Wrong version of Lahiri novel hits the shelves in India

It’s bad enough when your computer crashes and you haven’t backed up your manuscripts recently–a friend recently lost six chapters of a novel that way–but now writers have to worry about errors on the publishing side, too.

In India, the wrong file of Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake went to press. The writer’s debut novel was littered with typographical errors when it appeared in bookstores. An employee in Britain gets the blame for the file mix-up. (Via Moorish Girl.)


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