Daily Archives: March 18, 2008

The Thin Line Between Fact and Fiction

Excellent piece in the current New Yorker by Jill Lepore on “Fake memoirs, factual fictions, and the history of history”: Just the Facts, Ma’Am: A Critic at Large: The New Yorker.
Highly recommended.

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‘There’s humour in the darkest places’

When I was going in for the tests, they asked my wife and PA to say what they had noticed in my behaviour. They jointly wrote a letter saying, ‘Like any author who’s in the throes of writing a book, Terry probably shows all the signs of dementia: he’s unworldly, he doesn’t pay attention to things, he’s antisocial, grumpy.’ I’m a typical bloody writer. Maybe all of us have had Alzheimer’s for years without realising it.

Terry Pratchett interviewed at the Guardian: ‘There’s humour in the darkest places’.


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