‘The Girls’ Author Emma Cline Faces Accusations of Plagiarism

‘The Girls’ Author Emma Cline Faces Accusations of Plagiarism

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The Girls  author Emma Cline is being sued by an ex-boyfriend who alleges that Cline plagiarized parts of her hugely popular novel “by using spyware to access his email and other accounts.”   The Guardian reports that Cline “vehemently denies” the claims, made by Chaz Reetz-Laiolo with whom she was in a relationship while the pair were aspiring writers. It is from this shared time together that the claims arise, Cline’s countersuit says, noting that it “amounts to a few stray phrases and passages that stemmed from the couple’s shared lives, conversations and reading of each other’s work.”   According to Reetz-Laiolo, he was sold a computer …

‘The Girls’ Author Emma Cline Opens Up About Sexual Harassment in Publishing

‘The Girls’ Author Emma Cline Opens Up About Sexual Harassment in Publishing

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In the wake of the myriad allegations of sexual assault and harassment  against film producer Harvey Weinstein, the question of the abuse of power has been raised not only in Hollywood but internationally, in every field. Women all over the world have used the #metoo hashtag to speak out about their experiences and highlight how widespread the problem truly is.   Emma Cline, author of the award-winning novel The Girls, whose fiction has been published in The New Yorker, Tin House, The Paris Review, and Granta, has written for The Cut about her experiences with sexual harassment in the publishing industry. She opens …

The Lana Del Rey ‘Lust for Life’ Reading List

The Lana Del Rey ‘Lust for Life’ Reading List

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We can’t get enough of Lana Del Rey’s new album ‘Lust for Life,’ so we’ve put together the ultimate reading list with a book to match every song!   1. Love: The Girls by Emma Cline     Image Courtesy of Amazon    Emma Cline’s ‘The Girls’ would be the perfect accompaniment to this dreamy ballad. The song’s nostalgic tone and heart-beat rhythms echo the air of memory and conjure up the cool sixties Californian setting of Cline’s debut. Though the book is much darker, dealing with the protagonist Evie’s past as a teenage member of a dangerous cult, we think the eerily sweet vocals and …