Topic: Pulitzer Prizes
Everyone has Google on his or her computer these days – and that includes publishers. So why, in this day and age, would any author dare to plagiarize from the work of another? Nevertheless, the accusations continue to fly. Currently, Lenore Hart, author of "The Raven's Bride" is the latest on the hot seat, defending herself against charges that she plagiarized from another novel about Edgar Allan Poe's wife. Her publisher says she's innocent. While the outcome of the Hart incident is still to be determined, here are five high-profile cases in which an author was accused of plagiarism and fraud. Each – in its own way – rocked the book world in its time.
12/08/2011 10:11 am
From an unnamed Balkan landscape to a baseball diamond at a small Midwestern college to an alternate universe, the fiction offerings of 2011 ranged far and wide. Here are the 10 that our Monitor reviewers found to be the most outstanding.
12/05/2011 09:49 am
'Under Fire' is sometimes difficult to watch, but addresses the essential questions raised by the high death rate of journalists in war zones.
12/02/2011 03:23 pm
Searching out a gift for a bibliophile? From an annotated Jane Austen novel to an exhaustive plot compendium, one of these six books is sure to please.
12/02/2011 03:13 pm
Does our love affair with mavericks – from Ronald Reagan to Steve Jobs – make sense?
11/28/2011 11:34 am
Chapter & Verse Jeffrey Eugenides talks about 'The Marriage Plot' and pokes fun at literary theorists
Jeffrey Eugenides talks about his novels – and themes of death, suicide, and Detroit.
11/23/2011 08:05 am
Biographer Robert K. Massie gives us a Catherine the Great who is ever interesting and intelligent – but not necessarily admirable.
11/23/2011 06:05 am
Columnist George Will's negative critique of Mitt Romney is evidence that conservatives may find Romney electable, but nominating him would be a lost opportunity for the ascendant right.
10/30/2011 05:08 pm
Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, who is fluent in Spanish and a staunch animal rights advocate, is one of only two managers to guide teams from both leagues to World Series championships.
10/28/2011 04:48 pm
The economic reforms of President Assad helped earn the loyalty of businessmen. Without their support, his government would be in far greater danger of collapse due to Syria protests.
10/28/2011 03:15 pm