Kate Clanchy

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Philip Pullman calls for inquiry into writers’ trade union the Society of Authors
The writer, president of the SoA for nine years before he stood down in March, claims the organisation needs ‘investigation from outside’

Sarah Shaffi

22, Sep, 2022 @12:16 PM

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Poison pens: leading writers call for overhaul of UK’s Society of Authors
Literary world riven by conflict as trade union is accused of inappropriately taking sides in culture war

Vanessa Thorpe Arts & media correspondent

21, Aug, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Cancelling Kate Clanchy has blocked publication of our kids’ poems | Letter
Letter: So, Tory MPs, you hate cancel culture – why aren’t you sticking up for her, asks Sushila Burgess


24, Jun, 2022 @5:06 PM

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The book that tore publishing apart: ‘Harm has been done, and now everyone’s afraid’
Kate Clanchy’s memoir about teaching won the Orwell prize. Then, a year later, it became the centre of a storm that would engulf the lives of the author, her critics and dozens of people in the book trade. So what happened?

Gaby Hinsliff

18, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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‘I would not be free to express my opinion’: Philip Pullman steps down as Society of Authors president
Move comes in the wake of writer’s controversial comments about Kate Clanchy’s book Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me

Sarah Shaffi

25, Mar, 2022 @1:41 PM

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Kate Clanchy’s controversial memoir reissued by independent publisher
Swift Press has acquired Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me after its author and original publisher Picador ‘parted company’ last month following widespread criticism of the book

Alison Flood

01, Feb, 2022 @10:50 AM

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The hounding of author Kate Clanchy has been a witch-hunt without mercy | Sonia Sodha
Publishers and other institutions are turning cowardly and brittle when faced with social media frenzies

Sonia Sodha

23, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Kate Clanchy ‘parts company’ with publisher after discrimination row
Author whose Orwell prize-winning Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me sparked online controversy last summer will no longer be published by Pan Macmillan

Lucy Knight

20, Jan, 2022 @12:43 PM

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Pointing out racism in books is not an ‘attack’ – it’s a call for industry reform | Monisha Rajesh
I was called aggressive for criticising passages in Kate Clanchy’s memoir. But the real problem lies deep in the overwhelmingly white world of publishing

Monisha Rajesh

13, Aug, 2021 @1:51 PM

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Kate Clanchy to rewrite memoir amid criticism of ‘racist and ableist tropes’
Poet and teacher has apologised for ‘overreacting’ to scrutiny of book’s portrayals of autistic pupils and children of colour

Lucy Campbell

10, Aug, 2021 @6:58 PM

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Kate Clanchy book may be updated to remove racial stereotypes after criticism
Publisher Picador says it is looking at changing passages in prize-winning memoir, which Clanchy intially claimed were not in the book at all

Lucy Knight

09, Aug, 2021 @3:36 PM

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'The prize of all prizes': Teacher Kate Clanchy's memoir wins Orwell award
Judges praise Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me, which draws on three decades working in schools, as ‘moving, funny, and full of love’

Alison Flood

09, Jul, 2020 @5:30 PM

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