Friday, March 2, 2012

Book Sleuth - The Lifespan of a Fact

"Almost 10 years ago, John D'Agata wrote an essay called "About a Mountain" that was rejected for publication from various periodicals due to factual inaccuracies. Enter Believer magazine, who was willing to run the piece with a certain number of inaccuracies, as long as they knew exactly what they were and wouldn't be surprised by anything post-publication. Believer puts their staff fact checker named Jim Fingal on the case and over the next seven years the writer and the fact checker go back & forth, dicker about the nature of truth in an essay, where the line is drawn between journalism and narrative non-fiction, and out-and-out lying for the sake of Art. The result is this wonderful little book..." 
Purchase Now from Amazon: The Lifespan of a Fact

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