which he made during that interview.
Faced with a slew of criticism, Patterson tweeted this week that “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.” At the weekend, Patterson told the New York Times in an interview for his book “James Patterson: The Stories of My Life” that he was concerned about the difficulty of obtaining employment in the film and publishing industries as a result of racism. He said, “Can you get a job?” “Yes. Is it harder? Yes. It’s even harder for older writers.”
Patterson, who is now 75 years old, continues to create numerous best sellers each year, including novels as well as books for children. He is one of the few authors who have achieved such success.