Uh-oh. The publication of of Jane Goodall’s new book, Seeds of Hope, has been postponed in the wake of plagiarism accusations. Turns out, the primatologist may have borrowed some passages from Wikipedia and other websites.
Other things we learned:
- Famous writers say bad things about their own work. And then these “worst literary sins” get published in the Dublin Review.
- A book that criticizes the world’s super-wealthy and their über power wins a $15,000 best book prize. Congrats to Alberta journalist, Chrystia Freeland.
- The world’s richest short story prize, the Sunday Times Short Story Award, goes to Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Díaz. It has been called a “vivid tale of underage lust.”
- To make writing better, try the ‘two beat’ rule. Long words bad.