Apr 05, 2010, 05:56AM

The fake interviews of Tommaso Debenedetti

"It is appalling," Mazzena Lona reflected, "that someone would use such an illustrious name to mask a hoax."

Yesterday, I posted a followup to my Talk of the Town story in this week’s issue about the literary hoaxes perpetrated by Tommaso Debenedetti, a freelance journalist based in Rome who fabricated interviews with Philip Roth and John Grisham. I had uncovered a third fabrication—a fake interview with Gore Vidal.


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