8 Sep 2015

Row over banned book

From Nine To Noon, 9:09 am on 8 September 2015

Ted Dawe's award winning Young Adult book Into the River has been caught up in a scrap between the Office of Film and Literature Classification and the independent review body over what, if any, restriction should be on it. The Review board has put an interim restriction order on the book, which means it cannot be sold, lent or displayed by anyone. Bernard Beckett is the author of 11 mostly young adult books, and numerous plays and was the Chief Judge of the Childrens' Book Awards in 2013 when Ted Dawe's book won the Book of the Year and the Young Adult category.