French TV Personality Accused of Hemingway Plagiarism

Patrick Poivre d'Arvor

Patrick Poivre d’Arvor, a French television celebrity, has again found himself in the limelight for all the wrong reasons. D’Arvor has recently been accused of plagiarizing nearly 100 pages in his new Ernest Hemingway biography.

D’Arvor has been accused by the French magazine L’Express of plagiarizing roughly 100 pages in his Hemingway biography from another biography about the great U.S. novelist. The magazine specifically points out that d’Arvor essentially copy and pasted passages from a 1985 biography of Hemingway by U.S. author Peter Griffin. PPDA, as he is known in France, reportedly altered the passages slightly and then passed them off as his own.

This isn’t the first time PPDA has run into trouble. He is famous in France for once faking an “exclusive” interview with Cuba’s Fidel Castro. PPDA admits consulting Griffin’s book, but denies the charges of plagiarism.

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