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Life Imitates Art: Polish Crime Writer Convicted

Novelist gets 25 years for murder he wrote

(Newser) - The Polish author charged with a gruesome murder similar to one he wrote about in a novel has been convicted and sentenced to 25 years in prison. A Warsaw court found Krystian Bala guilty yesterday after prosecutors demonstrated that his 2003 novel Amok contained information that only the murderer could... More »

Murder, He Wrote: Novelist Faces Prison

Polish writer accused of gruesome death at center of his book

(Newser) - A Polish author is on trial for allegedly committing the murder upon which he based his best-selling novel. A jury is currently deliberating the case of Krystian Bala, whose grisly novel Amok fictionalized a famous unsolved murder, the Times of London reports. Prosecutors maintain that the book contains details that... More »

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