Jonah Lehrer, the staff writer for The New Yorker who apologized in June for recycling his previous work in articles, blogs and his best-selling book “Imagine,” resigned from the magazine, he said in a statement.
Mr. Lehrer faced new questions about his work on Monday in an article in the online magazine Tablet that reported that he had admitted to fabricating quotes attributed to Bob Dylan in “Imagine,” a nonfiction book published in March by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
I’m sure a proper severance package was arranged…wink wink, nudge nudge.
In a statement, the editor of The New Yorker, David Remnick, said: “This is a terrifically sad situation, but, in the end, what is most important is the integrity of what we publish and what we stand for.”
Lori Glazer, a spokeswoman for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, said the publisher is “exploring all options” regarding the book. For now, the publisher will halt shipment of physical copies of the book and is taking the e-book off the market.
Since its publication in March, “Imagine” has sold more than 200,000 copies in hardcover and e-book, according to the publisher.
Now that’s gonna leave a mark.