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4 Responses to "Book News for Tuesday, April 25, 2006"
May 19, 2006 at 01:36 PM
Anyone who's interested should watch A&E this Sunday at 8AM for the show Breakfast With the Arts. They're re-airing a piece of Kaavya actually reading from her book and talking about it from before the scandal! The only show that has all this! Check it out: http://www.aetv.com/listings/episode_details.do?episodeid=166939
April 26, 2006 at 09:13 PM
In an interview with The Harvard Independent, the book packaging company admitted that it is responsible for the plagiarism. It says it puts "the same shit" in all of its book. The Independent is probably right that her publisher is making her take the blame in order to sell more books.
April 26, 2006 at 09:48 AM
What is more likely is that Kaavya didn't write the entire story herself. There's an interesting article about the book packaging company who she worked with on the book. The company produces the Sweet Valley High books, and they usually export the books to ghostwriters. They probably "handled" Opal Mehta more than they should have. For more:
April 25, 2006 at 08:24 PM
Is it possible that an author who has publicly admitted she plagiarized another writer's work would, oh, I don't know, return the advance, or hand it over to the person she wronged? Since she says she's sorry? Between her and James Frey, I'm starting to think "writing a preface for a future edition" is supposed to...what? Explain how remorseful you are instead making restitution? Or is it to ensure there IS a future edition and more profits? Gah.
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