Putting the Fiction in Nonfiction

February 15, 2013 | 2 books mentioned 1

While researching In Cold Blood, Truman Capote took pains to get the story right, so much so that the final product was, he claimed, “immacutely factual.” The tale of his labors is so well-known that Bennett Miller used it as the basis of his movie Capote. So when allegations surface that the author made deliberate errors, the story gets a little bit… awkward.

is a staff writer for The Millions. He lives in New York.

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