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New Yorker Writer Quits After Faking Bob Dylan Quotes, WSJ Says

July 31, 2012

U.S. author Jonah Lehrer resigned as a staff reporter at New Yorker magazine after saying he faked quotes from singer Bob Dylan in his latest nonfiction book, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a statement from Lehrer.

Lehrer said he lied to journalist Michael Moynihan after being questioned on the authenticity of the quotes three weeks ago, according to the newspaper.

His book “Imagine: How Creativity Works” is being pulled from retailers Barnes & Noble Inc. (BKS:US) and Inc. after Dylan’s management said it had no record of any contact with Lehrer, the Journal reported.

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