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Houghton Mifflin Pulls Another Jonah Lehrer Book From Stores

Jonah Lehrer

Houghton Mifflin has pulled book How We Decided by Jonah Lehrer from stores, citing ‘significant problems’ with the book, following the scandal of his book Imagine.

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Can Fraudulent Writers Ever Be Redeemed?

James Frey has successfully reinvented himself and publishing

Can fraudulent writers, aka Jonah Lehrer, ever be forgiven? Or should they simply be cast into permanent exile from the literary world?

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Plagiarism Problem Plagues $150,000 Prize Winner from Peru

Alfredo Bryce Echenique (© Cortesía FIL Guadalajara/ NOMBRE DEL FOTÓGRAFO)

The awarding of this year’s $150,000 FIL literature prize to Peruvian Alfredo Bryce Echenique, an accused plagiarist, has divided writers and critics across Latin America.

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Accused of Using Ghostwriters, Han Han Offers 20m Yuan for Evidence

Han Han

Chinese bestselling author/race car driver/youth phenomenon Han Han has been accused of using ghost writers. A convoluted mess of counter accusations ensued.

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Plagiarism Scandal, Part Deux: Is a New French Celeb Hemingway Bio Bogus?

by Olivia Snaije PARIS: Plagiarism is the name of the game in France right now. After the brouhaha last September about 2010 Prix Goncourt-winner Michel […]

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In the Digital Age, Is Plagiarism an Acceptable Literary Technique?


The digital age is rife with writers whose sole technique appears to be cut, paste, modify. Edward Nawotka asks, has this become the new norm?

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Round Two of French Literary Plagiarism Clash

By Mark Garcia-Prats Ding! Ding! Round two of the fiery plagiarism battle between French authors Camille Laurens and Marie Darrieussecq is taking place this month, […]

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