The Great Book Scandals of 2012
January 4, 2013 | 11:00 pm
Books—staid and intellectual cultural artifacts that they so often are—were not all just staid or intellectual this year. Not nearly. There were, in fact, scandals, at least a few of them surrounding books and their authors and publishers, and there were times in which discussions of books and the business grew dramatic and tension-filled. Near-scandals!
Other times, these conversations were simply very, very interesting, full of twists and turns, much like a good book.
Remember when Philip Roth took on Wikipedia to clear up what he described as false perceptions of The Human Stain? (It was a big year for Philip Roth news altogether, really.) Or what about when Penguin sued authors for their advances, citing nondelivery of manuscripts, thereby breaking with the industry’s long-standing tradition of, well, generally not suing authors for that? Then there was…
Source: The Atlantic Wire