Join novelists Randy Susan Meyers, M.J. Rose & B.A. Shapiro as they explore why lying comes to them with such ease—is it in their characters, or did they have to learn this skill of dissimulation?
Never believe what a novelist tells you. Because we’re the very best at lying. Whether it’s shifting one’s (hated) college boyfriend (and his lack of skill in bed) to that of a despised CEO, or using one’s jealousy of a friend’s diamond necklace, into a 19th century courtesan’s avarice, we must pull at our own truths and somehow transmogrify them into fiction. Pablo Picasso once said that art is the lie that tells the truth… and all three of us agree.