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