Canadian poet/author Margaret Atwoodis beleived to have been targeted by an Italian man who admitted stealing more than 1,000 unpublished manuscripts, including from distinguished authors. Photo: AFP
Canadian poet/author Margaret Atwoodis beleived to have been targeted by an Italian man who admitted stealing more than 1,000 unpublished manuscripts, including from distinguished authors. Photo: AFP
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Famous authors tricked into handing over valuable manuscripts to thief – suspect pleads guilty to fraud

  • Filippo Bernardini, an Italian living in London, used his insider knowledge to impersonate literary talent agencies, publishing houses and literary scouts
  • He convinced a Pulitzer-prize-winning author to email him unpublished work, and may have targeted popular writers such as Margaret Atwood and Ian McEwan

Canadian poet/author Margaret Atwoodis beleived to have been targeted by an Italian man who admitted stealing more than 1,000 unpublished manuscripts, including from distinguished authors. Photo: AFP
Canadian poet/author Margaret Atwoodis beleived to have been targeted by an Italian man who admitted stealing more than 1,000 unpublished manuscripts, including from distinguished authors. Photo: AFP
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