By Edward Nawotka
In today’s lead article, Lauren Mechling and Laura Moser discuss the art of collaboration. Moser has ghostwritten several celebrity works on which her name doesn’t appear. In this day and age, there are several authors — James Patterson is the most famous — who rely on co-writers to do most of the actual writing of their books. While his co-writers do appear on the jackets, albeit in smaller gold-embossed type, there are numerous other writers (celebrities especially) who choose to leave the name of their co-writer off the jacket — turning them into ghostwriters.
The question for today: Is this disingenuous? A form, ultimately, of lying? And it is time in particularl instances, such as for political works, that it should be disallowed?
Let us know what you think in the comments.