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The Bookstore

Feb 6, 2019

Seems we’re in an era of wild scams (hi, have you watched the Fyre Festival docs?) so we’re bringing back one of our favorite topics: literary scandals. Tune in for the story of a literary forger desperate to impress his dad, and a wildly popular Man Booker Prize winning novel that is startlingly similar to one by a Brazilian author. Also, we have an update about The Garden Party from a listener.

Next week we will be discussing Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones. Pick it up at your local bookstore or library, and read along with us. And let us know your thoughts!

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Articles of interest:
Smithsonian Magazine - To Be... Or Not: The Greatest Shakespeare Forgery

New York Times - Tiger in a Lifeboat, Panther in a Lifeboat: A Furor Over a Novel

CanLit Guides - Literary Value and Appropriation

How I Wrote Life of Pi

William Henry Ireland
Moacyr Scliar