• Home

Where Truth Lies: A Conversation on the Art of Fiction


May 2 | FIAF | NYC

With Marlon James, Jan Kjærstad, Horacio Castellanos Moya, and Roxana Robinson; moderated by Noreen Tomassi

This conversation between writers dealing with challenging subject matter explores the human need to tell stories, why fiction seems to be hard-wired into us as a species, and where truth lies in the most compelling stories of our time.

Cosponsored by the Mercantile Library Center for Fiction and FIAF

• View the photo gallery on Flickr

PEN Blogs

• Masha Hamilton:
Using words to talk about words is trickier than you might think when the topic is writing stirring, meaningful novels. There’s a mystery to the process, which perhaps is as it should be. [More]

• Robert Flynn: 
The program was billed as a discussion of where truth lies in fiction but quickly turned into darkness. [More]



Get the Free Speech News You Need

protesters in face masks carrying old Belarusian national flags

PEN America has a new weekly newsletter, PEN Points, bringing you a digest of the biggest free expression news of the week, plus the analysis and insights you trust from PEN America experts.