Paul Maliszewski’s Fakers

One Story author Paul Maliszewski (issue # 77, Prayer for the Long Life of Certain Inanimate Objects) has just published his first book–Fakers: Hoaxers, Con Artists, Counterfeiters, and Other Great Pretenders with The New Press. In this hilarious collection of essays, Paul explores all varieties of faking, from its historical roots in satire and con artistry to its current boom, covering the work of Jayson Blair, James Frey, the New York Sun’s 1835 moon hoax, the invented poet Ern Malley (the inspiration for Peter Carey’s novel My Life as a Fake), and Paul’s own satiric letters to the editor of the Business Journal of central New York (written, unbeknownst to the editor, while he worked there as a reporter). To find out more, visit The New Press, buy the book, or come see Paul on Feb. 18th in NYC when he talks with Eric Banks at McNally Jackson Bookstore.

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