Saturday, March 17, 2012

When Creative Non-Ficiton Becomes Too Creative

If you've ever wondered what separates creative non-fiction from fiction, please listen to this broadcast by This American Life on the retraction of a story they broadcast January 6, 2012, titled, "Mr. Daisey Goes to the Apple Factory." I want you to pay attention particularly to the agonizing prologue by Ira Glass, and then the even more agonizing exchange with Mike Daisey, the man who wrote the story and then "performed it" on stage.

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