Thursday, November 12, 2009
Penguin is standing by The Trowenna Sea
From Booksellers News
Notice to booksellers from Geoff Walker, Penguin Group NZ:
Penguin is standing by The Trowenna Sea, and its author. We have no plans to withdraw the book from sale.
Witi Ihimaera has apologised for using other authors’ material in The Trowenna Sea.
We have been dealing with any outstanding issues on a one to one basis with the authors and publishers concerned, and so far they have accepted Witi’s explanation.
We do note that the University of Auckland has stated: ‘The University of Auckland has investigated this matter and is satisfied there was no deliberate wrongdoing.’