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‘Maze Runner’ author dropped by agent after harassment allegations

By Jess Joho


The #MeToo movement continues to spread into the world of young adult and children’s fiction — fast.

Most recently it’s led to The Maze Runner author James Dashner being dropped by his literary agent, according to a report from the Associated Press.

Dashner was one of multiple authors accused of inappropriate behavior and harassment by various anonymous sources on an online comment thread.

“I couldn’t in good conscience continue working with James, and I let him go yesterday,” said the agent, Michael W. Bourret.


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