Writers and Plagiarism

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When award winning author Ian McEwan was accused of lifting passages for his novel Atonement, many of his fellow authors leapt to his defense. Plagiarism: what is simply homage, and what is outright theft?


Thomas Mallon, Author of Stolen Words : Forays into the Origins and Ravages of Plagiarism (Harvest Books, April 2001); Historical novelist, Author of Henry and Clara, Dewey Defeats Truman, and the forthcoming Fellow Travelers

Julia Langdon, Journalist who raised the questions in the Daily Mail

Julia Glass, Author of Three Junes which won the National Book Award, and most recently of The Whole World Over



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