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Herman Mlunga Mbongo Hoax, blog entry, Jan 13 06

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Herman Mlunga Mbongo makes the list of Top Ten Literary Hoaxes
Posted January 13, 2006

The Top Ten Literary Hoaxes

1 of the most amusing:

"Disguised as original work by unknown amateurs, [Crad] Kilodney submitted poetry and short stories by famous CanLit figures to various publishers and literary contests. All the work was rejected. An editor at Montreal’s Vehicule Press, which received a collection of Irving Layton poems written under the name Herman Mlunga Mbongo, did send a nice rejection letter, noting, 'Irving Layton, to whom I showed your manuscript, was as delighted as I was to see how useful his poems still are.'"

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