Folding Real-Life Detail into a Fictional Narrative

Column by Nick Kolakowski August 13, 2018
Is there an ethical line when it comes to incorporating real-life details into fiction? And if so, where does that line exist?

Hoax! 4 Truly (or Falsely) Great Literary Frauds

Column by Ed Sikov September 1, 2016
Novelists are professional liars. This isn't news. So why do some authors feel the need to take their lying one step further and claim they're writing memoirs when they're making the whole thing up?

5 Famous Authors Who Became Infamous

Column by John Jarzemsky December 17, 2012
Sometimes authors--both talented and otherwise--become famous due to circumstances wholly unrelated to their work or craft.

Based on a "True Story"

Column by John Jarzemsky May 15, 2012
Has our obsession with "true stories" gotten out of hand, and what are the consequences for the worlds of fiction and non-fiction alike?
Bad Sex in Literature

Lit Mag Announces Nominees For Year's Worst Sex Scenes In Literature

News by Rob Hart November 22, 2011
Every year, the Literary Review honors the most terribly-written, horribly contrived sex scenes with the Bad Sex in Literature award, and here are the nominees...