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Penguin Random House did not immediately offer comment on whether a novel for adults announced last year, “The Waking,” would still be released.
“I’ve taken the past few days for introspection, to see if I’ve been part of the problem. I think that I have,” he wrote Thursday. “I didn’t honor or fully understand boundaries and power dynamics. I can sincerely say that I have never intentionally hurt another person. But to those affected, I am deeply sorry. Both Dashner and Asher have been dropped by their agents. Asher has disputed the misconduct allegations, but acknowledged having extramarital affairs.
The timing of this week’s news proved especially awkward. The news came within hours of one of the happiest occasions for the children’s books community: the announcement of the Newbery award for best book and Caldecott award for best illustration, an honor that was given to Diaz in 1995.