Saturday, January 21, 2017
Author Who Turns Classics Into Children’s Books Is Sued
Fredrik Colting, a Swedish author who was sued by J. D. Salinger’s estate several years ago for publishing an unauthorized sequel to “The Catcher in the Rye,” has once again been sued for repurposing an iconic work by a dead writer.
This time, he is facing a legal complaint from four literary estates, representing a pantheon of influential 20th-century novelists.
The estates of Arthur C. Clarke, Jack Kerouac, Truman Capote and Ernest Hemingway, with the publishing houses Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster, have filed a copyright lawsuit against Mr. Colting and his partner, Melissa Medina, for releasing illustrated children’s books based on those authors’ works. MORE