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

In What's the Buzz by Olivia Snaije

*+-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 …

Round Two of French Literary Plagiarism Clash

In What's the Buzz by Edward Nawotka

*+-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). …