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Seems apologies and promises of revision are not enough in the case of Kaavya Viswanathan, the Harvard author accused of lifting passages from the works of Megan McCafferty.

According to the April 25 Publisher’s Daily e-mailing:

Random House spokesperson Stuart Applebaum called Viswanathan’s explanation about how she came to use passages from McCafferty “at best disingenuous and at worst literary identity theft.” He noted that there are approximately 40 cases where Opal mirrors passages from McCafferty’s works. Although Applebaum declined to comment if Random will file a lawsuit against Viswanathan, he said “Crown and Random House support our author in seeking a proper and full resolution to this matter.”

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