*+-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.
*+-Can fraudulent writers, aka Jonah Lehrer, ever be forgiven? Or should they simply be cast into permanent exile from the literary world?
*+-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.
*+-Chinese bestselling author/race car driver/youth phenomenon Han Han has been accused of using ghost writers. A convoluted mess of counter accusations ensued.
*+-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 Houellebecq stealing passages from Wikipedia for his novel, now a celebrity TV presenter, Patrick Poivre d’Arvor, known in France as PPDA, has been accused by l’Express magazine of lifting up to a fourth of his …
*+-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?
*+-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, as each author publishes a book in reaction to the dispute… Two years ago, the French literary world was captivated when Laurens accused Darrieussecq of “psychological plagiarism” in her novel Tom est mort (Tom is Dead). …