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5 memorable literary scandals and contretemps of 2013

5 memorable literary scandals and contretemps of 2013

By all accounts, 2013 was a better year for the book business: Previous reports of its demise proved unfounded, as the Los Angeles Times' David Ulin wrote recently. And thanks to the Internet and assorted literary blogs, it was a good year of literary dust-ups.

Thefts, misunderstandings, deceptions and shocking statements abounded. Here are five of our favorite scandals of 2013.

1. No, I don’t have to like my characters

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