Bestselling author and former New Yorker writer Jonah Lehrer spoke to Newstalk shortly before his new book was withdrawn from bookstores for faking quotes by Bob Dylan. Speaking to Orla Barry on The Green Room,Â the 31 year old author of Imagine, How Creativity Works explained how he looked at works by artists like Dylan to source the origins of inspiration. The exposure that Lehrer made up quotes by Dylan has led to his resignation from The New Yorker and criticism acrossÂ US newspapers of a writer seen as a one of the great thinkers among a new generation of authors.
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The Green Room with Orla Barry airs on Monday evenings from 9pm-11pm on Newstalk106-108FM