The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0381  Saturday, 3 August 2013


From:        Peter Holland <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         August 2, 2013 6:21:23 AM EDT

Subject:     RE: SHAKSPER: Controversies; Editing 



1. Controversies


I have no wish to become involved in the Egan/Elliott/Weiss debate, but I do want to point out that it was not stylometry that outed J.K. Rowling as the author of The Cuckoo’s Calling but a leak by a lawyer that resulted in a tweet. Rowling sued and was awarded damages on 31st July: see, e.g., http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/10213429/JK-Rowling-accepts-damages-from-law-firm-that-revealed-her-secret-identity.html .



2. Editing


Gerald Downs might like to consider whether there is a difference between ‘And as my next book will show, I will have written another book’ and ‘And as my next book will show, I have written another book’. It depends, surely, on whether the book has already been written and will be published or will be written in the interim between now and publication.



Peter Holland 


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