Literary forgeries and mystifications
Jun 19, 2010 — In 1795, a young man named William-Henry Ireland signed a tattered piece of paper "Wm Shakespeare." It was the first of hundreds of documents that he forged and passed off as William Shakespeare originals. Doug Stewart tells his story in The Boy Who Would Be Shakespeare.
Sep 10, 2008 — Over three years, Lee Israel faked 400 letters from famous dead writers and sold them for "some jingle." Following an FBI sting and six months of house arrest, she's out with a memoir about her experience.