If you’ve got some time to spare at noon, The Leonard Lopate Show on WNYC is discussing fact checking in publishing. “The revelation that James Frey made up incidents in his best-selling memoir set off a scandal in the publishing world. We’ll ask what impact it’s likely to have on the industry’s fact-checking process. Morgan Entrekin, publisher of Grove/Atlantic, memoirist/poet Mary Karr (Sinners Welcome), and Marie Arana, editor of The Washington Post Book World, join us.”
The synopsis suggests that there is already a “fact-checking process” in publishing. Considering there isn’t one to speak of, Leonard’s etheric tones could be fighting dead air.
The Leonard Lopate Show [WNYC]