Posted on June 15, 2022 at 3:31 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A novelist under scrutiny for what he called accidental plagiarism has been accused of copying from even more works.

Guardian Australia previously found that John Hughes's novel The Dogs took (and didn’t credit) fifty-eight passages from Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich’s work, resulting in his disqualification from Australia's top literary prize.

And now, the paper reports, academics have noted similarities between The Dogs and such classic novels as The Great Gatsby, Anna Karenina, and All Quiet on the Western Front.

Hughes apologized last week to Alexievich; in response to the new allegations, he argued that like many authors, he was influenced by predecessors.

Hughes's full comments and comparisons of key passages are both at the Guardian.

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