- History and the Truth of Fiction
History and the Truth of Fiction
A panel discussion with Arthur Japin, Laila Lalami, Imma Monsó, and Michael Wallner (moderated by Colum McCann) at the event History and the Truth of Fiction, part of the 2007 PEN World Voices Festival.
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