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HarperCollins to reprint ‘Paul Keating: The Biography’ with amendments

HarperCollins Australia will reprint David Day’s Paul Keating: The Biography with amendments, after the former Prime Minister disputed the book’s claim he suffers from dyslexia or reading difficulties.

In a statement, HarperCollins said: ‘In the course of his research David Day requested interviews with Paul Keating. These requests were refused. Post-publication, Mr Keating assured HarperCollins and the author that he does not suffer from dyslexia or reading difficulties, which HarperCollins and David Day accept.’

Fairfax has reported HarperCollins and Day ‘unreservedly’ apologised to Keating and agreed to meet his legal costs, following correspondence between the two parties and lawyers acting for them.

The current edition Paul Keating: The Biography, first published in January this year, will not be withdrawn from sale, but booksellers can return stock to HarperCollins for replacement. A reprint is underway.



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