YA Author’s Teen Memoir Tells Too Much For Publisher

“He’s courted controversy for more than a decade with his bestselling tales of underage sex and teenage heroin addicts, but Melvin Burgess has finally found a story too controversial for his publishers to handle: his own. The Carnegie medal-winning author, whose new novel, Nicholas Dane, tackles the subject of sexual abuse in children’s homes, has found a recently-completed teenage memoir dropped by his publisher over fears that it could provoke costly legal action.”