Jonah Lehrer, staff writer for The New Yorker, resigned from his position and stopped distribution of his recent book Monday after admitting he made up quotes by Bob Dylan, the Pioneer Press said.
In a statement released by his publisher Lehrer said that quotes in his book "Imagine: How Creativity Works" attributed to Dylan were "unintentional misquotations, or represented improper combinations of previously existing quotes," the Pioneer Press said.
A reporter from for Tablet Magazine, who is also a Dylan fan, questioned Lehrer about some of the quotes used. Lehrer admitted in his statement Monday that he lied to that reporter, NPR News said.
Lehrer's publisher has stopped both physical and electronic distribution of the book, NPR News said.