reading the new york times this morning. came across an article about a 17 yrs. old german novelist [helene hegemann] who was nominated for a prestigious german literary award.
The book [axolotl roadkill] is about a young girl who explores berlin's underground club and drug scene after the death of her mother. the book is currently no. 5 on a german best-sellers list. however, this book has come under criticism by some- inciting blatant plagiarism from a less-well-known book [strobo]
when confronted, she replied:
'THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS ORIGINALITY ANYMORE, JUST AUTHENTICITY'
i've found truth in this statement lately through certain people/media. i like this and will quote it as often as possible. i will tell people that i made it up [via my own plagiarism].
photography/article New York Times