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ERIC Number: EJ746994
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0045-6713
Tale of an Innocent
Singer, Nicky
Children's Literature in Education, v37 n4 p305-312 Dec 2006
The British novelist Nicky Singer talks about becoming a writer, the role of editors and about who decides what can--and what cannot--be published on either side of the Atlantic. Her three novels explore territory which can make publishers nervous: "Feather Boy" (initiation rites and domestic violence), "Doll" (self-harm) and "The Innocent's Story" (terrorist suicide bombing). The sharply contrasting responses from publishers in the United Kingdom and the United States are described. Through Nicky Singer's sometimes extraordinary experiences with publishers runs the implicit question, perhaps as important now as it has ever been: What constraints should there be on what is explored in books for young readers?
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United States