Monday, April 24, 2006

more Plagiarism in the news

Author Dan Brown has been making waves in the news, allegedly for signs of plagiarism in his book Da Vinci Code. Here's another similar news story about a young writer who's recently been caught up in the plagiarism trap. Kaavya Viswanathan got a $500,000 2-book deal and she's still an undergrad at Harvard. The passage quoted in the article from Viswanathan's book Opal Mehta... unfortunately does bear close resemblance to a passage in Megan McCafferty's Sloppy Firsts. I wonder how the allegations will be resolved.

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