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Is the Best Fiction Truth in Disguise?


Luis Alberto Urrea, Andre Dubus III and Sigrid Nunez have won major awards for their fiction. These books resonate, however, because they ring so true. They say something to us about us. Is great fiction simply truth is disguise? Discuss.


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Andre Dubus III

Andre Dubus III is the author of six books, including the New York Times best-sellers "House of Sand and Fog," "The Garden of Last Days" and his memoir, "Townie." Dubus has been a finalist for the National Book Award, and has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, The National Magazine Award for Fiction, two Pushcart Prizes and is a 2012 recipient of an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature....

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Sigrid Nunez

American novelist Sigrid Nunez has been on the scene for some time, but none of her previous books captured the imagination as surely as her latest. Its title is "The Friend," and on November 14th it was was received the 2018 National Book Award for fiction....

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Luis Urrea

Luis Alberto Urrea, 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist and member of the Latino Literature Hall of Fame, is an acclaimed writer who uses his dual-culture life experiences to explore greater themes of love, loss and triumph....

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