Nebraska Authors

Stuart Jenkins

Former Chair and CEO, Board of Trustees, Principia College, Elsah, IL. Jenkins wrote an unpublished manuscript based on his father's stories, and later accused Craig Savoye, author of Nebraska Stories, of plagiarizing the manuscript. 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 Savoye first worked on Jenkin's unpublished manuscript as a ghost writer, but Jenkins rejected his edits.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.

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Keywords

Short Stories; Unpublished materials; Copyright controversy

Occupation

Executive with a footwear company, based in Denver.

Places Worked

Former Chair and CEO, Board of Trustees, Principia College, IL

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