(Tatiana Boncompagni shown in first photo)
(Both sisters - in happier days - shown in second photo)
But, at least up to now, I don't recall that any of the literary feuds involved siblings. According to Bloomberg.com, though, that is exactly what is happening with two sisters right now.
Tatiana Boncompagni, the author of ``Hedge Fund Wives,'' a novel to be published in May by News Corp.'s HarperCollins, sued her sister Natasha over claims she copied parts of the manuscript and sought copyright protection as its co-author.Sounds like a family in which if "you snooze, you lose," one in which keeping a lawyer on retainer at all times is a must. Frankly, the book sounds like chick lit on steroids from its description in the Bloomberg article, one that I have no interest in, so I suppose I'll settle on "amusing" rather than "sad" as a description of the story's tone.
Tatiana Boncompagni, 31, a freelance journalist whose first novel, ``Gilding Lily,'' was published by HarperCollins last month, accused her sister of secretly copying parts of ``Hedge Fund Wives'' this year during family visits in New York and Milwaukee.
Natasha Boncompagni, 33, denied the claims in the copyright- infringement complaint, filed today in federal court in Manhattan. She said she co-wrote the novel and that she would have sued Tatiana if her sister hadn't beaten her to court.