Nebraska Authors

Craig Savoye

Journalist and former Christian Science Monitor writer Savoye was accused of plagiarizing three chapters of his book Nebraska Stories from work on a manuscript by Nebraska native Stuart Jenkins. Jenkins and Savoye had a previous history of conflict at Principia College, where Jenkins was Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Savoye was a faculty member. The case was complex. Both men were recording an oral tradition that came through Jenkin's father. Savoye first worked on Jenkin's unpublished manuscript as a ghost writer, but Jenkins rejected his edits. Later, through a family connection, Savoye interviewed Jenkins father, the source of the stories at issue, and included the stories in his book. The dispute between the writers was ended by a negotiated agreement in which Savoye paid Jenkins a fee, destroyed unsold copies of the self-published book, and agreed to remove the three chapters from future editions of the book.
Savoye is not a Nebraska writer himself, but is included in this database because of his connection with Jenkins and Nebraska Stories.

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Journalism

Keywords

Nebraska subject matter; Short Fiction; Alleged Plagairism

Occupation

Journalist
Journalism Professor

Places Worked

Professor of Mass Communications, Principia College, Elsah, IL (Lost this position over accusation of plagiarism.)

Bibliography

Nebraska Stories: Tales of Cowboys Ranchers and Assorted Characters. 2009.

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