Blue Peter Book Awards: Axed author hits back - Telegraph

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Blue Peter Censors Its Own Award SHortlist

Andy Mulligan hit back yesterday at the Blue Peter Book awards after they removed his book 'Trash' from the shortlist for the 2011 awards.

After appearing on the original longlist for tomorrow's awards selection, the novel was deemed to contain scenes that are "unsuitable" for Blue Peter's core audience of six to twelve year olds. Mulligan said: "I'm sad because I thought when Blue Peter chose the book they were declaring their passion for literature, Sadly the fall-back position is one of fear. It's part of the insidious process that bans snowball fights."

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