January 28, 2009

Roberto Bolano is the new James Frey

Apparently he wasn't a heroin addict, as suggested in a "narrative" he wrote for a collection of essays an articles. He also wasn't arrested and nearly executed in Chile when Pinochet came to power. Can we remember any other writers who got in trouble for lying and/or exageratting about drug use and/or jailtime? Bolano is lucky he's dead, otherwise he'd have to go on Oprah and cry.