Literature

Writers on the Foggy Frontier

Truman Capote cheated. With his 1966 book In Cold Blood, on the killing of a Kansas farming family, he claimed to have invented the “non-fiction novel” by merging facts with the techniques of fiction writing. Actually, he lied and polished the “facts” with invention. The result was a “true crime” best-seller. Ryszard Kapuściński fabricated. Three years after his death, the reputation of the renowned Polish journalist and travel writer was hit by Artur Domosławski’s biography, which revealed that many of the marvels decorating the acclaimed books were phony. The international Ryszard Kapuściński Award for literary reportage is given annually by…

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