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Jonathan Freedland, Clive James, Michael Ignatieff, Nick Broomfield, Linda Grant

Fact and Fiction

Hay Festival 2004 , 
The Guardian policy editor hosts this discussion about how truths are told in stories. What happens when the imagination is continually outstripped by reality? How can novelists and playwrights keep up when current events repeatdly generate more drama, tragedy and absurdity than any writer could dream up?