Inside the Australian and New Zealand book industry

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‘I don’t wish to exist in a literary community that relies on a whisper network to warn others. Many have fallen through the cracks. If we all have more courage, more accountability, there won’t be a need for a whisper network. There will be more safe spaces, a safe community.’Eileen Chong on racism, sexism and discrimination in the Australian literary community, following widespread condemnation of literary journal Verity La’s decision to publish Stuart Cooke’s creative nonfiction piece ‘About Lin’.