In an interview with The Sunday Times, the author James Patterson He said that white people are now getting writing jobs in the film, theatre, TV and publishing industries. He called it “another form of racism”.
“What’s that all about?” Patterson Asked rhetorically “Can you get a job? Yes. Is it hard? Yes. It’s even harder for older writers. You don’t meet many 52-year-old white men.”
The 75-year-old has made films on six of his books for years, and just last week’s deadline informed of it his run, rose, runThe album, which has remained a New York Times bestseller since debuting at No. 1 in March, was chosen by Sony Pictures in the face of “a highly competitive” bid.
Her comments to the Sunday Times have caused a stir in A Hornet’s Nest, with several commentators citing the author’s most recent tweet about an advertisement in the Sunday NY Times about her current book, James Patterson: The Stories of My Lifeand “I’ll never read another book of yours” and “Sorry to hear about the discrimination you and your $700 million face on a daily basis. We need to do more to really help make the voices of rich white multi-millionaires heard.” should do. ”
stories of my life Billed as a memoir on how Patterson rose from “a boy from small town New York” [to] Be the world’s most successful writer.”
Anyone else still read the Sunday Paper? Asking for a friend. I pic.twitter.com/UIIm9JLg4m
— James Patterson (@JP_Books) 12 June 2022
Patterson translated three of the six books as the detective Alex Cross portrayed in the film, played onscreen by Morgan Freeman.
Of that, Patterson told the Sunday Times, “I just wanted to make a character that was black. I try not to write a serious saga about a black family. It’s different in a detective story because the plot is so important. ”
Not long ago, Patterson lamented the trouble publishing his memoir by Woody Allen following renewed allegations of abuse by Mia Farrow’s children.
“I hated him,” Patterson told the Sunday Times. “He has a right to tell his story.”