Man dupes authors out of hundreds of unpublished manuscripts

A man has admitted to stealing more than 1,000 unpublished manuscripts from distinguished authors said to include Ian McEwan, Margaret Atwood and Sally Rooney.

Filippo Bernardini, an Italian citizen who worked for publisher Simon & Schuster UK in London, carried out elaborate deceptions between August 2016 and January 2022, the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New
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