Two months after the first accusation of plagiarism against the Brazilian romance novelist Cristiane Serruya, dozens more have found overlap with their work. Now, one of them, Nora Roberts, is suing. https://t.co/DgLMeX9ckb— New York Times Books (@nytimesbooks) April 25, 2019
- Cristiane Serruya never planned to plagiarise, and blames ghostwriters hired through Fiverr [pay your writers real money, ffs .red] for the "overlap" between her books and others
- Example of such overlap? Glad you asked:
“She was beautiful. A man didn’t get to be just shy of his thirtieth birthday without seeing some beautiful women, even if it was just on a movie screen. But this one, in the flesh, was one quick wow.”
versus (Serruya's): “She was beautiful. A man didn’t get to be just shy of his thirty-seventh birthday without seeing some beautiful women, even if it was just on a movie screen. But that was not the case with Ludwig, who’d had more than his share of extraordinarily beautiful women. But this woman, in the flesh, was superlative.”
- Nora Roberts, no stranger to putting authors in their place, sued Serruya last week, saying she recognises material from ten of her books in Serruya's 'writings'.
- For more info/schadenfreude: #CopyPasteCris on Twitter
ONTD, when was the last time your work accidentally overlapped at least forty other productions?