Something called the Ohio Irish American News has stolen large parts of my posting on Anakana Schofield’s novel Malarky.
This is the post that the OIAN stole from. And here is a JPEG of the offending review from their print edition:
As you can see, this is not a case of a few phrases sounding familiar. This is pretty clearly a cut and paste of large portions of my original post.
I imagine the OIAN figured they could scrape my blog and I’d never hear about it. Oops.
I’ve emailed editor John O’Brien, Jr. at firstname.lastname@example.org to see what he makes of all this.
As you can imagine, having published and written my share of literary criticism, and having the utmost respect for the intellectual creativity of the authors I admire, this is not something I take lightly at all. But, on the bright side, to my knowledge this is the first time this has happened in some 8 years of blogging.