The Truth Behind the Lie(s)

In a crowded auditorium in Walla Walla, Washington’s Whitman College, a student raised his hand and asked Tim O’Brien why he wrote fiction about his war experiences.  O’Brien said, “To tell truths that I can’t tell in nonfiction.”  Ernest Hemingway, Albert Camus, Pam Houston, Flannery O’Conner

Whose Story?

Just saw Quentin Tarantino’s new film Django Unchained. I was excited to see it.  The first review I read was Spike Lee’s statement that he wasn’t going to see it because it was an insult to his ancestors. The debate about who as the right to tell a story concerning slavery was in my head …